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Gulf war syndrome is a constellation of conditions, lumped together by virtue of having been in certain areas. It's no answer, it's a cop ou
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Chronic bronchitis not related to tobacco use. Falling, memory problems, spastic hands and feet not related to multiple sclerosis. Adult onset (mid thirties) allergies so severe I'm on allergy shots. Migraines, severe fatigue, malaise. I go to specialists in the VA and with civilians so often it's hard to keep up with appointments. This week I have three. All say I'm too young to have health problems like I do, and too "healthy", meaning I eat clean and exercise frequently. My life has gone from being a runner, working two jobs and attending school full time then active duty military, to barely being able to leave my house outside medical appointments.
I've read Gulf War Syndrome has several possible culprits, from radioactive isotopes, to a virus, to contamination from burning oil, to vaccines from the military. All people seem to know is there are something like 20 symptoms, ranging from GI tract issues to infertility, and if you had PTSD before you went in country you are something like doubly likely to get symptoms. Other than than, it's like research has stopped, or moved on to training individual symptoms.