What It Is Like To Have An Autoimmune Disease

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What It Is Like To Have An Autoimmune Disease. It can affect many parts of your body. A condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body.

I just wish more people understood…what she has is not a cold or the flu. She will never get better.

A nap won’t help. She is not lazy but she is tired to the point of a lethargic state.

She’s on medications to try to make it easier to thrive and not merely survive. Many people say that she’s faking it or that she will just have to push through it. Well sometimes she can push through the pain and live her life, but there are days where she can’t even walk with out having to hold on to something.

Her joints hurt. Her body hurts. Her mood is varying and she is sad a lot.

She tries to control her mood swings and depression. She takes her meds everyday and lots of vitamins to help keep her up, but some days nothing works.

She has an autoimmune disease.

Most common autoimmune diseases:

Lupus

Fibromyalgia

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Multiple Sclerosis

Celiac Disease

Pernicious Anemia

Graves Disease

Psoriasis

Type 1 Diabetes

Symptoms of a weaken immune system:
  • Frequent and recurrent pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, ear infections, meningitis or skin infections.
  • Inflammation and infection of internal organs.
  • Blood disorders, such as low platelet counts or anemia.
  • Digestive problems, such as cramping, loss of appetite, nausea and diarrhea.
  • fatigue
  • achy muscles
  • low-grade fever
  • trouble concentrating
  • numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
  • hair loss

Treatments include medicines to calm the overactive immune response and bring down inflammation in the body. Show support and love for these people. Do not judge they need you!! 

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