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I tell them it is an auto-immune problem.
That for some reason, my immune system was triggered and it has gone hay-wire and decided it needs to attack itself. Doctor's don't know what causes it, and while there are many different ways to treat it, every person is an individual in the way their body attacks itself, the degree of severity of their symptoms, how they react to the various meds and how the disease responds to the various meds. Treatment is very much like a guessing-game until the patient and specialist have found the med or combination of meds to help keep it under control. Currently there is no cure, but many cases can manage their symptoms for long periods of time.
I'm just one of the lucky "difficult cases" and we haven't found what works best for me. Yet.
Hi, guys! I usually go with autoimmune, and it fits in well with my autoimmune hepatitis, highgrade colon dysplasia and sarcoidosis. (It is fun to give a history to a new doctor...they sometimes run out of patience, like a clerk with a big deli order: "ok, a pound of salami, two pounds of roast beef, american cheese,..... anything else?)
Just as long as the person then doesn't start in with the "****" diet view--It is because I've eaten SOMETHING WRONG, and if I ate "right" I'd be ok... Agrrrr....