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Doctor insights on: Can Lupus Cause Balance Problems And Dizziness

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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

I have  recurring flares of  rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back.  My ANA is 6:40.  I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Clumsiness (Definition)

When our movements are not well coordinated, we are clumsy. We may drop things, run into doors, or have trouble getting projects done that require coordination of our movements. Some people are just clumsier than others. However, if someone is not usually clumsy and now starts having trouble with hand movements, walking or other movements, a visit to the ...Read more


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What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

Vertigo: The symptoms you describe suggest a diagnosis of an inner ear problem called labarynthitis. Causes are multiple, some benign and some serious. If symptoms are persistant, serious problems are more likely. See your family doctor to discuss this matter further and to determine if further evaluation is required. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes cause dizziness or balance problems?

Can dry eyes cause dizziness or balance problems?

Likely not: Dry eyes can cause drying of the cornea. Balance is mediated by the inner ear and cerebellum... ...Read more

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Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Very doubtful: A neck muscle problem primarily would not cause dizziness or balance problems. However, problems with your spine could cause both balance problems and neck pain. Dizziness would still be a separate issue. ...Read more

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Can being vitamin d deficient cause dizziness and balance problems? I recently had a blood test and my gp told me I was deficient (score was 15) and put me on high dose supplements for a month.

Can being vitamin d deficient cause dizziness and balance problems? I recently had a blood test and my gp told me I was deficient (score was 15) and put me on high dose supplements for a month.

Not usually: But why not replenish this vital vitamin, as it is critical in numerous immunological and hormonal bodily functions, and deficiencies have been associated with numerous problems. Give it at least 3 months, and recheck levels at that point. ...Read more

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. Rabindra Kitchener
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Poor Balance (Definition)

Poor balance is a symptom in which a person has trouble sitting, standing, or moving around because he feels dizzy, feels like he is falling to one side, has trouble coordinating his muscle movements, is under the ...Read more


Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Balance Problems (Definition)

Balance problems is a symptom in which a person has trouble staying in a steady position when sitting, ...Read more