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Notable cases of bfs

Postby thequestion1 on July 3rd, 2014, 10:21 am

Hi, does anyone in the forum know of any cases of bfs reported in the media? Like a celebrity, famous athlete, or similar?
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Re: Notable cases of bfs

Postby raindog on July 3rd, 2014, 5:45 pm

thequestion1 wrote:Hi, does anyone in the forum know of any cases of bfs reported in the media? Like a celebrity, famous athlete, or similar?


I'm curious as to know why you think a famous twitcher would be any different to anyone who is posting here?
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Re: Notable cases of bfs

Postby MarioMangler on July 3rd, 2014, 11:09 pm

Rocco Baldelli of the Tampa Bay Rays had a muscle/fatigue disorder that sounded a lot like BFS. It eventually forced him to retire.
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Re: Notable cases of bfs

Postby Yuliasir on July 3rd, 2014, 11:15 pm

I think we all are notable cases of something... As for celebrities, people are usually interested in dying or fighting disease - I do not know why, really, what is the difference between Ian, our fellow with ALS, and a baseball player with ALS-like syndrome?
BFS is not lethal, so not interesting for mass media. It may be a drama in fighting related GAD/OCD... but it is usually too personal.
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Re: Notable cases of bfs

Postby thequestion1 on July 4th, 2014, 8:39 am

I was just curious because the more awareness - which can come from media attention that celebrities can easily attract - can cause more research in to the causes and treatments of any disease or disorder. Definitely no difference between a famous person and the posters on this board. Just curious if anyone has spoken out in the media because that could be a way to eventually research the biochemical causes and offer better treatments.
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