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Could You Have An Undiagnosed Autoimmune Disease?

is 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:

* Low-grade fever
* Fatigue, Loss of appetite, Weakness, Swollen glands,Joint pain and swelling
* Morning stiffness
* 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)


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 diseases 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.

Fibromyalgia

Chronic, widespread pain in body & headache.
* Painful tenderness in myofacial trigger points
* Twitching, cramping muscles
* Burning sensation in the muscles
* Brain fog
* Fatigue

Lyme Disease 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 they've 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  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
* Digestive disturbances

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