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Can Alcohol Cause Lupus Neck Pain
SLE can cause many..: Lupus is a famous master of masquerade--it can mimic many disease states. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body somehow produces "autoantibodies" which attack its own tissues--virtually all organs/tissues can be involved--can involve bones/joints and thus back/joint pain.You likely have other symptoms as well. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes it's possible: Its difficult to isolate what fibromyalgia is. Much easier to diagnose what it is not. Therefore it's difficult to assess what 'cause & affect' makes it worse as opposed to simply, 'guilt by association.' someone best described it as a water pipe. Pressure (good) makes the water flow but stress (bad) makes the pipe crack! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Depends on what kind of arthritis you may have. Inflammatory types of arthritis can cause fevers. Headaches are common in all kinds of arthritis usually due to neck problems. Suggest seeing a rheumatologist to determine if you have an inflammatory arthritic condition and possibly a spine specialist to evaluate your neck as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely. As an: auto(self)immune(complex internal system which best protects from cancer, viruses, fungi & bacteria), any portion of the body can be targeted resulting in what ever consequences. Commonly, the arterial/capillary system is involved in the self-attacks. Since all the cells of our bodies are dependant on blood supply, they can all be damaged/die even if not attacked as a direct target of the disease. ...Read more
Can untreated hypothyroidism cause excruciating joint pain, especially in the ankles. Can it cause sed rate and CRP to be high.
No: It will not elevate the sed rate and crp. The joint pain of severe hypothyroidism is low grade and not excruciating. There is another cause and it isn't thyroid. See a rheumatologist. The one exception is an increased risk of pseudogout which can cause major pain but is unlikely to involve the ankles. ...Read more
Marked anxiety: can be held as tension in neck and back muscle which can lead to spasm and pain. ...Read more
Yes: Chest pain is not usually a symptom of mono. It might more likely be related to vomiting or a side effect of medication in which case it is hot really "heart pain" although it might be in the chest. There was one report of a patient who had chest pain related to infarction of teh spleen in mono. Mono does affect the spleen which can even rupture as a result of mono. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there other diseases besides RA and lupus that could cause severe morning stiffness, joint pain, bone pain, muscle aches? Prednisone does not help
Cause of popping/grinding in many joints (spreading) e.g. Knees, hips, shoulders, neck and jaw? Could this cause severe headaches?
Anxiety: Any pain can cause anxiety. This is evident by the fact you are concerned enough to ask this very important question. Pain is probably one of the most common reasons that patients seek medical attention. Whether, a practitioner agrees or not with pain being a fifth vitals sign, listening to your patient and carefully assessing their needs is most important to prevent anxiety or other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The findings you mentioned are non-specific and can happen with any viral infection. Vaccine is available to prevent chicken pox. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Yes it can: Yes it can either directly from the inflamed throat or from the enlarge lymph nodes in the neck that could accompany strep when the infection is treated the pain slowly will go away if not see your physician. ...Read more
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