I am writing this for my sister and myself. My sister and I have both been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, bronchial-asthma, degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel, scoliosis for myself and lordosis for her, I have arthritis as well, we both have sciatica problems, spurs on our feet, both have been told to wear orthotics inserts in our shoes, we both have all of the problems that come with fibromyalgia, as well as issues with migraines.
I guess my question is although we are siblings, how is it that we have practically mirrored health problems? There are very little differences between both of us. This just seems very wierd to me to have almost exactly the same health problems that my sister has.
I am worried for both of our children with health issues. I know that it seems like all of the females in our family seem to eventually get these issues especially with the degenerative disc disease. My mom and grandmother both have it. Why is it that these diseases are inherited? There has to be something that one could do to avoid getting the inherited diseases. It seems to me that it probably doesn't matter how well you live your life, that you are still doomed. My sister is younger than I am and seems to have all of her stuff a lot worse than I. I have seen her in the mornings where she is not function-able at all until about a hour or two after she takes her meds. I am thankfully only like that sometimes. Although I do have issues with walking stiff most mornings depending on the weather. I am just wondering if anyone else has issues like this with their siblings and/or family. It just seems ti weird to me. I know that genetics play a lot in this role but we are two completely different people.