Posted 8/14/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -6)
The eternal question...I wish we had an answer too.
If we knew what was the cause or trigger, we'd have a cure. I think the immune system is so complex that even the researchers are overwhelmed with the task of trying to figure it out. So many diseases are immune related. Once they can find the triggers or causes, we'll have a cure for all AI diseases. In the meantime, we try to find ways to cope, live, and find joy.
I spent the first 3 years of my life on a farm where grandpa used pestisides on the crops. I was around all kinds of chemical crap. That could be one trigger. I also had from being a baby, constant strep throat infections. Didn't get the old tonsils out until I was 8. That could be another trigger. So many possibilities.
Welcome to the forum!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus