The world of auto-immune disease was quite unknown to me till 12 years ago when, after suffering a miscarriage, I got vasculitis. Two fingers became black and hard, painful when I was hitting something. When I noticed that the same problem was starting with one toe, I went to a doctor, that diagnosed me immediately. I took some medicine against malaria and after a year the antibodies disappeared. I was very happy!!
Having had one auto-immune disease, makes you more prone to get others. Two years ago I started to be very tired, always feeling cold, gaining weight. The GP let me test my thyroid and it turned out I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an auto-immune form of hypothyroidism. My own cells are thus attacking my thyroid. The medicines are more or less keeping it under control, even if I’m not completely happy with it.
Do you have an auto-immune disease? Did you get more than one? Would you like to share your experience?
Posted by mom90758, 6th October 2015