Depending on your gene type, depends on what syptoms of Cf you will get. It's also down to what other gene's you have in your body, as sometimes they can interfere with the CF gene, making it worse, or better. to my understanding.
The salt thing is definately a CF type symptom. I get the whole crystalised salt thing on my arms and legs aswell. People with CF produce 100% more salt in there sweat than a 'normal' person. This alone would be enough to get checked out, and not be seen as a hypocondriac.
I'm guessing they'll have actually tested you for CF when you had bowel problems in the past. The bowel problems were the only reason I got diagnosed when I was 2.
These days though, they can test for a lot more CF gene's, so they have more chance of finding the gene in you if you do have a CF gene than they used to.
I definately suggest getting tested, if not just for your own peace of mind.
Hope you manage to get an answer soon!
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