A relative in the States was just on the phone updating me re progress in the diagnosis of another relative's autoimmune condition. He is being investigated for chronic multisystem autoimmune symptomatology including peripheral neuropathy & muscle weakness etc. I've long suspected he has a connective tissue disorder.
Apparently he recently learned that he has one version of the MTHFR gene, and that this may help with his diagnosis. I googled MTHFR (you can imagine the nickname people have given this gene: please don't be shocked if you google it too...this isn't some cranky spoof...at least I think it isn't). Apparently there are variations of this gene. Perfectly healthy people can have the MTHFR gene too. My impression is that this subject is only just beginning to be researched
Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone on here has heard of this gene & its apparent implications. Here is a little excerpt from one link:
This gene plays an important, significant role in the methylation process in your body and is necessary for the production of nutrient enzymes.....this particular gene...causes your body to have a very hard time detoxing, and makes you have a predisposition to having many other illnesses and ailments.
The lists of relevant illnesses I found during my v brief online search include lupus & connective tissue disorders