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MS: Vitamin D, birth month a risk factor; in ME/CFS too?

Discussion in 'Multiple Sclerosis' started by MishMash, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. MishMash

    MishMash

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    I have always considered ME/CFS to be a close sister to MS, even though neurologists will go to great pains to erect Berlin Walls with barbed wire and guard dogs between the two illnesses.

    That's because they can see the disease process in MRIs of MS patients. There is no such evidence with ME/CFS, so we are left out as the unwanted stepchild. Neurologists are usually about most things, so they don't want to take any chances about being dolts about ME/CFS.

    But if you were born in the spring months you are more likely to contract MS later in life. The mother having low Vitamin D in the last trimester seems to be a potent risk factor.

    If you were gestating during those last three months when it was dark, gloomy and cold out it might affect your risk.

    I have ME/CFS and I was born in early May. What month were you born?





     
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  2. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    December. My mother, who was also ill, was born in April. Three other family members with autistic characteristics were born in January, June, and December.

    My cousins with MS were born in July and August.
     
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    November for me, August for a cousin w CFS, not sure about other family members.
     
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    December, also. I would laugh it came down to astrology.
     
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  5. Barbe Sullivan

    Barbe Sullivan

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    May 2nd-
     
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  6. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

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    February for me and March for daughter, who also has ME/CFS.
     
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    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    the ME/CFS in my family.. we all were born at different times of the year... March, August and December
     
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    March, 21st. I've always been very 'receptive' to infections throughout all of my life. Was always kinda tired when I was a baby.
    Now I'm dealing with an unknown infection triggering many neuro-symptoms (MS-like)
     

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