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what do als ms and lupus have in common

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Unlikely you do: If you possessed als, you would have muscle weakness, atrophy, and flickering of muscles. Ms would experience problems with imbalance, loss of vision ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Symptoms: Chances are you don't, because neither lupus, nor ms are common. They can happen but there are many other more common diseases that cause symptoms sim ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
See your doctor: Your symptoms are very nonspecific and could be due to many causes, including your psychiatric issues. Get the possibility of additional co-morbidity ... Read More
Dr. Tyra Harris
16 years experience Family Medicine
Need testing: I hope you have explained these symptoms to your regular doctor. If so, they will be able to determine which blood or imaging studies you may need, if ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Very different : Why do you think you have either? Have you consulted a neurologist? Have you had diagnostic testing? Need to start perhaps with your primary care d ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
None currently: At this point, no definitive blood tests are available for either, but suspect we will see some genetic testing arriving soon to assist confirming dia ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
Options: Some clinics will offer discounts to patients with no insurance and sometimes you can qualify for free medication from various pharmaceutical companie ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Very uncommon.: Very unlikely. Can (has been reported!), but neuropsychiatric and central nervous system disease occurs not infrequently in sle. However, ms has some ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Depends: Each illness has its own particular appearance, with signs and symptoms fitting to diagnosis. Not knowing your issues, there is no way we can sort th ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The diagnosis should be relative easy to make especially if the ANA and other autoantibodies for lupus are negative. The spinal fluid results can als ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
What troubles you?: Are you asking if you suffer from neurological disease? Have you seen a neurologist? Have you discussed your concerns with your primary doctor? Wit ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
SEE BELOW: Lupus may mimic ms and in evaluating a patient for ms, we commonly check lupus blood tests to make certain. But in general, this is a collagen vascul ... Read More
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