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  1. My daughter is also “Anna” and we have reversed all her horrible symptoms as well. She is still dependent on many supplements, but pretty certain her autoimmune disorder/hypermobility were caused by mycoplasma and/or Bartonella. So once we overcome those bugs we can start letting go of some of the supplements. Good luck spreading the news!

  2. I haven’t read your other posts. Sorry. I’m wondering if you’ve consulted a naturopath. I had psoriasis for years. Doctors gave me creams that helped but after a week caused me to break out in little blisters all over so I could only use them for less than a week at a time. Then I saw a naturopath who diagnosed me with dysbiosis and put me on stuff to help reverse the dybiosis, as well as an elimination diet to determine food sensitivities. Turns out I was sensitive to dairy. I eliminated dairy and after several months my psoriasis was gone… The naturopath explained it takes a while because of you have lesions on your skin you also have them on your other organs and your body will heal internal organs first. Unfortunately I didn’t continue to follow the plan to rid the dybiosis. I also still ate occasional dairy but not enough to flare up the psoriatic. Otherwise I continued to eat poorly as before, minus dairy…mostly. Then I was having other problems and went to see a naturopath… Turns out my crappy diet created more food sensitivities. But I was busy and following a special diet is hard. I was eating things I’m sensitive to including dairy. My psoriasis came back a bit but not bad and when I’d cut dairy it would go away. Then my muscles started to get weak and the tendons around my hips and knees grew painful, my joints around my sternum and my cervical spine and one finger also grew painful. I became extremely fatigued. My doctor and I suspect psoriatic arthritis but I am waiting to see a rheumatologist. I saw a naturopath again and even more food sensitivities have developed because I ignored previous recommendations. Now I’m following them and also working on reversing the dybiosis and leaking gut syndrome that leads to food sensitivities and autoimmune diseases. The longer I stay away from the foods I’m sensitive to the less my pain gets but it’s taking time. I’ve adopted a mostly paleo diet since I’m sensitive to most grains and dairy. If you haven’t seen a naturopath or a doctor of functional medicine, I highly recommend it. Deal with the source of the problem, not just the symptoms.

    1. Hi Sonya! Thank you sharing your story! It all sounds familiar… very similar to mine. I too have struggled with gut dysbiosis and food sensitivities. It was a major part of my battle with Hashimoto’s. But, by following a healing diet, I was able to reverse it and now my Hashimoto’s is almost non-existent (you can read about that here). With this newest unspecified autoimmune disease that developed after the birth of my son, I went back to the drawing board and focused on healing my gut, along with a few other things. I am now symptom-free! You are so right that we all need to go after the root causes, and not just the symptoms… and a functional medicine practitioner is the perfect person to start working with in order to do just that. Thanks, Sonya!

  3. In the fall of 2014 I was diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCS). My initial SED Rate was >130 and had a CPR of 3.8. Treatment included high doses of prednisone and weekly self injections of Actemra for over 5 years. I am currently in remission. During the same period I was also diagnosed with Lymphomatoid Papulosis (LyP) an autoimmune skin disorder that looks similar to shingles. I had already been on Thyroid medication since 2007. Just recently, I was diagnosed with collitis. So yes I agree, autoimmune is not a single diagnosis. In my family, there seems to be some genetic component. My father has GCA and Bullous Pimphigoid (BP) an autoimmune skin disorder that causes him to have large blisters mostly on his feet, legs, hands and groin and underarms. My daughter has rheumatoid arthritis.

    1. Hi Jeanie,

      Wow! It sounds like you’ve had quite the journey. We are so happy to hear you are in remission, and we pray that you stay there and remain symptom-free for years to come!

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