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Poll: In What Month Did You First Become Ill?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Never Give Up, Mar 11, 2016.

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In what month did you first get sick?

  1. January

    9.6%
  2. February

    4.4%
  3. March

    8.8%
  4. April

    16.7%
  5. May

    7.9%
  6. June

    3.5%
  7. July

    2.6%
  8. August

    6.1%
  9. September

    13.2%
  10. October

    8.8%
  11. November

    5.3%
  12. December

    13.2%
  1. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    It's probably just a coincidence, but many of the people we know with ME/CFS first became ill in September. So I thought a poll was in order.
     
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  2. rosie26

    rosie26 Senior Member

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    September for me. Southern hemisphere which is the Spring.
     
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  3. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    I wish I could remember that far back!

    Just to get properly ahead of ourselves ... do you have a September-related theory?
     
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  4. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    Either the very end of December or the very beginning of January. Northern hemisphere (winter).
     
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  5. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    Nothing that jives with reality...except maybe the yet to be discovered dreaded HHV-September virus, Septemborrelia burgdorferi, or Septimmunodeficiency.
     
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  6. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Sounds like we need to develop a good antiSeptic treatment.
     
  7. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    :lol::rofl::rofl::rofl::lol::thumbsup:
     
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  8. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

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    Middle of March, northern hemisphere.
     
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  9. Chrisb

    Chrisb Senior Member

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    This is a very interesting idea, but now that a few posts have been made has it become clear that there need to be two polls, for northern and southern hemispheres to ascertain whether there is seasonal correlation?

    I put my start down to a July virus (Northern) which might or might not relate to other people's January starts.
     
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  10. Mij

    Mij Senior Member

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    February 8th. northern hem
     
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  11. Forbin

    Forbin Senior Member

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    Well, it would be a long shot, but Ian Lipkin was an author on a paper that associated the outbreak of Kawasaki Disease in Japan with the arrival of tropospheric (low level) winds from China carrying candida. So, conceivably, some kind of etiological element could be carried on seasonal winds. http://www.pnas.org/content/111/22/7952

    [I have kind of wondered if you could pick up an enterovirus by being downwind from a waste treatment plant.]

    Of course, you'd probably be much more likely to see a seasonal association with seasonal influenza, since that seems to be a fairly common ME/CFS "trigger."

    [Onset in April]
     
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  12. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    Late October, southern hemisphere.
     
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  13. BurnA

    BurnA Senior Member

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    The trend I see so far is change of seasons and mid winter ( winter assuming northern hem ). Anecdotally do most people get colds and flus during these times periods ?
     
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  14. Old Bones

    Old Bones Senior Member

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    The first time I became ill with ME (at age 12) was in September. With almost complete bed rest, I seemingly made a full recovery. The second time (at age 32) was in October -- the month I chose in the poll since I wasn't so fortunate as an adult.
     
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  15. JohnCB

    JohnCB Immoderate

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    Gradual, very slow onset. I could give you a year, approximately.

    Month would be in the range January to December.
     
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  16. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member

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    Yeah, which hemisphere you're in matters. I'm in the Northern.
     
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    sorin Senior Member

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    February, in Ireland, when I got a very strong flu, most probably H1N1.
     
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  18. helen1

    helen1 Senior Member

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    Aug, northern
     
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  19. OhShoot

    OhShoot

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    October, Northern Hemisphere.
     
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  20. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    May, North, Mono, Girlfriend had had mono about 20 years before.

    GG
     
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