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The Family Member ME/CFS Prevalence Poll

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Cort, Aug 12, 2010.

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Do one of the members of my extended family have an ME/CFS-like or related condition

  1. Immediate family - father, mother, siblings, children

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Secondary Relatives - aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, grandparents

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Far Flung relatives - others in the family tree

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. An immediate Family member has FM,IBS, MCS, TMJ, etc.

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. A secondary Relative has FM,IBS, MCS, TMJ, etc.

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  6. A far Flung Relative has FM ,IBS, MCS, TMJ, etc

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  7. An significant other or partner has FM, IBS, MCS, TMJ, etc

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. An significant other or partner has an ME/CFS Like illness

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    Does ME/CFS crop up in families? Do other presumably allied disorders? Take the poll and lets find out! If at least one member of the following groups has something that appears to be ME/CFS (mysterious fatiguing and debilitating disorder doctors cannot figure out) please check them.
     
  2. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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  3. dannybex

    dannybex Senior Member

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    What if no family members have been diagnosed with ME/CFS?
     
  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    That was going to be my question!
     
  5. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Actually I wonder if it would be worth splitting the categories into each relationship (father, mother, aunt, uncle etc.) because one of the theories about XMRV is vertical transmission - also, if XMRV started out 30 years ago or something as people suspect and is becoming more prevalent, one might expect sibs & children to show higher prevalence than parents even though you share the same amount of genetic material.
     
  6. SOC

    SOC

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    Are we counting children in Immediate Family?
     
  7. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    Yes! I need to add significant others and married partners.

    I'm closing this poll and starting another one to incorporate the new ideas.
     

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