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How Many of Us Have Other Autoimmune Issues?
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How many autoimmune issues do you have now, or have had in the past at some point? Think carefully, and don't forget to count MC as one.
None
5%
 5%  [ 7 ]
One
16%
 16%  [ 23 ]
Two
25%
 25%  [ 35 ]
Three
33%
 33%  [ 46 ]
Four
9%
 9%  [ 13 ]
Five
5%
 5%  [ 7 ]
More Than Five
5%
 5%  [ 8 ]
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lisa in lj

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I'm late to the poll, but I have/had 3. LC, plus two that I don't think are on the list - Rheumatic Fever and Recurrent Acute Pericarditis.
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Food Intolerances : Oats, Cows Milk, Wheat, Acai Berry, Anise Seed, Beetroot, Gluten , Grape (Pinot Gris/Grigio), Hemp, Lime, Melon Mix, Orange, Yeast, Barley/Malt Mix, Grape (Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Zinfandel Mix, Sauvignon) Lemon, Lychee, Potato and Rooiboss
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually have no idea, I think two now, seen as I am intolerent to gluten? Would that be thinking right?

Although whatever is wrong with my wrists has been described as 'muscle fatigue' does that count?
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Deanna in CO
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, dairy, egg, soy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I guess I'm with the majority here and have 3:

LC
asthma
endometriosis

I don't see seasonal allergies on the list but would think that would qualify also, wouldn't it?

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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since seasonal allergies are typically caused by pollen, (an exogenous antigen), they don't meet the definition of an autoimmune disease.

Unfortunately, as you will see if you read my book, it's possible that none (or almost none) of the other so-called "autoimmune" diseases actually meet that definition, either, because it appears to me that they are also caused by chronic exposure to an exogenous antigen. Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, Tex, are you saying that you don't believe the two I mentioned are autoimmune diseases? Both have a trigger, but don't many autoimmune diseases? Rheumatic Fever is caused by an autoimmune response to strep. They call it an antibody cross-reactivity. Pericarditis, in my case, was triggered by Open Heart Surgery, and is not generally considered an autoimmune disease. However, when it recurs long after the trigger (in my case I've had sporadic recurrences for 14 years), it shows indicators of an autoimmune response (pro-inflammatory cytokines and ANA) and responds to immunosuppressive meds. The debate is still out, but most experts consider it autoimmune.
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lisa,

I apologize for writing such a potentially confusing post, because asthma and endometriosis certainly meet the definition of classic autoimmune issues as well as any soi-called autoimmune issue (according to the medical definition).

The problem is that the entire concept of autoimmune diseases is incorrectly (or incompletely) defined, and/or misapplied, because according to my analysis, in virtually every case, the removal of certain exogenous agents (antigens) can be shown to bring remission. A true autoimmune reaction (by definition) should not require the continued presence of an exogenous antigen in order to maintain a reaction.

Obviously, this observation (theory?) requires a lot more supporting data than I can offer here, in order to substantiate it, but I cover all that background information (verified by research articles published in prestigious, peer-reviewed medical journals) in my book.

Yes, the "experts" rely on conventional knowledge to support their position on this issue, but trust me, immune issues and especially "autoimmune" issues are poorly understood by mainstream medicine (their poor treatment record verifies this) and they are disregarding research data that dispute their claims.

Tex
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am late to this poll as well. I have just 1 diagnosis of LC.
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Food Intolerances : dairy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have mild psoriasis and I'm allergic to dust or my cat, I'm not sure, maybe I'm allergic to dusty cats animated cat

I find it interesting how autoimmune issues usually like company.
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suzanne

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:52 am    Post subject: other autoimmune Reply with quote

I guess I am lucky that, so far as I know, I only have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Suzanne
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Food Intolerances : not sure yet - seems to be quite a few
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lymphedema is also considered autoimmune
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
Location: Central Texas

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you are correct. This poll was originally started 9 years ago, and since then, quite a few additional diseases have been determined to be autoimmune.

Thank you for the information.

Tex
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Food Intolerances : gluten, soy, dairy, egg, green beans, olive oil, raw nuts, and probably more but I'm still discovering
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may have overlooked it because I was reading hurriedly today, but I didn't see lichen sclerosus on the list.

So, I believe I have 3 now:

Endometriosis
Lichen sclerosus (which my dermatologist told me was an auto immune)
Collagenous Colitis

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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's definitely an AI issue.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have recurring issues with the Epstein-Barr virus... I do not know if it is auto immune related, but it sure does cause problems.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EB virus is closely associated with AI diseases. The EB virus is very widespread, and it's a major problem for some of us, but not for everyone. There have been a lot of posts about it in the past, and they can be found by searching the archives.

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Systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) are a group of connective tissue diseases with diverse, yet overlapping, symptoms and autoantibody development. The etiology behind SADs is not fully elucidated, but a number of genetic and environmental factors are known to influence the incidence of SADs. Recent findings link dysregulation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) with SAD development.


Epstein-Barr Virus in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

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