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A 45-year-old member asked:

Are the drugs you take for autoimmune diseases suppressing the immune system?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: All medical options for autoimmune disorders are essentially immune modulators or suppressants.

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Take 2 meds to suppress my immune system for 2 autoimmune diseases. Am I at a higher risk?

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Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Need to be careful : CORVID 19 is a novel virus and more information is coming in every day. In general the response to a virus is neutralizing antibodies which may be deficient in some one who is immunosupressed. Not all drugs used for autoimmune diseases are immunosuppressive. Some are immunoregulatory. Nevertheless i would take stringent precautions and avoid going outdoors or mingling in the community for now
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A 23-year-old female asked:

How can I suppress my immune system given my autoimmune disease? Should i request immunosuppressant medications? Are there any other options?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Schmidt Syndrome: Combination of adrenal insufficiency and hashimoto's thyroiditis (questionnaire's profile) is consistent with type ii autoimmune polyglandular syndrome, a rare disorder. Treatment is largely organ specific hormone replacement. Gene therapy, immune modulation, and adrenal transplant have been tried with varying success. Consider enrolling in a clinical trial.
Last updated Dec 31, 2012

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