Here are just a few of the things an auto immune disease will attack in an attempt to fight off invaders:
Hair-thinning, falling out, bald spots on scalp, dry and brittle
Eyes-itchy, burning, blurry vision, inflammation
Skin-dry, rashes especially on face, psoriasis
Mouth- ulcers (the worst) cavities due to being too dry or too much bacteria
Joints-aches, pains, stiffness, deformities, loss of grip, cannot move arms above head, hard to walk or bend at the knees, hard to dress
Blood-anemic, easy bruising
Reproductive-can cause infertility, dryness, overgrowth of bacteria
Organs-failure of vital ones, hard to breathe, chest pain, lung inflammation
Digestive-weight loss, foods hard to digest, IBS, watch what you eat-sensitivities
Brain-forgetfulness, depression, brain fog
This is a list of things I have endured in my 12 years with this disease.
Thankfully not all at the same time and thankfully meds can help alleviate much of this.
My hope is in Jesus. I am thankful I have a promise of eternity and faithfulness in a cure or in a plan or purpose for my pain. Prayer is powerful.