Lately, I’ve received notifications that I have new followers on this blog. Thank you for your follow. I wonder if my followers have AIH (autoimmune hepatitis). I’m happy to know my AIH information is read and my AIH message is heard. I have not blogged as much, lately, due to life and work commitments. But, I am constantly scouring the internet for AIH news and research.
My pearls of wisdom for today – use your common sense. When evaluating any type of medical information or research, use your common sense to evaluate the information. Be cautious of trusting information taunting cures for diseases, particularly cures for autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases are tricky. Each one has a different set of symptoms and involve time and research to validate treatment protocols.
It’s good to read and research medical diagnosis. Be careful in jumping to conclusions or altering your treatment plans. AIH and other autoimmune diseases affect each of us in different ways. The treatment protocols affect us in different ways, too. What seems to work for one patient may be deadly for another patient. Proceed with caution when making medical decisions regarding your life. I’ve been walking this autoimmune journey for several years. Even though I have some personal experience with dealing with AIH, Hashimoto’s thyroid disease, and papillary thyroid cancer, I would not consider myself an expert in these areas.
My goal is to share information and share a message of hope. Today’s message is please, use your common sense before leaping to conclusions that could harm your life. Rely on trusted sources of information like the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) http://www.aarda.org/autoimmune-information/questions-and-answers/ .
You will find other links to more medical information throughout this blog. Proceed with care before trusting an alleged cure for your autoimmune journey.