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Posted In: Autoimmune Disease 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 28, 2007
  • 03:21 AM

Hello everyone,

I am having autoimmune symptoms and my doctor appointments have been less than helpful. The first symptoms were when I was 13 years old...disapeared after a year and have returned 9 years later.

The symptoms include:

Hives---worse in the morning, prednisone seems to be the only drug that helps. Treatment includes: Doxepin, allegra, tagamet

Swollen Joints---this seems to occur with the hives but sometimes are isolated as well. The joints most affected are my hands, wrists and ankels.

Tender Skin---hurts even when my clothes are touching it. This has been occuring a couple days a week.

Stomach aches---Terrible heart burn and indigestion, sometimes the antiacids dont help. The pain can keep me up at night

Migraines

Lastly strange sensations---this is a broad term...and hard to describe.

Any suggestions or recommendations would be great. I am starting to feel like I am crazy. Everybody thinks I am a hypocondriac. I just want to start feeling better.

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