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Restless Leg Syndrome
(many people with autoimmune disorders have this too).

Erythema nodosum (e-nodosum).
"There are a variety of diseases that cause erythema nodosum such as; inflammatory bowel disease, sarcoidosis, and more rare diseases like Behcet's disease, and systemic lupus erythematosus. These are generally conditions that involve inflammation throughout the body and erythema nodosum is in sort of association with these diseases."
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MedicineNet - Erythema nodosum (e-nodosum)

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Overcoming Fatigue
People describe fatigue in different ways. Some experience it as a feeling of low energy, as being too much effort to move, or feeling drained. Sometimes people describe it as "being lazy" and lacking in motivation. It is different from being sleepy though sometimes people say they are tired.
There are myriad medical conditions that are associated with fatigue. When some of these are treated, like anemia or hypothyroidism, energy level returns. Other conditions are not as easy to relieve, such as a low cardiac output from a serious heart attack or chronic disabling arthritis.
This article is an excellent guide with suggestions to overcoming those feelings of fatigue which are only too familiar to people with Autoimmune Disorders.
Overcoming Fatigue

This is Real
"Invisible Illnesses are those where others don't instantly know that you have an illness. This means you don't necessarily use a walking stick or a wheelchair, or have any marks on your body that others would see, or have a big sticker on your forehead saying 'yes, i am ill!' Because of this and the fact that you are not necessarily tucked up in bed all the time, people tend to assume that you are perfectly healthy and have either recovered from whatever was ailing you, or you were never ill in the first place and are/were just being lazy."
This is Real

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) is a poorly understood syndrome of potentially reversible progressive sensorineural hearing loss with or without dizziness. The classic clinical presentation of this disease is with bilateral fluctuating progressive sensorineural hearing loss occurring over several months. Tinnitus (noises in the ear) and aural fullness, "pressure", may also occur as well as dizziness or vertigo.
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)

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Kidney Transplantation.
Autoimmune Disease can lead to kidney failure and transplant. This is a very interesting website about kidney transplants.
"We are a group of five second-year medical students at the University of Edinburgh. In this website we present the work we undertook as part of an anatomy project running over four weeks."
In this website, we aim to:
· Describe and document our dissection of the abdomen
· Describe the basic anatomy of some of the major abdominal structures
· Describe the anatomy of the kidneys
· Present the product of our extensive research on the topic of kidney transplantation"
Kidney Transplantation