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Name you family's auto-immune issues

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by Heather(CA), Aug 24, 2009.

  1. OSUMom

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    I'm so sorry. Thinking of you.... hugs....
     
  2. Mama2H

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    Hailey-Type 1 and JRA (possibly resolved symptoms have disappeared)

    Bella-Kawasaki disease dx this summer (a new study has shown that this disease is more dangerous even for kids with no anuerisms, it is a complete baby in the autoimmune family since it just developed in the 1970's so they don't know jack about it)

    BIL-Type 1
    MIL-thyriod
    All of my aunts have Type 2
    I am having blood work run on Thursday to find out why half of my hair has fallen out and why I keep gaining weight when I eat less than 1400 calories a day and lift weights for 30 minutes a day. Possibly thyroid?
     
  3. Lisa Marie & Alyssa

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    I have allergies
    Alyssa and two of my aunts have type 1
     
  4. samheis

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    This is interesting to see.

    Type 1-my son, possibly my dad (he's passed)
    Lupus-cousin
    Thyroid-several cousins, aunts, possible myself and son
    Celiacs-cousin and her son

    That's it I think.
     
  5. TheFormerLantusFiend

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    My mother has non-occupational carpal tunnel. She developed it around the age of 40 and it was so bad that when my brother was a baby (he was born when she was 45) she couldn't carry him. She had surgery for it when she was 46 (she's now 52) and that helped a lot but she still can't write with a normal size pen or pencil, she can't type on a normal keyboard, she can't open jars, she can't lift much with her hands, and she's in pain- it's a big deal.

    My great aunt was diagnosed with Wegener's Granulomatosis. That's a very rare disease and having a relative with type 1 diabetes more than triples risk of getting it. My aunt thinks that she's developing it too, but hasn't been diagnosed yet.

    My father's mother and her sister both developed hyperthyroidism in their 70s but were not antibody tested. I myself have thyroiditis but am antibody negative for the most commonly associated antibodies.
     
  6. mom2two

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    Dad's cousin: Type 1
    DH's cousin: Lupus
    My Brother: Type 1
     
  7. jilmarie

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    Asthma and allergies are not autoimmune. Autoimmune disease occurs when the body attacks its own cells as if they were foreign. Asthma, allergies, and eczema are hypersensitivity and inflammatory reactions to environmental triggers.
     
  8. Omo2three

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    hyperthyroidism - mom, me and a bunch of her relatives
    Celiac disease - mil
    type 1- ambrea
     
  9. Heather(CA)

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    This is why I included allergies/asthma...I always suspected this but I just found this on ask.com...

    immune system disorder :: Allergies -- Britannica Online
    Allergies ? Type I hypersensitivity ... Immune complexes underlie many autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory disorder of connective tissue), most types of glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the capillaries of the kidney), and rheumatoid arthritis.
     
  10. Kayla and Ethan's Mom

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    Kayla has T1, hypothyroid, and vitiligo
    my dad had T1 and Celiacs
    my FIL has hypothyroid
    my SIL had hyperthyroid
     

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