Chicago, IL
A 43-year-old female asked:

Have lupus.on plaquenil.recent labs cbc, c3, c4, bmp, &ua showed no concerns. no other tests done. does that mean my intermittent flares of debilitating fatigue & near syncope is not be from lupus? rheumatologist never addressed & said labs look good?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Did you have COVID-19? Review with Dr. May be able to get COVID-19 antibody test to see unless you COVID shots. If you have not gotten them please do.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Those tests aren't sufficient to explain your intermittent severe fatigue and near syncopal.episodes. I should think that a rheumatologist, who also is trained in general internal medicine would do a more complete workup other than evaluate your lupus status. Thyroid testing, vit B12 level,iron & iron binding capacity,, EKG,echocardiogram and possible neurological referral should also be done
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Last updated Jun 4, 2022


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