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I Have Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune Diseases anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Autoimmune Diseases. You're not alone. 55 People

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    This past year I was diagnosed with an Auto Immune disease called Grave's disease. Essentially it is Auto Immune induced Hyperthyroidism. They want to cut out my thyroid, which would make me Hypo, and is much safer, I will not let them. My hang up is that my thyroid is not the...
    Dollbaby03 Dollbaby03 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    This Is Frustrating

    They say the disease I have is not likely to kill me. It is not killing me physically but it is tearing me apart emotionally and mentally. The newness of it all is wearing on me. The imflamation of the eys and consant eye drops. The pain and confusion of not knowing enough...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Sick

    I am learning more and more about this syndrome. Information helps. I am feeling a bit ill today. It is difficult to breath. I took pain meds and they have helped some. I am a bit nervous because I am on all these steriods and my immune system is weak. I feel like I am...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F 1 Response May 30, 2009

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    Friends And Family Don't Understand

    I was recently diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that evidently doesn't have a name.  I was told that my immune system has turned on my DNA...how does that not have a name?  I feel like this lack of a specific name is contributing to the fact that my friends and...
    cheaperthanashrink cheaperthanashrink 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2010

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    5 Things I Want Everyone In My Life To Know About Auto-Immune Diseases.

    5 Things I Want Everyone In My Life to Know About My Autoimmune DisorderBy Caitlin Meissner — 5 Things I Want Everyone In My Life to Know About My Autoimmune DisorderListed in this article are all the things I have ever wanted to tell people about my autoimmune disorders, but...
    Dollbaby03 Dollbaby03 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    My Husband Is "The Burly Man"

    On June 17th 2009, My husband had his first of many emergency room hospital visits. Eight months later on February 12, 2010 he was diagnosed with Polymyosits and on August 25, 2010 he was also diagnosed with Lupus. Both are incurable auto-immune diseases. During this time he...
    loribee loribee 46-50 Apr 2, 2012

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    This past year I was diagnosed with an Auto Immune disease called Grave's disease. Essentially it is Auto Immune induced Hyperthyroidism. They want to cut out my thyroid, which would make me Hypo, and is much safer, I will not let them. My hang up is that my thyroid is not the...
    Dollbaby02 Dollbaby02 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    How The Heck Did This Happen?

    I have recently been diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis, SLE, Sjogren's Syndrome, and Raynaud's Disease. So far the only relief has been from steroids (gotta love that Prednisone). Because nothing else has worked, I have been advised that Methotrexate is the next step. I am...
    alisaf alisaf 66-70 Apr 20, 2013

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    My Daughter Has Autoimmune Disease

    My 10 year old was diaigmosed a year ago with autoimmuine hepatis. She in on Prednisone and AZA, we have been through a few flare ups and has has to go back up on the Prd. I keep reading about nutrtion and the liver but her doctors have told us she has no diet retrictions. This...
    kelly2012 kelly2012 41-45 3 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    VHK Diagnosed January 2007

    I was diagnosed with VHK in 2007. I have been on prednisone (varying mg's) and lotemax, cosopt & alphagan drops. I was able to finally get off prednisone about six month ago for the first time. Good news. I have been taking my drops regularly and was doing really great until...
    gigimax gigimax 41-45, F Oct 26, 2013

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    Desperate For Answers!!!!!

    Well where to start.......I guess the beginning of my symptoms started in 2006, August to be exact. I was studying for nursing school and while up late one night I began twitching in my back. Scared me because it wouldn't go away, I closed my books and went to bed. The next...
    Desperateforanswers Desperateforanswers 41-45 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    Change of Meds

    I saw my doctor this week and he swithced my steroid because he thought my body was not absorbing the medication. It had been a month and he had expected me to gain weight. I had lost weight. I am afraid and confused by all this new stuff. My eyes are inflammed again...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F May 14, 2009

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    Don't know if it just happens to me .

    . But because I look ok everyone thinks nothing is wrong with me.. Autoimmune diseases you can't see them ... And having to explain to people gives me a headache.
    Louisek81 Louisek81 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    My Autoimmune Problem Seem To Be Food Related??

    Hello to fellow survivors. HELP!!! This has definitely been an interesting year. In September of last year - I had a bad virus and for months afterward I felt fatigued with joint pain going up and down my right side only - really painful joints taking turns if you will, I all...
    jt68 jt68 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    My symptoms started when I was 16. I began to experience widespread joint, muscle pain, and headaches. I was seen by multiple doctors who said that I was perfectly fine and just...
    eeeck eeeck 26-30 1 Response Jul 20

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    It all started when I got really bad pains in my joints every day it was a new pain somewhere else. To be honest everyone thought I was crazy I knew something was wrong. So a few...
    HannahdawnK HannahdawnK 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Dealing with fatigue? I was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis when I was 13. Now, I am a full-time university student and I also work part-time as a cashier. I take prednisone...
    Staryglow Staryglow 18-21, F Jul 19

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    My symptoms started when I was 16. I began to experience widespread joint, muscle pain, and headaches. I was seen by multiple doctors who said that I was perfectly fine and just...
    eeeck eeeck 26-30 Jul 21

