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Re: Survey

PostPosted: June 1st, 2010, 2:08 am
by runnergirl3972
kit wrote:I was wondering if a few of you wouldn't mind answering some possibly related questions about your health with regard to BFS. I am curious to see if there might be a common thread.

1. Did you notice "muscular" pain or fatigue prior to the twitching? No

2. Did you have an illness prior to the first event? Just an overall feeling of not feeling great for a couple of weeks.

3. Had you had any recent surgery? No.

4. Had you over used the muscles in the affected area prior to the twitching? No. But the leg this started in originally felt weird for a day and then a vein ruptured.
5. Do any of you suffer from: IBS, reflux, esophagitis, heartburn, crohns disease/celiac disease? reflux

6. If so, do you take any medication for the above? Protonics
7. Females - are you on or have you been on any hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives for an extended period of time. [b]This question is the reason I am answering this...I had been placed on progesterone for issued cycles and I think to this day it triggered this even though not one DR will confirm this... I had been on it for almost a year and my DR had not done a hormone check to see if I needed it or not.

8. Females - do you notice if your symptoms become worse or more pronounced prior to your period/menses? YES, YES, YES!!!

9. Does anyone in your immediate family suffer from an autoimmune disorder? (severe allergies/asthma, MS, Lupes, Myasthenia Gravas, Rheumatoid arthritis etc) No.

10. Do you suffer from allergies or any other minor autoimmune disorder? allergies
As a physician, I am curious to see if there is any correlation. There is no pressure on answering this but I would appreciate your thoughts.
Thanks,
Best wishes,
Kit

Re: Survey

PostPosted: June 1st, 2010, 4:04 am
by peterdenmark
1. Did you notice "muscular" pain or fatigue prior to the twitching? Yes, fatigue, but no pains
2. Did you have an illness prior to the first event?Yes, a summer flu that lasted for a week
3. Had you had any recent surgery?No
4. Had you over used the muscles in the affected area prior to the twitching?No
5. Do any of you suffer from: IBS, reflux, esophagitis, heartburn, crohns disease/celiac disease?No
6. If so, do you take any medication for the above?
7. Females - are you on or have you been on any hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives for an extended period of time.
8. Females - do you notice if your symptoms become worse or more pronounced prior to your period/menses?
9. Does anyone in your immediate family suffer from an autoimmune disorder? (severe allergies/asthma, MS, Lupes, Myasthenia Gravas, Rheumatoid arthritis etc)No
10. Do you suffer from allergies or any other minor autoimmune disorder? No

Re: Survey

PostPosted: June 22nd, 2010, 8:37 pm
by twitchee
1. Did you notice "muscular" pain or fatigue prior to the twitching? -no
2. Did you have an illness prior to the first event? - skin infection (never had any skin problems before) both started the same month
3. Had you had any recent surgery? - no
4. Had you over used the muscles in the affected area prior to the twitching? - at first I thought it was carpal tunnel because it was my thumbs that were twitching
5. Do any of you suffer from: IBS, reflux, esophagitis, heartburn, crohns disease/celiac disease? - IBS since my first memories
6. If so, do you take any medication for the above? - no
7. Females - are you on or have you been on any hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives for an extended period of time. - birth control pill for most of 15 years (I think this is a good question)
8. Females - do you notice if your symptoms become worse or more pronounced prior to your period/menses? - yes, I have seen a pattern over these last 16 months, I can expect the twitches to be the worst during the week during/after my period.
9. Does anyone in your immediate family suffer from an autoimmune disorder? (severe allergies/asthma, MS, Lupes, Myasthenia Gravas, Rheumatoid arthritis etc) - no, my uncle on my mother's side had ALS but I don't know this side of the family well enough to ask questions.
10. Do you suffer from allergies or any other minor autoimmune disorder? - I developed eczema and skin infections at the exact same time the twitches started.

- I've also been a vegetarian for over 20 years, probably not related but who knows right?

