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Cystic Fibrosis Variant

Tiger Lily 813

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Hi there, I wanted to know about the possible implications of the Cystic Fibrosis variant gene (of which I knew nothing until receiving 23 & Me results). I believe I only have one variant gene.

As for my general history, I had been viewing my chronic health issues from the lense of lyme or bartonella. I struggled with infections and toxins that don’t bother others (ie. bartonella), but I don't have a particular history of lung problems or atypical mucus. I do have ongoing malabsorption problems and fatigue. And I do have a nasal polyp that was found in an MRI, but no sinus problems.

I’m wondering how this gene may factor into my digestive or detox issues. I will do my best to get this addressed with doctors of course.

This was very disappointing news, but I hope I can turn it around to find new, helpful treatment ideas.

Thanks so much!
 

Diwi9

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@Tiger Lily 813 - I also carry a single marker, but I believe it is recessive, so you have to carry two copies of the mutation for there to be disease expression. I am not aware if a single copy comes with potential problems, but would be interested to learn if someone else has more information and will watch this thread.
 

perchance dreamer

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My nutritionist had suggested that I ask my chronic fatigue/fibro doctor if I have a CF gene mutation, and I forgot to ask the last time I was at the office. The nutritionist told me that even if you don't have CF, a mutation can affect your health. I'll email the office and ask someone to check my genetic test. I'm not sure if Genomix tests for the CF gene, though.
 

Diwi9

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rs121908801 - But just looked and Promethease is stating that it might be a mis-call by 23&Me...whatever that means. We have some distant relatives with CF. Time to do WGS as 23&Me leaves more questions/confusion than answers.
 

Diwi9

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@robinhood12345 - This is something else that came up...could be nothing, but another reason to go with WGS.
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Tiger Lily 813

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My nutritionist had suggested that I ask my chronic fatigue/fibro doctor if I have a CF gene mutation, and I forgot to ask the last time I was at the office. The nutritionist told me that even if you don't have CF, a mutation can affect your health. I'll email the office and ask someone to check my genetic test. I'm not sure if Genomix tests for the CF gene, though.
@perchance dreamer would you mind messaging me info on these doctors? Although I know according to the test I don't technically have Cystic Fibrosis, I'm hoping that maybe some related digestive testing could lead me in the right direction. I've been to functional medicine doctors, but never a chronic fatigue specialist. Now that I realize that their treatment approach is different (from the functional medicine docs I've seen), I'm hopeful :)
Thanks to all others as well for your insight on this test!