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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

I m rh negative. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia..


SummerBreezey1980 - October 4

A- Fibromyalgia, Crohn's, Lupus, Raynaud's, Sjogren's, Degenerative Disc Disease, Anemia, Vit D Deficiency, B12 Deficiency, Calcium Deficiency, Enlarged Spleen & Liver, Gastric Bypass, Gallbladder Removal, Bowel Resection with 1 FOOT of bowel removed...


Orange baby - July 8

I was born a rhesus baby to a rhesus mother, but I have type O blood. My blood and my mothers blood had a battle in her womb and I was born an "orange baby", with severe jaundice, 71 years ago.
As most rhesus babies died in those days, I suppose I am fortunate to have survived.
One thing that I read about rhesus babies is that in the past, if they survived, they had learning difficulties. This was certainly not the case with me.
I did suffer from Fibromyalgia 14 years ago, brought on by stress I think, and too much gym work. I went to a specialist pain clinic where I was given PEA Pure tablets, which I had to buy from Holland at great expense. It did the trick. Nowadays PEA Pure is made by specialist dispensing chemists and since I needed it for some new nerve pain I recently obtained it easily online, and in Australia, and at a much better price than before.
I found in the past that practising Mindfulness, learning how to totally relax on the floor or on gym equipment and also learning how to do "Tremor Therapy" myself to promote my nervous system to sort out painful Fibromyalgia by totally relaxing limbs whilst at the same time putting them under gentle stretch against light weights on a leg press or pull down bars makes the pain go away. I am pretty active and play golf regularly twice a week on a long and difficult course. If I get stressed the pain can come back, but I know how to sort it out myself now.



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