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Parkinson's linked to appendix.. what about CFS?

HRManager

"Deal with it"
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82
Location
Illinois, USA
I just read the attached article:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/me...in-appendix-study-finds/ar-BBPcOwX?li=BBnb4R7

Having an appendectomy is GOOD news for parkinsons. But what about other conditions linked to the gut?

It made me think. I had my appendix removed in 2005 after acute appendicitis. My fibromyalgia symptoms became extreme in 2011-2012 and CFS joined the bandwagon in 2013.

How many of you have had your appendix removed? Was it before or after your symptoms started?
 

Deepwater

Senior Member
Messages
208
I just read the attached article:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/me...in-appendix-study-finds/ar-BBPcOwX?li=BBnb4R7

Having an appendectomy is GOOD news for parkinsons. But what about other conditions linked to the gut?

It made me think. I had my appendix removed in 2005 after acute appendicitis. My fibromyalgia symptoms became extreme in 2011-2012 and CFS joined the bandwagon in 2013.

How many of you have had your appendix removed? Was it before or after your symptoms started?

I had my appendix removed aged 18, four years before contracting glandular fever, which was what started my problems.
 

Wolfcub

Senior Member
Messages
7,089
Location
SW UK
No I still have my appendix and never had a problem with it.
It's said the appendix isn't needed and is "outdated"
?
I think it has to be there for a reason. I bet it has something to do with balancing the gut flora.....but that's just my own imagination. I don't know.