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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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Lower back muscle ache from being in the gym. Can't seem to shake this pulled muscle. Going on 6 weeks. What's your recommendation for a fix?

Lower back muscle ache from being in the gym. Can't seem to shake this pulled muscle. Going on 6 weeks. What's your recommendation for a fix?

See your provider: See your provider as you may need some prescription antiinflammatories and some muscle relaxants. In addition you may need physical therapy to strengthen your back. If possible you should stay active as bed rest can make things worse. No heavy lifting or twisting however. If you have numbness and tingling into your lower extremities you may have a herniated disc. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had a neck and lower back muscle ache for the past 7 days. When i take 2 advils (ibuprofen) it goes away for 5 hours and then it comes back.

Hi, I have had a neck and lower back muscle ache for the past 7 days. When i take 2 advils (ibuprofen) it goes away for 5 hours and then it comes back.

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Advil (ibuprofen) is an antiinflammatory, and so it suggests there may be an inflammatory component to it. Sometimes aching in the back and neck can proceed a viral illness, so consider being checked if it does not resolve in the next several days or if it worsens. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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My heart rate is over 100 BPM and back muscle are aching IV had a cough for a while now but easing off not sure if I have the flu cause no temp

My heart rate is over 100 BPM and back muscle are aching IV had a cough for a while now but easing off  not sure if I have the flu cause no temp

Does sound like flu: Take your temperature after 4 pm (when fever shows itself). Use an ear or temple device or, if you use an oral thermometer, be sure not to eat or drink for 30 minutes beforehand. It's possible that you had a fever a week ago and that you're on the tail-end of this illness when fever has resolved. ...Read more

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Some dizziness, upset stomach, heart rate increase sometimes, backache, back neck muscle ache and light sensitivity. BP 120/90?

Some dizziness, upset stomach, heart rate increase sometimes, backache, back neck muscle ache and light sensitivity. BP 120/90?

First of all your-: -hypertension needs to be addressed.@age 19 you face trouble with a pressure that you reported 120 =not bad But 90 diastolic raises red flags & that should be your main concern Now! Get into see an internist NOW! ...Read more

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Why does the back of my leg muscle ache when i walk up to my buttock like a shooting pain?

Why does the back of my leg muscle ache when i walk up to my buttock like a shooting pain?

Leg pain.: Shooting pain from buttocks to legs could be a result of sciatica. By definition, a sciatica nerve that is located between the buttock muscles is being irritated or pressurized to cause sciatic pain. This particular pain symptom occurred typically in obese person and athletes. Resting and avoid strenuous physical activities can alleviate the symptom. OTC topical pain cream/ointment can be useful. ...Read more

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Can butalbital be used for back pain or muscle pain/aches? Is it effective?

Can butalbital be used for back pain or muscle pain/aches? Is it effective?

Butalbital is a: barbiturate and therefore works on the brain and blood vessels on the brain. It does not have much effect on the muscles. It has dangerous side effects and should not be taken at high doses or long term. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Aching Muscles (Definition)

Aching muscles is a symptom in which a person has dull aching pains in some or all of his larger muscles. Influenza (the flu) and over-exercising can cause aching muscles. Some medicines can cause muscle aches ...Read more