Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by franners, Jun 25, 2003.
I was wandering because my mother has the same symptoms and has for years.
YES! My sister has it, we think our brother has it. My children are exhibiting some symptoms of it also. : ( Not a great thing to pass down thru the family.
My Mother had FMS, I have FMS/CFIDS, and both my daughters have FMS.
My mom has it, I have it, and I think my brother has a predisposition to it. When he comes back from Iraq, I think it will probably kick in hard and heavy.
My mother and one of my 2 sisters has it. I suspect my younger son also has tendencies toward FMS, but for now is young and healthy, thank G-d. We've wondered how my other sister escaped.
I have a double whammy. Although all are now dead, I had two aunts (one paternal, the other maternal) who exhibited all the classic signs of FM. One aunt somewhat unusually recovered late in life after her husband's death. I never did understand that. The other aunt was divorced, and basically spent the latter years of her life an invalid. I also had a grandmother who complained of "lumbago". I now believe she had fibromyalgia. And when I look at my own life, I see that I was always having "growing pains" as a child. Then, at l6, I was rear ended by a drunk driver. I was lucky to get out with merely bruises (my car was parked on the side of a residential street as I let out a friend) but I think that this is when my FM started to kick in. I'm much older now, and with age has come stress. That is a big factor in all of this, or at least how we handle stress. Anyone Agree?
my sister has it for sure and I suspect my other sister may as well.
My mother has FMS as well - diagnosed about a year after me, and my aunt was also recently diagnosed. No one else with CFS though.
Most of my family. But I'm the only one diagnosed.
i have a cousin who has it.my aunt has cfs.and my other cousin has had awful problems with her thyroid.we thopught mmy daughter had fibro-but it was just side effects from birth control pills.
My mom has FM. For years I had the symptoms. Untill about 1 month ago, I had symptoms but no diagnosis. Now I am diagnosed and no better off, in my mind.
Great-grandmother, grandmother and mother...Go figure..LOL
My mom had back then in the 50's called Collagen disease which led to Kidney dialysis. My uncle, Lupus, My aunt rheumatoid arthritis, my other aunt, mysema gravis (muscle disease) My mom's 1st cousin. Lou Garrtet disease. When my doc read that he said you have quite a number of autoimmune. I told him I didn't stand a chance. I think my two daughters have it also but not diaganosed they complain just like I did when I was young. So hereditary? I'd say yeah for sure...
Me, my sister and now I think my 32 y/o daughter, sigh!!!
.....one sister has fibro, and I have severe ME (CFS). Autoimmune diseases run in extended family - just about everyone has diabetes (including others sister) some have arthritis, most with hayfever, ezcema and asthma. Both my two sisters, my mum and I all have neck problems - spondylitis, curvature of spine, misaligned spine - all that type of thing - my son has inherited this skeletal problem too - he is very lop sided.
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My mom has it and my cousin (actually my mom's 1st cousin) has it. And now that I know what I do about it, I believe my grandmother (my mom's mother) had it when she was alive.
My youngest sister is starting to exhibit symptoms too.
My father has it, and an aunt on that side. I have an aunt on the other side with CFS.
Yes, I have 2 cousins with CFIDS/FIBRO. I also think my mother had it, but she was not diagnosed before she died.
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