The autoimmune disease is likely an infection. I tested high in ana titers too.
Im positive for m pneumoniae, IgG, IgM and IgA. I think this is my likely cause of PSSD. The immune system overreacts to bacterial infection
When you use corticosteroids you surpress the immune response and get cured temporarily. It’s the same reason why mifepristone works in rebound…
You should get full infection panels (best to use arminlabs or redlabs), also great plains organic acids, great plains microbiology, great plains mycotoxin test.
I could be bacterial/fungal.
Regular doctors will test for infections and even when there are clear signs of active infection they will tell you they are in past and no problem anymore. It’s best to get PCR / IgA tests, a cd57 test, it depends on the pathogen however you need to rule out if they are active or not. I’m not expert in this either.
The next best thing to do is to check metabolites of bacteria/fungi in urine. Unfortunately these tests are expensive. I’m in process of doing these tests now, i will share my results.
Im pretty sure mycoplasma is an issue in me, I just don’t know if there’s additional immunosurpression by mold from fungj. I’m testing for mycotoxins. I ruled out other stuff like heavy metals too.
Ssri’s likely change some parameters of the immune response (serotonin regulates it), along with raising cortisol some pathogens can reactivate and go chronic
It could also be about retinoid metabolism since that interferes with immunity too
I don’t know much about fin but it seems it can work like a corticosteroid too
This also explains one pill cases, and why this occurs more frequently in ssri withdrawal (in which cortisol rises most)