Paul Beith wrote the following comment on that thread.
From Paul Beith (September 2011):
I did an informal survey of some ME people who'd been to the Caribbean part of the world since getting ME. Out of 23, 17 said they were extremely well when in the Caribbean area. 6 found their ME was not significantly better than usual. There wasn't much middle ground.
Those who weren't well had been "all over the Caribbean", to Aruba and one MCS person had made ill by bus fumes and tap water in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Those who were well went to: "All over the Caribbean", Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.
Post by Lisa Petrison on Nov 25, 2011 11:59:14 GMT -5
A report from someone with moderate CFS living in Chicago (and who did not improve in Key West):
I've been to a number of different islands in the Caribbean and always have felt good on all of them. I like St. Martin alot (the French side, which is less packed with tons of tourists compared to the Dutch side, St. Maarten, which is much more crowded). I like Puerto Rico too.
Post by Lisa Petrison on Jan 8, 2012 19:32:14 GMT -5
From Paul Beith (1/6/12):
A friend with Fibro wasn't well when he lived in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Merida is almost at sea level and only a few miles from the south shore of the Gulf of Mexico. For many CFS/ME/Fibro people, Merida's in the "well" zone.
My friend then lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: 6,000 ft. up in a cool desert in north central Mexico. He had no Fibro problems !
Here's the odd part: he visited Cuba, which is very similar and not far from Merida. He had no Fibro symptoms while in Cuba !