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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. 58 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    .... but I am doing alright!! I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis at 2 and a half years old. I am now 24. For 18 years I was on Predisone and for the past six years, I have...
    eburrowfair eburrowfair 22-25, M Oct 12

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    I am 27 years old I was diagnosed when I was 14, I have never been drunk in my life lol how sad, I also have ulcers colitis. I am on on the liver transplant list as well. I live in...
    ed510 ed510 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I was 14 wen I was diagnosed I am now 27 I also have ulcers colitis, life gives you chula fed you just have to know how to deal with them and have the support needed.
    ed510 ed510 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Just got my first positive aih blood test yesterday. Age 40 female.
    nrskris10 nrskris10 36-40, F Sep 26

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    So yesterday, I almost made it through the day without realizing what day it was. Almost. Then when I was watching the nightly local news there was a segment talking about an early...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Doctors don't have all the answers. It's all about learning. I have been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome SPS, autoimmune issue. Anyways based on my research, cleaned up my...
    Mscrabtree Mscrabtree 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    Due to an Autoimmune disease and constant swelling of legs and feet and all over I've gone Gluten free. It's only been 5 days and 600 bucks later but no more swelling. The...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    I have HS for 23 years now....before there was a name to what I had, I was too embarrassed to talk about it to anyone. My family doctor told me this was due to not cleaning myself...
    MsUnderstanding MsUnderstanding 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I had a dream that all diseases were cured in a week. Population skyrocketed.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    I was diagnosed at the age of 11. It is now just a few months shy of 10 years. Been a long and bumpy 10 years filled with medications, both crazy and fantastic doctors, days of...
    happyinmyskin happyinmyskin 18-21, F Sep 24

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    The ice cold chill from my single pane window woke me from a dead slumber. I lay in bed cocooned in the down comforter listening to the rain pitter patter outside. The slate grey...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 25

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    ok so in my fat fantasy it is based in the future, where obesity is accepted by everyone and there is medicine and stuff to make sure you dont die or have diseases and stuff like...
    cookie2468888 cookie2468888 18-21 1 Response Sep 29

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    How is it that the human race can make so many advances in science, medicine, technology and so many other things, but we still can't stop fighting? We've sent men to the moon. We...
    ageeknamedlibby ageeknamedlibby 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Hi I'm a 14 year old girl just started high school, even though I'm young and stupid, I also have big dreams. I am dedicated to become a neurosurgeon. The money won't be a problem...
    WeirdUniqueTear WeirdUniqueTear 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've had HS for 11 years now, got it when I was seven and am going on 18 now. I'm in college, away from my family, and i have never allowed HS to control my life more than it...
    bel1196 bel1196 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I made an Irish drinking song, because I'm Irish and I drink. Hey, screaming lady in the grocery isle! You shouldn't have kids! Hey, you in the minivan leaving your child! You...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    This story is about the church I used to attend when I was a child. The incident supposedly occurred before my family joined the church in the 70's. So I'm not sure of the year...
    paclark paclark 31-35 10 hrs ago

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    It's just been recently that I can even be around pregnant women without being awkward. The idea of growing a human was too much for me. However, everyone seems to be ready for me...
    meganbreck meganbreck 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'd describe myself as a straight, in the closet , cross dresser. For years I used fancy dress parties as an excuse to dress up, and , to be honest , i've always had a thing about...
    donnaka donnaka 36-40 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So my wife and I don't see eye-to-eye in the sex department and I haven't always been the nicest to her when she rejects my desires. She never initiated, so it has been left up to...
    sasst92 sasst92 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    The situation or series of situations we find ourselves in will bring us to a crossroads. They will shape us into who we will become, what we will believe in, and will either...
    Nunashamed Nunashamed 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    I don't know if I have Asperger's or not but all I can say is I feel so painfully awkward...and aware.. I've always felt off...I was bullied...I was overlooked by teachers... I...
    nch2i nch2i 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have real faith. I acknowledge that the world is dying, but I believe that we are more than prepared to make it better than it once was. I believe that this cancer I have in my...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 hr ago

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    Over the past couple of years, I have been writing several experiences I have had throughout my life. One story was about a girl I dated in high school, Martha Alvarez. Five months...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M 1 hr ago

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    When you answer enough questions or read a lot of stories, you often will read other user’s comments and answers at the same time. Usually there will be a “heart” and...
    jjoe01 jjoe01 41-45, M 37 mins ago

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    London. I have a British London accent, and some words sound quite posh at times. Since I live in London and most of my friends have the accent, some friends from Israel, USA and...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Yes I do have a crush... on a friend who's older then me... around 15 years. I think she's beautiful, and I love her personality, so bubbly and happy... tho I know I can't have...
    theghostofsabotage theghostofsabotage 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    Yup. I think if you can't support them you shouldn't have kids. And if you do drugs then no you shouldn't have kids. If you can't be a responsible parent then no. I know people who...
    AzureTiger AzureTiger 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    It's kinda funny really. I'm an American living in Australia. So I have an accent here but bc I've been here so long when I talk to my family or go back home they also think I have...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Reds - a strong aura within the physical color group - approach life with gusto and courage, and have tremendous physical, emotional and spiritual energy. Reds are at their best...
    mohoganyred mohoganyred 41-45, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Being raised in Norway and moving to Canada, people noticed and pointed out my accent. Now, after living here for 4 years some still do, and some say I have no accent at all...
    lilysworld lilysworld 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    It breaks my heart to see some scum who have kids and couldn't care less about them when there are some amazing people who physically can't have kids but would be amazing parents.
    thefurthestthing thefurthestthing 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My dad didn't go to work and when I went over there today after school he didn't say anything he sat in the living room with nothing on it just looked down at the ground for like...
    sommer02 sommer02 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    If you have been dating a girl for a while and she usually almost always have her phone in her hands. However, lately she has not been texting you as frequently as before. She used...
    Skyi99 Skyi99 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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