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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I was recently married and working at a full time job at a medical clinic. We were having our yearly wellness exam for our insurance. Not even 2 days later, I received my results...
    Ilovetosing626 Ilovetosing626 26-30, F Aug 22

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    Hi everyone! Any feedback on this would be great! My story is long so I apologize in advance!!! My husband and I are newly married however we have been together for 10 years now...
    maimee2005 maimee2005 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I'm 40 years old, and I have suffered with what I believe to be APD for over 20 years now. Not every single month, but almost every month, and some months more severe than others...
    DollyLynn DollyLynn 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    At 12 I started to notice a mood and personality change and have chalked up my sadness, mood swings, lack of interest, and inconsistent insomnia to near comatose states to being a...
    Bobbyckat Bobbyckat 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I actually don't know for sure if I have Sjogren's; my second appt with the rheumy isn't until the 19th. I've had horrible dry mouth, throat, eyes, etc., for a while now (3+yrs). I...
    Notasouthernbelle Notasouthernbelle 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    Well this is a really crappy problem on so many levels! No one knows what it is so I have to explain it over and over again...Also, it's extremely painful and motion and even...
    euphoricvoyage euphoricvoyage 26-30, F Aug 13

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    Have any of you seen, or broken out in a rash that looks anything like this? This rash was on my right leg, on the side of the knee. Not pictured is another rash (same leg) that...
    catsmeow59 catsmeow59 51-55, F Aug 23

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    I'm thinking of setting up an online forum for ppl in Australia with a neurological condition called Chorea (sounds like Korea). An uncontrollable dance-like movement that the body...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I broke it June 15, 2011. Because my blood pressure was bad to begin with due to an autoimmune disorder I have, they didn't diagnose it the night I broke it; in fact, it took them...
    traurigerpanda traurigerpanda 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    So this is going to be a TMI post. So if you care read on but be warned I'm about to share an issue I've had for about a year and four months now. I used to work at a Transport...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I think diseases are population control tactics. I think presidents serve as mascots to our country, but like mascots...they don't really do anything but wave and try to make you...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I have pretty bad acne on my face, now been spreading to my neck and chest. It's awful because I'm staring into early adulthood and I'd like to grow out of it soon, but I think...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Money or No Money Having been sitting down for over 2 hours, I decided to hide myself in the conference room. For once, it was all silence. The only sound I could hear was the...
    cedicoin cedicoin 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm tired of struggling with this condition and everything it entails. I was dismissed from my doctor's office because I "dared" to have a thyroid ultrasound somewhere else and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have had bloating and gas, alternating with constipation and hemorrhoids, and was told I had irritable bowel syndrome, for several years now. in 2006, I went through some very...
    gastricwoman gastricwoman 51-55 3 days ago

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    It's the 26th day of my only attempt to stop throwing up, and not every day has been perfect diet and sometimes I haven't done any exercise at all on a few of the days but I haven...
    zoehammo zoehammo 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    For over the last year I have been involved with an old friend who is married. We are having an affair, at least we were. A month ago his wife discovered his affair and he decided...
    michaelsotherwoman michaelsotherwoman 36-40, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I love my boyfriend, and recently, I had an experience with him that I've never had before. He makes me feel things I've never felt, and I wish everyone in the world could...
    savakora savakora 16-17 15 hrs ago

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    I have always been told that my voice is calming and relaxes people. I was a preschool teacher for a couple years and was told that makes sense because I have the perfect voice for...
    ToBeYours ToBeYours 26-30, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I don't know how I did it but I somehow managed to not write any stories over the summer. It was hard to fight the urge because I'm a bit of writer and when ideas come I just want...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    Dear Replacement, There are a few things I think you should know, as you are now the object of his affection. Don’t let it surprise you, how quickly you fall for him, and don...
    kmart52492 kmart52492 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    When did I become so weak and powerless. I used to be a fighter. I had so much passion and motivation; now accepting defeat is all I do. Who is this sorry pathetic girl who has...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    The administration have in some way managed to get rid of the rigid and strictly business -like method from the employees and also have culminated an exceptionally heat and...As we...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I dreamt of being a mom as far back as I can remember. My dad had decided I was going to college and I was going, but I wanted to be a mom too.I can remember that I wanted twins. A...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have had exzima since I was in middle school and now in college I still have flares regular. Lately, I have been getting all these open wounds on my left arm and they would scab...
    Haliejean12 Haliejean12 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    About five days ago I went to the doctor thinking I was getting an UTI. Doc prescribed me pills....all good....for about two days. It started to hurt soooo bad down there so I went...
    lostandconfused689 lostandconfused689 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have pica and I have done for as long as I can remember. Unlike most people who have the syndrome/disorder I have had cravings for a WIDE variety of things throughout my...
    Pandasaurusrex Pandasaurusrex 18-21 5 hrs ago

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    I friend zone everyone. And I make it clear even before any person I may know might ask something more than friendship. I never want anyone to misunderstand my friendliness with me...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I wish I had a sex drive. I have somehow recovered from depersonalization/ derealization disorder and feel really good, except I still don't seem to have a sex drive. I want to...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I loved someone that just wasn't worth the time or energy. At first he seemed to genuinely care about me, but as time passed-I find that he cares only for himself. I put my trust...
    stardusthope stardusthope 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I just threw in this group for people that have done so much with there life, they are burn out or bored with it. My goal is to use this experience we have to help others.
    starfoxACEFOX starfoxACEFOX 26-30, M 22 hrs ago

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    I have very strict mom (my dad died already) but I'm very PROUD and THANKFUL to GOD because we have a mommy like her ❤ If I would given a chance to pick a mommy again I would...
    TheRealYhan TheRealYhan 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    The component that it might not do the job for many people is that they probably have minimal sensitivity to hypnosis.Hypnosis is a wonderfully all-natural state wherein somebody's...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    So, the inevitable ‘Push and Pull’ stage of our twin flame relationship has begun. I can go from comfortable and elated to irritated and angry within the flick of a coin. I...
    Oobsley Oobsley 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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