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autoimmune disease that attacks nerves

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No but: It doesn't sound autoimmune. Depression doesn't require an autoimmune disease. It can make your mind attack itself, be associated with physical pain ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Sure: Any disease that attacks nerves can alter thinking and emotions. It would be unusual if it did not.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
30 years experience Neurology
Actually, yes: There are several such diseases. Which nerves are attacked determines what the symptoms are.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sleep/nutrition: I would recommend plenty of sleep and to see a nutritionist to help your nutrition to aid your body's recovery. Mds only get a day of training in nu ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
68 years experience Rheumatology
Lupus number one: The commonest cause of autoimmune cerebritis is central nervous system lupus. It is treatable. Another cause is bechets syndrome and there is a very r ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Generic question: Several possible answers, including limbic encephalitis, some variations of viral encephalitis, (of which there are many), perhaps multiple sclerosis ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If nerve cells are damaged for whatever reason the effects you mentioned can occur.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
There are some : we can see thid across the spectrum. I would suggest you ask your physician to have you see in neurologist so that they can clarify which syndromes m ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: Since you offer no specifics as to what disease you have, there is no way to answer your question. Medications are another likely cause.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Possible: It all depends on the kind of autoimmune disease and place of involvement. For instance, lupus could cause cerebritis ie brain inflammation and even c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
There are: Seronegative spondyloarthropathies can attack the spine; however they do not cause degenerative disk disease which is what it sounds like you have di ... Read More
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