She didnt know what ME/CFS was and told me she gets a lot of different symptoms including she's been diagnosed with IBS. (I didnt have a big discussion about her health as it was a family lunch). Anyway from our short discussion about the illness she's on disablity for but her doctors cant work out what is wrong.. Im thinking that the ME/CFS has stuck another family member.
Sadly she's the 4th of this family generation which is aged 40 and down (if you include FM in my family and not just ME.. its 5 family members if my nanna (dads mother) is included), my other first cousin affected is also the child of one of my fathers brothers.
Three of us disabled and on disablity cause we cant work when we should be in the prime of our lives... with my sister too at times appearing to have CFS (in her case she dont fit the CC CFS defination) and if she wasnt married, she may have been on disablity to.
Im just right now kind of reeling to find out that yet another first cousin is chronically sick and now on disablity with what appears to be probably this.