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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. 64 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Auto-screwed.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Auto-screwed

    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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    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, 2014

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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 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    I have a liver biopsy next week to confirm my doctor's suspicion that I have autoimmune hepatitis. I started with strep and mono at the beginning of this year along with being...
    Singer87 Singer87 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I was diagnosed with AIH in September last year. I am doing well, medicine is controlling like it should. I have always taken care of myself, not a huge drinker ( although I'm no...
    mandik1974 mandik1974 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I have known for 3 yrs that I have Hashimoto's but I believe I have had it for 25 yrs. It started during my 2nd pregnancy. My Dr over the years kept treating the symptoms with...
    physio56 physio56 56-60, F 4 hrs ago

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    People who don't pick up their dog waste are deplorable sub human scum. Not only it is lazy but it also spread diseases, The worst offenders commit this act around areas that have...
    knight42 knight42 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    2 days in a row of getting EIA symptoms. 2/11/15 I did 90 second sprint on the airdyne and did a 500m row at a 2:10 pace. I had trouble running a mile on the treadmill afterward...
    mentalfitness mentalfitness 31-35, M Feb 12

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    Mentally am stronger, my body can not catch up with me. I feel trapped. Like robust energy and life and positivity is hidden under my exterior. When my exterior is "acceptable...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold 22-25, F Feb 20

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    My story is a long one. I was diagnosed with Achalasia in 1990 at 6 years old. Long before all of the keyhole entry surgeries were created. It took 8 months and dozens of trips to...
    livingtestimony83 livingtestimony83 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    And it doesn't go away with time. If you think you have got it, talk to friend who understands you, or with someone who has had trouble dealing with it in the past. Go see a doc if...
    princessodette princessodette 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Lyme, CFS, MS??!?!?? I recently was diagnosed with Mycoplasma pneumonia encephalitis/meningitis which from what i understand, goes hand in hand with Lyme. The doctors also thought...
    amiedawn419 amiedawn419 36-40, F Feb 11

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    I dunno, this is more of a rant than a random thought. Jokes are supposed to be funny. Life-threatening diseases aren't funny. Rape isn't funny. Mental illness aren't funny...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    (Part 3) also before I start this fantasies I skip a lot of time so sorry if you don't like that- I am know 25 and my weight is a tiny 1000 pounds I am still mobile so I will...
    skyler365 skyler365 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Herpes is a pitiful weak chicken virus. Everyone new to this little pesky virus remember this please. It feeds on mainly negative and shameful emotions, not sweets and sunshine and...
    Freesoles Freesoles 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Myths about the top 10 most common mental illnesses: 10. Antisocial Personality Disorder: Myth: Somebody who avoids social interaction is “antisocial”. Truth: Many people...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I have many scars, but I think they are beautiful because they are unique to me and tell my story. I have a scar on my forehead, where my head was busted open at five years old...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    For the past 5 months I have had difficulty breathing often when I exercise. It started playing field hockey and has continued all through basketball and into softball season. I am...
    amchutt120 amchutt120 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    []Smoked Marijuana []Smoked A Cigarette []Smoked A Cigar []Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [x]Are / Been In Love [x]Dumped someone [] Been Fired []Been In A Fist Fight [x...
    Curseoftheblade Curseoftheblade 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have felt betrayel I have felt lonesome I have felt sandess I have felt happiness I have felt excitement I have felt awkwardness I have felt many things But love is the most...
    FoolishTroubleMaker FoolishTroubleMaker 13-15 12 mins ago

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    I have trust issues with others not only professionally where they lie to me but here on the Internet too. It is a shame so many have to lie to get what they want in life. When...
    britishfemaleinusa britishfemaleinusa 41-45, F 1 Response 10 mins ago

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    This is honestly the best console I've owned. It's the perfect system for a guy like me who used to be a more serious gamer. But, a lot of the "serious" games just got old with all...
    Frost119 Frost119 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    Hey, I was in an abusive relationship for 5 years and ill tell you my story. I have two children with this man they are still very young. He physically abused me basically everyday...
    maddzt maddzt 22-25, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I don't have any real friends (besides my boyfriend). I feel bad because people are always trying to hang out with me, but I just don't want to put forth the effort of maintaining...
    lilymegami lilymegami 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Really getting tired of getting my heart broken. And just when I get my heart broken you get dived in on by cam girls, african dating scams, liars, etc. It really can make you...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have never had a real job before and now I do and I love everything about it except how my office expects me to attend their parties and social events. I have social anxiety...
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am a new mum who was diagnosed with LyP late last year. My doctors have given me literally no information on the condition. The dermatologist obviously thought it was...
    RJWest RJWest 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have made arrangements with 2 of my Girl Friends to meet with me and my Cross Dressing Husband for lunch. This will be the first time that they will see him dressed as a Woman...
    karenpat karenpat 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Cadair Idris “The Seat of Idris”. Idris was said to be a giant who used the mountain as a seat to gaze at the stars. Locals claim the mountain is haunted..the saying goes that...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 8 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I think most people shouldn't have kids. Just about all of the people I know have kids now and not a single one of them are what I would call a good parent. Some of the worst...
    justarandom justarandom 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Hi not sure I have depression because to be honest I've never believed it really existed. However since my son was born my life sucks. no free time and a constant relentless...
    pmax2000 pmax2000 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    I have had it! I have had enough! Come on, call me! ******* give me a ring and let me rip into you you ******* coward! No money, no nothing, she's got your balls in her pocket! Too...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes, I find myself thinking and reflecting on the relationships I've had in life; not just romantic relationships, but also, friendships, family relationships... work...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I haven't lived with my mom since I was 7, so about 10 yrs now. She has come in&out of my life for all these years, she runs away to go back to my abusive step dad and takes my...
    lexilove43012 lexilove43012 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I was told I had IBS about severn years go, my Dad may he RIP, paid for me to have private tests and hey presto, really sorry you have Chronic UC, also may have undertimined Crohns...
    theenglishrose theenglishrose 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I can't do this anymore> i'm done. I'm suffocating in my own room. Sometimes I am really tempted to just snap their necks. I am confined, confined in my own room, in my own body...
    sienabrowns sienabrowns 16-17 2 hrs ago

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