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Could there be a relationship between lupus and beta thalassemia minor?

Could there be a relationship between lupus and beta thalassemia minor?

No: Lupus is not related to Alpha or beta thalassemias. The thalassemias cause "intrinsic" anemia, meaning the anemia is due to a problem inside the red blood cells. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and causes "extrinsic" anemia, meaning lupus is acting on the red blood cells from the outside and causing them to be destroyed. ...Read more

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Is aps possible if beta-2 glycoprotein , lupus anticoagulant and cardiolipin-ig-(g/m/a)are >0.2. Is test to be repeated in 1-2yrs if once negative?

Is aps possible if beta-2 glycoprotein , lupus anticoagulant and cardiolipin-ig-(g/m/a)are >0.2. Is test to be repeated in 1-2yrs if once negative?

No: It is highly unlikely that you have apa syndrome if the tests are negative. The test values can vary from time to time and may even be negative on rare occasions. However, if you have symptoms and the tests are negative at that time then you need to find another cause. ...Read more

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Dxd w/ MS in 2010, tried avonex (interferon beta 1a) & copaxone but it was stopped b/c bad reactions. Same thing w/ plaquinil for my lupus work up. What could do that?

Dxd w/ MS in 2010, tried avonex (interferon beta 1a) & copaxone but it was stopped b/c bad reactions. Same thing w/ plaquinil for my lupus work up. What could do that?

OK, let's sort out.: Do you really have ms or do you have lupus, which can mimic, or do you have both? You need an experienced expert at a good medical school to sort this out. Once all is clarified and confirmed, and indeed if you have ms, do not use the old washed out drugs; rather, consider one of the orals or tysabri (natalizumab). Regardless of diagnosis, you should be taking supplemental vitamin d. Get a new opinion. ...Read more

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What are beta-glucan supplements for?

What are beta-glucan supplements for?

Many Uses: Beta glucans are cell wall sugars advocated for use to treat high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, hiv/aids, and to boost the immune system. Of these, data suggests use can reduce total and LDL cholesterol after several weeks of treatment. Some data supports use for increasing survival in people with cancer (when given along with conventional treatment for at least a year) and preventing infections. ...Read more

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I have friends that take beta glucan for their autoimmune , one has told me "helps alot" any truth to this you think?

I have friends that take beta glucan for their autoimmune , one has told me "helps alot" any truth to this you think?

Maybe: Medical research shows limited promise in use of these substances for various medical purposes. As always, we should exercise caution when ingesting anything that hasn't been thoroughly proven. Instead, use the reliable strategy of daily whole grain intake, such as oats and barley. ...Read more

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How would u diagnose a persistant cough after having an invasive fungal infection of the lung. Peak flow fine. Beta d glucan level > 120. Scans fine.?

How would u diagnose a persistant cough after having an invasive fungal infection of the lung. Peak flow fine. Beta d glucan level > 120. Scans fine.?

Pulmonologist: This is not a question that can be adequately answered on the internet. Your problem should be reviewed in depth by your internist perhaps in consultation with a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic.. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: this is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus..you should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more

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This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... Im 27 i want to feel normal. But i don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more

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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids ...Read more

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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't : think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more

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Can men have lupus?

Yes: Lupus is an auto-immune disorder that can affect various organs including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, etc. Males and females can get lupus. Check out lupus.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Can i fast in lupus?

See below: Without knowing your full history of lupus, i advise against it but your rheumatologist knows your more than we do. ...Read more