Re: Do I or do I not have an autoimmune disease?
Well only a doctor can tell you if you have an autoimmune disease or not, you know your body better then anyone else a little background information might help us understand your situation a little better, but no one on this board can diagnose you. With that said, usually they do a test called an ANA it will tell you if you have the antibodies to a specific immune disorder. Their is also genetic mapping through blood tests where they can check for certain mutations that show up in your blood stream.
Which doctor did you like better, the first one sounded like he wanted to help but only you can make that decesion. Base it on how you feel, what prompted you to get this test done in the first place. Its not an easy yes or no answer some people with auto immune go years without knowing they have the illness while others suffer without any answers, I still don't have the blood tests that say yes or no my doctor is treating my symptoms but she does know for sure that I have Inflammatory arthritis which is like Rheumatoid arthritis and that is an autoimmune I suggest you go back to the first doctor that said you had one, and ask all kinds of questions.
Good luck to you and keep us updated.