Allergies and positive Autoimmune Disease

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couchtater
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   Posted 4/1/2011 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I've got several environmental allergies and drug allergies. I was recently told I have a positive ANA test with 320 titers. Which is a sign of autoimmune disease. Which one I won't know until further testing.
 
I was just wondering if the two are related? Do any of you have an autoimmune disease and allergic to everything?

Red_34
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   Posted 4/1/2011 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have an AI condition and possibly a few more (I am finding out on Monday). I have had allergies for a long time but these past few years seem to be the worse. New allergies are coming thru, especially to medications.
SHERRY
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couchtater
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   Posted 4/1/2011 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like a connection there....hmmmm...
Joy

Red_34
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   Posted 4/1/2011 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
It's not that surprising really Joy. AI conditions is just the immune system being confused, very much like with allergies. Many people over on the Uc forum, find that in the spring and fall that they're Uc tends to flare up more and it correlates to the increase of allergic reactions due to outdoor or indoor allergens. So it seems to make sense that with other AI conditions that the same principle may apply.
SHERRY
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dt19&99
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   Posted 4/2/2011 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
This topic was brought up recently in the Crohn's forum as well... Crohn's hasn't seemed worse to me during the spring but my springtime allergies seem to get worse every year

bookworm21
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   Posted 4/5/2011 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
My allergies became dramatically worse after my UC diagnosis. Seasonal allergies are much worse, I developed oral allergy syndrome, I've become extremely sensitive to all kinds of chemicals, etc. However, allergy season doesn't cause my UC to flare--it'll flare when it wants to!
 
 
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