I found this meme on facebook, and it really does sum up what an Autoimmune disorder really is.
Essentially, it is where your immune system has become “confused” and over-sensitized and has started to attack your own body’s cells thinking that they are foreign invaders.
This is the reason why they can be so damaging, and why they can be so destructive to our bodies. It is also the reason why, once you have developed one Autoimmune disorder, you are far more likely to develop more. Once your immune system has become sensitized to one type of your own bodies cells, it will start to recognize other cells as being foreign invaders as well.
It is also the reason why it is not recommended that people with Autoimmune disorders take anything that is an immune stimulant. The last thing you need to do is to stimulate an already over-stimulated immune system as that will make the problem worse.
I have not been able to find where this meme originated. If anyone does know, please let me know so that I can give proper credit.