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Burning Feeling In Hands And Feet Lupus
Not all swelling bad: Swelling in the hands in the morning, or swelling in the feet in the evening is often due to water retention, and is harmless. Avoiding excess salt, and using support hose can help. Persistent swelling that is localized to joints, or associated with redness, warmth, or tenderness may be signs of arthritis. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with lupus, it started with swollen discolored feet and hands and its working its way up. What happens after it hits my shoulders?
Not like that.: Lupus doesn't work like that. You should discuss your concerns with your rheumatologist. ...Read more
Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed, sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.
Neuropathy: It is possible. However blotchy prickly hands or feet with hot sensation are not specific findings of a particular disease. Other conditions like raynaud phenomenon or autonomic nervous system dysfunction or neuropathy can cause this presentation. Consider checking your sugar and vitamin B12 levels. Please check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more
Had drug induced lupus now resolved, still get very cold hands & feet etc I noticed today that now my fingertips are wrinkled from cold. Why is this?
? Raynauds: It may be raynauds disease especially if your hands blanch or turn blue with cold exposure. ...Read more
I'm having numbness on left side of body - hand leg & foot. I have lupus & MS & diabetes. Its been getting worse for 2 days now?
Some advice: Location of problem either right brain, or high cervical spinal cord, and could be seen with an ms plaque, lupus cerebritis or even stroke activity secondary to diabetes. Steroids could reverse, but might cause major elevation in blood sugar (acthar might be easier). Have your doc check your meds, and eliminate any med that specifies anti-tnf-alpha activity. Make certain good vit d levels. ...Read more
With rsd, lupus, chronic edema in feet, I follow with severe, seizing cramps in hands and feet...Like small "charlie horses?!? "
Decreased oxygen: With the rsd, lupus and chronic edema this would naturally lead to some kind of compromise of blood flow to the feet. When the blood flow is diminished, this will decrease the amount of oxygen to the feet and hands while building up Lactic Acid that leads to your charlie horses/cramps. See your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more
My rheumatoid factor was negative. Severe joint pain and morning stiffness with numb hands and feet. Should I now be concerned about lupus?
Rheumatoid arthritis: A negative rheumatoid factor does not rule out rheumatoid arthritis. Of course, the differential should include autoimmune diseases, postviral syndromes or metabolic diseases, thyroid specifically, given your history. Talk to your doctor about the next step in managing your symptoms. ...Read more
What could cause severe joint pain hands/feet morning stiffness other than lupus or RA? My dr is stumped and 5 month wait for rheumatologist
I go through these sweating episodes, more like college sweats. Along with cold nose, hands, and feet. I have lupus and raynauds, could you elaborate?
Depends on many: this depends on many things. We do not know your age, the manifestations of your lupus, the medications you take, but sweats could be related to the lupus or could be related to infection. You need to discuss this with your physician and make sure that you are fully evaluated for your care ...Read more
My ANA levels are high I took the lupus test it was at a 5 but I still have pains, tingling, numbness in hands, feet, arms, legs. Told me fibromyalga
Question?: I am not sure what you are asking. The ANA is a screening test for lupus but can be seen in numerous other diseases and in people who have no disease. I assume the lupus test you mention is a dna antibody. This test does not have to positive to have lupus. Finally, about 30% of lupus patients also have fibromyalgia. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more
Ana test was positive took lupus test it was a 5, but still having pains, numbness, tingling in hands, feet arms, and legs told fibromyalgia?
My ANA was negative. Is it possible to still have RA, Lupus, or Fibromyalgia? Lyrica (pregabalin) is NOT helping the leg/arm/hand/foot pain. CRP is 6.5.
Yes due to FALSE NEG: Every test in the world has a FALSE NEGATIVE rate which tells what percentage of the time a test comes out negative but really it should say positive. It is rare for someone to have RA, LUPUS, or FM and have a positive ANA.... on the order of much less than 1%. will be FALSE NEGATIVE. ...Read more
Ana positive 1:640 speckled pattern. Tested negative for lupus. Serum protein ok. Sed rate elevated some. Cold hands & feet. Hair thin. Up backpain?
Is this lupus, red, hot, hands &feet, bells palsy, low iron, b12, d, thiroid failed, enemic, high b p, lost teeth at 20s am 52 left underarm pain chronic fatigue?
