Please see my url noted below for information on the following illnesses:
Familial Mediterranean Fever
Machado Joseph's Disease
All of these illnesses are being found among families where you would not expect it to be found. IF you have ancestry from NC/VA/KY/TN/WV for the last 200+years and a mysterious illness(es) that has been MIS-DIAGNOSED as everything under the sun, one or more of these illnesses need to be eliminated as the cause.
I have Familial Mediterranean Fever. Before I found out abt this illness, I had been given 17 DIFFERENT diagnoses, all of which were SYMPTOMS of my illness. I was taking 21 different medications each day, most several times a day and I was for all intents and purposes bedridden.
I now take 5 medications and I feel better than I have in years. I had no idea I had any Mediterranean ancestry. I have since found both ARAB and JEWISH input into my family lines that was not known before. But anyone w/ any ancestry from Mediterranean areas may have these illnesses.
Please see my urls for more information and you can write to me from there if you want further info:
The MELUNGEON HEALTH EDUCATION AND SUPPORT NETWORK:http://www.melungeonhealth.org
A NEW Melungeon mailing list that is family friendly - send an e-mail to:MELUNGEONSfirstname.lastname@example.org
Love and health in family ties,