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Do you have crimson crescents?

Discussion in 'Immunological' started by Robin, May 22, 2010.

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Do you have crimson crescents?

  1. I have them and I tested positive for XMRV.

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    5.6%
  2. I don't have them and I tested positive for XMRV.

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  3. I have them and I tested negative for XMRV.

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    4.5%
  4. I don't have them and I tested negative for XMRV.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I have them and I have not yet been tested for XMRV.

    68 vote(s)
    76.4%
  6. I don't have them and I have not yet been tested for XMRV.

    10 vote(s)
    11.2%
  1. strawberry

    strawberry Guest

    Yes it fits very neatly. I wonder if cats and mice with FeLV and MuLV have any similar markings in their throats.
     
  2. awol

    awol *****

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    Interesting question strawberry! Maybe I will ask my vet friend.
     
  3. flybro

    flybro Senior Member

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    I'm not doing to my cat what I had to do to myself to see them. LOL
     
  4. lululowry

    lululowry Senior Member

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    So I have checked all members of my household now:rolleyes: and the results kinda surprise me. My husband does not have them at all, nor does my older son. My daughter definitely does :(and my youngest son might - it's a bit hard to tell with his little tonsils.

    The results don't surprise me in terms of possible symptoms - my daughter has sensory and mild autistic symptoms and frequent headaches/tired/etc.

    But in terms of how this might be transmitted, I would certainly have assumed my husband would have been the most likely to have crimson crescents too.:innocent1:
     
  5. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    lulu, sorry to hear that your daughter has them too. That's worrisome in itself. I hope your family gets selected for the WPI study. I think we will learn the most from family members.

    I've had two visitors this week and both indulged me in my oral exploration. Neither had crimson crescents.
     
  6. gracenote

    gracenote All shall be well . . .

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    I had Jehovah's Witnesses stop by this week my only visitors and am wondering now if I should have asked to check their mouths in exchange for my listening to them. Instead I just sent them away. It was a missed opportunity. Darn!
     
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  7. mmorrison101

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    Crimson crescents

    Ha! Well, I used a small flashlight and was able to see the sides of the inside of my mouth. (The back of my throat is another proposition entirely, as I have a strong gag reflex.) I appear to have a very distinct thin red crescent on the right side, but not on the left. Now I'm going to be going around shining a flashlight into the mouths of all my housemates. (But not the cats.)

    mmorrison
     
  8. flybro

    flybro Senior Member

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    not normal

    lol
     
  9. creekfeet

    creekfeet Sockfeet

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    I've got them but I don't want to vote the poll til I get XMRV tested.
     
  10. camas

    camas Senior Member

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    Good plan. Not all cats are as cooperative as spindrift's!
     
  11. L'engle

    L'engle moderate ME

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    I have em. and my throat's been somewhat irritated the last few days, so I don't know if I usually have them so vividly. Feels like an immune system/allergy spree is on right now, while my normal symptoms feel more like adrenal symptoms... but who knows... gives me something else to check out when I'm bored of seeing if my pupils flutter under a bright light from adrenal fatigue (they do somewhat)
     
  12. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    LOL at your lol

    Is there anything normal about this thread?
     
  13. HopingSince88

    HopingSince88 Senior Member

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    Flybro/Kim- Only 61 folks have registered their crescents on the thread...but 2700 have viewed this thread. I am picturing 2700 folks all around the world with mirrors and flashlights and tongue depressors. RLMAO
     
  14. flybro

    flybro Senior Member

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    i think we shud start a group

    The Crazy Crimson Crescent Hunters
     
  15. Rainmom

    Rainmom Guest

    I recently saw a doctor in WA state who said those crimson crescents were associated with HHV-6
     
  16. awol

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    I think there has to be more to it than that. The number of people infected in their lifetime with HHV-6 is far far higher than the 4% who have crescents. Also the vast majority of people exposed to HHV-6 do not go on to develop ME/CFS. But Cunha identified the crescents in 80% of people who have ME/CFS. A lot of those people have chronically reactivated HHV-6, but that would be the only association. XMRV is at least as likely a culprit.
     
  17. Nina

    Nina Senior Member

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    Lol, gracenote, baaad mistake! Next time you'll be prepared :)

    So far I checked hubby and Mum. No crescents there! I'm still stuck with my lopsided self.
     
  18. awol

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    I totally loved the image of checking the throats of Jehovah's witnesses. Hilarious!

    So... 60 out of 63 so far. Very impressive.
     
  19. fds66

    fds66 Senior Member

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    Oh Gracenote - that me laugh so much - thanks for that.
     
  20. fds66

    fds66 Senior Member

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    I now have a vision of us all going round with a little torch tucked in our pockets that we will shine in the mouths of every person we meet.

    Seriously though, I am not going to look in my son's mouth - I too scared to find out if he has them or not.
     

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