Do You Have an Autoimmune Disease and Depression? The Question of the Week

Merely Me Health Guide
  • Hi everyone


    It is Tuesday right? I am losing track of time.


    My question for you today is: Do any of you have an autoimmune disorder or disease in addition to depression?


    I have two:


    1. Multiple Sclerosis


    2. Asthma

    How about you guys?

    Some other autoimmune diseases include fibromyalgia, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Type 1 diabetes.



    In addition there are new studies which indicate that Diabetes Type-2 may also be re-classified as an autoimmune disorder.


    November is Diabetes Awareness Month. I do not know much about diabetes but am in the process of learning more as my mother has type 2 diabetes and my doctor has mentioned that I am the pre-diabetic range. (If anyone can explain what this term means it would be much appreciated.)

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    Personal tangent:

    Went to the doctor today and they did a prick test on me and my blood-glucose level was 115. This was after fasting. I have been feeling weak, trembly, and like I may pass out these past few days but the doctor attributed these symptoms along with chest pressure to my gallbladder. For those who know my gallbladder saga (I have had about 3-4 episodes in the past couple of years and no I stll didn't get surgery yet) I will have attacks but they resolve with a change in diet. They won't do a scan until my episode is "resolved." So they sent me home. The doctor was late (almost two hours) so they rushed me out. I will have to call with my is a fasting blood glucose level of 115 normal?


    But back to my original question...does anyone here have depression and an autoimmune disease? Which came first for you? Do you think depression may be classified as an autoimmune disease someday?

    Thank you for your participation! Hope your week is going well.

Published On: October 25, 2011