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    Anybody else agree with this? 😔 Hi. My name is Hashimoto’s. I’m an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hypothyroid.
I am now...
    sarahglass sarahglass 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Comprehensive fitness programming represents a coordinated continuum of healthcare management for the prevention of chronic disease and injury, which sets it apart from routine...
    aries3296 aries3296 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    23+ years ago I was diagnosed with MS, even though I never had a positive test. No blood test, MRI, spinal tap,etc was ever positive for MS. My symptoms were never an exact match...
    bonsaigirl bonsaigirl 56-60, F Jun 29

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    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Hello, New here....miserable and looking for advice, commiserators... anyone with similar symptoms... Any help, or relatable story would be so appreciated. I was recently...
    awildfly9 awildfly9 31-35, F Jul 19

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    [X] the dark [ ] staying single forever [ ] being a parent [X] being in front of others [ ] open spaces [ ] closed spaces [X] heights [ ] dogs [ ] birds [ ] fish [ ] spiders...
    1imaginarylife 1imaginarylife 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Fears~ [ ] the dark [ ] staying single forever [ ] being a parent [ ] being in front of others [ ] open spaces [X] closed spaces [X] heights [ ] dogs [ ] birds [ ] fish...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Barth syndromeFewer than 200 living males are known worldwide with this disease. Symptoms vary largely between patients, from life threatening to non-existant. No patient has all...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I work in a VA hospital which makes the possibility of seeing death a daily fact of life. Before that I was a medic in a combat zone, again a daily chance of witnessing death...
    hawkeye67 hawkeye67 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I Am Fifteen Years Old And I Have No Doubt In My Mind That I Have Pectus Carinatum, I Am Currently Self Cautious Only For That Small "Disability" As Most Would Call. I Am No...
    ihatemypclife ihatemypclife 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    What takes my class mates 10 minutes to complete takes me 25. I have the best ability to procrastinate ever. My teachers describe me as a day dreamer and a student that goofs off...
    patches1999 patches1999 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I hope this does not end up too long. I've noticed a lot of people telling their story so I want to tell mine. I used to go to a predominantly Caucasian school. My sister and I...
    miazhane miazhane 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Today I am 19. I am proud of my self. I have been out of high school for a year I have a job and I have no kids. In my town that's an accomplishment. My mom was a single mother and...
    True101 True101 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I just love to say that whenever I see an experience that says: "I've been single for 4 months...this really sucks." Or something familiar to that. All I'm thinking is: "Well I've...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Can you find a small, hard, benign growth on your skin? If yes, you have a wart. Warts are actually an infection in the top layer of the skin or local growths in the skin that are...
    wipeoutwartsfast wipeoutwartsfast 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    High IQ, low GPA's, high SAT & ACT scores, long history of failed relationships, disorganized, witty yet quirky, impulsive, introverted, playful smart-***, I think too much, I'm...
    A1m1A A1m1A 46-50, M 7 hrs ago

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    Between my 8th grade and freshman years of high school, I took an online class called "philosophy and pop culture." It taught basic theories and principles of philosophy as well as...
    WhimsicalWerd WhimsicalWerd 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Hey, i have pectus excavatum and i found out last year by looking it up on google, tomorrow i'm going to have the nuss bar procedure and I'm getting slightly nervous.. have any of...
    Justforonce Justforonce 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    Yes and I had "sober sex" with him for the first time and could no longer deny to myself the feelings that I have for him are not the "oh crap what did I do last night" feelings...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I want to kill myself, my stutter is the source of such sadness, if I didn't have it I would have a girl, a job and a proud family.. Obviously stutterers can make it but stuttering...
    ccheckkrack ccheckkrack 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have everything I could ever need, and more then could probably even want... Yet here I am. I don't know why I find myself feeling like there are two sides to me.. There are...
    Hummingbird00 Hummingbird00 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I have a few dreams that reoccur that I have had since I was little, the weird thing about it is now that I have them as I'm older they don't play out the same. I'm fixing them...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 1 Response 27 mins ago

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    I've been up all night listen to my jazz songs because I really want to feel better. My head is foggy, my appetite is gone (still feel like throwing up though), and I'm in a...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    You beat my mother up whilst she was pregnant with me & screamed that you didn't want a baby. I was born on the 5th of February 1994 and for a second, you had changed your mind. So...
    EBAAA EBAAA 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    We have had a really warm and sunny summer so far here in Cornwall which has meant a lot of days spent on the beaches and coves close to my home. My boyfriend is home on leave...
    saratzuke saratzuke 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have found John Stamos attractive since I was like 6. Can I have him already?!?
    PurpleHart PurpleHart 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I had 2 nightmares last night. Once again about stuff that happened over this past year. My first nightmare was about my teeth (I have a bunch of cavities that we cant get filled...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 1 Response 54 mins ago

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    And yet I don't assume I have the right to dictate who should and who should not be procreating.
    Visola Visola 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Name your ethnicity and gender and the ethnicity/ethnicities and gender(s) you're attracted to. I'm not here to judge but I have asked many people about their sexual preference...
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have many role models like Demi lovato,zoella,and my #1 role model acacia brinley she's absolutely perfect can't I be her like Plz honestly who's the prettiest in this photo...
    GIRLYGIRL894 GIRLYGIRL894 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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