Hi I am a bit confused and can understand your physicians giving crooked looks....its just not textbook criteria to have "carrier status" WITH CF symptoms.
Carrier status CF genetic mutation identification is done by a blood test and often enough, they will look for the most common out of a very large string of mutations. My daughter is a carrier of the same genetic mutation as my CF twins do. DeltaF508. She has no symptoms.
By the descript
ion of your symptoms it sounds as tho you do have CF, you have classical symptoms of it. What does your sweat chloride test results say? 50 or above?.
I do have to say this tho.....I have talked with a parent of her baby carrying all the symptoms and tested NEGATIVE for CF. There was another type of problem that the baby had and cannot remember the name of if to save my life. I have lost contact with her and cant find that info out for you. Sorry.
Kathy, mom to identical twin boys with CF (9yrs), daughter 20, grandaughter 2 1/2, one on the way!
If there is a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis this very moment and this is "not soon enough"...you would hear this twins mom "Across America" "YESSSSSSSSSS"!!.
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