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Can Lupus Cause Your Period To Get Messed Up
What can cause an acute change in gfr? Mine dropped from normal range to 42 over 2 month period. Cr is 1.5. Lupus patient. Trace protein. Norm bp.
Recheck: Increased creatinine in lupus could be sec to medications, dehydration, lupus flare. Creatinine must be rechecked, urine analysis should be done to look for blood and protein, lupus blood tests must be done to look for lupus activity. May need kidney biopsy if none gives the answer. ...Read more
I have had two miscarriages pcos thin. I tested positive for mthr-gene and lupus anticoagulant. Should I look at IUI next time? I get period 18 days
Before pregnancy!: Make sure that both you ; your hubby (if + for the mthfr 677 or 1298 genotypes), are first being treated with l-methylfolate, p5p, and methylcobalamin (at the minimum), to give any pregnancy a best chance for success. Also, do not take a prenatal vitamin that has regular fa if you are a known mthfr+ person. The regular Folic Acid blocks the receptors that need to let l-mthf through. Pm me! ...Read more
Yes it can...: Any significant illness can affect your cycle--timing, quality and quantity of your flow etc... Also, many medications can affect your cycle as well, and I suspect that with a significant flare-up of yur lupus, you recieved additional treatments. Just to be safe, check a pregnancy test if you have been sexually active, because pregnancy is common cause of missing period. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Not pregnant, never missed a period, no period for 4 mos now. Has lupus & is hypothyroid. Taking meds for those. 43 yrs old, Want to induce period.?
Some of my lupus symptoms (joint pain, fatigue) seem to be worse during my period. I've also had worse pms cramps since getting SLE. Is this normal?
Fast pulse. 99.4 fever off and on for couple mths. Thyroid ok. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Mono test showed past inf. But high nuclr. Missed period. Lupus panel neg. Serum protein ok. Ana + 1:640. Sed 30.
Irregular: Irregular and missed periods happen due to irregular or missed ovulations. By definition you have ovulatory dysfunction. This might be due to lupus, but more likely not - up to 30% of women have some ovulatory irregularity. ...Read more
How can I cope with lupus if I also have gad? Is it possible that I had lupus and that was the root cause for my to get gad? Or gad caused lupus?
Lupus and GAD: Gad doesn't cause lupus. Lupus doesn't cause gad. Lupus can worse the gad, though, mostly through a lot of insecurities that it brings on with it. ...Read more
Yes: People with lupus can have a variety of cutaneous manifestations. There are many rashes from lupus but people with lupus can also get rashes that are not from lupus. You need a dermatology evaluation because different rashes need different therapies. If the rash is from lupus that needs direct attention. There are topical, oral and injection therapies and specific rashes need specific rx. ...Read more
What is more likely to cause skin absecess on different parts of the body, lupus or sjogrens? . I am working with rhumy to get a dx.
Less common: Abscesses are uncommon with either. Workup for systemic infection, immunodeficiency and white cell function may be needed. ...Read more
Just what causes the lupus butterfly rash? It's the craziest thing. Ever since dx, I get the rash but mine's flat. Looks like too much blush.
Dilated blood vessel: The redness is due to the increased blood flow with an increased number of tiny blood vessels. If you magnify the rash you will see these vessels. It is related to the inflammatory response to the skin with the lupus. Not all red facial rashes is lupus. Sometime the lupus rash can also be raised. Sun exposure emphasizes the rash and can increase it. ...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
Do doctors have any idea what causes lupus fog? I get this! It's spaciness with unclear thinking. Never had this before dx! Prednisone relieves it.
After a dr sewed my c-section into my bladder and w/out knowing leaked urine in my system for 7 yrs could this be a cause for me to get lupus?
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I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down. Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?
Lupus is an inflammatory "autoimmune" disease. You may benefit from reducing substances in your internal and external environment that increase inflammation and immune system stimulation.
Avoid all fried foods, all sugars, msg, aspartame, vegetable oils, burnt food nitrates, nitrites, ? Gluten, ? Other foods that you may have unrecognized allergies to, mold. Let food be your medicine. ...Read more
If my lupus was in remissino (no inflammation present), would I still get muscle & pleuritic chest pain) tapering below 5mg? Is inflamm cause of pain?
No: If lupus is in remission you should not have symptoms of the disease and you should be able to taper off prednisone. It is very common to have Fibromyalgia with lupus. This may cause your chest pain and muscle pain. It requires a different treatment. Your rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more
Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed, sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.
Neuropathy: It is possible. However blotchy prickly hands or feet with hot sensation are not specific findings of a particular disease. Other conditions like raynaud phenomenon or autonomic nervous system dysfunction or neuropathy can cause this presentation. Consider checking your sugar and vitamin B12 levels. Please check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more
Since diagnosed with lupus which is currently under control, I get bothersome random shooting pains in legs/arms. Tests/labs are normal. No known cause
Have SLE lately I've been able to taste perfume. It makes my tongue and lips tingle. I get very nauseous and migraine. Is lupus possible cause?
Recommend: You have blood test to determine disease activity and neurological work up to make sure lupus not affecting the brain! ...Read more
Have lupus. Chest X-ray showed hyperinflated lungs the past few years but otherwise normal. Never smoked. Exercise. No sob but do get lightheaded. Cause?
See your rheumatolog: There are several sle related possibilities and numerous other causes for your sob. I would normally recommend a high resolution ct of the chest to look for interstitial lung disease and an echocardiogram to look for pulmonary artery hypertension. If you have leg swelling or anticardiolipin antibodies you should also be checked for a blood clot. If these are negative there are next steps. ...Read more
In lupus, what is likely cause of sharp chest pain I get sometimes during flares that worsens when I lean forward or inhale. Heart/lungs scans normal.?
Unclear: Lupus pts can get pericarditis - sharp chest pain which is worse with deep breath but improved by leaning forward/worse lying on your back. Alternatively, lupus pts also get myalgia (muscle pain) and arthralgia (joint pain, including of the rib cage) which can be worse with deep breath but wouldn't change much with different position. Heart and lung scans would be normal for all of these. ...Read more
+lupus/sjogrens. Get frequent moments where my brain feels swollen & I'm confused. Prednisone always clears it up but md doesn't know true cause.?
Difficult to say.: True cause may never be known. If the rheumatologist doesn't know it is unlikely we will know. Since pred seems to clear it up I suspect it is related to the sle/sjogren's. ...Read more
Neg methacholine & stress test but get winded, wheeze with exertion, URI or humidity. Diangosis UCTD -symptoms Lupus &Sjogrens. Could UCTD cause windedness?
Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. Cause?
Yes: Sle, through a variety of mechanisms can result in almost any symptoms, although this set would be unusual. Irritable bowel syndrome is unlikely to do this, but if you have inflammatory bowel disease in the form of chrohn's particularly, these symptoms may definitely occur. You should be evaluated for these by your doctor. ...Read more
Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. What could be the cause?
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons for your headaches. Anxiety/ tension headache, allergy histamine headaches, bulging or herniated cervical discs, post traumatic head injury, post concussion syndrome, migraines, menstrual induced migraines, brain rumors, cerebral aneurysm, sinusitis, vision difficulties, poorly controlled hypertension, hyperthyroidism, brain abscess, pituitary rumors, levtemperature. ...Read more
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