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Can I Have Amyloidosis And Systemic Lupus At The Same Time
Yes.: EDS has 11 types, all hereditary,all with gene mutations causing problems with collagen in skin,bone,blood vessels.Symptoms include stretchy easily bruised skin, double jointedness,back pain,flat feet,early arthritis,etc. Lupus, an autoimmune disease, requires 4 of 11criteria.MalarorDiscoidrash,Photosensitivity,OralUlcers,Arthritis,Serositis,KidneyDz,Neurologic Sx's,Blood abn,immunologic,ANA. ...Read more
It can be done: Managing 2 chronic illnesses at the same time is challenging. The cancer is the more immediately life threatening issue so it get the priority for treatment. Lupus can be a problem in terms of chemo side effects, yet sometimes the cancer treatment helps the lupus. Depends on what treatment is given. Talk it over with your oncologist. Treatment can be very successful, so keep positive attitude ...Read more
Can gluten exposure cause systemic arthritic type flare-ups days after exposure? Lupus & RA negative labs.This has happened 3 times last year.
By Gluten "exposure: i assume you are referring to Gastrointestinal ..ingestion and gluten intolerance (adult "coeliac" disease and other Gastro-intestinal disorders leads to GI symptoms..not arthritic flare ups as commonly associated problems! Talk with your PCP about a referral to a Board Certified RHEUMATOLOGIST for further evaluation! Hope this helps! Dr z ...Read more
I didn't take most of my meds in the past month including my Plaquenil for lupus BECAUSE i had long Viral Upper respiratory tract infection at the same time my stomach was paralyzed Gastroprosis.Now after,if i Restart Plaquenil is it still effective
MED QUEST(ION)!: Here is a link to the manufacturers monograph on the medication: http://products.sanofi.ca/en/plaquenil.pdf. The medication's effects can take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks to be optimized, and there are multiple side effects. With your stated medical history, I would not restart the medication before first consulting with the prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The disease can vary greatly.Some have skin involvement only while others never develop skin involvement. Others have arthritis only. Followup with your doctor is important to monitor your ideas and treatment. Lupus can be self limited and burn it itself out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less now: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more
Serious vs, not: Systemic lupus affects multiple organs and is a serious auto-immune disorder. Discoid lupus is mostly limited to sun exposed skin areas. See the sites below for details. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001471/ http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1065529-overview. ...Read more
Fluorescent is safe: We do not fully understand why sun light, particularly the ultra-violet rays cause flare of sle. Sunlight also can cause rashes without allergy, cause attacks of some metabolic abnormalities (porphyria) and rashes when taking certain medications (minocycline, for instance). Fluorescent light is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been tested 3 times now for lupus within a year does it really take that long to show up in your blood?
Had a lupus test done and everything was normal except my thrombin time with a little high at 22.8 is this serious?
Ever since I was diagnosed with lupus just 7 months ago I have gotten pneumonia 6 times, is this normal for people with lupus?
Recently diagnosis with lupus diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms? My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms
Sort this out ASAP: Lupus is one of the diseases that may mimic MS, and very critical to pin down correct diagnosis. I do not have sufficient information to guide this, but if you are encountering uncertainty, get a second opinion ASAP. A rheumatologist could be very helpful regarding the lupus question. Might also, consider anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in addition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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