Fatigue: You have numerous symptoms and there are many possibilities. Keep visiting your doctor to sort out what is happening to you and how to proceed with treatment. ...Read more
I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear. Swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.
Not a simple problem: this is not a simple problem. Each of these could be separate medical problems and they may not all go together. You will need to clarify this with your physician ...Read more
Have balance issues, joint pain-hands, feet, collarb, shoulder, some pink, itchy skin. Brain MRI neg, lupus neg, rf (8), pre-diabetic. Worth pursuing?
Hi my sister has been in and out of the hospital due to burning sensation and nerve pain on her feet. Drs recently diagnosed her with lupus.?
The question?: If you are asking about the treatment option, her rheumatologist would be in the best position to give the answers. Fortunately most LE cases can be controlled. This is a rather unusual presentation for Lupus and thus the diagnosis should be confirmed by a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Jus dx w/lupus. I have a burning sensation from foot up to leg and sort of feels cool when I rub the painful leg. Any idea if I'm heading for a flare?
Depends on your data: This depends on the database to diagnose your lupus. These symptoms suggest neurologic issues but you need to discuss with your physician and your rheumatologist. It could also be soft tissue rheumatism. This may not signal a flare at al. Your physician can guide you ...Read more
What is the treatment for Erythromelagia (red burning feet) in a Lupus patient? Currently on Plaqunil. Thanks!
I had a false pos on fta abs test. 1st is active 2nd is weakly active, 3rd is nonactive. Rpr neg. Tppa neg. Does it mean I have lupus? Only sypmtom is burning knee on & off and slight tingling in feet. So scared! If no lupus why the false pos
Probably not: False positive FTA-ABS tests sometimes occur in lupus or other connective tissue or autoimmune disorders. But most people with false positive tests don't have anything wrong;, by itself this does not mean you have lupus or any other health problem. Your symptoms don't suggest lupus. You're being evaluated by a doctor, right? S/He might suggest additional testing. Follow her or his advice. ...Read more
Can you have edema without swelling? Can a feeling of tightness and burning in the hands and feet without seeking be caused by this?
Edema: By definition is swelling…the second half of the sentence needs to be risked as it doesn't make sense.. ...Read more
I been feeling a weird feeling in my foot and hands. They have this burning &hurting feeling and cold water fell on my feet and they burn. Plz help?
Burning hands &feet: When there is a sudden change in sensation, it is a signal that something is happening to your nervous system. It should be investigated by a neurologist and a Foot Specialist who can differentiate these sensations from a mono neuropathy or a poly neuropathy. Do you have any systemic diseases such as Diabetes? Diabetes can also cause weird sensations. ...Read more
Of an evening my hands & feet start to swell, feel tight, feel burning hot and difficult to move been feeling rubbish no energy at all for so long also?
Possible Hypothyroid: In general, symptoms of sluggishness, low energy and weight gain are commonly associated with a low functioning thyroid gland, a condition called hypothyroidism. Heart issues and anemia can also cause these symptoms, though in a young person heart trouble would be less likely. Suggest you see a primary care doctor who can perform some basic blood work as a first step. ...Read more
I'm getting odd skin sensations- spider web feeling, wetness and burning in hands and feet. I'm on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for possible ctd. What's causing this?
Raynauds: Connective tissue disease, like many auto-immune disorders, is associated with a vasospastic disorder known as raynaud's phenomenon. It causes spasm of microscopic blood vessels which feed nerve and skin and can cause the symptoms you describe. The mechanism is usually elevations in adrenal hormones which are part of the mechanism for elevations in th2 that can express as autoimmunity and allergy. ...Read more
What causes the ball of my one foot to have a burning sensation? My foot often feels like a burning feeling on the ball of my foot. Touching it does not give off any heat on my hand. I was driving the other day when it started burning and I thought my
Neuroma: Burning in the ball of the foot is indicative of a neuroma, inflamed nerve from irritation from tight and narrow shoes or trauma to forefoot. Treatment usually is reducing the swelling in the nerve: ice, elevating the foot, Motrin or even a steroid injection into the swollen nerve in the foot. An x-ray can be taken to rule out stress fracture. Burning can also be neuropathy if you have diabetes. ...Read more
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