river last edited by
Has anyone here been diagnosed with a specific autoimmune disorder alongside ME/CFS? What tests were used as evidence? (excuse the terminology, I've been listening to a lot of true crime podcasts and it was the only word I could think of )
I have reason to believe some symptoms I'm experiencing (not ME/CFS related) might be due to my immune system attacking the normal, healthy bacterial flora in parts of my body. I had basic immune function tests done many years ago (early on in my illness), which were normal. I know that there is known immune dysfunction in ME/CFS that can't be detected using publicly available tests so I'm not overly hopeful of being able to prove what's going on. Curious to hear people's stories.
emsarah last edited by emsarah
@river When I was being diagnosed I had high ANA markers apparently, so the doctor then checked for what auto antibodies (I think that's all the right terms ) might have caused that - I think things like lupus, sjogrens etc. But of course nothing showed up so not sure what that means. So I guess blood tests can diagnose some autoimmune things?
Maybe you would need a biopsy for other types? I know for Coeliac Disease they check with a biopsy if it shows up on a blood test.