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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?

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

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What to do if there's constant and almost debilitating fatigue?

What to do if there's constant and almost debilitating fatigue?

Get checked: Severe fatigue can be due to heart, hormone, breathing or mood problems. You need to have a thorough evaluation to find the cause and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos, constantly feeling debilitating fatigue but all my levels are normal , what could be wrong with me? I am barely able to function

I have hashimotos, constantly feeling debilitating fatigue but all my levels are normal , what could be wrong with me? I am barely able to function

Many things: "Normal levels" aren't adequate. I treat thyroiditis so TSH is low and Free T3 is in upper half of normal range. Adding liothyronine is usually necessary. See http://tinyurl.com/n4zmkro Many with thyroid problems need adrenal support too. Explore why you have autoimmune disease- it may be caused by heavy metal toxicity & other toxins, chronic infections like Lyme, be related to celiac.See comment: ...Read more

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What diseases r associated with lupus anticoagulant. Suffer from debilitating fatigue. ?

What diseases r associated with lupus anticoagulant. Suffer from debilitating fatigue. ?

Miscarriages et al: The "lupus anticoagulant" (LA) may be associated with recurrent miscarriages , blood clots and/or an increased propensity for migraines. LA May occur in people with autoimmune disorders (such as Lupus) or infections (such as HIV) or certain medications (such as certain heart meds) or it may be present by itself. See your MD if you have any of these symptoms/conditions. ...Read more

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I have high ferritin with normal iron, high triglycerides with low cholesterol, high sed rate, with red palms and debilitating fatigue.Fibro.Any clue?

I have high ferritin with normal iron, high triglycerides with low cholesterol, high sed rate, with red palms and debilitating fatigue.Fibro.Any clue?

Hemachrmatosis ?: Please see your family doc and get evaluated for hemachromatosis. The symptoms are: abdominal pain fatigue generalized darkening of skin color (often referred to as bronzing) joint pain lack of energy loss of body hair loss of sexual desire weight loss weakness. Please see website: www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hemochromatosis/ds00455/method=... Hemochromatosis — comprehensive overview. ...Read more

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Hi I think I may have ms, however my gp says there is nothing wrong with me. In Ocotober last year I experienced fairly debilitating fatigue, pins and needles and burning in my legs and muscle pain. In late November these symptoms disappeared for around a

Hi I think I may have ms, however my gp says there is nothing wrong with me. In Ocotober last year I experienced fairly debilitating fatigue, pins and needles and burning in my legs and muscle pain. In late November these symptoms disappeared for around a

Comments: Based upon your description, I cannot pin down a diagnosis, but a several week history of neurological dysfnctn could well be a sign of MS, but could also be due to a number of other conditions. If you remain concerned or unfulfilled by your doctor's approach, would strongly urge a second opinion, and even perhaps a visit to a neurologist. ...Read more

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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

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Had debilitating exhaust/fatigue for 1 year due to POTS, finally seen Cardiologist today but he said my heart healthy, cardio dept cant help. What now?

Had debilitating exhaust/fatigue for 1 year due to POTS, finally seen Cardiologist today but he said my heart healthy, cardio dept cant help. What now?

Fatigue: I'm sorry your Cardiologist is not referring you to a different program. For now I strongly recommend you get an appointment with either a Psychologist and/or a Nurse practitioner. Please let me know what happens after a few visits to Psychology and/or Nurse practioner. ...Read more