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In context of cryofibrinogenemia, lupus-type ctd and adrenal insufficiency, what could cause increase in GI symptoms, nausea, and vomiting with adrenal crisis, when estrogen/progestin drugs are taken?

In context of cryofibrinogenemia, lupus-type ctd and adrenal insufficiency, what could cause increase in GI symptoms, nausea, and vomiting with adrenal crisis, when estrogen/progestin drugs are taken?

Cortisol deficiency: With true adrenal insufficiency diagnosed by an endocrinologist, one would need to be taking cortisol replacement therapy. Nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and weight loss are classic symptoms of adrenal insufficiency which estrogen and Progesterone replacement don't address. Many with primary adrenal insufficiency also look like they have a deep tan. ...Read more

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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more


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Can lupus cause persistent nausea and stomach dumping?

Can lupus cause persistent nausea and stomach dumping?

Unlikely: Lupus is basically a form of "vasculitis" which affects small blood vessels such as those in the kidneys, joints (arthritis) and skin! The GI tract is generally unaffected! The MEDICATIONS used to TREAT Lupus are another story! Most of them have mild-moderate GI effects!
Speak with your Rheumatologist! (If you have not seen one you should!!! 0
Hope this helps
Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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I've had a severe headache coupled with occasional dizziness and nausea for 17 days. Also symptoms elsewhere...Chances of lupus?

I've had a severe headache coupled with occasional dizziness and nausea for 17 days. Also symptoms elsewhere...Chances of lupus?

Not: Typical initial symptoms of lupus. Is you headache on one side and pounding? Does light or sound make it worse? You may be in a bad cycle of migraines. Relax. Does not sound anything like lupus! ...Read more

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What to expect while on methotrexate for lupus? Lots of nausea that day? Also I heart it causes fatigue at first? Any weight gain?

What to expect while on methotrexate for lupus? Lots of nausea that day? Also I heart it causes fatigue at first? Any weight gain?

Some: No weight gain with Methotrexate but nausea and fatigue can occur in a minority of patients. If they do occur, tell your doctor as the symptoms might be timing or dose related and adjustments can be made. Do not be discouraged. Your doctor is thinking of medicines to aggressively control your condition. ...Read more

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Gnawing upper&nausea abd pain x6 months. EGD =mild patchy gastric erythema. Otherwise normal. Waiting biopsy. I have lupus. Not on NSAIDs. Possible causes?

Gnawing upper&nausea abd pain x6 months. EGD =mild patchy gastric erythema. Otherwise normal. Waiting biopsy. I have lupus. Not on NSAIDs. Possible causes?

WaitForBiopsyReport: Pain in upper abdomen associated with nausea can be drom Chronic Gastritis, Peptic Ulcer Disease as well from gall bladder conditions. The endoscopy showed mild patchy gastric erythema which suggest gastritis. You have to wait for biopsy and H PYLORI test report. Treatment if h pylori negative will consist of acid suppression. Follow up with your GI Doctor ...Read more

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I have lupus & I think I have a stomach virus. I am wondering should I go to the er. Symptoms fever nausea muscle aches weakness loose stool vomiting?

I have lupus & I think I have a stomach virus. I am wondering should I go to the er. Symptoms fever nausea muscle aches weakness loose stool vomiting?

Dehydration: If you are unable to keep down any liquids or you are having more than 4 watery stools an hour, chills, fatigue, then it might not be a bad idea to consider presenting to an urgent care for IV fluids. ...Read more

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Do severe mulitple day migranes with nausea and dizzyness have to. Deal. With my lupus or my predieabetes?

Do severe mulitple day migranes with nausea and dizzyness have to. Deal. With my lupus or my predieabetes?

No.: They are separate entities, but regular headaches can be a symptom of lupus. Migraines are a special type of headache that are treated differently. ...Read more

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Abd pain, nausea for months. Med history includes lupus. MD wants to look at gall bladder, etc Ordered NM PET scan. Is that the same thing as HIDA scan?

Abd pain, nausea for months. Med history includes lupus. MD wants to look at gall bladder, etc Ordered NM PET scan. Is that the same thing as HIDA scan?

Almost: Used to assess function and structure of hepatobiliary tract (including gallbladder), wish you all the best ...Read more

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Intermittent armpit & groin pain (increasing in intensity), fatigue, night sweats, nausea. Could this be part of my lupus? Haven't had this before.

Possible: Lupus can present itself in so many ways, one probably needs to consider it guilty until proven otherwise. I would recommend that you call your rheumatologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Had tight chest, dizziness, nausea, fatigue etc for 2 months...Some dysautonomia. Bloods normal except ANA of 1:320 speckled, lupus tests neg. Ideas?

Had tight chest, dizziness, nausea, fatigue etc for 2 months...Some dysautonomia. Bloods normal except ANA of 1:320 speckled, lupus tests neg. Ideas?

