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nasalady

Member Since 19 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 30 2011 04:18 PM
Happy birthday and may God bless you today! Updated 23 Nov · 0 comments
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About Me

Scientist by profession (astronomer); love music!; family keeps me busy....we have two four-year-olds at the moment!

I have multiple autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis, psoriasis, asthma, and now (recently diagnosed) autoimmune hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and fibromyalgia. The last four were likely triggered by Lyme disease (I was dx with Lyme Jan 2010).

There are many other serious autoimmune issues in my family, including lupus, Graves disease, and celiac disease.

In August 2008 I decided to try going gluten free to see if it would help (it did; I felt MUCH better)....but then went back on gluten for a few months to prepare for bloodwork and biopsy for celiac disease and experienced MAJOR symptoms including canker sores all over my mouth, migraines, and lots of gastric problems.

Bloodwork negative
Biopsy negative
HLA DQ8

Doctor believes my test results are negative because of the high dosages of prednisone and Imuran taken for autoimmune hepatitis. Diagnosed by dietary response, genetics, predisposition to developing autoimmune diseases, and family history of celiac disease.

Gluten free since 25 Nov 2008

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  • Age 59 years old
  • Birthday November 23, 1955
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  • Location
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