A 28-year-old female asked:

My first signs of a lupus flare is always dizziness with fatigue. my brain mri was normal. why do you think i am getting dizzy spells during flares?

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Dr. Jonathan Wade
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Effects of Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can and often does effect any organ system in the body. This can include skin, lungs, and even nerves. Lupus flares often present in a similar manner as the initial onset. It would appear that your lupus began in the nervous system thus creating dizziness with flares. Your doctor should regularly do a head to toe exam for signs and symptoms of progression.
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Dizziness: Dizziness with lupus can be due to several reasons . It could be due to inner ear inflammation, small vessel inflammation in brain , anemia , hypertension, cardiac causes postural changes etc to name a few. Mri can be normal in such circumstances and res out any CNS lesions . Fatigue is associated with disease activity.
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Last updated Jul 11, 2015


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