Sudden Onset - What Time of Year? It is often repeated that ME(CFS) patients with a sudden onset of illness can remember the date and often the exact time that they got sick. For myself it was April 17th, 1994. According to the following summary, Dr. Chia believes that flu is rare in the summer and spring, the exact time that enterovirus infections are most common. So for those who had a sudden onset, when did you first get sick? Taken from Dr. Lapp's summary of the IACFS/ME conference (and prompted by a post by Andrew (http://phoenixrising.me/forums/show...-of-Oxymatrine&p=212597&viewfull=1#post212597) - thanks! - as well as a recent visit with Dr. Chia): Source: http://drlapp.com/news/iacfs-2011-summary/ ETA: I just realized that this poll as written is only meaningful if everyone responding is from the same hemisphere (northern or southern). Given that this site is hosted in the US, please respond as if you are in the northern hemisphere. Eg., If you are in the southern hemisphere (a big "g'day" to all our friends in NZ and Australia, etc.), I would suggest that you add six months to your actual onset month (September would actually = "March," July would mean a response of "January" and then feel free to write me a note telling me you did so or reminding me to not be so US-centric! And thanks for once again accommodating us "Yanks."