A 39-year-old female asked:
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have lupus.get on/off bad muscle pain/stiffness(legs, hips, back,arms) x1 month.my rheum said c3, c4 normal.otc meds dont help.do i have to live w/it?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get second opinion: Although the normal blood tests suggest that your lupus is not active, one needs to consider other causes for your pain and thus I would suggest that you seek a 2nd opinion- perhaps an orthopedist. Having one disease does not preclude another condition.
Answered on Apr 1, 2016
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