Me, April. My grandmother, who has MS, May.
BUT...we're both Texas bred. Outside a LOT. We don't really have winter here, so you can be outside pretty much all the time.
Well, I never meant to imply that sun exposure is the only factor. In looking at the genetics of MS there are clear differences in the genes that deal with the Vit D receptor of the cells in people with MS.. So 2w3 (<- kitten walked on keyboard) genetic differences might still make Vit D absorption a problem.
Also, I was premature and premies lack the ability to build up stores of many things. I was due in:
One sister with MS and myself - August (both on the 9th, but NOT twins BTW)
Other sister with MS - April
Please read my help post, Maggie!!!!
I'm an Oct 31st baby, BUT - I was a hidden pregnancy, and I would bet that my birth mother (I'm adopted) did not go outside because of that! Also, one bit of info that I have about my bio-father is that he had rickets. So perhaps there's some sort of genetic vitamin D deficiency at play here? I've never been tested for that - this whole thing snowballed so quickly from 'carpal tunnel' to a diagnosis of MS, I didn't have time to even think about it!
Very interesting stuff, Quix - thanks for this posting!
Oh, so very tantalizing! What a theory!
September for me. Usually, expecting mothers are warned what "not" to pass along to our unborn babies. Warnings about smoking, alcohol, kitty litter (that may have changed by now), etc.
I could see findings and theories like this in prevention magazines, doctor's offices, etc.
Your theory is spot on! I like it!
Also in Limboland
Always been an outdoor person, had lots of struggle with depression in the winter months because of the lack of sunshine. Weird, huh?
Craig was born in August. By the way for those who are reading this...NYU believes in the vitamin D theory too. They supported Craig's high daily dose. (15,000 units a day...but don't do it unless a doctor is aware).
My wife's sister October
My wife is July.
Right before my wife's last ms spell. Her vitamin D levels were very low. And we live in Texas and she use to walk up to 5 miles a day.
She has live in born in Hawaii, Illinois, VA, Texas, VA, Texas. So her pour body didn't know what to do. Have thick blood for the cold winter months up north or thin blood for the very very hot summer months in the south.
Her sister's D levels were low also when she had her first attach of MS.
She lived in Texas and was outside all the time.
Got to go
November. Born in Lorain Ohio. At age 6 moved to Lake Havasu City Az and spent my days in the pool and lots of sunshine. Diagnosed last year.