Autoimmune Conditions

In fact, autoimmune disease is as much of a medical frontier today as syphilis or tuberculosis was in the nineteenth century - Meghan O'Rourke

Autoimmune Conditions

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What’s Wrong with Me?

Today, researchers believe that they have discovered some eighty to a hundred autoimmune disorders, including disorders as various as lupus, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. But exact numbers are hard to come by, because researchers still don’t agree on how to define an autoimmune disease, and find it hard to come up with objective measures.

Even the term “autoimmune disease” may be imprecise: we don’t know in every case whether autoimmune dysfunction is the cause of the disease, rather than, say, a consequence. Then there’s the complexity of the immune system. Thyroid patients tend to be preoccupied with antibodies,…

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 What’s Wrong with Me?

I had an autoimmune disease. Then the disease had me.

American Autoimmune

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner.

Autoimmune Advocacy Alliance

Autoimmune diseases affect as many as 1 in 5 people living in the United States. That’s more than 50 million individuals. Our alliance is a community of patients, family members, advocacy groups and healthcare professionals dedicated to a common cause — raise awareness, educate the public, and advocate for those in need. We are the Autoimmune Advocacy Alliance.

Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance

The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance promotes collaboration to improve care, find a cure and create community so that no one faces autoimmune encephalitis alone.

Autoimmune List

#Autoimmune diseases: information and worldwide medical news updates.

Autoimmune Mom was born out of a frustration with a lack of online information about autoimmune conditions beyond the surface-level articles and blog posts, even on the top health websites. Believing there must be a way to develop content that dug into current research and examined deeper questions, the planning for the site began.

Autoimmunity Research Foundation

Patients are no longer waiting for current medical practice to catch up with today’s understandings in metagenomics and microbiology. They are looking for ways to take steps to recover now, not two decades from now.

IG Living

Our mission is to support the IG community through education, communication and advocacy.

Life in the Autoimmune Lane

With this blog I hope to accomplish a couple of things. One is the therapeutic aspect of getting it all out so it’s not jumbling around in my mind driving me crazy, and two, if anyone out there is battling an autoimmune disease they can know that they’re not alone. All of your fears and frustrations I share.

PANDAS Network

PANDAS Network is dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome).


The PBCers Organization is a wonderful source of education and support for those who suffer from Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and other autoimmune liver diseases.


Autoimmune diseases are more frequent in women than in men. It is felt that the estrogen of females may influence the immune system to predispose some women to autoimmune diseases. Furthermore, the presence of one autoimmune disease increases the chance for developing another simultaneous autoimmune disease.


There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, and some have similar symptoms. This makes it hard for your health care provider to know if you really have one of these diseases, and if so, which one. Getting a diagnosis can be frustrating and stressful. Often, the first symptoms are fatigue, muscle aches and a low fever. The classic sign of an autoimmune disease is inflammation, which can cause redness, heat, pain and swelling.

The Paleo Mom

The Autoimmune Protocol is a therapeutic version of the paleo template designed to help regulate the immune system, mitigating autoimmune and other chronic diseases. Learn about the Autoimmune Protocol HERE.

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