I am a 20 something year old woman who is married, and has a cat. We live in the United States. I have a variety of illnesses: endometriosis, fibromyalgia, lupus, interstitial cystitis, vulvar vestibulitis, and vaginismus. The focus of this blog is those illnesses, and how they affect life day to day for me, as well as trying to get information out there about them.

ETA: E and I tried for a year for a baby… we conceived twice but miscarried both times. I’m back on hormonal birth control for the winter due to a medication that I’m on for now, but will be going back off and trying again once the weather warms back up. We’ll see what happens from there.

If you’d like to contact me my email address is autoimmunelife@gmail.com – I reserve the right to decide who I respond to…. don’t expect a reply just because you email me – though if you have questions about my blog or the topics covered in it you will probably get a reply at some point.

10 Responses to “Who I am”

  1. John Says:

    Try a simple change in your diet that I recommended to my step-daughter who had been suffering from ovarian cysts, endometriosis and enlarged lymph nodes under the armpits. Replace whatever chicken you are eating with hormone-free organically grown chicken and switch to hormone free brown eggs if you’re eating the white ones. One of the little known causes of ovarian cysts and other female problems is excess estrogen and estrogen immitators from hormone fed animals and disposable plastic water bottles for starters. In 2 1/2 months of making this change and without any medications, vitamins, exotic herbs, etc. my step daughter returned to completely normal health. No ovarian issues; only healthy tissue as verified by her gynecologist. And her lymph nodes had returned to normal by the time the radiologist and surgeon checked her in pre-op. Nothing was found, everything is healthy again. Surgeries cancelled. Once the sources of the problems was removed, her body healed itself completely. By the way, since commercially grown animals are routinely injected with antibiotics, this also contributes to lupus flare-ups (as well as the excess estrogen)

  2. katery Says:

    oh my god i got practically the same comment from this guy, it really pissed me off. don’t ask me how they diagnosed her with endo without doing surgery.

    I remember seeing it – not sure if it was on your blog or another person’s – but he makes the rounds :/. It pisses me off too! And I really don’t know! One of these days I plan to edit a reply in – I left it up so that I could reply to it lol… otherwise it’d be gone by now!

  3. Foxy Says:

    He commented on my blog too! I just thought he was an organic chicken farmer! LOL

    Nope – one of those people like the lady who goes blog to blog telling endo ladies to see specific specialists, or the one who had that “discussion” with you and I on your blog about US health insurance

  4. It is so awful-those that prey upon someone ill & promise cures for whatever ailment they have. Well-if it were so easy-we’d all be healthy wouldn’t we? Most of us are much smarter than they think we are and we know better than to listen to their drivel…however, I feel bad for those that fall for it and end up with false-hope and/or spend money that they really don’t have. Just makes me sick-

    It really is! They are why I’ve had to change my comment settings from anyone I’ve approved in the past having their comments posted instantly to me approving every single comment…. 😦 Exactly – I sure don’t enjoy being sick!! And I’d rather do my own research and listen to my doctor for my treatments (I’ve suggested some of the stuff I’m taking – milk thistle for example) than listen to some random Joe online……

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  7. Jean Baum Says:

    Hello my name is Jean and I am 31 living with a complement immune deficiency called MBL def. This immune diseases causes me to slowly acrue more autoimmune diseases such as: Fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, autoimmune urticaria, endometriosis, vitiligo, and now possibly arthritis. I was excited to find your blog and I am currently thinking about starting a support group through a website I am designing for anyone with autoimmune diseases. I want it to be informative with links to recent journals, reports, projects, and clinical trials. Also I want it to be a blog or meeting place such as your site. I would love your feedback on what you would like to see πŸ™‚

  8. autoimmunelife Says:

    Hi Jean,
    I’m so sorry you have so much going on too…. these stupid autoimmune diseases sure do love running in groups. 😦

    I’d love to know more about this website you are thinking of starting.
    I’ll definitely give you feedback when you let me know it’s viewable!

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  10. mallory Says:

    Hi, I think you might be my long lost medical twin or something. I am 20, recently diagnosed with endo, IC, I have a Mullerian anomaly so I have only one kidney and a useless uterus, I have also recently developed more severe mental health issues after a history of major depression and am on the verge of being diagnosed with bipolar2. I have wondered many times if there is something greater at play here. How were you diagnosed with lupus? MS is in my family and there have been times when I have had my concerns about it. I would be really interested in talking to you more about this since all of this is very new and very…scary to me. This year has been the worst I can remember.

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