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The difference between porphyria and fibromyalgia and lupus

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
FM vs. SLE: Symptoms can certainly overlap, but FM has no associated lab abnormailities and NO inflammation. Lupus usually demonstrates lab abnormailities and ma... Read More
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Positive test: Questioner of the difference between fibromyalgia and lupus should regard that there are no known causes or lab test for fibromyalgia. Lupus has lab ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Small: These meds have a slightly higher risk for you if your mother is affected. However, the risk is relatively small.
A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
Lupis treatment: The best kind of dr. To address your condition is called a rheumatologist. I would look for someone who is board certified in that specialty. There sh... Read More
Dr. Jack Goloff
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Consider this: I agree with dr. Passer. If your primary care doctor is not comfortable treating this combination of diseases, most rheumatologists can treat both. Wi... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
See a rheumatologist: I assume you want to know whether you have any of those three. Your best bet is to see rheumatologist to help clarify your correct diagnosis. The fact... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: Up to about 30% of patients with lupus can also have fibromyalgia but technically fibromyalgia does not cause or lead to lupus.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Maybe: Without knowing the details one cannot say. It is unlikely that you will die from either one of the illnesses, but if they are nor treated and put in... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Fibromyalgia: You are probably being treated by a rheumatologist who is more aware of lupus issues. Lupus has some similarities but is not the same disorder. You ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Disease : Entities for which one would consult a rheumatologist.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Usually: Trigger point tenderness usually means fm. Lupus usually has basically joint pain.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
I doubt you will...: Have both sjogren's and lupus, irrespective of seroligies. You must have features of the disease for DX the number one extra-glandular sx of sjogren'... Read More