Posted 8/30/2006 4:22 PM (GMT -7)
There is no such thing as "adult onset" CF. "Adult onset" is something you would get with diabetes, because you would develop it later on in life, whereas CF is genetic, and you HAVE to be born with it. You would have been born with it - had it at birth, because you have such a mild form of it, your symptoms didn't appear until much later on in life. I've heard of many CFers being diagnosed in early/late adulthood. Make sure that you are going to an accredited CF centre for your care though.
As for weight loss and no appetite - that can be CF related. CFers are notorious for having trouble putting weight on, and appetite loss with some patients. I would suggest supplements for you. A lot (almost all CFers) of CFers are on supplements to help weight gain - shakes. You can get these at your pharmacy, local grocery store, etc. There are Scandishake supplements which come in vanilla, strawberry & chocolate, there's Boost which comes in mocha, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry. There is also Enrich, Carnation Instant breakfast as well. These are all weight gain shakes. Here are a few links for more info. I highly recommend these. Boost also comes in puddings too!
Hope this helps!