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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Aching muscles and joints B side effects of taking the medication Chantix?

Aching muscles and joints B side effects of taking the medication Chantix?

Chantix side effects: Yes, achy muscles and joints have been reported as side effects to Chantix. They are not common.

Common side effects include loss of taste, nausea, trouble sleeping, headache, dry mouth or constipation. ...Read more

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I am finding stretching is helping my muscle / joint pain & aches. As well as some fatigue - what is the link to that? Why does stretching help

I am finding stretching is helping my muscle / joint pain & aches. As well as some fatigue - what is the link to that? Why does stretching help

Stretching is: Stretching is exercise and warms you up! Consider that your ligaments & tendons are 1 /10 saturated fat. Stretching warms up this fat by increasing blood flow. This liquefies fats. You move with less pain, & more important, less chance of injury! ...Read more

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I have lupus and the lately my leg muscles feel very fatigue and my joints in my legs ache can lupus do this my lupus tends to be very mild so I dunno?

I have lupus and the lately my leg muscles feel very fatigue and my joints in my legs ache can lupus do this my lupus tends to be very mild so I dunno?

SLE: Lupus, even mild, can definitely cause joint aches and general fatigue. Apparently you're already taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). It's best to be under the care of a rheumatologist to guide and treat you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain, curved spine (quality: one shoulder higher), aching muscles and severe back pain. The following also describes me: Joint stiffness. What should I do?

I am experiencing back pain, curved spine (quality: one shoulder higher), aching muscles and severe back pain. The following also describes me: Joint stiffness. What should I do?

Be evaluated: I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated in terms of both the "curved spine" otherwise known as scoliosis as well as cause of your severe back pain, which may or may not be directly be related to the scoliosis itself. ...Read more

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Have lupus. Had fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches for 1 week then & went away. All labs normal. My Rheumatoligist didn't 't think lupus flare. Virus?

Have lupus. Had fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches for 1 week then & went away. All labs normal. My Rheumatoligist didn't 't think lupus flare. Virus?

Muscle aches + lupus: A viral infection could cause a temporary muscle achiness that could be unrelated to lupus. If the muscle pain has resolved, than that is reassuring. If you continue to have muscle pains, than evaluation with blood work to check on the muscle tests would be indicated. ...Read more

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Have lupus. Bad fatigue, malaise, joint pain, muscle aches x1 week & went away. All Normal Labs. My Rheumatoligist didn't think lupus flare. Likely virus?

Have lupus. Bad fatigue, malaise, joint pain, muscle aches x1 week & went away. All Normal Labs. My Rheumatoligist didn't think lupus flare. Likely virus?

Weather or fibro: There is a cross over of fibromyalgia is 1/3 patients with lupus. You need to be examined for that diagnosis, as there are several proven Meds to improve your symptoms. Weather changes are NOT your friend, and can produce your symptoms too. ...Read more

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On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days last dosage yesterday. Can this cause fatigue, muscle aches, joints to hurt, anxiety- been reading nasty stuff from patients?

On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days last dosage yesterday. Can this cause fatigue, muscle aches, joints to hurt, anxiety- been reading nasty stuff from patients?

Need more info: This is not likely to be due to augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but allergic reactions may take strange forms. The question is why were you on antibiotics, was the diagnosis correct, do you have something else going on at the same time, etc.? If this keeps up please go see a good family practitioner or internist and get diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Symptoms...Chills, hot skin, fatigue, aching muscles, loss of appetite and headaches. I often wake up with a blocked nose. Please help?

Symptoms...Chills, hot skin, fatigue, aching muscles, loss of appetite and headaches. I often wake up with a blocked nose. Please help?

See a doctor: These symptoms are generally a result of some ongoing infection, often viral, and suggest a mononucleosis-like syndrome which can be due to ebv or other pathogens. The only way to get this successfully diagnosed is to see a doctor face to face and be examined and managed professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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Finger joint swelling/redness, fever, fatigue, back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos, RF neg, other tests normal. Possibilities?

Finger joint swelling/redness, fever, fatigue, back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos, RF neg, other tests normal. Possibilities?

Several things: In young women finger swelling, fever, stiffness, muscle aches, other joint pain can be the onset of lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA test does not have to be positive). Other less common connective tissue diseases and even some infections can do this. A Rheumatologist should be able to work this out. Not all tests are positive early. ...Read more

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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

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On and off bad to severe stomach and high abdomen pain with head aches, fatigue, joint ache, muscle weakness, loose stools. Had it for 2 wks. Any idea?

On and off bad to severe stomach and high abdomen pain with head aches, fatigue, joint ache, muscle weakness, loose stools. Had it for 2 wks. Any idea?

Viral illness?: The best thing would be for you to be seen and examined and tested by a general practitioner, and uk has many, in an excellent health care system. This requires more than guessing over the internet. Please go and be professionally assessed and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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For 5 years I have felt constantly fatigued. Frequent muscle & joint pain. Occasional nausea. I regularly get sore throat & swollen glands?

For 5 years I have felt constantly fatigued. Frequent muscle & joint pain. Occasional nausea. I regularly get sore throat & swollen glands?

? CFS: You may have chronic fatigue syndrome. It is medically unexplained fatigue for over 6 months not relieved by rest and interfering with normal activities plus 4 or more of the following:
impared memory/concentration
sore throat
tender neck or axillary lymph nodes
muscle pain
multijoint pain
new headaches
unrefreshing sleep
postexertion malaise. ...Read more

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I have had extreme fatigue, swollen tonsils, constant headache, joint/ muscle aches, and red but not super sore throat. My boyfriend has mono, do i?

I have had extreme fatigue, swollen tonsils, constant headache, joint/ muscle aches, and red but not super sore throat. My boyfriend has mono, do i?

Mono: The symptoms you described combined with a known contact (your boyfriend) with mono makes it very likely that you have it as well. You should see your primary care doctor for an exam and tests to confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's wrong if exercise and physical exertion causes fever, muscle ache and fatigue?

What's wrong if exercise and physical exertion causes fever, muscle ache and fatigue?

Probably not fever: If you really are having fever, as in high temp measured with a thermometer, it's probably not related to exercise. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

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