Don- wow, thanks for the article and information.
Mystery Illness- I believe their is a HUGE link. My Aunt has been diagnosed with MS for as long as I can remember, my father has been having some similar symptoms in the past 3-5 years but was not diagnosed with MS because of "lack of brain lesions." so, the doctors have diagnosed him with Hashimotos Disease and only put him on some supplements- D 12 and Omega 3, to be exact. When I was diagnosed with Sjorgens and Fibromyalsia (both auto immune) I was only given the diagnosis because I was RELENTLESS with my PCP and Reumo in finding an answer. Finally after my more severe neurological problems began I knew it was time to branch out. ( On a side note- my husband has a lot of doctor friends- through his job and they say both are made up diseases-just to sht ppl up)!!!
Since then I have found out that almost everyone on my fathers side of the family has been diagnosed with some form of an autoimmune disorder! Interesting fact- my grandfather became ill with colon cancer in his late 20s, and I didn't know it until my diagnosis, but the government treated him "free of charge" with some strong experimental drugs- Pre children. So needless to say, I think he had some jacked up sperm lol. Now we are all suffering the consequences!
I am trying to get me dad into see my LLMD and I think I have him convinced, if only it wasn't so far away. I was looking for someone here in Ohio. Although, I do love my doc!
Best of luck! Email if you want!
Fibromyalsia, Colitis, Sjogerns, Lyme Disease, Epstein Barr, anxiety, depression, Chronic Fatigue, PTSD, Cytomegalovirus, RMSF, severe arthritis, joint swelling, muscle spasms & MORE :(
*On anti-seizure med, Prozac, Xanax, adderall, norco, mega dose vitamin D, omega 3, probiotic, magnesium, Clarithromycin 500mg 2x day (bc Lyme has enlarged brain and left atrium)
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