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Doctor insights on: Stimulants For Autoimmune Disorders Fatigue

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Is fatigue normal with autoimmune disorders that are being controlled/treated effectively? I feel no better since starting med 8 months ago

Is fatigue normal with autoimmune disorders that are being controlled/treated effectively? I feel no better since starting med 8 months ago

Common yes normal no: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impair the patient's ability to produce energy and they end up chronically fatigued. Your treatment may be controlling some of your symptoms, but it is not fixing what is wrong. Find and fix. ...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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Aeromonas found in stool. no gastro symptoms but fatigue/malaise for a year. autoimmune conditions ruled out. blood counts fine. treatment needed?

Aeromonas found in stool. no gastro symptoms but fatigue/malaise for a year. autoimmune conditions ruled out. blood counts fine. treatment needed?

No.: Not all Aeromonas species are pathogens. Aeromonas has been isolated from the stool of asymptomatic individuals. Even if it does result in diarrheal disease, it is usually self-limited requiring only supportive care, such as fluid repletion. The only instances in which antibiotics are required include severe diarrhea or diarrhea in an immunosuppressed patient. Your fatigue/malaise is unrelated. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications (depending upon the disease) the best way to treat is to use medications which suppress the immune system (such as steroids and sometimes chemotherapy). ...Read more

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Do autoimmune disorders kill you?

Do autoimmune disorders kill you?

Some can but it vari: Yes they can. It depends on the type of autoimmune disorder and the extent of activity. Each person with an autoimmune disease has a different type of involvement. It depends on the extent of activity and how well the treatment can control its activity. This something to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How are allergies related to autoimmune disorders?

How are allergies related to autoimmune disorders?

Allergies: Allergy is a form of an immune disorder. It is not an autoimmune disorder. . It is a form of hypersensitivity to common harmless allergens. It is mediated by ige which upon exposure to allergen activates basophils and mast cells to release inflammatory mediators such as histamine, leucotrienes and certain interleukins . These produce allergy symptoms .Commomn allergies are hives, hay fever asthm. ...Read more

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Hydroxychloroquine used for multiple autoimmune disorders?

Hydroxychloroquine used for multiple autoimmune disorders?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Yes. Hydroxy Chloroquine is used in many autoimmune diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogrens , juvenile inflammatory arthritis, crest syndrome . It has also been used in chronic idiopathic urticaria and graft vs host disease. ...Read more

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I am 41 with hashimotos among other autoimmune disorders, I believe I have pinworms. Dr. Rx'd Stromectol, (ivermectin) how safe is this, I'm afraid ?

I am 41 with hashimotos among other autoimmune disorders,  I believe I have pinworms. Dr. Rx'd Stromectol, (ivermectin) how safe is this, I'm afraid ?

Safe: Ivermectin (Stromectol) for pinworms is safe. It can have some side effects, including dizziness, but in general it is safe and there shouldn't be an issue with having an autoimmune disease and taking it. However, check with your doctor about whether any other medications you may be on would interact before starting the medicine. ...Read more

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I hav hypothyroidism, vitiligo, endometriosis. Should i be concerned about other autoimmune disorders or be tested for more?What test are usually done?

I hav hypothyroidism, vitiligo, endometriosis. Should i be concerned about other autoimmune disorders or be tested for more?What test are usually done?

Maybe: Hypothyroidism and vitiligo may run with hashimoto's, schmidt's, addison's (take a history; morning cortisol screen &/or acth stimulation test if needed), type i diabetes (unlikely at your age), and autoimmune pernicious anemia (consider an occasional serum B12 check) and that uncommon animal autoimmune hypoparathyroidism (you'll know if this happens). Probably you'll get none. Great question. ...Read more

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Why are autoimmune disorders are considered so dangerous?

They destroy tissues: Autoimmune disorders arise from an overactive immune system in which the body attacks its own tissues. The different types & the amount of destruction that occurs depends on the kinds of tissues targeted. Some affect a single organ (as in thyroiditis) while others involve multiple areas (such as lupus). If not diagnosed & treated, these disorders progressively worsen health & may hasten death. ...Read more

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Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more


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