Ganglionopathy?: This could be due to autoimmune ganglionopathy which is inflammation of the autonomic ganglia. This may occur following a viral infection or in association with an underlying connective tissue disease such as lupus which may or may not fully manifest itself. You need autonomic testing and anti-neuronal antibodies for evaluation. The condition is treatable with steroids and immunosuppression. ...Read more

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Have had two strong heart flutters and afterwards have chest pain for few hours then goes away. Can lupus cause this symptom?

Have had two strong heart flutters and afterwards have chest pain for few hours then goes away. Can lupus cause this symptom?

Palpitation, pain: Lupus can affect the heart, too. Please see your physician for an ECG and other testing as necessary today, if possible. If the symptoms recur, please go directly to the emergency room or call 911. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lupus cancer or what are the causes of lupus cancer?

Lupus related?: There is no such thing as lupus cancer. At least as far as I can discover. There are researchers who believe that the risk of several cancers is higher for those with lupus - especially cancers related to white blood cells. Talk with the doctor who treats your lupus - this concern is common and hopefully you can be reassured. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Indirectly: Stress can cause lupus to flare or lupus symptoms to worsen. However, stress by itself cannot cause to lupus to develop. ...Read more

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1280 ANA, -ENA and compliments. Lupus symptoms, but rheum said no lupus because I have Blau Syndrome, rare autoinflammatory, doesn't cause ANA. Help!

Talk to your MD: Blau syndrome, systemic granulomatous syndrome, is a rare autoimmune disease affecting many organs. It can simulate, at least initially, other autoimmune diseases. There is effective treatment for most patients with the disease. Either talk with your rheumatologist or go to a tertiary medical center. ...Read more

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Lupus in pregnancy caused me similar symptoms as when not pregnant. Isn't this a time of fewer problems?

Lupus in pregnancy caused me similar symptoms as when not pregnant. Isn't this a time of fewer problems?

Sometimes: People with lupus can flare with pregnancy and in the past they were advised not to get pregnant. A cousin of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, more often goes into remission with pregnancy. Unfortunately lupus usually has no such an association. ...Read more

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Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?

Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?

Not exactly: On the other hand there are well recognized plain allergy to aspirin. Also, there is mastoiditis--an accentuated histamine reaction which is often triggered by aspirin. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/lupus. Avoid sun. Lupus under control. Depressed & tired x 2 months. Vit D level dropped to 21. Could low Vit D be cause of my symptoms?

Diagnosed w/lupus. Avoid sun. Lupus under control. Depressed & tired x 2 months. Vit D level dropped to 21. Could low Vit D be cause of my symptoms?

Low Vit D: Diagnosed w/lupus. Avoid sun. Lupus under control. Depressed & tired x 2 months. Vit D level dropped to 21. Could low Vit D be cause of my symptoms? ANS: almost certainly not but easy to test. Vit D comes from exposing skin to sun. Thus you may need to take it. Ask your team to give you enough to get your blood level up and see what happens is only way to tell. ...Read more

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2 IgA results of low 50's I have lupus, I experience swollen painful lymph nodes, painful breathing etc can low IgA cause symptoms, what should I do?

2 IgA results of low 50's I have lupus, I experience swollen painful lymph nodes, painful breathing etc can low IgA cause symptoms, what should I do?

No: This would not have accounted for your symptoms. Make sure you get a lung function test to find out whether asthma is the only cause for your breathing impairment. Another remote possibility is a drug reaction from the many drugs you have been taking to control your autoimmune disorder. If your rheumatologist can't help you, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Is it likely that my pregnancy 5 years ago caused my illnesses to be worse? Never noticed symptoms until year after had baby. Lupus, sjögren's, heart

Is it likely that my pregnancy 5 years ago caused my illnesses to be worse? Never noticed symptoms until year after had baby. Lupus, sjögren's, heart

Very possible: Many auto immune diseases but especially lupus tend to flare and get worse in the postpartum period in some cases the disease first truly expresses itself after a prefnancy. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause glomerulations (seen w/ cystoscopy) in bladder & pelvic pain? I am being treated for lupus d/t other symptoms & test results but I have this too.

Hunner's?: Both lupus and hunner's intersyitial cystitis are miserable diseases and unfortunately both are common. If you have taken Cyclophosphamide for your lupus, this might also be a consideration -- check with your urologist and ask if I'm right. I wish you the very best luck in getting effective treatment. ...Read more

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Please help all of my doctors are stumped. What can cause systemic lupus like symptoms and chronic bouts of aseptic meningitis?

Complex: And needs thorough history, physical examination and probably blood /imaging studies, your best bet would be a tertiary care center, start with rheumatology who would ask other specialists to come aboard as needed. Talk to your primary doctor about referral, good luck ...Read more

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Can an adverse reaction to inderal (propranolol) cause drug induced lupus like symptoms?

Can an adverse reaction to inderal (propranolol) cause drug induced lupus like symptoms?

No: While many drugs can induce lupus like symptoms I have never seen it with inderal (propranolol). ...Read more