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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. 61 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was 7 when I found out. And my sister was the first to notice the symptoms. My eyes were yellow and my finger nails.. 3 days later I started to get bad cramps.. when I went to...
    kbrown818 kbrown818 13-15, F Nov 29

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    Hi! I am 22. I haven't been to a doctor about everything yet, but I would like to know if anyone has experienced what I am going through. First of all, all my life, I have always...
    paula8910 paula8910 22-25, F Dec 2

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    Hello everyone! I am a 28 year old who has struggled with alopecia since I was 18 years old.... I put it aside for the most part of my high school years.. thinking it was all the...
    hstutz hstutz 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I found what works for me! I was diagnosed with unspecified colitis last april. It's not a very severe form, but I was given a large dose of Mesalazine. I tried alternative...
    LolaSparks LolaSparks 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Thomas Marvelli is a popular Ophthalmologist, working at Marvel Eye Center. He is M.D. from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL. He loves his job as a...
    ryangibello ryangibello 61-65, M Dec 5

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    I lost my dad on November 22. I watched a big strong healthy man become over powered by Alzheimer's and dementia. I watched these diseases slowly destroy him. When he died he was...
    abluerose abluerose 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Until you walk a mile in my shoes, it will be very easy to say "it's all in your head!" "You need to learn to cope!" Or my favorite, "is this even a real thing?" Misophonia...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    My wife hates her body. I understand why. She has more than one autoimmune disease. The end result is that she can gain weight (up to 30 lbs or so) in a few weeks. She also is...
    jd5659 jd5659 51-55, M Dec 5

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    The last time I was in hospital I remember a man being seen by a physician, the man was covered in blood. He had an entire roll of loo paper resting under his nose that was blood...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hello I'm MICHELLE buff by name, I'm giving a testimony about Dr. LAMANO the great Herbalist, he has the cure to all manner of diseases, he cured my herpes disease, though I went...
    Belaluv22 Belaluv22 22-25, F Dec 3

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    Hello I'm MICHELLE buff by name, I'm giving a testimony about Dr. LAMANO the great Herbalist, he has the cure to all manner of diseases, he cured my herpes disease, though I went...
    Belaluv22 Belaluv22 22-25, F Dec 3

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    Hello I'm MICHELLE buff by name, I'm giving a testimony about Dr. LAMANO the great Herbalist, he has the cure to all manner of diseases, he cured my herpes disease, though I went...
    Belaluv22 Belaluv22 22-25, F Dec 3

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    Although it is true that there is still plenty of suffering around the world, you cannot deny all the progress humans have done to improve their condition.Due to our success in...
    Dulceperez Dulceperez 26-30 Dec 16

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    I wanted to share this. Envita Publishes Important Chronic Lyme Disease Treatment Study SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - December 16, 2014) - A revealing new study on chronic Lyme...
    mynameisjeff28 mynameisjeff28 26-30, M Dec 18

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    Drinking, driving, smoking, marriage, buying a house, living alone, etc, are all things that are age restricted and have laws put in place by them (usually being 18-21 of age, or...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I found out on Christmas i have glitter known as herps. I prefer to call it glitter. Im going through a process of accepting that i gotten this. I'm a pretty girl and now i have...
    bakeoflove bakeoflove 26-30 26 mins ago

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    A Life-LessonThere! little girl; don't cry!They have broken your doll, I know;And your tea-set blue,And your play-house, too,Are things of the long ago;But childish troubles will...
    bluefirelady bluefirelady 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I hoped to hide my affair from my H. Didn't want him to think that my wanting to leave him had anything to do with the affair. But my H found out somehow and he's hurting bad. I...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It all started off when I went to the Doctors for some routine blood work and a PSA test....she noticed some unusual things and investigated further. Well it turned out that I...
    Bikerdude777 Bikerdude777 51-55, M 3 hrs ago

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    I might not be the best looking or most intelligent women. I may not have loads of money. BUT I have friends that love me, a family that loves me. I have a kind heart and an...
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Bad dreams...the same one just varied. One where I am out of control of my own life. Where others, normally my mom steps in and tells lies to the authorities and I wake up or find...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 27 mins ago

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    I think I want to end my life. Its so hard having people in your life that you love and care about treat you like crap . There has been so many times when I tried to slit my wrist...
    insanebeauty insanebeauty 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Well. I thought I met the most wonderful beautiful human being in my life when I met him. He was everything I asked for and wanted in a man. He was strong, hard working, caring...
    aqua83 aqua83 26-30 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I grew up in a predominantly white community. It never crossed my mind that I could be in a relationship with someone of a different ethnicity. One of the great things about...
    curiousguyinga curiousguyinga 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    We have a willow tree in our yard and when I get in trouble I have to cut a switch from it and take it to my dad and he whips my bare legs with it.
    emdavis emdavis 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I haven't purged in 4 days, mostly due to eating below my limit but my stomach feels slightly better and I have actually lost some weight. I'm sure I'll binge any day soon and...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    last night, I dreamt that I have as going to end it all - planned out to a T, no one should have found me until it was too late, death by gunshot. I did everything I could to tie...
    beingbrye beingbrye 22-25, T 46 mins ago

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    its pretty long and not that well written but my friend thinks i should share it. This is the 1st 20 years of my life This is the story of a broken man. Or more precisely, how he...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 14 mins ago

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    I'd like friends whole value honesty above all else, and will give it to me as they see it no matter how they think I will feel about it. That doesn't mean I want to befriend jerks...
    LukeW20 LukeW20 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Words of wisdom: When the toilets at work don't flush properly don't keep flushing. Merry Christmas to our neighbours on the floor below us.. I have your weather prediction for...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    He just f-ing proposed. And I said no. But. I'm only 16. I couldn't have said yes...
    Cassandrahere Cassandrahere 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I Sooo Have the hots for Caitlin Stasey Phoebe Tonkins Gia Anne-Marie Felicitas Nd Raeen Roes Wilson ^?^
    ChubbiixBunnii ChubbiixBunnii 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    My name is Jessica and I am 30 years old residing in Atlanta Georgia. I really would like to find a man who would like to have a baby and impregnate me.
    Jessicafsu84 Jessicafsu84 26-30, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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