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How do you deal with the extreme fatigue that goes along with autoimmune diseases like lupus and ra?

How do you deal with the extreme fatigue that goes along with autoimmune diseases like lupus and ra?

Fight it!: Autoimmune diseases can be debilitating; my advice would be to fight it with all you have. Swimming, yoga, walking can be beneficial. A good diet can also be beneficial as proper nutrition is extremely important to maintain one's health. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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Postive Elisa test,positive band 41 western blot positive Ana antibodies- soar throat and extreme fatigue after eating ANYTHING- autoimmune disease?

No: I think it may be a good idea for you to consult an allergist. Autoimmune disease is not related to foods although there is no reason why you cannot have more than one illness. ...Read more

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I have hives, joint aches, extreme coldness and fatigue....do I have an autoimmune disease? I am a 31 year old female who is extremely active

?: The symptoms you listed can just be due to viral illness, or a reaction to a medication you are on or received lately, or something else more common than an autoimmune disorder, given that you sound healthy otherwise, kindly visit your doctor, present your concerns, it is much easier to rule out an autoimmune disease than to confirm it, wish you wellness, ...Read more

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What to do for all over weakness and tiredness and soreness from having an autoimmune disease and i want to go on a trip but to weak?

Fatigue and weakness: Talk to your rheumatologist. When an autoimmune disease is active, it is very common to have fatigue and weakness, however, with treatment, many patients find that these symptoms go away. Maybe you need to have some additional testing to see how well your illness is controlled. Most of the time, you will feel better with better control of the inflammation. ...Read more

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Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia related autoimmune diseases?

Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia related autoimmune diseases?

Neither are autoimmu: Neither are autoimmune. While some autimmune diseases (ie., sjorgren's) can cause fatigue, they are not cfs. No evidence that autoimmunity has a role in either! ...Read more

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My knees hurt and stiff when sitting to long but only last 10 min, fatigue , have pos ANA but neg rf, family history autoimmune disease so what wrong?

Check with your: Rheumatologist. It probably is early RA or one of the other autoimmune disorders, affecting your knees. The rheumatologist will be able to DX it for you and start treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I continue to have a high ANA level but negative for autoimmune disease. I always have a gen malaise. Fatigue occas lightheadedness and dizzy.Any idea?

I continue to have a high ANA level but negative for autoimmune disease. I always have a gen malaise. Fatigue occas lightheadedness and dizzy.Any idea?

Other reasons: Having an elevated ANA suggests that you are more at risk in developing an autoimmune disorder- but this is not certain. There are many other causes for fatigue, malaise etc. Assuming your other blood tests were normal (cbc, thyroid etc), consider depression, sleep apnea etc as yet other potential causes for your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a low lymphocyte count of 4% horrible fatigue weight loss could I have a autoimmune disease or cancer somewhere in my body?

I have a low lymphocyte count of 4% horrible fatigue weight loss could I have a autoimmune disease or cancer somewhere in my body?

Need more info: Hi. That seems like a very low lymphocyte fraction in the WBCs. However, absolute lymphocyte count is more meaningful. There are diseases, infections, and drugs that can lower lymphocyte count. Is your overall WBC count normal? Are you anemic? I suggest you speak with your doc and get the other pertinent information. We don't have enough information here to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Rita Corona
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Exhaustion (Definition)

Exhaustion is a clinical finding in which a ...Read more