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Oct 2, 2017 · Auto Immune Disease in Chronic Pain

Auto Immune disease can cause you to have many diagnosis before you get to the bottom of your real problem. I was in a severe car accident in 2001 and had blamed most everything on it. When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia I started looking into auto immune disease. I am an LPN with 16 years experience and all RN classes taken but did not do my clinical portion due to husband’s brain injury in the same accident opting to work so we would have insurance because auto insurance would not cover everything. I had to stop working as a nurse on the floor shortly after the accident because I could not lift 50lbs or more and fortunately had a prior degree in data processing with small business management. I worked employee health and then Utilization Review as the hospital had just started using computers until 2011 when chronic pain forced me to start taking vicodin. I was afraid to drive while on it let alone work in the position I was in so I retired early at age 57. By this time my husband had finally received Social Security Disability insurance and benefits.

Oct 2, 2017 · Thankful for finding the correct diagnosis in Autoimmune Diseases

too have had multiple diagnosis. Newest is some kind of small vessel disease that blocks arterioles and small vesicles. I have been put on every medication there is since 2001 and just finally I found an Internal Med doctor who also specializes in multiple diagnosis and auto immune diseases. God sent him to me I’m sure. When the neurologist said Dr. Chivirani I thought I heard Dr. Kahn and so I googled Abed Kahn as the first name popped into my head. Turns our he had seen me in the hospital when I overdosed on medication by taking my night meds instead of morning meds. My blood pressure dropped and being a nurse I knew the symptoms. I don’t know what I had have done if I didn’t know.