I have an auto immune disorder as well. To find out what is causing the auto immune response you will need to find out what is provoking your immune system so that it starts attacking you. A lot of the times this has something to do with the gut; most commonly due to a food intolerance or due to Candida overgrowth. My doctor explained that in my case for example the Candida overgrowth has created a leaky gut; the fungus drills its roots through the gut walls and damages the wall. undigested food particles then “leak” into the blood stream. the immune system starts attacking these particles that should not be in the blood stream in the first place. This gives rise in the antibodies and unfortunately sometimes the immune system starts also attacking part of your own tissue as if it was the problem causing auto immune illness.
There is often a link between candida and auto immune conditions and treating the candida might remove the cause that is provoking the auto immune response. This is how my doctor at least tried to approach lowering the antibodies. And while being on a special diet I have managed to lower my antibodies quite drastically I have also gotten a host of other problems from being too strict with my diet. And I am far from better, much to my doctors surprise, especially as I just found out that apparently I no longer have Candida!.
In my own research I have now come to the conclusion that rather than considering Candida as the root cause of my auto immune illness, it might be just another symptom of something else going wrong in the body. In other words, while treating this symptom then somewhat alleviated the auto immune response, it did not remove the problem. There is something else that causes both the auto immune response as well as the propensity to get candida overgrowth. I have a hunch what that might be for me, but it is too early to say for sure. That is why I continue to do my own research and test things for myself. Only hoping that one day I’ll figure this out. I believe that there are many individual differences to each case and it is best if you learn about your body and what’s going wrong with it yourself. A lot of doctors really have no idea about Candida or auto immune illnesses. Investigate your life, the way you respond to things etc. and listen to the body – find out what is causing this auto immune response and deal with it. I believe it always has to do with some kind of imbalance.