36 year-old man has 4-year history of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis treated with methotrexate mono-therapy had episode diverticulitis.....?
a doctor that want to prescribe predinsone for possible igg4/psc treatment. Are there any alternatives to predisone for liver autoimmune disorders?
+ana, - lupus tests, yet have 8/11 symptoms of lupus including severe blistering facial rash, antibiotics fail to help, ongoing <1yr, could plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) help?
+ana1:640, intermit low wbc.Exten rheum work up all neg even during flares.Bad flares >4yrs of fatigue, arthr/myalgia, pleuritic pain, photosen rashes, sicca.Rheum tried methotrexate which stopped sx.Ctd?
+ana1:640terrible flares >4yrs of fatigue, arthr/myalgia, pleuritic pain, photosen rashes, sicca.Exten rheum work up all neg even during flares.Rheum tried methotrexate which stoped sx! diagnosis w/neg work up?
+Lupus/sjogr. Inflam markers NORMAL.Get spells of confusion/fog.Can't function at work during spell.MD tried prednisone for spells.Sx resolved.Why?
1 dr told me I should have another autoimmunepanel, had1 over 2yrs ago, back fine, but I have sev fibro, he does not think it's only fibro, another panel?
13 year old son had HSP 3 yrs ago, now has perniosis with bad lesions and blisters. Tested neg for lupus & sjogrens- any other possible connection?
38 aa female. Confirmed for hla b27 and anksoling spondyl.. Unveitis since age 20, cataract at 24, ocular prosthetic at 36. Humira (adalimumab) & mtx, what's next?
49 yo femaie with history of ibs, severe gerd, htn, raynaud, severe psoriasis, behcet's, 3 recent bcc's and 2 recent scc's with new onset RA ( rf = 60), anti-cpp >250. Best tnf blocker for her?
7yrs on prednisone & methotrexate + for "resistant ra"
recent elevated jo1, histone, muscle pain. How to confirm if polymyositis w/o stopping meds?
Age 70, dm for 30 yrs and ckd. Proteinuria. Recently his erythrodermic psoriasis has covered 30% areas. Dr. Is confused. Subcu methotrexate?
Although I have had many symptoms and +ana tests my rheumy seems to be reluctant to diagnos lupus. Says autoimmune yes but no specific dx.Is this norm?
Am from India, suffering from SLE, Sjogrens & B12 deficiency for past 7 years and on treatment. Recently, am having light headedness. Is it common.
Ana 1:640 only +lab. Dx: undifferconnective tissue disease(sx: immense fatigue, jt pain, sicca, photosensitivity). Can vague diagnosis cause such havoc on life?
Ana 1:640 only +lab.On meds 4 undiffer connective tissue disease(sx: immense fatigue, jt pain, sicca, photosensitivity).Why other labs all neg & have sx?
Ana 1:640x10yrs, other labs neg. Flares of rashes, fatigue, arthralgia, myalgia, dizziness.Crp & sed normal during flares!tx: plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) & low doses pred prn. Dx?
Ana 1:80 but it was 1:2560 in the past. New doc doesn't think lupus despite firm diagnosis despite 5 hospitalizations for flares. Why does ANA and other tests fluctuate? I definitely have lupus!
Ankylosing spondylitis runs through the fem's in my family, I have symptoms, but all my doctor did was printed off some info and sent me away..
Any idea why i would suddenly have been diagnosed hashimotos, uc, polycystic ovaries, duodenitis and reactive arthritis in one year? No illnesses b4
Any more risks with having lupus/sjogrens overlap syndrome than having lupus alone? Is it possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?
Appt in mo. For rheumatologist as pos ANA 3 mos ago, muscles weaker, drop things, very strng knee reflx, maybe mixed connective tissue disease, ra, sjogren memory bad, bro w ms. Nero? E.R.? 6 kids, xmas
Are facial pimples due to RA or methotrexate ?
Are headaches common with polymyalgia rheumatica. My Dr is trying to rule out fibromyalgia and put me on prednisone?
Are nose ulcers in lupus patients common?
Are peeling armpits a common symptom of dermatomyositis or can it be as a result of the prednisone I am taking?
Are there any new medicines for sle?
Are we any closer to finding a cure for lupus?
Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How soon does it end?
ASA 325 daily per dr orders to thin blood. Since then, my RA doesn't bother me & I don't have to take prednisone. Would the ASA help RA? Thank you
At age 30 dxd w/narcolepsy. At 31 got Lyme and parvovirus at same time. In 4 yrs since diagnosis w/raynauds, crohns, psa, as and lupus. Could Lyme cause all?
Autoimmune diseases that can mess with brain? Like, memory and leg and muscle twitches. Not lupus. The dsdna was negative
Bad fatigue interfering with daily activities for 3 weeks.Have lupus but recent labs were normal showing no flare.I am normally very active.Causes?
Bad fatigue interfering with life for 3 weeks.Have lupus but recent labs& CBC were stable showing no flare.I'm normally very active.Frustrated.Causes?
BAD Gerd x4 months I have lupus but very mild scl-70&anticentromere neg no skin issues no raynauds, could I have Scleroderma, scared PPI wont work! ?
Battling vague illness for almost 3 months now and wondering if I should have doctors look into lymphoma with symotoms longterm trichloroethylene expo
Been having problems with pericarditis pain returning when i go down on prednisone. Had for months. Sle. Rheum treating. Should i see a cardiologist?
Been on 5 mg prednisone daily for 2 months. Md wants me to wean to 2.5 mg/day. If i get achy & fatigued during wean, is it the lupus or adrenal fxng?
Been on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for a month now. Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) cause anxiety? I'm usually an anxious person by nature but this was a different feeling. Contact dr?
Broke out in rash from plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) what are my alternatives. Also have thrush i believe from rednisone.. Can lupus go untreated without organ damage?
Can 1 have lupus diagnosis only by sx, repeatedana1:640, & prednisone works? Other labs always neg.Md thinks lupus but i'm afraid he'll start 2 think i'm crazy
Can 20 mg of prednisone fix my polymyalgia? I am female and 76 yrs. Old. Two week old diagnosis by a internist.
Can a child get RA and not jra? Is there a distinction? Or is the j simply age related?
Can a reaction to inderal (propranolol) cause lupus like sle?
Can a vaccine be the start of an autoimmune disorder? HepB vaccine several years ago gave me severe skin itch for months. Now high ANA & many symptoms
Can active systemic lupus erythematosus be caused by prescription medication? Need expert opinions!
Can ANA go from definitely positive (640/1 and above) to negative because of flares in the disorder causing it or maybe a treatment?
Can fibromyalgia cause multiple bouts of aseptic meningitis? Or is there maybe something more going on then fibro and UCTD?
Can fmd and sle occur together? If so, is one possibly the cause for the other? If not, other pos. Diagnosis?
Can hashimoto make you feel going pain and fatigue and headache? Or it must be somerhing elde (lupus, Ra, etc)?