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I have 3 autoimmune conditions.Is same thing causing them?

I have 3 autoimmune conditions.Is same thing causing them?

Possible, but: Possible - evaluation by a knowledgable clinician should help answer the question. ...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


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Could anyone explain what bear print in eyes is linked to bowel cancer been told I have over 3 spots in both eyes and need tests why?

Could anyone explain what bear print in eyes is linked to bowel cancer been told I have over 3 spots in both eyes and need tests why?

Bear prints?: Freckles on the retina (congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium) were discovered to be a marker for gardner's, a variant of familial polyposis of the colon (fap). You're an adult and without a personal or family history, you may simply wish to be screened for colon cancer more often than other folks. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune or dysautonomia cause muscle fasciculations? I have unknown autoimmune diseasedont know which oneand p.O.T.S and get these all the time

Yes it can.: Check out these websites: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/100363-herbs-improve-immune-system/ http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/389768-the-best-herbs-for-anxiety-depression/ http://m.Wikihow.Com/relax-your-mind http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/367795-herbal-medicines-for-severe-gastritis/. ...Read more

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Thyroid & manyother things ruled out;i developed pots/dysautonomia 2 weeks post pregnancy;can i die from this? Or could i get better? Or stay the same

Thyroid & manyother things ruled out;i developed pots/dysautonomia 2 weeks post pregnancy;can i die from this? Or could i get better? Or stay the same

POTS: Orthostatic tachycardia (rapid heart rate with blood pressure maintained) - called pots, is not fatal and often happens after viral infections or flu, rarely other times. Often it gradually improves. If there is more autonomic involvement than pots, that can be riskier, but pots typically not life threatening. Good hydration, salt intake and gentle graded exercise best approach. ...Read more

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I have cfs, reynauds, fibro, narcolepsy w/insomnia. I now learn that they all may be autoimmune. What tests and what viruses can I expect? Inherited/gen

I have cfs, reynauds, fibro, narcolepsy w/insomnia. I now learn that they all may be autoimmune. What tests and what viruses can I expect? Inherited/gen

Only Raynaud's: Only raynaud's could be secondary to an autoimmune disorder. Cps, fibromyalgia and narcolepsy are not autoimmune. I seriously doubt your cfs diagnosis if you indeed have narcolepsy with insomnia. ...Read more

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What causes people w/ autoimmune diseases like lupus to "burn out" so quickly? Even when doing well, I have no reserve tank.How do I explain 2 others

What causes people  w/ autoimmune diseases like lupus to "burn out" so quickly? Even when doing well, I have no reserve tank.How do I explain 2 others

See below: Not being an expert on autoimmune disease, i would await a rheumatolgist's response, but from a medical logic point of view, autoimmune diseases are diseases that attack one's own body and thus, weaken the body and cause damage that requires energy (overall) so to try to, repair damage. Consequently, your energy levels are "sapped" and your body is destroyed from inside out - why you burn out. ...Read more

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Okay medical question here: what can cause these 3 kids of mine to get along?

Okay medical question here: what can cause these 3 kids of mine to get along?

Try This: 1st define clearly what your expectations are-for example -no hitting.2nd be clear as to what the consequences will be for breaking the rules.3rd-always follow thru.Exercise a zero tolernace for breaking the rules.4th-start with small steps to teach that there is a structure.Don't sweat the small stuff.This will provide a start. ...Read more

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Please advise I'm confused...i'm not sure if I have generalized anxiety ( which doctors diagnosed me with) or stress induced. I don't feel either them coming on and I suffer all the physical complications from it?

Both the same: Anxiety is anxiety whether we can identify a stressor or not. Anxiety is normal and part of living and moving and is the same as speed in a car once the ignition is turned on. Similarly to speeding anxiety can be so high it is distressing. ...Read more

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I have thyroid hypertension but also have grave disease i went to eye doctor they one of my eyes is out of line what cause this?

