Genetic causes?

March 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

Well, no, I didn’t exactly ‘forget’ genetic issues. Refer to the original post where I quoted a Dr as saying ‘…Expensive DNA tests available., but probably not helpful…’

And, again in the first post, my reference to tomaculous syndrome, or Hereditary Neuropathy with liability to Pressure Palsies or HNPP. It is a slowly progressive, hereditary, neuromuscular disorder which makes an individual very susceptible to nerve injury from pressure, stretch or repetitive use.

As I recall, goodney is one of the few, if any others, who has specifically mentioned genetic, or DNA style, testing. He didn’t mention which ones and neither have I. In my case I see no reason to bring them up because they were part of the battery of tests used to rule out disorders.

My only goal with this thread is to, hopefully, let those with a particularly difficult disease progress ask themselves “Have I received the right diagnosis soon enough?” Over the years, some of us have not and we have paid the subsequent penalties.