Ask or answer questions about AI diseases including diabetes Type 1, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves' disease, and Raynaud’s phenomenon on this forum.
I caught the end of an episode of House, you know, the series with the doctor that treats the weirdest illnesses under the sun, yesterday. It was about vasculitis - very interesting. Do you think that this is a very painful disease? I would like to find out more about how this affects the veins. I...
by alic556155693 over a year ago
7 hours ago
Hello! My grandmother suffers from arthritis. Although she takes all medicines her doctor prescribes I can’t say her condition is improved much. I think the problem is she eats lots of unhealthy food. She adores meat and potatoes and she doesn’t take enough fresh fruit and vegetables....
by Guest over a year ago
18 days ago
Hi - I was diagnosed with Sjogrens just about 2 years ago, but have probably had it for over 10 years.
My question to the forum is this. I have been suffering dreadful bouts of hives during the last 12 months, and have been trying to identify what is causing them. I have just been searching the...
by Barbwire89011 over a year ago
25 days ago
Lately I found out that my maternal grandmother had lupus. Not so long time ago I have been diagnosed with costochondritis, though it has bothered me around 2 years. Now I am afraid because I have heard it can be prelude to lupus. I would like to know more about costorchondritis. Do I have great...
over a month ago
A few months ago, my doctor saw that I had elevated blood platelets (480,000) during routine blood work. She sent me to a hematologist, who tested for a number of things that may be causing the platelets to be high. He determined that I had positive ANA with a titer count of 1:640. Yet, he said...
Hi there! Are there any statistics out there on what the average life expectancy is of those who have polymyositis? I have just been diagnosed and at this point, while I am scared of finding out the truth, I will take any information I can get. I would also really appreciate hearing from others with...
by lolly365132430 over a year ago
I know that people with crohn's disease normally deal with loose stools and excessive flatulence. I guess that they have more than normal amounts of bodily gasses. I am now curious to hear whether this also means that they burp more than the Average Joe? I am really hoping to get the answer on this!...
by rudyard74134528 over a year ago
I was diagnosed with AIH in September and I continue to gain weight, not lose. I was on prednisone but it too strong for me and I ended up in the ER. My dr is starting me on Imuran in the next couple weeks so hopefully it won't do me like the prednisone did.
by Guest 2 months ago
2 months ago
Can I get your opinions? If a woman with untreated and perhaps undiagnosed Graves' disease gets pregnant, what is the rate of birth defects in such a person? And what birth defects are on the list of those that are possibly caused by Graves' disease? If you have any information I would appreciate it...
by lucina919169654 over a year ago
over 2 months ago
I have been diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis and the medical professionals have never even seen a case of this condition let alone treated one. Could you please let me know what treatment I could have for this condition, I have already lost most of my hearing and I am in excrutiating pain. I...
by rosepip over a year ago