CFS and appendix removal: Hi, I suffer with CFS/ME... - EDMESH


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CFS and appendix removal

JustJus1701 profile image
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I suffer with CFS/ME and have for about 20 years. Fortunately, I only suffer with mild to mid conditions but some days I feel like death warmed up:-(

I have question though......does anyone on here that suffers with CFS/ME STILL have their appendix?



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ALKT profile image

yes I still have mine. just wondering why the interest in the appendix as a vestigial organ it has no bearing on who gets m e .

Alibobs profile image

Hiya - I had my appendix removed in Feb 2011 and my gallbladder removed in April 2011. My M.E was diagnosed in 2013 ..... do you think there is a link between M.E and having had appendix removed? Xx

JustJus1701 profile image
JustJus1701 in reply to Alibobs

We have never really known what the appendix does/ it was just an idea that came to me years ago when I was "trying" to understand why I had CFS.

Spiceman112 profile image

Yes many I know have. Having CFS does not increase your risk of appendicitis!

JustJus1701 profile image
JustJus1701 in reply to Spiceman112

Didn't say it did. Just TRYING to understand my CFS and ANY possible causes etc etc

SusanDW profile image

Yes I do......

margaret471 profile image

I had mine removed 2003,have suffered cfs since 2007

LillyLyle profile image

I still have my appendix.

JustJus1701 profile image
JustJus1701 in reply to LillyLyle

And have CFS/ME?

LillyLyle profile image

Yes, or I wouldn't be on this list, would I?

Zondanna profile image
Zondanna in reply to LillyLyle

You could be caring for someone with it 😁

Zondanna profile image

Appendix removed about 35 years ago. cfs symptoms started 2 years ago. If there's a link, it can be slow to happen!

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