Multiple autoimmune diseases

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jeshurun
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   Posted 7/18/2007 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I was just diagnosed with MS. I have already been told at another group that because of my age, I have probably been mis-diagonosed. My first major flareup was at the age of 68 Nov.2005. The doctor is 90% certain of the diagnosis because he has done all the most accurate tests including the finding of high Ig in my blood. (I have never had mononucleosis.) However, the diagnosis was made difficult by a MRI reading that stated I have arachnoiditis. The symptoms overlap (including oligonal<sp?> in the CSF) as many CNS symptoms do with the exception of one critical symptom for arachnoiditis, pain. I am sceptical about this reading because one resarcher says that arachnoiditis should be call Spinal Cord Damage with Intractable. Pain. Also, does anyone have any information on the genetic inheritance of autoimmune diseases. My daughter has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia which my doctor said is seriously being studied as a autoimmune disease. Thank you head of time for your response.

uppitycats
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   Posted 7/18/2007 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd question the diagnosis too, and seek a second opinion. You say you've "never had mono". How can you be sure? At our age (I'm 60), it would be UNcommon to have gotten this far and NOT had mono.

Yes, there is a genetic link to autoimmune diseases. Fibro is a very real disease, but I've not seen anywhere that others think it is autoimmune in nature.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


uppitycats
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   Posted 7/19/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
While arachnoiditis is incurable...it isn't terminal, either. Like -- you indeed seem to suffer with a lot of pain..but the condition itself won't kill you. And it appears that it does cause all sorts of related neurological problems, which could look a lot like MS to an untrained doctor. If you have "intracable pain" -- then the arachnoiditis might be the diagnosis. If you're not in all that severe pain -- but do have muscle spasms and all the rest, I'd be more inclined to think MS. MS isn't curable either..but it also is not terminal. I'm sorry you have to deal with either of these!
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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