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4/12/11 1:06 A

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emoticon There is lots of helpful health wisdom here, plus kind, sympathetic folk who understand the rollercoaster behavior of these disorders and the life problems they cause. Docs
seem to finally agree that I have RA, tho Lupus was suspected for many years. I have a nephew with Chrone's, but no other close relatives with autoimmune disorders, thank God. You can bellyache here, check out new treatment suggestions, get exercise tips and other good info, and sometimes be the kind shoulder someonelse can cry on. Stick with your search for better health - I am finding that there are some real answers! God bless your journey! emoticon

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4/12/11 12:33 A

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I was just searching the teams and I was so excited to find a group for autoimmune disorders. I myself have had Raynaud's and Hypothyroidism since childhood. Being 65, I now have Osteoarthritis. Five years ago, I came down with Morphea or Localized Scleroderma.This was awlful as it made me feel like my skin was too small for my body and it led to Glaucoma. It has kind of slowed down but now I have muscle weakness of my legs and also my eyelids and my doctor is looking at more disorders. My son has had RA since five. My daughter has Celiac Disease, Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome, and had to have her colon removed due to colitis at age 37. Last but not least my mom lost her life to MS at 61. As I work to lose my last 30# , I hope to gain inspiration and knowledge from others who struggle with these disorders.

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