An article I just read on Celiac.com called Sjogren's Syndrome: The Link with Celiac Disease and how people with Sjogren's benefit from a gluten free diet. It isn't fun and it isn't for everyone but if you get relief from your symptoms why won't you do it I asked a friend. I have multiple auto immune diseases and don't know why I am so blessed. What is an autoimmune disease? It is a condition in which your immune system goes haywire at attacks your body. Why does it happen? Doctors aren't sure but it attacks women more then men. Autoimmune diseases can be primary or secondary...it is caused because you all ready have one autoimmune disorder. It started out in my childhood with a thyroiditis at 10 years of age...I have been on Synthyroid all my life. My autoimmune have been adding up throughout my 65 years of life.
- Thyroiditis at 10 years of age post tonsillectomy. I was so sick. I don't know if that was a cause...I was told no but I wonder!
- psoriasis at 11 years of age...I was on antibiotics for the above
- Irritable bowel disease at 17 years old
- Roscea at 25 years old
- Sjogren's at about 30 years old
- celiac disease at 58 years old
- Fibromyalgia isn't considered an autoimmune but I think it will be because Vasculitis is.
- achy muscles
- swelling and redness
- low-grade fever
- trouble concentrating
- numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
- hair loss
- skin rashes