Could You Have An Undiagnosed Autoimmune
Could your seemingly unrelated or vague symptoms -- such as tiredness, cold hands, weak pulse, rapid heart beat, fatigue, joint/muscle pain, changes in your hair or skin, moodiness or weight fluctuations -- these can be signs of an autoimmune condition? To find out, discover more about autoimmune diseases here, and via other resources we've identified to help.
Start by reading the Autoimmune Information Center
our home page, a multi-part special feature that looks at autoimmune conditions, their origins, diagnoses and treatments.
Finally, search Autoimmune Risks, Symptoms and Conditions Checklist,
a detailed list of many of the most common autoimmune disease
symptoms and the conditions they may indicate. Take your Autoimmune
Checklist to your doctor and use it to open a dialogue that will
help you get the proper tests and diagnosis you need.
The disease comes in cycles and a few days you feel better and in a few days you are worse. When you first get out of bed instead of feeling fresh you feel tired.
You hear cracking noises from your joints. You do not feel that your sleep is restfully. You feel you are ageing overnight, your skin may get darker , your hair thin out and fall.
See our diet page to help you, Here are some common ailments.
Chronic, widespread pain in body & headache.
Painful tenderness in myofacial trigger points
Twitching, cramping muscles
Burning sensation in the muscles
Lyme disease is a tick-bourne illness caused by a bacterium called borrelia burgdorferi carried by deer ticks that spread to humans through a bite. Those who spend lots of time outdoors fishing, hiking or camping are more likely to be bitten by a tick and contract this disease. When treatment is given immediately, symptoms are easy to reverse. The problem is that many people are not aware theyve been bitten by a tick until they are already experiencing severe symptoms. Symptoms of Lyme disease are wide and varied and include:
Flu-like symptoms at onset such as chills, fever, muscle aches, headache and swollen glands
Red, bulls-eye mark at site of bite
Muscle aches and cramping that comes and goes
Dizziness, fatigue, brain fog, poor concentration and slurred speech
Heart palpitations and chest pain
Light and sound sensitivity, Irritability, hostility, anxiety, and mood swings
Loss of libido, inflammation of urethra and bladder
Spleen tenderness and enlargement
Chronic candida (yeast) is often overlooked and can cause mystery symptoms that mimic multiple disorders and conditions AND lead to the development of the autoimmune disorders mentioned in this article. Those who have a candida overgrowth in their intestines commonly exhibit the following symptoms
Severe mold, food and environmental allergies
Leaky gut syndrome
Chronic digestive complaints such as diarrhea, bloating, gas and constipation
Eczema, psoriasis, hives and/or severe acne
ADHD, learning and behavioral problems
Depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, OCD
Inflammation of hair follicles on hands, feet, arms, legs
Rectal and vaginal itching
White coating on tongue called thrush
Chronic sinus problems
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome is another common cause of mystery symptoms that is baffling to both patient and doctor alike. Suffers of chronic fatigue syndrome often experience:
A sudden onset of fatigue that is not relieved by rest or sleep
Flu-like symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, muscle and joint pain and low-grade fever
Brain fog and mental confusion
Irritability, depression and hypersensitivity
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause mystery symptoms and sometimes mimic the symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, lyme disease and osteomalacia. Common symptoms of those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are:
Fatigue, Loss of appetite, Weakness, Swollen glands,Joint pain and swelling
Warm, tender, stiff joints when not used for over an hour
Swollen joints that feel spongy to the touch
Loss of range of motion
Eye burning, itching and discharge
Chest pain when breathing deeply (pleurisy)
Numbness, tingling or burning sensations in hands and feet
Nodules under skin (indicates severe advancement of disease)