I have thyroid hypertension but also have grave disease i went to eye doctor they one of my eyes is out of line what cause this?

Graves disease: Graves disease can be associated with exophthalmus, where the eyes bulge out. Hyperhthyroidism can cause hypertension also, you need to have your disease adequately controlled. Follow up with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Always lived on farm, have Myasthenia Gravis. What r the odds that the chemical/pesticides they r using are NOT good 4 me & can cause "mg flares?"

Always lived on farm, have Myasthenia Gravis. What r the odds that the chemical/pesticides they r using are NOT good 4 me & can cause "mg flares?"

Not related: Organiphosphate poisoning can cause a myasthenic SYNDROME in anyone. This is a toxicological disease, not an autoimmune disease like myasthenia GRAVIS. Although there is evidence that chronic pesticide exposure increases the risk of certain neurological conditions, the risk of exacerbation of MG is not known but my guess is that the specific risk is low compared to MG exacerbation from infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hyperpigmentation on both earlobes and they are dark. Can weed /drinking beer cause/worse hyperpigmentation ?

What to do if I have hyperpigmentation on both earlobes and they are dark. Can weed /drinking beer cause/worse hyperpigmentation ?

Do you smoke cigs?: Tobacco smoking is associated with hyperpigmentation in some people (smokers' melanosis). It is often on the lips and below the mouth, but it can be other places. It will go away in most people if they quit. I am not aware of any reports of this occurring with just marijuana or with drinking beer or any other alcoholic beverage. Iron overload(hemachromatosis)can do this but not just earlobe.See md. ...Read more

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I have sjogrens. Is it common to develop hyperthyroidism too? Do drugs like plaque nil interact with thyroid medication?

I have sjogrens. Is it common to develop hyperthyroidism too? Do drugs like plaque nil interact with thyroid medication?

Common problem: Sjogrens is an autoimmune disease, and there is a higher occurrence of other autoimmune diseases, such as autoimmune thyroiditis. Usually this results in hypothyroidism, but can also involve hyperthyroidism with a graves disease picture. You should be seeing a rheumatologist and endocrinologist. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) should not interfere with thyroid medication. ...Read more

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The root cause of autoimmune diseases is leaky gut? I don't have any family member with any of the autoimmune disease. But I have psorias n areata.

The root cause of autoimmune diseases is leaky gut? I don't have any family member with any of the autoimmune disease. But I have psorias n areata.

It's not leaky gut: The gut is hyper permeable in a few real illnesses. But "leaky gut" is a fad diagnosis from "diagnose yourself" websites, doctor bashers, and crooks. If it were valid, it would be easy to prove over the past 25 years; instead, it's conspiracy talk. If you buy into this, you will never feel well again -- you have probably noticed that nobody stays cured. Get your psoriasis Rxd scientifically. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor that sometimes causes seizures from the scar tissue from my 3 surgerys & I wanted to know if you think Ill be on the meds forever?

I have a brain tumor that sometimes causes seizures from the scar tissue from my 3 surgerys & I wanted to know if you think Ill be on the meds forever?

Forever is long but-: With that type of history of 3 surgeries and the formation of scar tissue I believe the only way to keep you completely safe from seizures due to the scar tissue irritating your brain is to keep you on medication. I know that's a long time. Maybe technology will change in your lifetime for this....not likely in mine though...PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) ...Read more

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I have ehlers danlos type 3 possibly classical. Generic testing ruled out vascular. How much do I need to worry about arteries or organs exploding?

I have ehlers danlos type 3 possibly classical. Generic testing ruled out vascular. How much do I need to worry about arteries or organs exploding?

Close monitoring: Ehler Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a inherited connective tissue disorder which affect the collagen in the body. Aortic dissection is the predominant life threatening comorbidity that needs to be considered. EDS typically affects the joints, skin, and blood vessels as well as the physical strength of skin, joints, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and visceral organs. ...Read more