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Fibromyalgia and RH- factor
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Marika - March 8

Hi all I am new to this forum but certainly not new to fibromyalgia. I started to get symptoms in my mid twenties, all the usual stuff extreme fatigue, body sweats, widespread pain etc. I must have had every test under the sun and everything came back negative, all the doctors could say was that I had widespread inflammation in my body but could not determine the cause. I was eventually referred to a specialist physician and after hearing all my symptoms decided to test me for Lupus and chronic fatigue syndrome. The tests came back negative for both. He told me that I had a condition called Fibromyalgia and proceeded to tell me that there was no known cause or treatment for it. Back in the early eighties not many people knew about Fibro and I felt like I was being labeled a hypochondriac so I just stopped complaining about it and just got on with my life. Over the past 40 years I have had very few long term remissions and have grown used to chronic pain. I am now 63 years old and was just diagnosed with Asthma. Asthma is prevalent in our family and so is allergies and immune system disorders. What is also common to our family is that we have the RH- factor in our blood. I have done a lot of research on the RH- factor and have learned that RH- people have a different immune system and our blood type is referred to as the Alien blood group because scientists still don't know how it originated. My question to the forum is do any of you have the RH- factor? In any group of people presenting with the same illness there will always be a percentage of RH- and RH+ blood types but I would like to find out if there is a higher concentration of RH- blood Fibro sufferers.

 

Ashwini - July 21

Hi
I m rh negative. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia..

 

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