18 Things People With Autoimmune Diseases Want You To Know

1. Some of us took test after test, waiting so long to get a diagnosis.

Turns out a lot of doctors think you’re just having your 10th flu in a year.

2. Before we got diagnosed, it was hard to describe how we felt, and a lot of doctors didn’t think to test for autoimmune disorders.

“I can’t feel my body but it also feels like it’s been run over by a train and I don’t think these rashes are from an allergic reaction.”

3. We have to have a lot of patience when explaining our condition, since tons of people never heard of our disease before.

“Sjögren’s? Lupus? Hashimoto? Are these Pokémon?”

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