Below are selected items from my study of the connection between Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME or ME/CFS). Please contact me if you would like more information.
“Hypothesis: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Mitochondrial
Hypo-function, and Hydrogen Sulfide”, 2007
This paper was written after I developed the hypothesis that chronic fatigue syndrome might represent something akin to a form of "hibernation" induced by the gas hydrogen sulfide. The possibility of hydrogen sulfide inducing a hypometabolic state of decreased energy production as a protective mechanism in CFS/ME was a new field of study; no one had looked at ME/CFS from this perspective before. At the time, only a handful of researchers around the world were studying hydrogen sulfide. The First International Conference on Hydrogen Sulfide in Biology was held in China in 2009, two years after I wrote this paper. The paper received widespread distribution in the ME/CFS and related communities. I was guided in this work by the inestimable Carl Peck, M.D., Ph.D., and former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General.