Daily Exhaustion 1. This is the inherent fatigue that I attribute to the inflammatory, autoimmune nature of Lupus. It never goes away, and differs from normal fatigue in that you don't have to do anything to deserve it. It can vary from day to day but is always there. Think what it feels like to function without having any sleep for 2 days. That is the blanket of exhaustion that is the basis for daily living with autoimmune illness. All of the following are added to this basic fatigue. .
Type 1: Plain old allergy (asthma, anaphylaxis, atopy) Type 2: Antibody-dependent, cytotoxic (think of autoimmune hemolytic anemia) Type 3: Immune complex disease (like a lot of the autoimmune conditions: rheumatoid, lupus) Type 4: Delayed/Cell-Mediated (mediated by T cells, T cells are slower to react than antibodies, so this reaction takes a couple days) Type 5: Receptor-mediated autoimmune disease (Graves, myasthenia gravis)
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