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Fibro and DES
katmandulou posted:
I'm a DES daughter. My mother was given the artificial hormone DES while she was pregnant with me. It was billed as a vitamin that would "make a bad pregnancy good, and a good pregnancy better". It has been proven to cause many health problems, especially in women who were exposed in utero, causing infertility among other problems.

In reading all the data, I was wondering if DES exposure had any relationship to fibro. Thanks for taking my admittedly unscientific survey!


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Have you been exposed to DES?
  • Yes, I'm a DES daughter.
  • Yes, I'm a DES son.
  • Yes, I took DES.
  • What's DES?
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annette030 responded:
Where is the answer, "No"? My mom didn't take it and I didn't take it.

Take care, Annette
katmandulou replied to annette030's response:
I included a "No, I'm not" but it doesn't seem to have gone through. Sorry!
annette030 replied to katmandulou's response:
Maybe there is a limit on how many you can put? I don't really know as I have not set up a poll myself.

Interesting theory though.

Take care, Annette
Vsparks responded:
Yes I am a DES daughter with fibro. Had cervical cancer.
annette030 responded:
Why is there no answer that just says "NO"??? Then, that is what I would have voted. I know what DES is.

One problem with poles here, besides the obvious slants on the answers available, is that one can log on the computer several times and vote over and over again.

Take care, Annette
annette030 replied to annette030's response:
Sorry, I didn't realize how old this poll was and that I had already responded.

Take care, Annette
PollyPainParty replied to Vsparks's response:
I am a DES daughter with Fibromyalgia and Lichen Planus.
Anon_2912 responded:
Not a DES...daughter

But I guess it can be linked to it. FIBRO is thrown around for many unexplained aliments, unexplained pain.

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