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Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?

Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?

Time: Hello, unfortunately we do not have any medical therapy at our disposal to immediately remove the fluid behind your eardrum. If your fluid has been present beyond 3 months or if your symptoms are worsening (associated dizziness, infection, worsening hearing) then a surgical procedure to insert tubes may be recommended. ...Read more

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After seen in ER for major headaches/pressure(i was scared due to me having lupus) CT brain -. Lumbar puncture - but lot fluid behind ears they recommend tubes-anything else to help other than surgury?

After seen in ER for major headaches/pressure(i was scared due to me having lupus) CT brain -. Lumbar puncture - but lot fluid behind ears they recommend tubes-anything else to help other than surgury?

DebatedButDecrConges: Debate exists about whether treating nasal congestion/rhinitis helps decr ear fluid problms. Sometimes i will do this with my patients as a test: topical decongestant (ex: afrin) 2 puffs each nostril 3x/day for 4 days (then stop!). At the same time, for 1-2 weeks, aggressive trial of nasal steroid (ex: flonase) 2 puffs each nostril 3x/day for 1-2 weeks, then nl dose. Spray gently & laterally. ...Read more

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Symptom:ringing in the ear, stopped- up ear, yellow runny mucus with foul smell. Taking allergy medicine on daily basis. What's up female age 61, breast cancer survivor, lupus

Symptom:ringing in the ear, stopped- up ear, yellow runny mucus with foul smell. Taking allergy medicine on daily basis. What's up female  age 61, breast cancer survivor, lupus

Hello, : Hello, you may have an upper respiratory tract infection. Congestion can place pressure against the eustacian tubes, so that they are not draining the ears of fluid and pressure with resultant pain and ear ringing (tinnitus). The congestion can also cause a headache. The mucus could be coming from a variety of places including your nose or a sinus. Recommend that you see an ear/ nose/throat specialist. I hope you are feeling better soon. Take care. ...Read more

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My son-in-law has lupus and he gets extreme discomfort in the neck and head. It feels like fluid. Is there any way to relieve that pain?

My son-in-law has lupus and he gets extreme discomfort in the neck and head. It feels like fluid. Is there any way to relieve that pain?

Who feels fluid?: Do you mean you feel his head and neck and you feel something like fluid and swelling, or he feels like there is fluid inside his head? Lupus can cause a lot of funny symptoms--his doctor can suggest something to help. If he has actual swelling, he needs to be checked. ...Read more

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Despite drinking plenty of fluids, head feels foggy & lightheaded for days after being in the sun. I'm being treated for almost lupus. Why does the sun affect my head?

Despite drinking plenty of fluids,  head feels foggy & lightheaded for days after being in the sun. I'm being treated for almost lupus. Why does the sun affect my head?

Sun can flare SLE: Although we don't have all of your data, there are people with lupus who are sunshine sensitive. The sunshine can activate systemic lupus erythematosus. The mechanism is not completely clear but disruption to skin, free dna from the cells, that can stimulate the lupus response. Sun protection is an important part to your therapy. ...Read more

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Have lupus.Struggling w/ prednisone taper below 5mg(head fog, pleuritic chest pain,body aches).MD said it's withdrawal symptoms & best to push thru sx.True?

Have lupus.Struggling w/ prednisone taper below 5mg(head fog, pleuritic chest pain,body aches).MD said it's withdrawal symptoms & best to push thru sx.True?

Rheumatologist: Prednisone dose of 5 mgs or less is a low dose and since you're having pleuritic pain and other discomfort,your lupus may not be controlled. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

YOU HAVE:: A proven skin punch biopsy diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy, and you possess one of the many causes of such an entity. Could be pre-diabetes, but with the ANA issues, might look further into collagen vascular categories. Other considerations, include Celiac disease, Sjogren's, HIV, paraproteinemias, B-12, etc. Would check anti-GM-1 with IgG, IgM, as you might have an autoimmune sensory neuropathy, and might respond to a course of IVIG. Can you visit a neuromuscular specialist? ...Read more

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Can lupus rash be all over face and forehead ears etc... Or is it only occurs on the cheeks and nose bridge only?

Can lupus rash be all over face and forehead ears etc... Or is it only occurs on the cheeks and nose bridge only?

Not only on nose: There are many forms of lupus. The butterfly rash is well described but the rash not only need to be there it can occur on other facial areas a well as the trunk. Males tend to be less prone but lupus occurs in them as well. The best test is to see a rheumatologist or your primary as a start. A few simple blood tests can rule out lupus quickly. ...Read more

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ANA 250 -Indirect Immunofluoresence Assay with both speckled pattern, elevated ESR, rash with lesions on chest, neck,ears,face - LUPUS ?

ANA 250 -Indirect Immunofluoresence  Assay  with both speckled pattern, elevated ESR, rash with lesions on chest, neck,ears,face - LUPUS ?

Talk to doctor: Although these findings are not incompatible with lupus, the lack of joint symptoms points away from the diagnosis. The diagnosis of nearly all diseases should be made by a doctor and not by lab tests alone. ...Read more

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Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if i press right below ears it hurts.Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3

Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if i press right below ears it hurts.Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3

Headache clinic at a: local hospital may be the best way to go, especially if you have seen your primary doc. Treating one thing at a time can solve the mystery. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used ?

Hydroxychloroquine : There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the additional benefits of being anti-rheumatic medication as well as anti-malarial. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have lupus, swollen lymph nodes, and recently got a fever, my right ear is stuffy nd popping doesn't work.

I have lupus, swollen lymph nodes, and recently got a fever, my right ear is stuffy nd popping doesn't work.

Treatment needed: With lupus all infections and fevers need to be looked at and if necessary treated. See your primary M.D. Or rheumatologist. It sounds like an ear infection. ...Read more

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I have been having lots of joint pain, tingling, and ringing in ears. Sed rate 30, CRP 2.5, cardio CRP 32.3, ANA negative. Could it be lupus or?

I have been having lots of joint pain, tingling, and ringing in ears.  Sed rate 30, CRP 2.5, cardio CRP 32.3, ANA negative.  Could it be lupus or?

Lab data: Cannot comment on lab tests removed from the clinical assessment of a patient have no access to examine and extract full medical history. Lupus is less likely with negative ana, but not impossible. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with Systemic Lupus. 3 weeks ago I had sudden sensorineural hearing loss in my right ear and was put on a 15 day regimen of Prednisone @ 60mg per day. Noticed an increase in urination and thirst so went to urgent care to get check

SLE is serious disea: You should have a good doc who is following you and monitoring your care, not getting your care at a City MD. Lupus is a multi system disease which can effect your heart, kidneys, brain, skin, etc. you have got to sign up with a competent physician right away. ...Read more

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I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear.swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.

I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear.swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.

Not a simple problem: this is not a simple problem. Each of these could be separate medical problems and they may not all go together. You will need to clarify this with your physician ...Read more