Autoimmune attacking my lungs

Posted by noahs @noahs, Mar 11, 2019

Hi. I’m new in this group. I was diagnosed in June 2018 of autoimmune disease attacking my lungs. This finally gave the answer to my long journey with my pulmonologist on why I had very frequent and strong lung infections. I also was diagnosed with interstitial pneumonitis in 2014. I was given prednisone 20mg
In June and now am tapered off to 5 mg. I I am also on Cellcept – two tablets twice a day. Unfortunately though my lung infections is one after the other and I am
On strong oral antibiotics every time … sometime for 20 days of two different antibiotics. These infections are causing me great physical and psychological pain. I am interested to meet other patients with the same autoimmune disease as I have. T

@noahs

I was also diagnosed “undifferentiated mixed connective tissue disease.” But what is hitting me most now is autoimmune attacking my lungs. I’m allergic to Bactrim . Just started on this journey June 2018 when finally they diagnosed me with autoimmune and cellcept and prednisone gave me a better life . Though when flare ups come, it’s bad .. but not as bad as before when they did
Not know yet that I am autoimmune. So there was definitely a progress there

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Hello everyone. I know how difficult it can be and if we are allergic to a drug we need, it's even more difficult. I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease – sarcoidosis – in 2004. As I read all of these posts, I am not seeing that anyone is getting a lung biopsy, or am I wrong?

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@estrada53

Hello everyone. I know how difficult it can be and if we are allergic to a drug we need, it's even more difficult. I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease – sarcoidosis – in 2004. As I read all of these posts, I am not seeing that anyone is getting a lung biopsy, or am I wrong?

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I got a lung biopsy that diagnosed me with BOOP PNEUMONIA!

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Hi John, since your infections are mostly in your lungs, I wonder if any of your doctors have mentioned using inhaled steroids and inhaled antibiotics (like tobrimyacin). These have less impact on tour body systems and focus on the main infection/weakness. I also wonder about immunotherapy helping you, like IV immunoglobulin. Have your IG levels been tested?

Just more food for thought for you… Wishing you the best, what area of the country do you live in

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@ckeys

Hi John, since your infections are mostly in your lungs, I wonder if any of your doctors have mentioned using inhaled steroids and inhaled antibiotics (like tobrimyacin). These have less impact on tour body systems and focus on the main infection/weakness. I also wonder about immunotherapy helping you, like IV immunoglobulin. Have your IG levels been tested?

Just more food for thought for you… Wishing you the best, what area of the country do you live in

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Do some research on stem cells and lung function. There have been some cases where stem cells have healed lungs… Wish you the best…

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