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Offline leah2013

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Anyone worries about autoimmune diseases?
« on: August 20, 2014, 09:24:19 PM »
Am I the only one? people in here seemed to be worried about ALS, MS, cancer, but rarely I see someone worrying about autoimmune stuff. I fear LUPUS so badly.... I have a friend who has it and the lupus has decreased all her blood counts (white, red, platelets) to a dangerously low level and the worse part is that meds don't work on her.

Every time I speak to her and she tells me a new symptom, I seen to develop it.... this is driving me crazy, so far I have developed shortness of breath, rapid shedding of hair, gastritis/gerd, burning in the roof of my mouth (although I see no ulcers).... I am so worried I have lupus too.... I told my fears to my GP and she said I don't have it. How does she know? she didn't test for it.... ah yes I also have low iron....

Should I go back to my GP and demand the ANA test?

Am I the only one fearing lupus?????

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Re: Anyone worries about autoimmune diseases?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 09:28:29 PM »
Cause she doesnt need to test for it. She knows you are one of us crazy folks.

I worry about autoimmune diseases yeah, but I tend to focus more on pressing issues that could kill me in the next few hours like lung and heart problems. If I can survive the constant heart attacks I keep having and the lung things, then maybe I will have time for some of those autoimmune diseases.
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