"Autoimmune disease is like a mean girl living inside you, telling you you're lame and worthless and destroying your tissues while she's at it."
"I think, what people don't understand is that living with an autoimmune disease is like having Norman Bates standing behind you. Even on proper meds, you can be drifting along, and wham, old Norman will stab you in yet another place. "
"I also have several autoimmune diseases. "Autoimmune Disease" is like a large umbrella term, and there are over forty diseases underneath that are linked in some way. The possibility of developing more than one is very high. Personally, I have the Hashimoto's, plus I have developed Reynaud's Disease in my hands and feet, I have had positive results for Lupus, and also had positive results for Rheumatoid Arthritis. So far I am on no other medication (thank goodness) and am coping with lifestyle changes."
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