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how old are you?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by SaveMe, Apr 18, 2011.

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how old are you?

  1. under 10 years old

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 11-20

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  3. 21-30

    9 vote(s)
    23.7%
  4. 31-40

    6 vote(s)
    15.8%
  5. 41-50

    12 vote(s)
    31.6%
  6. 51-60

    4 vote(s)
    10.5%
  7. 61-70

    4 vote(s)
    10.5%
  8. 71-80

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  9. 81-90

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    0.0%
  10. 91-100

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. SaveMe

    SaveMe *****

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    how old are you?
     
  2. SaveMe

    SaveMe *****

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    Q: Is it ever appropriate to blame your mother for having this illness due to gentics?
     
  3. jewel

    jewel Senior Member

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    Heck, SaveMe, my kids blame me for just about everything (teens), depending on the day! So, why not? My mom had a lot of undefined, bothersome illness symptoms, and I sometimes wonder if I inherited a predisposition for this from her... J
     
  4. 5150

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    this is where subsets come in. because if you have the same illness that i have, you didn't inherit it and genetics mean nothing. you got coughed on or sneezed on, or kissed an infected person, or maybe drank from the same glass(ingested saliva).

    unless someone knowingly infected you, there's no sense in Blaming anybody. just the same as you gave it to somebody else before you knew what it was, it's not your fault. that's why once we understand that we have a contagious condition, we must do our best not to infect others. This isn't so easy, but it has to be tried.

    Blame and guilt are best avoided in our situation unless you know that another person intentionally exposed you.

    if you don't have my subset, maybe you did inherit something. parents who have a disease and still have kids are responsible to those children when the inherited stuff comes out. whether you blame them or they feel guilty are personal choices.
     
  5. Tulip

    Tulip Guest

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    No. It was not your mothers evil plan to give you crap genes. ME/CFS is caused by a virus anyway...
     
  6. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    why blame the mother? Father's contribute genes as well.

    I don't blame either of my parents for this disease. It may have been around in my family for generations.
     
  7. garcia

    garcia Aristocrat Extraordinaire

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    This is a good poll, and a nice looking graph so far.
     
  8. markmc20001

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    The younger folks are not as sick yet maybe? I struggled for 25 years before being forced to quit work. I was in such denial the whole time to boot, figuring some doctor would tell me what the heck was going on.
     
  9. Grampus

    Grampus

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    With this sickness I feel like I'm 37 going on 80 :(
     
  10. TinyT

    TinyT Senior Member

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    How young is young? I'm 24 and pretty darn sick, about 30-40% functioning, can't work anymore.

    The long term effects of this disease have got to be pretty bad though
     
  11. justy

    justy Senior Member

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    Is this poll tyo see the prevalance at different ages. that doesnt work for us all though as some of us have been ill a long time. I first got ill in ym early 20's but am now 41 -where does that put me?
    As for genetics, i dont know, my adopted mum who i grew up with has had lots of similar symptoms and strange illnesses for years but we are not related. One of my children was very sick with an M.E type illness for a couple of years but now seems better. who knows.
     
  12. Evangelina

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    This poll needs to be ammended so that you can also put age of onset E.
     
  13. SaveMe

    SaveMe *****

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    Hello 5150,
    you are provided misleading statements. First, this illness is not proven to be contagious, so your claims are based on assumption. WPI confidently states "XMRV is thought to be transmitted through body fluids such as blood, semen, and mothers breast milk but is not transmitted through the air." http://www.wpinstitute.org/xmrv/xmrv_qa.html

    this is not a personal attack, but for the sake of science, and for the sake of moving this illness forward, please read up on these things.




    Justy and Evangelina: The purpose of this poll is to determine the age prevalence of current ME/CFS sufferers, but you both raise a good point. After I feel this poll is finished, I will address this follow-up question. Good thinking. :)
     

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