With more than 100 types of autoimmune disorders, the road to diagnosing autoimmune disease looks more like an obstacle course composed of traffic cones, construction barricades, and dead end signs.
Any guess as to how long it takes to diagnose an autoimmune disease? According to the AARDA it takes about 4.5 years. And it didn’t surprise me to hear that. With more than 100 types of autoimmune disease and a broad spectrum of symptoms, getting a diagnosis is like taking a long drive to an elusive destination without the benefit of a working GPS. Even though more than 20 million Americans have some type of autoimmune disease, I’m betting that each of the journeys to diagnosis was different.Keep Reading