Re: Survey

PostPosted: August 12th, 2010, 7:29 am
by anxietysucks
[quote="kit"]I was wondering if a few of you wouldn't mind answering some possibly related questions about your health with regard to BFS. I am curious to see if there might be a common thread.

1. Did you notice "muscular" pain or fatigue prior to the twitching? NO
2. Did you have an illness prior to the first event? Yes, upper respitory infection, then bell's palsy, and stomach flue all within a few weeks.
3. Had you had any recent surgery? yes, about 5 months prior.
4. Had you over used the muscles in the affected area prior to the twitching? no
5. Do any of you suffer from: IBS, reflux, esophagitis, heartburn, crohns disease/celiac disease? yes, GERD, and some IBS symptoms
6. If so, do you take any medication for the above? yes, prilosec otc
7. Females - are you on or have you been on any hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives for an extended period of time.
8. Females - do you notice if your symptoms become worse or more pronounced prior to your period/menses?
9. Does anyone in your immediate family suffer from an autoimmune disorder? (severe allergies/asthma, MS, Lupes, Myasthenia Gravas, Rheumatoid arthritis etc) yes, my mother has asthma, IBS and Fibro, and my grandfather passed away 3 years ago with Myasthenia Gravis.
10. Do you suffer from allergies or any other minor autoimmune disorder? not usre....since this started I am always slightly congested.

I am also hypothyroid. Take levothyroxine for it.

Re: Survey

PostPosted: August 12th, 2010, 10:53 am
by ming
1. Did you notice "muscular" pain or fatigue prior to the twitching? Yes
2. Did you have an illness prior to the first event? Yes, horrible stomach flu
3. Had you had any recent surgery? no
4. Had you over used the muscles in the affected area prior to the twitching? no
5. Do any of you suffer from: IBS, reflux, esophagitis, heartburn, crohns disease/celiac disease? no
6. If so, do you take any medication for the above?
7. Females - are you on or have you been on any hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives for an extended period of time.
8. Females - do you notice if your symptoms become worse or more pronounced prior to your period/menses?
9. Does anyone in your immediate family suffer from an autoimmune disorder? (severe allergies/asthma, MS, Lupes, Myasthenia Gravas, Rheumatoid arthritis etc) no
10. Do you suffer from allergies or any other minor autoimmune disorder? no

Re: Survey

PostPosted: August 12th, 2010, 12:01 pm
by blee
1. Did you notice "muscular" pain or fatigue prior to the twitching?
No, not really any more than usual
2. Did you have an illness prior to the first event?
I'm Always sick :) But nothing in the two or three months prior
3. Had you had any recent surgery?
No
4. Had you over used the muscles in the affected area prior to the twitching?
No, though we had just come back from a walk in the heat prior to it starting
5. Do any of you suffer from: IBS, reflux, esophagitis, heartburn, crohns disease/celiac disease?
No
6. If so, do you take any medication for the above?
N/A
7. Females - are you on or have you been on any hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives for an extended period of time.
No
8. Females - do you notice if your symptoms become worse or more pronounced prior to your period/menses?
Only mildly
9. Does anyone in your immediate family suffer from an autoimmune disorder? (severe allergies/asthma, MS, Lupes, Myasthenia Gravas, Rheumatoid arthritis etc)
No
10. Do you suffer from allergies or any other minor autoimmune disorder?
Auto Immune induced heart failure, auto immune induced kidney disease (mild) Auto immune Recurrent Uveitis.... theres a host of things :)

Re: Survey

PostPosted: August 12th, 2010, 1:49 pm
by RobbieBfs
:mrgreen:

