Cyndie Vaux (bbond at NANAIMO.ARK.COM):
She gets migraine headaches that are released when she vomits! She has a
lot of growing pains and does complain about sore necks (this could be
because she knows my neck always hurts). She has little stress in her
youth, unlike me as a child. I do, however, worry very much that she is
inhereting the FM. Does anyone have any insight on this subject. Cyndie.
Dr. David Nye (NYEDA at CNSVAX.UWEC.EDU):
She certainly could have inherited the predisposition to FMS from you, as
roughly half of the children of an affected parent will. Seeing a
fibromyalgia-knowledgeable doctor who can examine her for tender points
will answer the question.
Purple Cow (cw305 at freenet.carleton.ca):
Heredity could be why FM is common in irradiated genomes, for
instance, around Hanford, WA and the Nevada test site. Other common
mutations often become more common where there has been radiation
exposure. Dr. Carey, my brother's physician, has said that our families'
proximity to NTS is one of the reasons that we have so many genetic
illnesses in our family. My brother has neurofibromatosis. I developed
brief bouts of CFIDS with predominant FMS when I was ten, and developed
full-blown CFIDS at 28. I have had a full diagnosis of exclusion with a
diagnosis by a muscle neurologist.
For more information about heredity, radiation, and FMS, or for
information concerning the Hanford Survivor Archives, email Marilyn Jio
at: GPRX91A at prodigy.com