For People With Multiple Conditions


For People With Multiple Conditions

This is a support group for people with multiple medical conditions.

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Latest Activity: Apr 8

Diabetes Forum

Introduce Yourself!

Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by JenJen777 Mar 3. 41 Replies

This category is for introducing yourself and explaining what medical conditions you have and how they affect your life or whatever.

Mistreatment Discussion

Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by Eileen Apr 27, 2013. 1 Reply

This is for people who feel like they've been mistreated with their medical conditions and would like to talk about it.

Prurigo Nodularis (skin disease) and Diabetes

Started by Tinkersmom. Last reply by Mohanned Oct 29, 2012. 4 Replies

I'm searching for a connection between PN and Diabetes. The "experts" say the cause of PN is unknown. It presents as a "bite" that causes extreme itching. Next, lesions appear and the itching…Continue

General & Misc. Discussion

Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by Yvonne Aug 11, 2012. 15 Replies

If you feel like talking about something that won't fit into any of the broad categories I created, post it here!

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Comment by john on April 8, 2014 at 6:34pm

@ Roxyann Ruiz;

Sarchoidosis is hereditary as well as being an auto-immune disorder which Diabetes type 1 is. I have some symptoms of of it, like the issue with a painful sternum, and issues with weakness of breathing. I have also had it show up on an xray of my liver, so not really sure. The last xray, it was gone, so again, the docs don't really know and are assuming the inheritance and immune disorder that caused the diabetes as the likely causes. However, I am also a smoker, so they are not really sure.

My father has it really bad, non-smoker, but has had the tumors show up in his kidneys, lungs, pancreas and liver at different times in the past. He is now 84 and doing ok, considering his other health issues, bad heart, bad fluid drainage from his head, which causes severe physical disorientation, ie he falls a lot. He has had 3 different surgeries to help with the fluid drainage, and they can not do a 4th one, even though he does severely need it.

Anyway, it 'appears' to run along side with inheritance AND auto-immune disorders, so it would not surprise me if they found that in you. I would warn though, that it is frequently incorrectly diagnosed, so as always, get a second official opinion from someone that truly handles those types of cases.

Comment by Roxyann Ruiz on April 8, 2014 at 4:22pm

Anyone here also having problems with Sarcoidosis on top of being a type 1 diabetic.

Comment by Bert on April 19, 2013 at 7:20am

Hello, I am new to this group; having just joined. I have had Diabetes for about ten plus years now; but also have a host of other diseases.
I have had a heart attack, have borderline high blood pressure and have had a kidney removed because of a growth in the bad kidney.
The only thing good with my health is that my cholesterol is very low, but then the HDL (good cholestrol) is also very low (less than 25.)
Does anyone on this forum have any advice for me? I am in reasonable good health and do a lot of walking as well as treadmill and elliptical machine exercise.

Comment by Robert Miles on March 10, 2013 at 9:19am

Judith, that URL works better.

Comment by Linda G on March 10, 2013 at 5:44am

I commented about that on the group Diabetes Plus, Robert! Very odd!! I was able to enter that site yesterday, however go! Let's blame it on the time change ;)

Comment by Robert Miles on March 9, 2013 at 10:59pm

Judith, looks like you made some error in entering the URL for that website.

Comment by Mohanned on October 27, 2012 at 7:30am
Hi Trudy ,to specifically classify it I have demographic urticaria ,and your right it is a hyperactive immunity.just started sudden with me and no apparent cause was found(other than scratching increases it)but only info I found is that it spontaneously comes and well spontaneously go in the next 10 years.
Comment by Trudy on October 24, 2012 at 4:59am

Hi Mohanned. I just looked at urticaria in Wikipedia, which noted that it could be an immune problem. It also said, "The most common food allergies in adults are shellfish and nuts. The most common food allergies in children are shellfish, nuts, peanuts, eggs, wheat, and soy."

I have Celiac Disease, which is not an allergy but a problem with the gluten in wheat, rye and barley; I also have an allergy to shrimp and am intolerent to soy and corn. Celiac and Type 1 commonly occur together; I have both.

It might be worthwhile for you to investigate the possibility that you have Celiac or some food allergy if you haven't already done so. Wishing you luck in getting relief soon, whatever the cause.

Comment by Mohanned on October 24, 2012 at 4:27am
Hi everyone just joined your group. Just was wondering if any one developed allergies after his diagnosis?because the weird part is I developed a type of physical allergy(I can literally draw any where on my skin and comes out as urticaria)just wondering.
Comment by Ila on July 25, 2012 at 5:59am

I have been getting Zantac via Walmart's generic Rx plan. Just discovered that I can get the exact same thing over the counter for the exact same price. The only difference is with a Rx I don't have to pay sales tax. Guess what I'm gonna be doing from now on. So much easier than having to call in for an Rx.


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