I have suffered with the symptoms of fibromyalgia or RA or MS and osteoarthritis for
30+ years. I also had poor health and frequent infections before that. At the age of 67
I was finally diagnosed with fabry's Disease. This was prompted by an irregular
cardiogram and a specialist who was
targeting patients with cardiomyopathy to see if they had an enzyme deficiency . If the
enzyme is not produced or missfolds some proteins cannot be utilized and a waste
product accumulates throughout the body.
There is a lot of variability in severity and symptoms, so diagnosis comes late or not at
This disease can be inherited by either gender from the mother but only to females by
it can also arise in an individual as a new mutation. There is treatment available since
2001. Testing of newborns shows that the disease may occur 1 in 1,200. Formerly it
was considered to be as rare as 1 in 40,000.
Anyone with Fibromyalgia should pursue this possibility, especially if there has been
heart or kidney failure in there family.
PS. I,m working on a small screen so I hope that none of this text has been lost.