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!