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Autoimmune SMOG

I wrote a post on here earlier... and having for years sifted through my various conditions collecting brain fog with each one, I believe 5 now give me this.. I was wondering if perhaps, having heard of 'fibro fog' that perhaps I had autoimmune smog? Due to the collective nature of them!

What an informative forum!

Posted by MaryF 8 hours ago4 commentsEdit | Delete

Hello, I decided to come on here for information, as I have heard so many good things about it. I have Hughes Syndrome, Systemic Lupus, Sjogrens, Psoriatic Arthopathy and Hypothyroidisim... I don't really feel I can afford the time to develop any more conditions... however I do wonder sometimes if I have it. I throb from head to foot, and itch 24 hours a day and have terrible fatigue. However I have developed print on the end of my nose from the amount of books and medical papers read over the last twenty years. I am sure there is a connection between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME, this fibro thing..... AND the diabolical diagnosis around for Thyroid issues and poor testing in the UK.

So in between trying not to lose my temper with all my conditions, do my exercises, look after children and attend endless medical appointments for myself and children. I try and break through any residual apathy, for myself and others by promoting the three most valid petitions I know which could perhaps bring about real change... should people wish to sign them and pass them on to friends and family via email lists and facebook for further publicity and signatures.

Number one is. The World Thyroid Register... to bring about world wide change for all those people with no choice of medication AND all those of us NOT diagnosed with thyroid issues, due to the testing criteria being wrong


The next one is a UK one to make our government get off it's backside and listen to patients:


and finally. I have had some great care off the NHS and also some vile treatment, due to that chronic complainer label we get when autoimmune disease are not straight away obvious. A very good paper has been written by a group of doctors. Dr Rita Pal, the original Staffs Whistleblower who stood up for the public over the awful treatment of the public.... however she lost her career over this.

The DOH is very slack and lazy and dismissive about reading this paper, which is why it needs signatures fast. A fairer way for patients and a fairer way for staff - resolved issues with dignity, care and less loss of money for both sides, in other words a grown up way forward.


I know Fibro is a condition in it's own right, I am suspicious that I may have it myself... however I wonder how many of us could improve our lot with a little sensible thryoid investigation alongside everything else.

and a nice nostalgic petition signing ditty!

Nice to meet you all.

Sign them, share them, pass them, publicise them. A temporary cure from autoimmune SMOG x

Mary F x

2 Replies

Hi Mary,I have seen you on the Sjorgrens site,and found a lot of what you have to say interesting,but a bit beyond me.

Having said that I was surprised to come accross something which said about blood testing for thyroid not being correct and therfore medication being inadiquate.

I am at present waiting for my yearly blood test,but thinking of bringing it forward.

My hair is falling out in handfuls my wieght has gone up even though I don`t take the usual meds for fibro and have not started on anything for Sjogrens so can`t be that.

My pain is most deffinately oesteo arthrits and problems from my spine,I don`t have the same all over aches and pains that seem to go with fibro.

But boy do I have fatigue,this and brain fog go hand in hand with Sjogrens but I believe strongly it is the same with hypothroidism.

Hope I`ve made sence

Hugs Butterflyxxx




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