Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Can you trace your illness back to about 1980?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Stormyskye, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

    Logan, Queensland, Australia
    Hi I have had mild symptoms since 1967 or so, but in 1985 I had the "Year of the Flu". I had so many bouts of what felt like influenza that I no longer recall how many, but not continuously. This included one very severe stomach flu - this could have been coxsackie, but I am not sure as I was never tested at the time. After 1985 I was on a downhill spiral that didn't stop till I stopped trying to eat healthy (healthy as advised by doctors, I have a different interpretation now) and learnt how to pace myself. It was in early 1986 that my muscle pains really started to climb as well. All this 80s stuff was in Brisbane, Australia. Bye, Alex
  2. kat0465

    kat0465 Senior Member

    i was never healthy as a child, then in my teens had a lot of viral stuff. tonsils out the whole bit. then i did pretty well till the 80's after my second child was born. got a Horrible flu and since it's been a tough 23 years. was officially diagnosed in 1993.

    my Grandmother that raised me probably had it, she struggled as far back as i can remember.
    kind of interesting is i was reading up on all the outbreaks over the years. and there was an out break in Galveston, Tx in 1965-66 i was Born in Galveston in the spring of 65, my parents and grandparents lived there for years. so who knows maybe thats where the link in my Particular case is.If this isn't Viral, I'm a monkeys Uncle!!!

  3. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune Senior Member

    NorthEastern USA
    Great thread! I had to scroll through the entire thread though to see if I had already replied. :)

    Diagnosed in 1980-81. Have no idea what set things off, although I did have a bull's eye rash and there was no Lyme disease discovered at that time.

    I want to go back and read this thread.....
  4. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

    No, more like 1983-1985. But agree with "born predisposed" and I believe other stress in the prior years increased my odds of getting sick. I think prolonged stress is a huge contributing factor, though not always present.
  5. Tia

    Tia Senior Member

    I was born in 78 and was born ill in ME.

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