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Is this an autoimmune disease?!

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  • Posted By: makahfili
  • June 3, 2008
  • 03:07 PM

ok, so the beginning of March i went through a battle with pneumonia, and then all my health problems maximized! Here's a list of symptoms that I have been experiencing.. weight/hair loss, anxiety, psychosis, chest pain, palpitations, lower/upper GI pain, constant heartburn and gnawing pain right above belly button (seems to be associated with my hiatal hernia, but pain has gotten unbearable at times), fatigue, waking in middle of night and not falling back to sleep (not normal, for I am a very hard sleeper), depression, panic attacks,insomnia, and muscle/joint pain, hair is dry and flaky. It sounds like alot, cuz it is! I dont have any health insurance and am fighting that battle with our federal agency to get back on, but it's been a journey! until I go in, I need some advice on what it may be so I can have tests done, and get my health back on track so I can enjoy life as a mommy. I am miserable and it feels as though my organs are takin on alot. Please Please help!!!!

I have researched everything from thyroid to autoimmune.. best described with symptoms as some sort of autoimmune, but I dont know how to get the docs to test for that!

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  • Celiac disease? Try here:http://www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/index.htm
    aquila 1,263 Replies Flag this Response
  • A first step would be to see a specialist for the joint pain. They usually do all the tests for autoimmune problems including the ANA. Hope this helps.. Kiera
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Blaze, Look at her last mail, it looks more like lyme don't you think??If youre still there can u give the link, im dead, i must sleep...
    Fannou 111 Replies Flag this Response
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