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Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist?(-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever

Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist?(-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever

Of Course; ; Hope No: Lupus erythematosus is a notoriously variable disease process, from person to person ; time to time. Since which portions of their body the person's immune system is currently targeting, ; to what degree, varies widely, the consequences also vary widely. Even with high quality lab, diagnosis is problematic ; while treatment outcome, by only medications, can help, outcomes are rarely very good. ...Read more

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My viens move and then my right hand hurts where the vein moves. being tested for lupus and dr thinks i have fibromyalgia.20yr old(f). should i worry?

My viens move and then my right hand hurts where the vein moves. being tested for lupus and dr thinks i have fibromyalgia.20yr old(f). should i worry?

Don't worry: You are being tested and to the extent possible, you'll be treated. I'm not saying these are not bad conditions but worry will do nothing to help and will make things worse. Take it seriously and find a really good supportive Health Psychologist to guide your understanding of the medical picture as it forms. Also try to keep from touching those veins (moving them). Leave it alone and try to relax. ...Read more

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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.

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

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How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet? Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet?  Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

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

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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?

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

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With rsd, lupus, chronic edema in feet, I follow with severe, seizing cramps in hands and feet...Like small "charlie horses?!?"

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

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