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Where are you from?

Postby Gerard on July 24th, 2013, 12:29 am

No, I'm not interested in stalking/social networking, but I'd be interested to see if there's any geographical distribution of BFS'ers. I have a theory.

And also, if you could indicate if your symptom onset coincided with some weight gain (say 5% or more).

I'll start the ball rolling

1. Auckland, NZ
2. Yes
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby chrissi on July 24th, 2013, 1:21 am

1. Germany
2. no, weight loss after pregnancy
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby MarioMangler on July 24th, 2013, 2:02 am

Upland, California USA
No weight gain. In fact I have always suspected BFS probably keeps your weight in check since it speeds up your metabolism.
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby christo on July 24th, 2013, 4:07 am

1 France
2 No, but it caused one because in the first days I was afraid of loosing weight (you know, like a symptom of atrophy...).
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby johnnythejet on July 24th, 2013, 8:02 am

1. Kansas, U.S.
2. No weight gain
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby mwagner on July 24th, 2013, 11:07 am

1. Denver, CO
2. No weight gain.

Also, I love New Zealand. One of my favorite places on Earth!
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby johnnythejet on July 24th, 2013, 11:25 am

mwagner wrote:Also, I love New Zealand. One of my favorite places on Earth!

Never been but always wanted to go. Looks amazing and my favorite trilogy of all time was filmed there.
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby chrissi on July 24th, 2013, 11:59 am

I love New Zealand too. Let's all meet at Gerards House Saturday 8PM and shout " surprise" and just stay for a month or so :mrgreen:
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby Arkansan on July 24th, 2013, 12:36 pm

1. Little Rock, AR

2. Not exactly, I was at my heaviest and had just began to loose weight, about 10-12 pounds when I had my bout of AFib. The BFS came on about a month after that. Though I did lose perhaps another 15 pounds in that month.

Also cool, another Lord of the Rings fan!
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby magnetizzum on July 24th, 2013, 12:55 pm

North Carolina....no..I run a lot to maintain weight control. If anything, I had lost a couple of pounds.
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby mwagner on July 24th, 2013, 4:56 pm

I love Chrissi's idea. Gerard, you okay if we show up at your house and you can take us on a tour of the North Island? It's been 9 years since I've been to New Zealand, and I would love to visit again.

And, I also love the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Maybe we can tie that to BFS somehow? LOL...

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Re: Where are you from?

Postby Gerard on July 24th, 2013, 8:46 pm

mwagner wrote:I love Chrissi's idea. Gerard, you okay if we show up at your house and you can take us on a tour of the North Island? It's been 9 years since I've been to New Zealand, and I would love to visit again.

And, I also love the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Maybe we can tie that to BFS somehow? LOL...

Mitra

Well actually I'm in Hawaii at the moment. OMG this place is fantastic! Nice to know that at the age of 100 there are still places I can be gobsmacked by. For those of you who have already turned up at my place, there should be some milk in the fridge only slightly past its use-by date.

Actually, I thought the LOTR movies - perhaps with the exception of the second one - were really pretty bad...........

Keep the replies coming! I'll need at least 100.

Smiles all. :)
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby Yuliasir on July 24th, 2013, 9:50 pm

Eastern Europe,
no weight gain (at least not acute). I was slowly getting extra 1-2 kilos per year for the last 10 years, but after BFS I, as many fellows here, lost about 3 kilo (I think because of being nervous)
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby seventhcandle on July 25th, 2013, 11:58 am

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

no weight gain for me...in fact, slight weight loss
Been on the BFS journey since 6/26/12...

Twitch way do I go from here?

BFS does get better with time. Almost two years in and able to do almost everything I could do before I had this condition. Still twitching away of course...
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby aztwitchy on July 25th, 2013, 1:03 pm

Arizona, USA
lost weight, gained weight, lost weight
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