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Can I Have Amyloidosis And Systemic Lupus At The Same Time
Yes: Many people with systemic lupus have the discoid skin lesions, and many folks with the discoid lesions get the systemic disease within a few years. Good luck -- discoid lupus is a nuisance at best, and systemic lupus is difficult to manage even today. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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