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Can you have more than one autoimmune disease ?
totallysoconfused posted:
I have been diagnosed with vasculitis but i read every ones commits and i have or have had everything u have described or r going thru,,i have also recently been told they thing i have fibr gonna test next month,can u have more than one autoimmune disease, i have a faint butterfly across my nose and top of cheeks,girls i'm serious all my symptons points to lupus but when i researches vasculitis on the mayo clinic web site its a little more detailed i have all those symptoms too now for sure just like my screen name i am totallly confused any insight wld b helpful, one of my drs is a rhumetologist and infectous disease specialist he wld know if i had both wldn't he? any suggestions on finding out if u can have more than 1 autoimmune disease? thanks and GOD bless u all
lupylisa44 responded:
Yes you can! In fact, it is very common to have several autoimmune diseases at once. For examplem I have Lupus and lupus nephritis with secondary Sjogrens and also have autoimmune hypothyroidism Raynauds and fibromyalgia. It's like an autoimmune party going on in my body! I wish my invitation would have gotten lost in the mail! Many people on this board also have many autoimmune diseases as well.

With love, with patience and with faith, we'll make our way.
nancyj95 responded:
Lots of us have 2 or more autoimmune diseases.I have lupus, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and autoimmune hepatitis. I also have lots of problems caused by the meds I take-so anything is possible. Friend of mine has 4 different autoimmune diseases.
judywh replied to nancyj95's response:
OMG, I thought i might be the only one with so many autoimmune illnesses, I have hep-c / lupus/ R.A/ osteoporosis / fibromyolgia/cfs...I'm sure i don't need to mention all the symtoms that go along with, prob is they all overlap one another.,
Steve84 responded:
It is very common to have several autoimmune diseases at once.

Trevor Marshall:

Dr. Mark Skoczylas, he cured his lupus.
Steve84 responded:
It is very common to have several autoimmune diseases at once.

Trevor Marshall:

Dr. Mark Skoczylas, he cured his lupus.

With DLS method my symptoms disappeared.
MrsLupusHurts84 responded:
Yes you can have more then one Autoimmune Disease I have SLE and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) and they think I may have Fibro as well, and I seen a infectious Disease specialist and they couldn't find anything wrong with me even sent my test results out of town and didn't find anything wrong with me so I went and got a second and third opinion and found out that I have SLE,& MCTD. So I suggest that you go get a second opinion from another doctor and don't give up, and I find that with a lot of us luppies we either get false positive results or they say nothing showed up for certain test results even when we know that there's something wrong with us. So don't give up and go get a second opinion it took me 2 and half years before I was actually diagnosed with lupus and I was just recently diagnosed with MCTD this year, I've been going through this since 2008. Good luck

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