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A 44-year-old female asked:

I've been sick for years, im 44 cataracts, adult onset siezures ...iron deficiency anemia b12 anemia...joints ddd, if not lupus what else could it be?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Good question: There could be conditions besides lupus to account for iron deficiency and B12 deficiency associate with cataracts. Your doctor might want to go over your nutritional status and perhaps run some tests for metabolic syndromes. Lupus is an autoimmune condition with many presentations, but usually not the symptoms that you describe.
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
It sounds like: You are being worked up thus lupus would have likely been found. You are looking for a systemic disease that created all your symptoms instead of seeing these as individual problems. Everything u have is treatable but make sure anxiety and depression are controlled. Otherwise you may have a hard time focusing on what's right with yourself and the world. Good luck.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Consider being checked for celiac disease if you have not already in light of your history of iron and B12 deficiency anemia.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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