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Chronic illness? Autoimmune disease?

So I was diagnosed 5 years ago with fibromyalgia I’ve had it for 10 years or so. But as I’ve gotten older more has added on and it makes me think I may have a different autoimmune disease. I get tested next month for them but what symptoms did you have when you were diagnosed? Did the mimic any other illness? #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisesase #ChronicPain #question

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For the past month I have been doing cardio/weight training for 45 min, 3 times weekly. I have had a weight gain of 8 pounds...

with mild inflammation noted. I have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease with elevated ANA. My rheumatologist does not know if Lupus or psoriatic arthritis at this time. I have persistent swelling and fluid build up in multiple joints with pressure/achy pain. I stopped working out for one week to help my body rest... now my body less inflamed and dropped 10 pounds.... Can anyone explain what is happening to me??? I’m currently only on Mobic, Multi Vitamins and turmeric for meds.
#Lupus #PsoriaticArthritis #Rheumatologist #AutoimmuneDisesase

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My throat hurts and it’s every evening, for a year now. But my throat aches and aches. Anyone get this way with a autoimmune disease? #AutoimmuneDisesase #RheumatoidArthritis

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Infection prone and Antibiotics

I have an autoimmune disease and low compliment levels which makes me very susceptible to infections. I’ve had several skin infections in the past 6 months and have had to be on antibiotics 4 times in that time. Antibiotics are a regular part of my life and sometimes I worry about having to take them so often and what the implications of that may be. Doctors never seem to address this with me or seem concerned. Is anyone else in the same boat? #compromisedimmunesystem #AutoimmuneDisesase #antibiotics

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Another Day / EMG #emg #Disability #Doctorvisits #tests #Pain #PatientAndDoctorExperiences #AutoimmuneDisesase #UndiagnosedRareDisease #StiffPersonSyndrome #Lupus

Mouth dry, skin slick,
fear;
another form of
excitement “they” say.

Change into the coarse garment,
the doctor saunters in.
“You are going to be fine”, they say.
“It won’t even pinch”, they say.

Yet, as needles enter,
fire is set upon your skin.
Jolts, jumping, jerking,
“the easy part is over.”

“We are really ready to begin.”

“Lay still, lie flat, don’t move.”
While shards of glass enter skin,
bruising, burning, blistering.

“Don’t cry, it’s all done.”
Remember, today is
just another day.

#MightyPoets

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I’m done #HashimotosDisease #AutoimmuneDisesase #Tinnitus #ChronicPain

I’m done being patronized by my doctors. Watching them shrug their shoulders when I come in with a symptom that the numbers don’t justify. Maybe this is a good thing. No one can tell me why my immune system is killing me from the inside out. Just an oh well live with it. The screeching in my head is nonstop but I’ve accepted there is no cure, no relief. The pain is always there. Always on the right side even tho I’m dominantly left handed (that was good for shrugs from several doctors). Fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, you know the list. My body is done. My mental state can’t take it anymore. Again maybe giving up is a good thing. If I stop looking for answers and remission, maybe it will get bored with me and go away. A girl can’t dream right? Oh yeah insomnia duh.

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