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Cause Of Lupus Flare Ups
Accutane: Because so many people on vitamin A derivative drugs like ISOretinoic acid develop lupus, a correlation has been postulated but not proven. Accutane may also be linked with inflammatory bowel disease, birth defects, suicide, and depression. You are best off consulting with your doctor or legal advisor. Good luck ...Read more
Okay sudden break out of sores on the back of my head, with having lupus could it be just a flare or change of seasons cause these flare ups?
Fatigue in Lupus:
Atudy was done at hospital for special surgery few years ago, which suggested that depression and sleep prpblems might contribute to fatigue in patients with lupus. There have been other studies which suggest it may be due to lack of exercise.
Acanadian study they found the fatigue is related to depression, pain, quality of sleep, quantity of sleep, exercise lack, severity of illness and stress. ...Read more
Can lupus flare cause headaches? I'm in a flare and also getting bad daily headaches with dizziness?
I have lupus &recently recent worsening of watery diarrhea daily. Normal colonoscopy. What causes this with lupus? Another flare possibly?
Bad fatigue interfering with daily activities for 3 weeks. Have lupus but recent labs were normal showing no flare. I am normally very active. Causes?
Be a viral syndrome> (patients with Lupus do get viral infections at the same or slightly higher rate than the general population!) Do you have a fever?? Any contacts with people who were (are) ill??? Any travel??
Did recent labs include a CBC (Complete Blood Count) If so what was the White Cell count/Differential??
More info needed
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Causes of significantly elevated myoglobin but normal troponin and normal ck. This was during a severe sle flare. Can just lupus cause high myoglobin?
I have lupus, if I a take a Plan B pill will it cause me to have a flare up? I'm on 5mg of prednisone.
Not likely: Good luck.Get a more detailed answer ›
With lupus, could being in the sun too much and getting flare symptoms for few days cause the WBC count to drop to slightly below normal?
Can gluten exposure cause systemic arthritic type flare-ups days after exposure? Lupus & RA negative labs. This has happened 3 times last year.
By Gluten "exposure:
I assume you are referring to Gastrointestinal. Ingestion and gluten intolerance (adult "coeliac" disease and other Gastro-intestinal disorders leads to GI symptoms. Not arthritic flare ups as commonly associated problems!
Talk with your PCP about a referral to a Board Certified RHEUMATOLOGIST for further evaluation!
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I have lupus and I'm on prednisone. I was on a high dosage starting at 60mg and now I'm tapering down to 5mg will certain foods cause a flare up?
Can inflammation from a severe lupus flare cause an elevated d dimer of 1600? Crp over 200. Esr 50.
See below: Elevated CRP and ESR can be signs of lupus glare up. Lupus can cause hypercoagulable state (meaning you can form clots in the body even if you don't need to). D- dimer is a test for to check for by products of clots in the body. Elevated d dimer needs to be attended by doctor asap. ...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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