I would be curious to see how many of us sufferers’ relatives have CFIDS, FM, or both. I know I have a cousin that has FM and I believe both of my parents could possibly have CFIDS, although they have never been tested. They have a lot of the same symptoms that I do and ever since I can remember, my dad has always been extremely tired, as well as my mom.
I know my great-grandmother had Parkinson’s Disease and I have Essential Tremor. My mom said my great-aunt had problems with her bladder, and I have Interstitial Cystitis. Wow – it seems like I inherited all of the bad health genes.
Ask your parents and other relatives if anyone else in the family has ever been diagnosed, or had symptoms that match yours. You might be amazed to find out it runs in your family!
I’m a CFIDS sister, a caregiver of my older brother. I don’t have signs of CFS nor do any of my other siblings. My sister is allergic to gluten. Currently my brother and I live under separate roofs because some research he read made him afraid I might get it. I’ve got 2 blogs, CFIDS SISTER and another one called CFIDS Hope, meant for caregivers. In fact, because my brother urged me to tell other people what CFIDS is like, I wrote a book. Soon it will be for sale at http://www.cfidshope.com
Thank you for sharing! I will take a look!
All of the recent research proving a genetic link for CFIDS is no suprise to me. I have had CFIDS for 5 years, my 12-year old son has had it for 3 years, and my 8-year old son has begun showing early symptoms.
Hi Sue! Thanks for stopping by! My greatest fear is that my son will also end up with CFIDS. Right now, he has tons and tons of energy. I pray that this will continue for him until he is an old man.