An inspiring autobiography written by a Medical Doctor who developed a severe autoimmune disease right as she starts her family. After little success with Western Medicine techniques she uses her understanding of the human body to develop a step by step therapeutic lifestyle designed to support your body’s natural processes much the way Functional Doctors design their treatment plans. Cynthia Li has now returned to work as a Functional Medicine Doctor and has the energy to run errands and play with her children. Her story was truly inspiring and is a great read for an open mind. Here is the link to her book on Amazon:
外围体育投注After feeling achy since December (it got worse in March and was normal by April) and dealing with tiredness/trouble with sleep that has gotten worse since August, I had a long talk with a friend and I asked for a referral to a rheumatologist through my doctor. The achyness should be noted on my chart and my mom has fibromyalgia, as well as other autoimmune disorders. My therapist has long suggested I have chronic fatigue because I can no longer tell the difference between a depressive episode (which I could identify partly based on being more tired) and regular tiredness.
Every time I mention the achyness I get told by various people “it’s probably just anxiety” and I’ve been blaming anxiety and my CPTSD for it but I know they aren’t it. The longer it continues the more I doubt it’s just because of them. I drink a lot of water and I’m pretty active with my job. I’ve tried changing antidepressants and it went away for a while and came back. I have this fear that I’m making it up when it goes away for a while and comes back or when I don’t feel it. The exhaustion, however, rarely goes away. It’s like a continuous depressive episode but only my sleep is effected.
I’m tired of aching. I’m tired of not having energy. I’m tired of being doubted when I KNOW it’s something other than my mental illnesses. I’m tired of feeling like I’m alone and worrying about being sick because tiredness and achyness are symptoms of multiple illnesses (I otherwise feel okay); I always err on the side of caution with not going anywhere other than work and a friend’s house.
Thank you for listening!
外围体育投注Curios does anyone else with an autoimmune disease also have any metal implants anywhere?
I have ulcerative colitis and have titanium plates and screws in my jaw.
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Reciting the symptoms of your illness to all of your doctors while simultaneously experiencing them is hard. Getting a diagnosis and actually understanding it can be even harder. This article covers some specifics on how your doctor can help you reach a diagnosis, the likelihood of developing certain symptoms, and symptom-based prognosis. [Trigger Warning - the prognosis section of this article is informational but not necessary for diagnosis or treatment. Please refrain from reading that section if you are sensitive to this type of information]
I have a good PCP and great rheumatologist. Both recommended that, in addition to my biologics, I explore an anti-inflammatory diet.
I'm an epidemiologist, so I've read the evidence-based science to support low sugar diets resulting in a lessened inflammatory response. Of course I am always open to learning, but not looking to debate those finer points. Im really interested in hearing from you about the below -
Has anyone with an autoimmune disease switched to an anti-imflammatory diet?
What have your personal results been?
When did you feel an difference?
What was the most difficult thing to incorporate into your new eating style? I personally have never had willpower over food 😳
Any experiences welcomed!!
I had my appt with my pulmonologist yesterday. My lung function is within or above normal range, my chest xray is clear, and my CT scan only shows minimal scarring. It's been 2.5 years since my diagnosis and it's actually in remission! I honestly don't even know how to process this news. I've learned to accept the fact that I will be chronically ill for the rest of my life, and now I've learned that may not be the case.
外围体育投注In March my inflamed toe was diagnosed to be dactylitis, a symptom of psoriatic arthritis. Few weeks later my eyes were swollen and I had a psoriasis rash under one and on both eye lids. Allergist said I’d developed a severe reaction to dust mites. Then my IBS freaked out and my safe foods were blowing my stomach out. Then I tried to donate blood, and couldn’t due to low hemoglobin. Now they believe I have internal bleeding and severe anemia and b12 deficiency and d absorption issues. :( Anyone relate?