T1 Comorbidity Other Autoimmune

Any other members with T1 whose dx includes comorbidity with other autoimmune disorders? Mine include vitiligo, unspecified autoimmune malaise (some commonality with other specified ai diseases), asthma & other numerous allergies. I have a 1st cousin with T1, lupus & celiac disease.

I’m curious to know if other members have T1 & comorbidity with other autoimmune duseases.

I was diagnosed with cough variant asthma a couple of years ago and have been taking allergy shots to learn my sensitivity to the things that trigger me. Things are improving.

Henry @Hen51, there are many “autoimmune diseases”, and just because a person has one of these [more than a dozen varieties to choose from], doesn’t mean that s/he will get, or will be more suspect able, to another autoimmune disease.

I, for one, have had “autoimmune diabetes” for many years, yet I’ve not had symptoms or diagnosis of other autoimmune diseases; I’ve known people with autoimmune, including my first degree relatives, yet none of those people have been diagnosed with autoimmune diabetes. I had a great aunt with wicked asthma, an autoimmune disease, who baked and ATE the best cakes & pies; she wouldn’t let me in her house on baking days because she thought the sugar in the air would kill me.

A person with more than one autoimmune disease is as much co-incidence as anything else. Here are a few others you might want to investigate.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis. …
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus). …
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). …
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS). …
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome. …
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. …
  • Psoriasis.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Myasthenia gravis.
  • Pernicious anemia.
  • Reactive arthritis .
  • Sjögren syndrome.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Dennis, I wouldn’t disagree with your 1st paragraph. It is in fact a minority of T1s that have comorbidity with other autoimmune disorders. There is replicated medical research that finds comorbidity between ai T1 with certain other ai diseases. These occurences are beyond coincidence.

My query was to reach a narrow audience. I was not trying to raise a false alarm for all others with T1 or others with another ai disease for that matter. It’s true that there are a multitude of ai disorders known to medical science & medicine. But I would be remiss & guilty of misleading others if I were to list all those which I might find. Most would be irrelevant to my query bc the research on the topic at hand looks at a more narrow list.

I have had both GP 's, endocrinologists & my Immunologist/Rheumatologist tell me that T1s often have comordity with other ai diseases.

For anyone interested in medical research on this topic I suggest beginning with a search of – the National Institutes of Health Website.

– One easy to read article comes from Stanford & can be found at “Beyond Type 1” at
https://beyondtype1.org/type-1-diabetes-with-other-autoimmune-diseases/ . The researcher specifically names Celiac Disease, Lupus, MS, Thyroid diseases, Vitiligo, Addison’s & Rheumatoid Arthritis.

A general web search on the topic would also give you results.

Thanks for your reply. I listed my own asthma & allergies but those aren’t mentioned in the research. I believe however that as the research continues other ai diseases could be added.

what is with cough variant asthma

what kind of cough sounds like raspy try to expel mucus

Hi @Aaron38 welcome to TypeOneNation. No one can diagnose you here. If you have a cough and it is bothering you, then you should go see a doctor. If you are having difficulty breathing then the emergency room, if you can’t breathe at all, then 911. Hope you are ok.

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Hi @Aaron38. I was diagnosed with cough variant asthma a couple of years ago but we’re not medical professionals here and you should really discuss symptoms with your primary care doctor. Coughing can mean any number of things ranging from mild (although annoying) to severe, so I don’t want to go into detail about my diagnosis except to say that I am getting treatment and doing better now. Please see your doctor - they should be able to get you started, and refer you to a specialist if necessary.

Joe, I agreed with comment that anyone suspecting cva should see medical professional, For 2 years I coughed with sound of a seal or barking dog. I kept telling wife that I should just give it time. I didn’t self dx but advise against self diagnosis. After hospital stay dx w/ cough variant asthma, COPD & chronic dry larynx. Doing well after treatment from medical professionals with emphasis on the latter,

I wish I had thought of this last night, but keep in mind for the future, many of most insurance plans have a 24/7 helpline to call - or you can get in touch with the on call physician at your doctor’s office. You’re not likely to get a definitive diagnosis over the phone but they will property you with enough questions to determine whether your next step should take you to the doctir’s office or the ER. There are also walk in urgent care centers that can help. They may be open later than your doctor’s office but not 24/7.
Keep those options in mind for the future, but for now I would say call your doctor when the office opens and take it from there. Wishing you the best.

My son has T1D, brother has MS, mother has Sarcordosis, son and daughter have hypothyroidism, niece hyperthyroidism. Many other issues in my direct line like Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, autism… I’m always looking for connections to T1D because my son was diagnosed at 16 months old but no one in our family has it.

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