Sarah Myhill

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Doctor Sarah Myhill is a British doctor running her own specialist M.E. clinic in Knighton, Wales, United Kingdom. Her website is an extensive resource of articles and information based on her treatment of patients, it runs to 920 webpages and has had over six million individual visits.

Dr Myhill's view is that Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is characterized by a cellular metabolic mitochondrial dysfunction and has published several studies.[1][2][3][4] Dr Myhill has treated in excess of 10,000 CFS/ME sufferers over her 30-year career.

Dr Myhill explains her philosophy of medicine here.

Clinical Practice[edit | edit source]

Dr Myhill has an experienced staff supporting her clinical practice. For individuals unable to visit in person staff will coordinate with the individual's primary care provider, will send lab kits for blood draw to be analyzed by Dr Myhill. She produces detailed analysis of blood work, provides recommendations and will discuss cases by telephone. Blood test analysis provides measures of ATP production and mitochondrial efficiency based upon her published research. While other physicians seem to understand her analytical methods, few, if any, are comfortable commenting on their significance. For decades, Dr Myhill has prioritized patient support and treatment results over independent corroboration.[citation needed]

Dr Myhill also supports Miss Voss's Regime for Antiretroviral Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis[5][6]: A Regime for Antiretroviral Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis!

Complaints[edit | edit source]

Dr Myhill has been the subject of complaints to the General Medical Council.[7] A recent Freedom of Information Act request confirmed that Dr Myhill is the most investigated doctor in the history of the GMC. She has been subject to in excess of 30 investigations in the last 15 years. None of the complainants against Dr Myhill were patients. All complaints against her have been dropped and she practises with a full unrestricted medical licence.

Advocacy[edit | edit source]

Dr Myhill is a vocal critic of the PACE trial and biopsychosocial model of ME/CFS. Dr Myhill's GMC complaint regarding a number of PACE trial authors was first rejected without investigation by the GMC, after Dr Myhill appealed the GMC stated they would reconsider.[citation needed]

Dr Myhill is also the creator of the Medical Abuse In ME Sufferers (MAIMES) petition.

Medical Abuse in ME Sufferers[edit | edit source]

Dr Sarah Myhill's Medical Abuse In ME Sufferers (MAIMES) petition calls for a UK public enquiry into the medical abuse and neglect experienced by British patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (often called chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS/ME in the UK).[8]

Mitochondrial Energy Score test[edit | edit source]

Tomas et al. (2019) attempted to replicate the findings of Myhill, Booth and McClaren-Howard in a study of just ten ME patients, but were unable to distinguish between patients and healthy controls. Myhill responsed highlighting differences in their methods that could have accounted for their results, and stating they incorrectly referred to the test as a diagnostic test for CFS/ME.[9]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

Book[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

(More talks and interviews can be found on YouTube playlist for Dr Myhill)

Online presence[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 Myhill, S; Booth, NE; McLaren-Howard, J (2013). "Targeting mitochondrial dysfunction in the treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) - a clinical audit". International Journal of Clinical Experimental Medicine. 6 (1): 1–15. PMC 3515971Freely accessible. PMID 23236553. 
  2. 2.02.1 Booth, NE; Myhill, S; McLaren-Howard, J (Jun 15, 2012). "Mitochondrial dysfunction and the pathophysiology of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)". International Journal of Clinical Experimental Medicine. 5 (3): 208–220. PMID 22837795. 
  3. 3.03.1 Myhill, S; Booth, NE; McLaren-Howard, J (Jan 15, 2009). "Chronic fatigue syndrome and mitochondrial dysfunction". International Journal of Clinical Experimental Medicine. 2 (1): 1–16. PMID 19436827. 
  4. "CFS - The Central Cause: Mitochondrial Failure - DoctorMyhill". drmyhill.co.uk. Retrieved Feb 20, 2019. 
  5. Voss, Katharina (Jun 9, 2018). "ME versus CFS: #Arztanfragen - Mein Therapieregime für die antiretrovirale Behandlung bei Myalgischer Enzephalomyelitis". ME versus CFS. Retrieved Feb 20, 2019. 
  6. "A Regime for Antiretroviral Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - DoctorMyhill". www.drmyhill.co.uk. Retrieved Feb 20, 2019. 
  7. "Dr. Myhill on BBC News" (video). BBC news. Apr 29, 2010. 
  8. Myhill, Sarah (Feb 10, 2019). "Medical Abuse In ME Sufferers (MAIMES)". 
  9. Myhill, Sarah (Aug 2019). "Response to the paper 'Assessing cellular energy dysfunction in CFS/ME using a commercially available laboratory test' by Cara Tomas et al". www.drmyhill.co.uk. Retrieved Aug 16, 2019. 
  10. Invest in ME Research (2007). "2nd International ME Conference Agenda - IIMEC2". Invest in ME Research. Retrieved Feb 20, 2019. 
  11. Episode Six - Dr Sarah Myhill - The ME Show, retrieved Aug 13, 2019 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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