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Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of and finding treatments for complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.
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Over the years ive spoken to many CFS and POTS patients who have reported that family members or partners show signs of the illness even though they may be no previous history in the family.
My husband and I were boyfriend/girlfriend in my late teens, his early twenties. We broke up, went our separate ways. After 20 years we met again, he had developed MS, I had developed ME. Coincidence?