Sex and CFS/ME

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by cfsgeorge, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. cfsgeorge

    cfsgeorge New Member

    Is CFS/ME contagious to our partners? sexually or causally contagious? The experts say 'no' to catagious, but they say not to donate your blood. So, what does that mean? You would think the CDC would have the final word into the possibility of CFS being a sexually transmitted disease by now? Anyone know?
  2. 3gs

    3gs New Member

    Don't see how it can be sexually contagious. Children all ages get this.

    Probably not a good idea to give blood because of all the co-infections and crap going on. Also all the meds we take.
  3. Juloo

    Juloo Member

    I don't think that the original poster meant that CFS was *only* transmitted sexually.

    As for me, I don't know that CFS is, but I think that I got Lyme from my husband. So there's that!
  4. 2sic2mooov

    2sic2mooov New Member

    |was overlooked for testing bc I was told I lived in town and not near deer that would carry lyme. But reality was that we lived in an out of town subdivision, on the edge of it where deer would come and drink out of our kiddie pool. Also, I grew up on a farm and myself hunted. Also, husband, son, and brothers all hunt. They of course bring the deer HOME!

    Even without having direct accesss to the little buggers, I didn't even think about transmission from one person to another via sexual contact. Is that really possible?

    I was told once that i was borderline for lyme, almost 8 years ago. Then was retested a few days later after being on heavy antibiotics they put me on thinking it WAS lyme. I was then tested this spring again because my husband and I just had a feeling about it being lyme. Negative again, ALTHOUGH we notice in the 6 years passing the test range had changed. If I had the results from 6 years ago applied TODAY, they would give me a positive. I am going to post to ask for more info about this bc it doesnt seem right. If sperm or body fluids can hold lyme and you can give to each other intimately, then can you have a child infected with lyme if you have lyme when you are pregnant?
  5. cfsgeorge

    cfsgeorge New Member

    I'm asking if CFS is contagious or not since GWS is contagious(+70%). Is CFS sexually or casually contagious? Are CFS co-infections/re-activated infections sexually or casually contagious? The CDC says CFS is not contagious, but list CFS as a priority I infectious disease. Anyone talk to a CFS specialist care to share? thanks!