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Can Lupus Cause Anxiety Attacks
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Sed rate 65, anemeic, recently panic attacks, and lupus anticoluglant elevated ( 8.2) also severe joint pain?
Abnormal labs: Best to review results of lab with the physician that ordered them. ...Read more
Random aches migrating around body (muscles/joints). Blood test cleared me of lupus, thyroid, Lyme etc. Doctors think anxiety. Is this a likely cause?
Anxiety and Lupus: Stress and anxiety can clearly exacerbate the symptoms of any medical condition. The muscles in the body are tightening up, corticosteroids are being distributed, and there is a whole host of other body changes. Find ways to reduce stressors in your life, and try to teach yourself to focus on positives. Counseling could also help you develop tools to reduce stress and anxiety. ...Read more
Is it common to fall into depression after yrs trying to get diagnosis & manage lupus& once under control, mourn the yrs lost, anxiety restarting life?
Wk 4 of 6 wk prednis10 mg&plaq. for lupus musc/jnt pain.Some relief but ab pain, wt gain,sweats, anxiety, bruising, no sleep. Stick it out or stop?
I have bad health anxiety and I have lupus, my close relative just got diagnosed with raynauds at 55 now im worried she has scleroderma, please help?
Blister very easily from slightest scratch, bump. Sometimes w/ blood. Started after stress, anxiety last yr. Lupus docs unsure of condition.
Why do so many mds assume depression/anxiety when they can't find the problem?My former md did this and missed my lupus diagnosis.I wasn't depressed!
Two sets of factors: 1) sle can present with vague symptoms of fatigue, malaise, muscle aches & joint pains that wax & wane without specific physical findings + neuropsychiatric manifestations like cognitive dysfunction, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, & psychosis. 2) hmo's/ insurance companies dictate time constraints for doctors & penalize those who order "unnecessary" tests. 1+2 = ?ed risk of misdiagnoses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swollen gland under chin on right side, lymph node that sticks out, pain in neck and shoulders, Reynauds, anxiety, slightly elevated lupus scan. ?
Do most patients with lupus have atleast some psych disorder (depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorder, etc). I read so much on this. Why?
Test came back + for lupus but only symptoms joint muscle pain,anxiety, insomnia. could it be something other than lupus?
Anxiety, depression, weakness, fasciculations, neuropathy sensations, tinnitus along with lupus symptoms. Possible to have CNS lupus with negativeana?
One arm very sore. Feels fine when i wake up, Gets worse as the day progresses.Sound like ALS? Lupus? Or just muscle strain? I have anxiety by the way
Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. lupus?
Need more history: in that the above information is insufficient to make a specific diagnosis. How much sun exposure? Is son fair or olive skin? One joint or multiple? Injury or none? Appearance of rash, possible contact or exposure, history of eczema, etc. If chronic and feeling fatigued, start with a physical by your doctor and blood tests may be helpful. ...Read more
Rash, fatigue, joint pain flares, muscle weakness, depression, anxiety. No fibro hot spots. Negative lupus tests. Don't see what else it could be?
Anxiety disorder: Anxiety is a subjective state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, sweating, palpitations, tremors, and fatigue. See you pcp for the referral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The stimulants &: Other chemicals in cigarettes may contribute to triggering a panic attack. ...Read more
Yes: Not being able to breathe is one of those things that can lead to panic. It becomes hard to tell which is the worse problem. So you could have fairly mild COPD but making you feel short of breath out of proportion to the lung problem. Then again, if the lung problem is severe, panic could make the symptoms even worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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