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Autoimmune Disorders Forum

Welcome to the Autoimmune Disorders forum. Questions in this forum are being answered by Dr. Garth Nicolson. This forum is for questions and discussions relating to Autoimmune Disorders. Topics include, but are not limited to: Alzheimer’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Gulf War Syndrome, Lupus, Lyme Disease, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Please note, Dr. Nicolson is a part-time expert at MedHelp, so this forum will only be open to new questions during pre-arranged dates.
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Hi doc, I have been suffering differents symptoms after have sex with some girl. Fever, rash, swollen glands, neck and shoulder pain, f...
My ANA just came back at 1:640 which my doctor said was "very positive". Waiting to see the rheumatologist. I am a 40 yr female of av. we...
Hi, I suffer from oain and a great deal of swelling in my legs, feet, and arms and underarms and collarbone. My right knee gets extremel...
I was told that I have hyperthyroid because of a hot adenoma in Aug. I had rai by the end of Aug but my TSH level low every time I go t...
I hve ms and only on betaseron,and gettiing weaker what drug has the best results for MS?
I had my thyroid removed in April 2011. I was placed on 112mcg of Synthroid at the time. I have been getting the generic brand of this me...
Hi in 1992 Hep B all year. Told not a carrier in 1993. In 1997 salmonella (phage 156) and Glandular fever and hepatitis. Around this t...
I have ANA Titre 1/640 on my results and also have low thyroid, low Vit B12 H1,272ng/L, low iron and possible Sjogrens but no ENA antibod...
Not sure where to start Last sept I woke up with an off type feeling in 2011.. I had foot surgery on sept 30th 2011 They gave me the max ...
Hi Dr. Nicholson, Thanks firstly for your time here on the forum. I tried to ask a question yesterday but somehow I ended up posting...
Can an increased Rheumatoid Factor with a negative ICC test indicate a possible autoimmune neuropathy? I have a neuropathy that I beli...
I have Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and Stage IIIC Ovarian Cancer. I am afraid of getting shingles because I had the Chicken Po...
I have been diagnosed with CIDP and treated with IVIG for a couple of years. Can this cause my WBC to lower? If I am removed from IVIG, ...
hi Dr.Gareth...its not a question as such..more have you heard of anything to do with my problem..regarding my daughter this is by the wa...
Hello I've been diagnoised with erosive lichen planus. Have positive oral flouesent biopsy and positive pemigus in blood but not tissue. ...
I have systemic lupus, sjogrens, reynauds, vasculuitis, etc. Female, 54 yrs. old. I take Cellcept, Aleve and Medrol. In the last year, ...
Hello, can you tell me if shortness of breath is symptom of Sjorgens Syndrome? I have had SS for over 10 years. When I walk up stairs I...
I was wondering if they have changed they way they advertise Enbrel? My sister, 50, was taking it and I believe it made the cancer in her...
My late husband contracted signs of lupus when he was 25. He was a lawyer and his first system was it hurt to shake hands, At 16 he had ...
About 3 years ago a woke up un able to see out of my right eye and within 48 hours my vision started going in my left eye. My doctors the...
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