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Posted by Jessica Fowler on May 22, 2000 at 12:43:31:

In Reply to: Re: children of Gulf Vets posted by A Mitchell on January 19, 2000 at 17:00:35:

: : Has any of the older childnen of Gulf vets had the same problems as the Vets themshelfes.

: My boyfriend was in the Gulf war. We now have a three month old son, Hezekiah, who has had sinus infections since birth. He was born six weeks early but weighed a healthy 6lbs. Now he is suffering from bronchilitis and of course a sinus infection. I am told that he may have asthma because of this. My question is what if any of these problems are because of my boyfriend being in the war? He has asthma now but did not before the war. : I am married to a Gulf Vet and we have two children one age 13 and other age 9. Our 9 year old was born one week after he was deployed. Our 9 year old has severe asthma and our 13 year old was diagnosed with "Dysautonomia". No their father is not suffering with neither one of these but both children complain about muscel and joint pain just like my husband and myself. What is going on. Asthma is a common ailment but envident with gulf war syndrome. Dysautonomia on the other hand is a very rare illness and we have not as of yet figured out why this has happened to her. Dysautonomia is a miscommunication between the brain and the heart. Her blood pressure dropped while on the tilt table from 120/76 to 0 (zero). Then she passes out. I am only now starting to think this has something to do with GWI.

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