Re: Diagnoses Of Sorts.....feedback Wanted
Most people think of autoimmune diseases as meaning that the immune system is underactive. It's not - it's *overactive*, as per your DX. For whatever reason, our immune systems have shifted themselves into overdrive, and since there's no "invader" to attack, it attacks the only thing available - our own bodies. This, however, does not mean that the immune system is strong in terms of being resistant to opportunistic viral and bacterial infections - quite the contrary. The damage done to our bodies by the constant immuno-onslaught weakens our resistance to everything else. So, in a bizarre and paradoxical way, autoimmune diseases accomplish two seemingly mutually exclusive tasks.