I understand your feelings of desperation, I am currently working with someone who also has an autoimmune disorder and has been under the Dr.'s care for quite a few years and is now receiving alternative treatment. I am sorry I can't give alot of info at this moment, as I am leaving shortly. I should be back on my computer later this evening though.
A couple of quick things I'll leave you with.
1st. There is a great opportunity to completely reverse her condition
2nd. The root of all auto immune diseases is the same. The body is attacking self. Where it shows up in the body will determine the name it is given. eg. Joints-Arthritis, Thyroid-Hyper/Hypo Thyroidisim, pancreas-Diabetes, and so on...
3rd pallitive care can be nessesary however, we believe it should be either temporary or Treatment of last resort.
4th. currative care looks at the cause of the symptoms and if you treat the cause you eliminate the symptom rather that mask it over with drugs. Masking over with drugs (pallitive care) is sometimes nessesary however you are still left with the original problem.
5th If your sister is beyond my scope of practice (I would need more info to determine this)I know were to referr her too.
6. There is definate hope for her dispite what you may have been told.
sorry. I have to go, but will be back in a few hrs.