About Autoimmune Disease Warriors

Autoimmune Disease Advocate and Author of the Autoimmune Disease Warriors Site

 

My name is Monique Porter and I am the author and owner of this site.

As someone who has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, I needed a way to share my journey with others.

 

Why?

I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) in 1993. No matter how many questions I asked, no one could tell me why it was happening. I was told just take a pill every day and I’d be fine.

Only I wasn’t “fine.”

Fast forward to ten years later. I was battling weight gain, hair loss, and chronic stomach problems. Test after test revealed that nothing was wrong with me. Forget the fact that I was eating healthy and still gaining weight. I was missing work because my stomach was not only making me feel miserable but it was keeping me awake at night. And fatigue? I can’t describe how difficult it was to stay awake throughout the day, even when I was busy!

And then a year ago, more tests were run and they told me nothing. I decided that if I was ever going to feel human again, my health was solely up to me.

 

What I've Learned Along the Way

 

Since then, I have discovered that gluten is not my friend. Leaky Gut is the real deal. And that traditional medicine misdiagnosed me all those years ago. They just wanted me to take a pill instead of looking at the actual cause of thyroid disease. If I had known, it might have saved not only my health but also that of my mother's who succumbed to autoimmune disease herself. She had been misdiagnosed along with others in my family. We didn’t realize what was happening until it was too late. Much too late.

If you’re like me and either you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, then this site is for you. My hope is that we can learn from the past. We can spread the word about what this disease really is and how we can fight and overcome it.

As a professional writer, I will be sharing with you on the Autoimmune Disease Warriors site what I’ve learned along my own personal journey to start recovering my health. I’ll show you the steps I’ve taken to help me feel better and function like a human being again. I'll also provide you with the latest news on the fight against autoimmune disease.

Here’s to your health and well-being!

Monique

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