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.
can I bother you with some random questions about vasculitis, please? I know that there are at least ten different forms of vasculitis, and that some are accute while others are chronic. But I am hoping someone can tell me what the life expectancy is for people with the more rare forms of...
by timothy230132916 over a year ago
23 days ago
I wanted to know if anyone here with Lupus is RH Negative? I have talked to a few people who have Lupus and they all have been RH Negative. I am RH Negative myself and have had some symptoms of Lupus. I had a test done over 6 years ago and the doctor said I was negative for Lupus. I have not been...
by newho over a year ago
a month ago
I am about to have chemo for cancer (surgery 3 weeks ago) in my abdomen,
Will the treatment make the Lyme symptoms worse? bad enough now.
I have numbness in the balls of my feet and my whole body has a burning feeling
My mouth and lips burn and when I swallow I can feel it all the way...
by Guest a month ago
Hi! I have been living with autoimmune hepatitis for a few years now, and have been medicated for this since the diagnosis. I am taking prednisone. I am still young and not in a relationship at the moment, but I have always known that I want children. Do you think there are any particular risks...
by victoria817132934 over a year ago
over a month ago
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 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
2 months 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
over 2 months 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
over 2 months 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 3 months 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...