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Anyone know of a natural cure for Sjogrens or any other autoimmune disease?

Asked by missjena (910points) June 4th, 2009 from iPhone

My good friend cured his severe case of lupus by a vitamin called amylase. Anyone have experience with sjogrens? I don’t want to take medication due to the side effects. Can you have an autoimmue disease like sjogrens with a negative result? I have dry eye and a blocked salivary gland that is very painful. Besides an autoimmune disease what else can block salivary glands and tear duct glands?

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asmonet's avatar

Wow, I’m gonna let shilolo take this one.
There’s just so much… no.

asmonet's avatar

You know what, no.

You can’t cure an autoimmune disease with vitamins. At best you can treat it with good old pharmaceuticals.

Educate yourself.

hearkat's avatar

I’m gonna watch this one, too… because as far as I know, there aren’t any known unnatural cures for auto-immune diseases, either… just management therapies.

cak's avatar

Paging Dr. Shilolo.

missjena's avatar

I understand that people don’t believe in natural cures but my friend was on his death bed with lupus. He began changing his diet and starting taking amylase and he hasn’t had a positive ANA test in 15 years or one symptom. He refused to take any other medication and still takes it to this day. I’m sorry but he is living proof that ur worked for him. Either way can u have a megatons ANA and still have an autoimmune?

asmonet's avatar

You’re just wrong.

missjena's avatar

Negative ana (typo)

missjena's avatar

@asmonet I don’t care about what anyone says or amy website says. I mean this very respectfully. This question wasn’t asking if you believe in natural cures. I believe what I see and 15 years is a long time.

missjena's avatar

What else can cause blocked glands?

oratio's avatar

Amylase is not a vitamin

asmonet's avatar

My mother ran one of the first natural healing health centers in the country back in the late 70s. I’ve grown up with every kind of natural treatment and supplement within arms reach. I am not sharing my opinion of natural treatment plans here.

I am saying, that auto-immune disorders, do not work that way according to everything I’ve read.

A Flintstones vitamin ain’t gonna change your cells having a gang war.

asmonet's avatar

Thank you, oratio. You brought the other point to be made. I didn’t think I should even bother.

missjena's avatar

Not amylase I’m sorry. Ambrotose. Either way this question wasn’t about who believes in what. Can anyone answer the original question?

asmonet's avatar

We already answered it.

There are no natural cures for those diseases and no man-made ones either.

Just treatment.

See second answer from the top.

asmonet's avatar

And have you looked up Ambrotose? I mean, c’mon.

Your friend is kidding himself.

missjena's avatar

That was not my only questionnnnnnnn. I 100% believe in natural cures, respect my opinion instead of trying to convince me otherwise. I respect you don’t believe in them. My cousins a successful biochemist holistic doctor whose cured many serious ailments but this isn’t a competition. I just want to know can you have a autoimmune disease with a negative AnA and can something else block tear and salivary glands besides an autoimmune disease?

missjena's avatar

@asmonet I do not care what you say about my friend. He cured his lupus naturally 15 years ago. Get over it.

asmonet's avatar

Again, I have never stated my opinion on natural treatments. You are making assumptions that I don’t believe in them.

Enjoy your misinformed opinion.

missjena's avatar

You said my friend is kidding himself. I’m sorry but you met him? He was dying from lupus until he started taking a natural vitamin and hasn’t had a symptom or positive ana test in 15 years. What’s your explanation for it? Please can someone answer the original question. I really need to know. Thank you. I am on vacation so I can’t see my dr yet.

cak's avatar

@missjena – Lupus goes in cycles, though – right? It has flares, if everything is maintained – say he is doing everything he needs to do – I’m not saying meds – it’s not active right now. Could that be it versus being cured. Also, there are several different forms of Lupus. Are you talking about SLE?

missjena's avatar

Men get lupus worse than women. It’s been 15 maybe more years without 1 symptom. Anyway I appreciate all the interest in myfriend but anyone know about my original question about the glands?

asmonet's avatar

Lol, Ambrotose is not all natural and it’s essentially a sugar pill.

hearkat's avatar

@missjena – 15 years ago, you were about 7, right? You witnessed this miraculous recovery? Why hasn’t it become well known that Lupus can be ‘cured’ this way?

cak's avatar

@missjena – I don’t know. I’m not one that puts a lot into natural cures. I’ve seen one too many people led the wrong way and it harm them. Whatever you do, if you are on meds now, don’t stop taking them. Wait and talk to your doctor. Don’t ignore the advice of your medical doctor.

asmonet's avatar

From Googling.

