Lupus and other Autoimmune Diseases

How to stop Autoimmune System from attacking
Humira causing Lupus - 0.0%
Could joint pain just be from Colitis - 0.0%
Could joint pain just be from Autoimmune Hepatitis - 100.0%

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Date Joined Jun 2017
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   Posted 6/18/2017 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis last July. In October I was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis and then in November diagnosed with Primary Schlerosing Cholangitis (PSC) or Bile Duct Disease.

Started having joint pain last September but now it has gotten worse so Rheumy and Hepatologist suspect Lupus. Early testing results are positive.

I have been on Humira since April but have been told that my Lupus is not drug induced.

Looks like my Autoimmune system is out of control. Have had a slow release Prednisone shot that supposedly lasts for 3 months and am on Plaquenil.

Anybody else experienced anything like this who has had any success slowing their Autoimmune system from attacking itself?

Not sure what to do next! Thanks. smile

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 6/19/2017 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW!

Check out our Lupus 101 thread, it gives lots of information as to how our autoimmune diseases are treated. The rheumy is the right person for the job!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000
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Date Joined Jun 2015
Total Posts : 146
   Posted 6/29/2017 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry for all your suffering. You are in the right place for answers and support. I have ulcerative colitis since 2005 which is thankfully in remission. I started having widespread joint and muscle pain almost 3 years ago along with swelling and other symptoms. My only positive blood test was the ana. Everything else is normal. My rheumatologist says I am prone to ai issues. I also have vertigo since the winter. I wish I had an answer for you but some of the people on this site have been lucky enough to hit remission with their lupus. Good luck. Keep us posted.
Ulcerative Colitis (remission)
GERD Reflux taking Zantac
Recently low positive ana. Taking Leflunomide (arava).
Also taking Amitriptyline to prevent migraines.

New Member

Date Joined Jul 2017
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   Posted 7/18/2017 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey! I have AIH and joint pains were one of the first symptoms.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2011
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 7/20/2017 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Sprouts are very bad for triggering flares but what does help the immune system is yogurts and Probiotics Drinks such as Yakults, which i have daily to help my flares but if you ever take antibiotic's for anything make sure you have probiotic's with them as it helps your immune system besides the antibiotics as they try to help what ever your taking them for.


Diagnosed with MCTD (Mixed connective tissue disease)

Lupus SLE/SCLE/Secondary Sjogren’s syndrome/Raynaud's phenomenon/Scleroderma
Antiphospholipid Syndrome/Peripheral neuropathy/Muscle Atrophy/COPD/Hypothyroidism
Chronic IBS/Epilepsy/Osteoarthritis (Bipolar-Manic depression-OCD)
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