Hello, I am going to pose this question to you as it seems I get crooked looks from my doctors. I am a carrier of the d-F508 gene and though I do not have CF I have a lot of lung and bowel issues ever since I was a baby. I had pneumonia at 2 months then again at 6mos. I was diagnosed with Asthma at 3 years and have had chronic bouts of severe bronchitis and asthma issues throughout my whole life. I am 30 now and it continues. I am on several asthma meds and on and off of steroids. Nothing in comparision to what you all have I am sure. When I take the spirometry test I stay in the 80's and recently during this current illness my FEV numbers were in the low 70's. My pulse ox is rarely in the high nineties and is usually around 92-94. Is there some link between carrying the CF gene and having some symptoms like chronic thick mucous and asthma?
I know what I need to look for with my son as my ex husband was also a carrier for a different gene. They tested him when he was born but lost the results. So far his is doing great and I think we are in the clear for the most part although they say he could be sterile, but we shall deal with that in time.
thanks and best wishes,