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Living with AutoImmune Diseases
Auto immune disease has plaqued my family for years… My Maternal Grandmother had severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and died of Renal Failure leading my sister and I ( we are both nurses), to believe that she most likely had Lupus. But back 55 years ago, no one knew what Lupus was. Both my sister and I wee diagnosed with Arthritis in our 30’s. Osteo not rheumatoid. I have been tested for Lupus for years because my family Dr. always felt that I had it but my blood work did not show it. My sister was diagnosed with Discoid Lupus in her 50’s when she woke up one day with the butterfly rash on her face. She also suffers from Raynoud’s syndrome which is one of the hall mark’s of Lupus. Her oldest daughter was just diagnosed with Lupus last year, she is in her mid 40″s. One of her son’s has Psoriatic Arthritis..
About 5-6 years ago, I was feeling very tired, more so than I usually did because I worked full time night shift. I also have IBS ( again, autoimmune) and it was really rearing it’s ugly head along with more muscle pain than I usually have. My family Dr. ran blood work showing I had a positive ANA titer indicating Auto Immune disease. I then went to a Rheumatologist who did not think it was Lupus but ran all the Thyroid antibody tests and diagnosed me with Hashimoto’s Thrioditis…I have been on 25 mcg. of Synthroid since then with blood work done every 6 months to check my levels. IBS is my major problem causing me to not eat out and no longer travel. I never know when I will eat something that will put me in the bathroom for hours.So far so good with me except I do need a knee replacement and hope to put that off 2 1/2 years until I can retire..
I also suffer from sun and heat sensitivity and truly hate the Summer. I rather the Winter because I seem to do better in the colder temps…. I do take 3 BP meds but wee on them for several years prior to my diagnosis of Hashimoto’s…..
I have since gone part time and do feel better than when I was working full time……
Good luck to you and a pray for good health for you..
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