The Family Member ME/CFS Prevalence Poll

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

  • Immediate family - father, mother, siblings, children

    Votes: 4 66.7%
  • Secondary Relatives - aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, grandparents

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • Far Flung relatives - others in the family tree

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • An immediate Family member has FM,IBS, MCS, TMJ, etc.

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • A secondary Relative has FM,IBS, MCS, TMJ, etc.

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • A far Flung Relative has FM ,IBS, MCS, TMJ, etc

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • An significant other or partner has FM, IBS, MCS, TMJ, etc

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • An significant other or partner has an ME/CFS Like illness

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    6

Cort

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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.
 

dannybex

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

Sasha

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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.