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Alternative To Lasik For Lupus Patient
I'm going for a consult for Lasik in 2 days. I was diagnosed with Lupus in 1993 and symptom-free and no meds since 1996. Can I have Lasik?
LASIK: I would leave that up to the operating ophthalmologist. They will advise you about their experience with lupus patients. I would get a few opinions. Make sure urge the surgeon has a wealth of experience in these types of patients. Ask them specifically how many they have done in lupus. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more
How will an anti-inflammatory drug regimen affect my lasik surgery outcome? I am suffering from systemic lupus and take steroid anti-inflammatory drugs daily for a few years. These have noticeable side effects for me and wonder how my medication regimen w
It: It is unlikely the anti-inflammatory will have an impact. However, having lupus might influence your recovery rate, you may need more time for healing than a person without lupus. Usually, we recommend that patient not be in an acute inflammatory state with their lupus, symptoms are minimal at the time of lasik surgery. Be sure you lasik surgeon knows you have lupus, also discuss your upcoming lasik surgery with the provider monitoring your lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
Iam an S.l.e Lupus patient, & I want to try suppliments, With my workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic. Will it cause harm to my body?
History/physical lab: Systemic lupus erythematosis (sle) is a multiorgan disorder. Patterns of disease, including hair loss, rash (often "butterfly" on cheeks), joint pains, seizures, chest or abdpain, anemia, low platelet count, fatigue, canker sores in mouth or vagina, rash to sunlight, protein in urine, abnormal blood tests, e.g. Ana, rf, double strand dna, ENA tests. Pcp may diag rheumatologist definitely can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The disease can vary greatly. Some have skin involvement only while others never develop skin involvement. Others have arthritis only. Followup with your doctor is important to monitor your ideas and treatment. Lupus can be self limited and burn it itself out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indoor: Lupus you need to usually avoid sun. Listen to your body and work with your doctor what is safe. I usually tell people to do a little more today than you did yesterday, for 15 minutes. Do this *every day* unless injured (then stretch), and slowly build strength, which improves immune function. Indoor swimming would be ideal in most instances. ...Read more
•Severe joint pain and muscle aches
•Skin rash on the face or body
•Extreme sun sensitivity
•Mental confusion and seizures
•Chest pain on taking a deep breath
•Nose, mouth, or throat sores
•Enlarged lymph nodes
•Poor circulation in fingers and toes
•Bald patches and hair loss ...Read more
Not necessarily: There may be restrictions with kidney disease. Certain nutritional products should be avoided such as echinacea. It may stimulate the immune response. ...Read more
Every person differs: Although lupus is a diagnosis, it is not one set of symptoms each person with lupus is like a snowflake. Each person is different just like a snowflake and no two snowflakes are the same. Some people have similar problems like those which are highlighted in the american college of rheumatology classification criteria, ie, skin, joints, labs, etc. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what medications you are on for your lupus. Acetaminophen is good for any, but non-steroidal inflammatory drugs have to be used with caution and G.I. protection with a proton pump inhibitor if on steroids. Opiods safer on major medications for lupus such as biologics and chemotheirapy drugs. ...Read more
Bikram yoga: If any should help with joint pains, fatigue, better mobility, feeling of well being. Lupus nephritis patients and renal failure patients should consult with their doctors prior to undertaking Bikram ypga due to fluid loss and dehydrates toon as a result if heat associated with Bikram yoga. ...Read more
Lupus: ANA negative lupus is rare. Doctors use the term ANA negative lupus for a small sub set of patients who have classic features of lupus but are ANA negative. Such patients may exhibit features of lupus on a kidney biopsy or skin biopsy. Such patients may have positive lupus anti bodies for for sm antigen, double stranded anti dna anti bodies etc.. See an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever: Sle is an inflammatory condition in which fevers are not uncommon. Would not, however, make the assumption that the fever in any given individual is due to their sle, since they are more susceptible to infection than the normal person, and the drugs they are taking may make them even more liable to infection. They should be seen by a doctor and evaluated thoroughly. ...Read more
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