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the difference between porphyria and fibromyalgia and lupus

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Disease : Entities for which one would consult a rheumatologist.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Usually: Trigger point tenderness usually means fm. Lupus usually has basically joint pain.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
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
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
39 years experience Preventive Medicine
Pain Syndrome: With a case as complex as yours, you need a team approach to your therapies. You need a doctor well versed in the treatments of fibromyalgia to help ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No!: These are completely different diseases. Lupus is an autoimmune rheumatic disease, and fibromyalgia is a central pain amplification disorder. Howeve ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Up to about 30% of patients with lupus can also have fibromyalgia but technically fibromyalgia does not cause or lead to lupus.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Great differences!: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can damage organs in the body when severe, although most patients have mild disease. Fibromyalgia is a pain amplific ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuma Onyeije
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Maybe.: Studies have shown that patients with lupus are at increased risk of developing secondary fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, many of the (nonspecific) symp ... Read More
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