Curiosity In Development
Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:14 PM
Iím the only child of my parents (they both had children in previous marriages) so I canít compare myself to my siblings as all six of them do not have narcolepsy (as far as we know).
I was reading something while researching one day that said there was a study done about possible infections during pregnancy. They said that of the people they tested 45% were born in March. The least likely occurrence of narcolepsy came to people born in September. It had something to do with when cold/flu season starts being around September, and how a mother may be infected during pregnancy, believing that certain antibodies may be destroyed in fetal development. It had something to do with what trimester the mother was in during cold/flu season, and the date of conception. A theory they wanted to test I supposeÖ Apparently no other months showed anything significant one way or the other.
I may not have all of the details, and Iím trying to find the article again. I havenít been able to so far, but I will post it if I do.
Anyway, just wondering, what are all of your birth months? What time of day were you born (if you know)?
I was born March 7, 1986 at 11:11 p.m. Ė which makes me curious since Iím one of those March weirdos.
Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:56 PM
Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:22 PM
Since learning I have narcolepsy (march 6, 2009, I'm brand new), I have researched like crazy reading every article I can find. As soon as I figure out where I read it I will totally post it for you!
Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:36 PM
but on the southern hemisphere
so technically i am a Summer Baby yeah !!
Posted 12 March 2009 - 04:26 PM
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:33 AM
dat wood essplain y I r b'n diz way
Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:16 AM
vit. D deficiency? sunight deficiency?
or was this to someone else
Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:10 PM
Today sucked b/c I was too tired to visit my friends
My friend just moved back from Tennessee and wanted me to meet her boyfriend. As much as I really do miss her, I just couldn't get myself to go. Ugh... This is the times that I really hate it.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:46 AM
"in answer to me being dropped on my head?
vit. D deficiency? sunight deficiency?
or was this to someone else"
I was answering a few posts back without quoting - for the nth time this week, thought I was making sense beyond the inside of my head. I was wondering if sunlight was another way birth month influences susceptibility.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:23 PM
Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:21 PM
But back to the reason for this post: I'm really sorry that you and everyone else must jump through so many hoops. Jumping takes so much energy
Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:23 PM
Sorry, Thursday and Friday were my coping days. You've made complete sense. It's been me.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 06:49 PM
You know, I have to retract what I said about Stanford. I think the real problem is that sleep docs are misinterpreting what Stanford is saying in their studies. I have heard a lot lately that Stanford recognizes variation in symptoms among PWN and are trying to understand why. But it seems that when they publish any paper, the docs take it as absolute, beginning and end, alpha and omega, and turn around and screw the patient with an "all or nothing" attitude. Then all the patient hears is "Well, Stanford said...therefore you're outta luck" and people like me get mad at Stanford. But now that I've seen and heard more from the source, I think I may have been wrong.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 07:41 PM
Posted 15 March 2009 - 07:59 AM
My mother had problems during my pregnancy - they never really knew what was wrong but she required alot of bedrest. I was sickly for a while after being born but they could never find anything wrong.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:03 AM
HAHA! Yes I think I would have better luck if I went in and asked how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop instead.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:46 PM
A lot of drs are just stuck in their ways. They've stopped treating patients and now treat conditions.