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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
None: Diet and omega 3 fatty acids may help but there are no specific vitamin or herbal supplements for sle. Avoiding sugar and dairy is helpful for some pe ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes, but: Theoretically, a "reboot" of the immune system, ie a bone marrow transplant, could cure lupus, but this is risky enough that it is very rare. The best ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variet ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Multiple causes:: medication, stress, overuse, low calcium, magnesium or electrolytes.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Need reports: We need to know the exact results of those tests to be able to clarify.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Needs eval: needs evaluation by neurologist or rheumatologist
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Unlikely HIV: These aren't common ways for ARS. The could be uncommon causes of end-stage HIV but even then it's not common to see just these symptoms. Muscle twit ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: As you well know, this is an extremely rare condition. I could find no specific mention of its association with a positive ANA but i suspect any chron ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by many different conditions, some dangerous and some completely benign, see your doctor to help narrow down causes and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
Probably not: As lupus affects mostly certain compartments while in flare, like joints, skin, brain, lung, kidneys. Stretching and therapy may help. If pain persist ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mclaughlin
Specializes in Psychiatry
Complex question : Large differential diagnosis here. See a neurologist and rule out ms and other neurological, tumors, toxic, metabolic, infectious causes .... Labs an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
I am unsure what the: Question is, here? You certainly need to see a Rheumatologist. Good Luck.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Lupus: It is suggestive of lupus. See a rheumatologist for a definitive diagnosls.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Either condition can cause these symptoms but there are also many less serious medical conditions that can cause them.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Fibromyalgia: Fm is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body. To be included in the diagnosis of fm, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Many possibilities come to mind but without a physcial exam and good history it is not possible to be sure. I see you have dysautonomia. Your sympto ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Rare: It accounts for about 3% of lupus patients.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Explanation: You mention two issues, and at age 23, am surprised at this combination, but b-12 deficiency can result in peripheral nerve and spinal cord problems w ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: I am not sure what you are asking. You need to discuss the situation with your rheumatologist. There are patients with lupus who do not have positive ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Anxiety disorder: Anxiety is a subjective state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent re ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not sure.: Not sure i understand the question.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Uncertain : Even though you say that workup is negative, some laboratories don't get it right. Ask your rheumatologist what else can be done to evaluate the situa ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No, but there could be an associated muscle disorder.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Several ideas: Wondering in particular about polymyalgia rheumatica. Wondering what other healthtap members think.

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