I do not believe that the body just attacks itself for no reason at all which is what we are told happens in autoimmune diseases. There is a cause for everything and I personally think that in my situation it is an infection of some sort causing the issue. The body is attacking the infection and creating the autoimmune process.
I very much agree with this. Well stated.
Since we are a lyme board, we see that lyme can cause many different type of "diseases" - MS, ALS, arthritis, mental issues, etc. Obviously, we talk about
that a lot here because it's a lyme board.
However, there are many pathogens that wreck havoc on us. Lyme is a big one for sure. But I think we often times miss the role of viruses too (as well as other pathogens). I read a book this year that really helped me to appreciate the other factors causing our health problems nowadays. It also helps explain one reason why somebody who is on long term abx but is not fully improving (perhaps they have a viral issue that isn't being addressed by the abx). Of course, there can be other reasons too (coinfections, mold, etc). But we focus a lot on lyme, lyme, lyme (and the big name coinfections)- when it can be multiple pathogens that need to be addressed. So complicated.