Re: Survey

PostPosted: January 18th, 2011, 8:20 pm
by SecretAgentMan
1. Did you notice "muscular" pain or fatigue prior to the twitching?
No
2. Did you have an illness prior to the first event?
No
3. Had you had any recent surgery?
No
4. Had you over used the muscles in the affected area prior to the twitching?
Not sure how to answer this since every muscle in my body was fair game for twitches and I use all of my muscles that I know of on a regular basis.
5. Do any of you suffer from: IBS, reflux, esophagitis, heartburn, crohns disease/celiac disease?
IBS
6. If so, do you take any medication for the above?
No
7. Females - are you on or have you been on any hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives for an extended period of time.
N/A
8. Females - do you notice if your symptoms become worse or more pronounced prior to your period/menses?
N/A
9. Does anyone in your immediate family suffer from an autoimmune disorder? (severe allergies/asthma, MS, Lupes, Myasthenia Gravas, Rheumatoid arthritis etc)
No, but seasonal allergies are common in my family and my twitching wound up being strongly tied to (but not exclusive to) food allergies/intollerances/sensitivities
10. Do you suffer from allergies or any other minor autoimmune disorder?
Yes, had seasonal allergies since I was in elementary school and they got worse every year. As it turns out I developed a condition which led to me developing multiple food allergies as well, which was a big part of the twitching.

Re: Survey

PostPosted: January 20th, 2011, 8:25 pm
by macy
. Did you notice "muscular" pain or fatigue prior to the twitching?
No
2. Did you have an illness prior to the first event? yes, stomach flu
3. Had you had any recent surgery?
c-section, a year ago
4. Had you over used the muscles in the affected area prior to the twitching? no

5. Do any of you suffer from: IBS, reflux, esophagitis, heartburn, crohns disease/celiac disease?
no
6. If so, do you take any medication for the above?
No
7. Females - are you on or have you been on any hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives for an extended period of time.
not in a long time
8. Females - do you notice if your symptoms become worse or more pronounced prior to your period/menses?
havent really been at this long enough to track
9. Does anyone in your immediate family suffer from an autoimmune disorder? (severe allergies/asthma, MS, Lupes, Myasthenia Gravas, Rheumatoid arthritis etc)
no
10. Do you suffer from allergies or any other minor autoimmune disorder?
I had Grave's

Re: Survey

PostPosted: January 21st, 2011, 7:59 am
by allmylove16
1. Did you notice "muscular" pain or fatigue prior to the twitching? YES
2. Did you have an illness prior to the first event? YES
3. Had you had any recent surgery? NO
4. Had you over used the muscles in the affected area prior to the twitching? NO
5. Do any of you suffer from: IBS, reflux, esophagitis, heartburn, crohns disease/celiac disease? NO
6. If so, do you take any medication for the above?
7. Females - are you on or have you been on any hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives for an extended period of time. NO
8. Females - do you notice if your symptoms become worse or more pronounced prior to your period/menses? YES
9. Does anyone in your immediate family suffer from an autoimmune disorder? (severe allergies/asthma, MS, Lupes, Myasthenia Gravas, Rheumatoid arthritis etc) NO
10. Do you suffer from allergies or any other minor autoimmune disorder? No

Re: Survey

PostPosted: January 21st, 2011, 6:50 pm
by family man
1. Did you notice "muscular" pain or fatigue prior to the twitching? yes
2. Did you have an illness prior to the first event? yes
3. Had you had any recent surgery? no
4. Had you over used the muscles in the affected area prior to the twitching? no
5. Do any of you suffer from: IBS, reflux, esophagitis, heartburn, crohns disease/celiac disease? reflux-heartburn-hiatal hernia
6. If so, do you take any medication for the above? omeprazole 2 20mg twice a day
7. Females - are you on or have you been on any hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives for an extended period of time.
8. Females - do you notice if your symptoms become worse or more pronounced prior to your period/menses?
9. Does anyone in your immediate family suffer from an autoimmune disorder? (severe allergies/asthma, MS, Lupes, Myasthenia Gravas, Rheumatoid arthritis etc) allergies rheumatoid arthritis
10. Do you suffer from allergies or any other minor autoimmune disorder? not sure yet