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Are you or a family member/friend recently diagnosed with an autoimmune condition such as Hashimoto's, lupus, rheumatoid autoimmune disease or MS? Or maybe you have one autoimmune condition and suspect you have others that are undiagnosed? Multiple autoimmune conditions are very common since the underlying reason for one disease is autoimmune antibodies. These short articles go over the basic signs and symptoms for those new to the site and life with autoimmune! It's not the end of the world and life will still be great - we're glad you are here.

A Guide to Rare Autoimmune Diseases

The category “autoimmune disease”, as with almost all other diseases, consists of conditions that run the spectrum from very common to exceedingly rare, and everything in between.  These distinctions are sometimes fairly static, but more often they are rather fluid characterizations that tend to change epidemiologically and demographically over time and across global regions.  Below we examine briefly some pertinent

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A Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

People with multiple sclerosis can experience a number of symptoms of varying severity in varying cycles. Symptoms often come and go—you feel yucky, you feel better, then, pow! You’re back to feeling awful again, sometimes with the same symptoms, sometimes with a whole new set. Each cycle of this debilitating disease can last months or even years. The symptoms experienced

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A Guide to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis patients and their doctors are often frustrated beyond belief because of the disease’s propensity to vacillate among hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and normal thyroid (euthyroidism).  One minute you’re coping with Symptom Set A, and managing quite well. A week later, you’re plagued by the onset of Symptom Set B, which has you feeling altogether differently. It’s a whole new ball

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A Guide to Lupus (SLE)

Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is a cruel, unpredictable and devastating autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, including skin, joints and internal organs. This rheumatic disease strikes mostly young women—ages 15-44, though men and children can develop lupus, too. While people of all races and ethnic groups can develop lupus, women of African and Asian descent are

A Guide to Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease

Rheumatoid autoimmune diseases are painful conditions that are characterized inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joints or muscles caused by an autoimmune response by the body. A number of disorders fall into the category of rheumatoid autoimmune disease. Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can, in severe cases, cause some of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together.