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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. 48 People

    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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    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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    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 Apr 1

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I guess I am lucky and it could be worse. Technically, I am awaiting the official report back from the biopsy but my last round of blood work was positive for autoimmune. My liver...
    Dawn0421 Dawn0421 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    It was strange; I hadn't felt sick. No nausea, no pain. I simply became jaundiced. When this happened, my mom rushed me to the hospital, SHARP Grossmont hospital. I wasn't...
    CuriouslyCoolCat CuriouslyCoolCat 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I was hoping to hear some positive feedback from those of you being treated with Imuran (azathioprine) I have been on prednisone for year which had kept my LFTs within range until...
    CShirk CShirk 41-45 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I suspect that I might have APD. I have been dealing with rashes and allergies for years that have been misdiagnosed. I've even been told that I have to be tested for ALL food...
    HelpMeInSC HelpMeInSC 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Devastated Dad: my 16 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with AIH. I am completely shattered on the inside while trying to appear strong for her on the outside. Are there...
    Mylittlegirl22 Mylittlegirl22 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I slept in the hotel. The night produced an air raid of sound and light. I slept for only a few hours. Hardly a surprise to anyone familiar with me. I dreamt of a giant snake...
    faintking faintking 26-30, M Mar 28

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    To the patients who have Lupus or other diseases, what diseases do you have? How long have you had it? Do you feel this diseases is going kill you? Got any "I almost died...
    heartbroken69 heartbroken69 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    i was diagnosed of hep b in 2009 while i was in the university.. i constantly felt sick in the year 2006, when and how i had it i dont know. since 2011 i have been having series of...
    nanacquah nanacquah 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    After over 20 years and 3 doctors later, they finally figured out which autoimmune disease I have. I'm lucky that I am in remission right now but it has affected my kidneys. I have...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Adrenal Fatigue, Hypothyroidism, Heavy metal toxins, elevated melatonin, low vitamin D, food intolerances Its best to start from the beginning, so here goes….I have been a...
    AnxietySoldier AnxietySoldier 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I think people who are real real old /feeble and suffering from terminal diseases and they cannot be cured, and if their stay for the rest of their lives ( lets' just say they are...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Mar 22

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    I don't think people take anxiety seriously. It is a serious disease and i think it is a major symptom of depression and other psychological diseases. Experiencing a panic attack...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 30

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    [X] the dark [X] staying single forever [ ] being a parent [X] being in front of others [ ] open spaces [X] closed spaces [ ] heights [ ] dogs [ ] birds [ ] fish [X] spiders...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I can't count the people I've watched die. No, I'm not a murderer. I am a registered nurse who cared for sick people and many dying in hospitals. Most of the people were elderly or...
    SanitySister SanitySister 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    I was accepted into the NIH undiagnosed diseases program in January of 2014. I have PLS also. I keep thinking somehow I can turn this around. Beat the odds so to speak. My new...
    christinasperos christinasperos 61-65, F Mar 24

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    I wish I could cure all problems associated with the aged, help the youth who are reaching out and not seen or heard, or that certain person who is dying. Having worked in the...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    The wonderful thing (in a bizarre way) is I have my gut instinct to thank for this blessing. My idiot ex, when I first met him was very pushy for sex. I said no. And he pushed...
    CaptainCalculus CaptainCalculus 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Am I the only one that thinks there is a cure for herpes and that they just aren't giving it to us? They want us to spend out money of the medicine that really doesn't even work in...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 2007. My thyroid tests, T3 and T4 were only mildly high but my TSH was less than 0.01. My symptoms were rapid heart rate and dry and...
    purpleizzybee purpleizzybee 61-65 Apr 11

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    I just found out today after doing a blood test that i do have both cholesterol and Anemia as well with my diabetes as well. I am just take it easy as i am used to anything like...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Apr 12

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    This may sound a wee bit silly to a lot of fokes. I have a best friend, he is 11 years old, he is very comforting to me. he does not question me, he likes to sleep on my clothes...
    flyingangel7 flyingangel7 46-50, F 3 hrs ago

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    My family was more involved with making people believe we lived some perfect or amazing life but reality...it was all a show. Now, in comparison to others experiences i had it...
    bandelt7 bandelt7 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    They say some girls you take home to mom, some girls you just take home. I'm 45 and have never gotten a marriage proposal. I finally put a "Do not disturb" sign on my pu**y and...
    sacredfire222 sacredfire222 41-45 32 mins ago

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    what is the best medicine for pmc ? is it diamox. do we have have to take diamox for the rest of our life?
    jkt2014 jkt2014 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I have decided to just live a happy life being a good person. There are so many things that I have to be thankful for & I do feel blessed
    PyjamaCat PyjamaCat 36-40, F 2 Responses 47 mins ago

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    I really felt alone with my anxiety, until I started to post on here. Somehow, I think writing my thoughts out, actually helped me. Sure I still have anxiety, but it's not as worst...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Problem. My girlfriends ex wants us dead. I noticed a guy with a camera standing in an ally across the street. I didn't think to much of it at first but when Sarah went out to get...
    whattodo32 whattodo32 18-21, M 1 Response 50 mins ago

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    Maybe he's given up? God, I hope so. Maybe He's been there the entire time and I just haven't noticed Him.
    WeskaDarkstar WeskaDarkstar 26-30, F 8 mins ago

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    It's bad because I'm only 18. But I will wait and will definitely not let it happen. I have some serious baby fever though.
    Madii144 Madii144 18-21 6 Responses Mar 21

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    i am beginning to have them all the time and i dont know y im afraid im gonna have an accident in public soon :(
    anonymous2456 anonymous2456 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I have an eating disorder that I struggling with. It started in highschool my junior year and I was cheerleading. Something triggered it again about a year ago and I am traveling...
    Anarai Anarai 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I had my surgery on Dec/5/2011 I lost 183lbs in the first 6 to 8 months. Then I started to maintain my weight. I had been the exact weight for the past year and a half. Now I have...
    tltb310 tltb310 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I want to have a lesbian girlfriend. I am Asian, caring, hospitable and most like what you have girls. shoot me a message and i will give you my personal email. no hurt breaker...
    BSIMTC BSIMTC 18-21, F Mar 21

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    AgeMeet.com is the #1 Age Gap Dating Site for younger women older men dating . It is Free to post & browse 550,000+ active members. We have been in the online dating business for...
    fionacc11 fionacc11 26-30, F Mar 21

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    AgeMeet.com is the #1 Age Gap Dating Site for younger women older men dating . It is Free to post & browse 550,000+ active members. We have been in the online dating business for...
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    AgeMeet.com is the #1 Age Gap Dating Site for younger women older men dating . It is Free to post & browse 550,000+ active members. We have been in the online dating business for...
    fionacc11 fionacc11 26-30, F Mar 21

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    My husband had an affair with another woman...I have fantasies about having sex with her myself. I'm curious as to why her...anyone else have those thoughts?
    justmeasme justmeasme 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    Hi there. I've recently been having blackouts, at random times. I haven't noticed any specific pattern. The only other time this has happend is that I had blocked out a entire...
    Marnis Marnis 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I have a couple fantasies... First one I want to help guide my husbands penis into another woman's p••sy and watch it go in and out and then eat his c•m out of her p••sy...
    justmeasme justmeasme 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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