PLEASE TAKE THE POLLS SHOULD YOU HAVE AN AUTOIMMUNE DIAGNOSIS TO CONTRIBUTE AND AID TO THOSE RESEARCHING AND FOR AWARENESS

Below are specific poll questions and answers that were derived from the Facebook group “Unlocking Autoimmunity”. Within the first few weeks of the Facebook group having been up, the poll questions  were created together by group members as well as myself.  Many of these polls appear negative, and they are. The purpose to shed light on pieces of our reality, our experiences. They were not taken to shame or defame any one person or institution within the medical community, as some questions are focused on the medical field. We recognize that the majority of those in the medical community are trying their hardest and care immensely. We recognize they too are most likely just as frustrated with the difficulty of these diseases as we are. The polls were created to bring light to changes that MUST take place and to give those who struggle, voices. My purpose in collecting this data and having it remain public is to reveal discrepancies and inconsistencies in the ways patients are treated medicinally, the consistency in the way people are seemingly and frequently are emotionally treated by those in and outside of the medical community, the unacceptable amount of time it takes to get diagnosed and the plethora of symptoms that are deemed “non-specific” that appear to come with these diseases that are experienced by many. In addition, the purpose is to help others understand how greatly these “invisible” diseases impact our lives in hopes for major changes in treatments, approaches and cures.

VOTING INSTRUCTIONS: FOR EACH POLL PLEASE CLICK ON ALL ANSWERS THAT APPLY AND SUMBIT YOUR ANSWERS BY PRESSING THE VOTE BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH POLL. YOUR VOTES ARE ANONYMOUS.

TO VIEW RESULTS: PHYSICIANS AND ALL OTHERS NOT TAKING THE POLLS BUT WANT TO SEE THE STATISTICS PLEASE CLICK ‘VIEW RESULTS” IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF EACH POLL