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Can Lupus Cause Balance Problems And Dizziness
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
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
Fatigue all day and balance problems(dizzy) can both be cause by little sleep and depression?and still worth an ENT checkup?thank you xx
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
Can a very small old infarct in white matter change to cerebellum cause balance problems, dizziness, perception problems, weak legs forgetfulness?
Can brain cancer cause these symptoms?depression/poor memory/balance problems/dizzy/severe fatigue/body jerks/weakness/head pressure
Yes: Yes it can, not specifically tho. Brain mass causes different symptoms based on where its located. ...Read more
Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?
What is this? Balance problems while standing, feeling off balance or i might fall. Feeling dizzy when i turn my head.I get very sensitive sensations.
Suffering from daily dizziness and balance problems for a year already. I am 18 and blood work is all normal. What could this be?
Ive been living in this house for a while and I noticed after being there for short periods of time begin to get dizziness balance problems and not su?
Allergy: It could be due to mold or dust in your air conditioning vents. I would get them cleaned out ...Read more
I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: after exercise, prolonged standing) . The following also describe me: Lightheaded, Fatigue, Spinning sensation, and Balance problems. What should I do?
Sounds like you have: orthostatic hypotension. Possibly autonomic dysfunction or POTS. Try eating a high salt diet and maintaining good hydration (Water) to see if that helps. A kosher Dill pickle daily has lots of salt, low calories (5) and no cholesterol. If you are not improved after two to three weeks you should see a health care provider for a dysautonomia work up. ...Read more
I experience brief dizziness and balance problems and occasionally some very brief sensations in my chest (non painful) that go away quickly. They are typically 2-3inches below my nipple or to the left, near my side. Rarely in the center of my chest ?
Not certain: It is difficult to explain your symptoms without further evaluation. This could be cardiac, arrhythmia or neurological in origin. I favor arrhythmia from your description. You need a physical examination and some simple lab testing to define the problem. Establish with a health care professional and get checked out. ...Read more
Can you help determine my symptoms? Dizziness, tremors on left side, head pain, balance problems and general body pains. Been to the doctors, no help
See a neurologist: The dizziness, imbalance, focal tremors, associated with aches and pains suggest many potential illnesses, and this needs to be diagnosed. Am perplexed why you conclude that your doctors have been of "no help", as our job is to diagnose and ease misery, not to ignore problems. In pts with many problems such as yours, might wonder about lyme disease, inflammatory issues, vasculitis, etc. ...Read more
Hi, can you help me. Symptoms: ear pain, headaches, dizziness, balance problems. I'm a healthy 19 y.O experienced before but symptoms then disappeared?
Ear pain: Could be many things causing that. With the complaint of ear pain go see your pcp or ENT toile sure no infection or fluid. ...Read more
I just had an MRI:
Right peritrigonal chronic leukomalacia with some gliosis and compensatory dilatation of right trigone.
What does this mean and could it be causing dizziness and balance problems?
Abnormal MRI: Possibly--you should be seeking a Neurologist or Neurosurgeon's opinion. ...Read more
Could you giveme some insight to some symptoms i've had recently. Lightheadedness, dizziness, balance problems, heart palps. I'm a healthy 19 yr old?
How's the BP?: These symptoms can be physical as in anemia or inner ear, cardiac, blood loss, anemia, neurological as in vasovagal, hormonal, emotional, fatigue, medications, too much caffeine, etc. Etc. Iow, see a doctor at your earliest convenience. If you are or passing out, however, go to the nearest er. ...Read more
Is a prominent horizontal band of sclerosis in T8 -9 and L5-S1 multiple sclerosis, have had dizziness,balance problems and bad hand coordinaton?
Possibly?: Depends of what you mean by sclerosis? If there is abnormal findings on the spinal cord itself, possibly MS, but I'd expect there to be abnormal brain MRI as well. If the "sclerosis" is involved in other structures: discs, facet joints, ligaments, etc. Then you can take MS out of the picture. ...Read more
My mom has been having ringing in her ear and dizzy spells for the past 8 months. And she has balance problems. What can we do?
Dizziness: First step is to make a diagnosis. Could be many things. Please see an ear specialist. ...Read more
I am experiencing spinning sensation and dizziness (better by: rest) (worsened by: changing head position, lying flat, sitting upright, prolonged standing) . The following also describe me: Dizziness, Eye movement problem, Balance problems, and Ringing i
Vertigo?: Have you tried Meclizine? If this has been going on for very long - would seek medical care. ...Read more
I am experiencing headache, nasal drainage, balance problems, dizziness, disorientation (worsened by: recent head injury/trauma) , ringing in ears...
No help online: Unfortunately, you need to be attended to medically, kindly see your doctor or go to the hospital, good luck ...Read more
I am experiencing lightheaded (worsened by: prolonged standing) , sleepiness, sudden flash of lights, balance problems and binging and purging. The following also describe me: Dizziness, Aching muscles, Chills, Generalized weakness, Feeling anxious, Ring
Disordered Eating: Binging and purging can cause all of the symptoms you are describing. Disordered eating is dangerous. The National Eating Disorders Association has a screening tool to help you seek out help https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool . They also have a free confidential helpline 1-800-931-2237. ...Read more
Can lupus flare cause headaches? I'm in a flare and also getting bad daily headaches with dizziness?
Yes and no: People with lupus can have these symptoms. These may not be due to lupus. People without lupus can have these symptoms. These are not specific activity and can be seen for a variety of medical issues. When your physician evaluates you this may be clarified. ...Read more
I have lupus & get really dizzy(not vertigo) & confused during every flare.I still get dizzy a lot & it lasts weeks.Neuro & rheumMD don't know cause.
SLE : Confusion and dizziness are common symptoms with many causes. When they occur during every lupus flair the SLE is the most likely cause. These symptoms can also be caused by steroids used to treat SLE flairs as well as other medications. You did not say how often your flairs occur or how long they last. You may want to discuss options to prevent these flairs with your rheumatologist. ...Read more
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