Click.

missjena's avatar

Omg it’s my mothers bestfriend. He is also a friend of mine. I can’t believe this!!! Get over it people. If you can’t answer the question then stop waisting your time typing. Yes he cured himself naturally. He’s not the only one either. Get over it people.

casheroo's avatar

Hey! @asmonet my Flinestone vitamins game me peanut baby, he’s a genius and lupus free! ~

missjena's avatar

@asmonet I do not care about links online. I can make a website myself if I wanted. I believe what I see not from the Internet. I’ve read books and there are natural cures. can anyone answer the original question? I don’t care if you don’t believe in natural cures. I couldn’t care lessssssss. I believe it 100%. You’ll never change my mind asmonet give up.

asmonet's avatar

@casheroo: But does he carry a gat and rep his hood?

missjena's avatar

Thanks for answering my question! I’ll have to ask people who know how to answer the original question. You people are seriously misled. Research it. I’m no longer responding. No one knows what they aretalking about. I’m on vacation im out.

cak's avatar

@missjena – As a cancer patient, do you have any idea how many “natural” cures were thrown at me? Please, at least trust me in that you should talk to your doctor before anything. Do not stop meds, do not trust some magic pill.

asmonet's avatar

Hey, @missjena. Treat the bitchitis you’ve got developing and read the thread. Read the links, and if you can’t do that GTFO of Fluther. You’re not even trying to listen.

I linked causes for salivary glands – Google can do the rest for tears ducts and a combination of the two. But you need to speak to a doctor, and for the millionth time my position on natural treatments has not been discussed, stop acting foolish and yelling out what you think I mean instead of reading what I say.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Holistic remedies are typically good at preventing disease but curing disease is a different story.

Please discuss your options with a medical professional for your own sake. If you don’t trust the advice of your current doctor, by all means go to another one.

YARNLADY's avatar

There are many reports of spontaneous remission of diseases, and disorders. When the remission is accompanied by a ‘treatment’ it can be attributed to that, in error.

My brother is an example of spontaneous remission. His emphysema has completely disappeared, and he did not take any supplement or folk remedy. This happens, and no one knows why. It is unfortunate when it is accompanied by a fake treatment.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@YARNLADY I’m so with you here. My mother suffered a serious lung injury which rendered her lung capacity as about 1/2 that a woman her age. She has to breathe with the aid of external oxygen for the rest of her life.

Then one day she was able to breathe just fine. My parents both were praising god and celebrating as though a miracle had happened. Then the condition came back a few days later and their doctor confirmed that things like these happen pretty frequently with their patients.

Darwin's avatar

Interesting: Ambrotose is supposed to “support the immune system,” which to me sounds as if it strengthens it or increases its activity. Yet autoimmune disease results in the immune system becoming too active and attacking the body itself.

From what I understand, the best way to deal with autoimmune diseases is to keep yourself as healthy as you can, get the right amount of sleep, avoid stress, reduce inflammation, and, if necessary, reduce the activity of your immune system as needed to reduce symptoms. This latter step is usually done with some form of corticosteroid.

ubersiren's avatar

Dudes, perhaps we were a little harsh to the asker?

@missjena: To answer your questions, nobody has had experiences with Sjogrens, or they would have mentioned it. They (nor I) don’t know of any natural cures. Nobody who answered is qualified to answer the remainder of your questions asked. If Shilo was on duty, perhaps there would be some better input. Or google may be a better solution for learning about your disease. If you ask a question on here with any hint of a controversial subject in it, you’re going to get debate whether or not you asked for it. Just fyi for next time. Don’t let it discourage you. :o) I hope you find what you’re looking for.

Darwin's avatar

Actually my father has Sjogrens and he does what I said. Plus he uses eye drops and mouth-moistening chewing gum.

ubersiren's avatar

… and now someone mentions it.

missjena's avatar

@ uber- thank you : )

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