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The Why ME Syndome

Posted Jul 23 2009 9:36pm

When I was first diagnosed I went through a very long phase and I call it the "Why Me Syndrome" I could not figure out why out of my very large family, was I the one chosen for this disease? My family even said the same thing. No...Actually they said..."You can't have MS", or "Where did you get it from" or best yest..."Nobody in the family has it so how could you get it"????

Well, not too long ago in one of the many MS magazines I get in the mail. I found the answer to my questions and to my family's questions along with many people with MS.

The answer is that MS is an AUTOIMMUNE disease. Now you say "I already know that" but did you know that there are over 100 known Autoimmune diseases? Autoimmune diseases/disorders are hereditary in a lot of cases. There are always the few that get it for NO known reason. After seeing this list I know that it made a lot of sense to me why I would have a good possibility of getting an autoimmune disease/disorder. It also made me understand why my youngest son would also get and autoimmune disease. I will explain that one later.

I am just waiting for the next time that somebody in the family asks me again. Because almost everyone on both sides of my family loves to blame the other family as to how I got this disease.

Achlorhydra Autoimmune Active Chronic Hepatitis

Addison's Disease

Alopecia Areata

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Anti-GBM Nephritis or anti-TBM Nephritis

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Aplastic Anemia



Atopic Allergy

Atopic Dermatitis

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)

Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS)

Balo Disease

Behcet's Disease

Berger's Disease (IgA Nephropathy)

Bullous Pemphigoid


Celiac Disease

Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS)

Churg Strauss Syndrome

Cicatricial Pemphigoid

Cogan's Syndrome

Cold Agglutunin Disease


Cranial Arteritis

CREST Syndrome

Crohn's Disease

Cushing's Syndrome

Dego's Disease



Devic Disease

Diabetes, Type 1

Diabetes, Type 2

Dressler's Syndrome

Discoid Lupus


Essential Mixed Cryoglobulinemia

Eosinophilic Fasciitis

Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita

Evan's Syndrome



Fibrosing Alveolitis


Giant Cell Artertis


Goodpasture's Disease

Grave's Disease

Guillian-Barre Syndrome

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Hemolytic Anemia

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura


Hughes Syndrome

Idiopathic Adrenal Atrophy

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura

Inflammatory Demylinating Polyneuropathy

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Kawasaki's Disease

Lichen Planus

Lou Gehrig's Disease

Lupoid Hepatitis


Lyme Disease

Meniere's Disease

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Sclerosis

Myasthenia Gravis


Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid


Pars Planitis

Pemphigus Vulgaris

Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndromes

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)


Primary Biliary Cirrhois

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


Raynaud's Phenomenon

Reiter's Syndrome

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatoid Arthritis




Sjogren's Syndrome

Sticky Blood Syndrome

Still's Disease

Stiff Man Syndrome

Sydenham Chorea

Systemic Lupus Erythmatosis (SLE)

Takayasu's Arteritis

Temporal Arteritis

Ulcerative Colitis



Wegener's Granulomatosis

Wilson's Syndrome

Now who doesn't have a family member that doesn't have at least one of these???

The list was found at this link
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