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Does Lupus Cause Your Body Temp Not To Regulate Properly
Could UCTD/Lupus Cause Your Body Temp Not To Regulate Properly? If so, what are possible treatments for this?
Uncertain what: I am uncertain what is not regulated properly. It it too high or too low? You note you do not have a UCTD/Lupus so your physician will evaluate you to see what the issues are. You can track your temperatures morning, afternoon and evening so your physician can evaluate you ...Read more
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lupus is the greek word for wolf.
Do not fool around with the wolf! ...Read more
Can lupus cause body temperature fluctuations? Can you feel really for couples of hours and then really cold for the rest of the day?
SLE and temp.: Being an inflammatory condition, SLE can contribute to body temperature fluctuations. Inflammatory cells release pyrogens which can elevate the body temperature. ...Read more
Yes and no: People with lupus can have these symptoms. These may not be due to lupus. People without lupus can have these symptoms. These are not specific activity and can be seen for a variety of medical issues. When your physician evaluates you this may be clarified. ...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
Can full body inflamation kill you or cause a stroke? I think I have lupus waiting on results and my body feels inflammed. Burning from the insides.
Theoretically, yes.: Full body inflammation, as you put it, can arise in different ways. If you're talking about autoimmune diseases like lupus, those conditions carry an increased risk of blood clot formation, and therefore stroke. The risk is low, overall, and that is reassuring, but it's important to seek appropriate care for you condition, and it sounds like you're doing so. Take care. ...Read more
Can lupus cause irritability and itchiness at night? Do people with lupus often react to the body's natural and normal melatonin production/levels?
I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?
Your symptoms are part of the multiplicity of symptoms that lupus can manifest. Talk to your doc and a rheumatologist. Take a look at this also:
http://www. Healthline. Com/health/lupus/effects-on-body ...Read more
Can lupus cause rashes and itchiness on other parts of the body besides the face? Can sjogren's or another autoimmune cause rashes and itchiness?
Yes: The scalp is very common.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 87 and have continuous muscle spasm which starts in my left hand and spread all over my body. They have done blood tests for lupus and fibro malgia which are clear. Please advise possible other causes.
Muscle spasms: Frequent diffuse muscle spasms can be caused by deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, potassium or sodium. If you haven't been tested for these, I suggest you discuss these possibilities with your physician. You could try taking some magnesium in the meantime as a trial. Another suggestion would be to consult a neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Random aches migrating around body (muscles/joints). Blood test cleared me of lupus, thyroid, Lyme etc. Doctors think anxiety. Is this a likely cause?
I have lupus & since 2 days ago I've had a very sore throat & body aches all over. No nasal symptoms. I'm not sure if this is a cause for concern or not?
It could be: It could be your lupus, but you could have an infection as well. See your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more
Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores (look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus
Flu?: You may just have the flu or another viral infection which causes skin rash also. If the rash lasts just hours only to reappear elsewhere, try antihistamine. If it lasts more than a day, try hydrocortisone cream. If these symptoms persist beyond 10 days or get worse, see your doctor. These are not lupus symptoms. ...Read more
Lupus: This sounds like a diagnosis of lupus. Finish and additional work up and be seen by a rheumatologist and. Other needed sub specialist. All the best. ...Read more
Jus dx wit lupus. Checkd my temp due to me feeling tired and weak. My temp is 98.6 any suggestions. Also having chills! ?
Lupus treatment: Don't panic! Most people with lupus live full, active lives. Your temperature is normal. There are medications that can help the symptoms and your doctor will help you try different ones to see which help the best right now. You need a good working relationship with a doctor who treats lupus regularly. This is usually a rheumatologist, but not always. See your doctor! Think yourself well! ...Read more
My 15 year old bro. Has lupus his face is red he is lazy. Doesn't want to eat. Lost weight. High temp., becomes weak. What is the best medicine please :?
Needs immediate care: If he is having fevers and losing weight this is extremely serious. He needs to be under close supervision of a rheumatologist. If he is already seeing one, have him call that doctor immediately and explain his issues. If he does not, go to the er. Fevers may be secondary to lupus but they may also be related to a serious infection especially if your brother is on a cortisone med. Do not delay. ...Read more
In general, do people with lupus and related autonomic defiency need to avoid the humidity and weather temps in the 90s (even if they avoid the sun)? If so, why?
I have a diagnosis of lupus and take mtx sub-q, I'm pretty sure I have the flu. My temp is 97.7? Is there anything different I should do to care for myself?
I have a rash on my neck over my thyroid and have been running a low grade temp off and on for weeks. The rash looks similar to a lupus lesion, but not exactly. I have a brother with a type of lupus and I have dm2. Can it be lupus?
Probably not: Can't really tell from this brief description, lupus diagnosis isn't easy, several criteria have to be met, and blood tests to be checked, your doctor would help you with that. Low grade temperature on and off for weeks can be due to several other causes, wish you wellness ...Read more
I have sjogrens/lupus. My temp is elevated (around 99.5). I'm really tired and my joints/ muscles hurt. How long do I wait to call my rheumatologist?
Depends: Depends on whether you are on any immunomodulatory drugs, if so, very soon, if not can discuss with your primary doctor. ...Read more
13yr old daughter with widespread petichial, annular rash on bothlegs for10 wks. Not fungal, lupus, or hsp.100 temp 4 weeks weak pos monospot. No sorethroat?
Sometimes oral temp normal while skin is fever? 12 weeks of 99.4-102.9 skin temp. 5 antib, blood work (lupus, hiv, hep, ra) neg. Day 7 of doxy tmp 101.2
Well, that's a tough: One. You have a fever of uncertain origin, maybe. It seems as though you are checking it a lot though. I would stick with oral temp only. Do you feel bad? Chills, night sweats? Did u get chest x-ray? If not feeling bad and oral temps normal, I would try to get on with it. Cont abx but go just with oral, if normal consider that no fever if having no illness. Keep seeing doc though. ...Read more
My temp after I get to work is 99.1-99.4. Evening and over night normal. I am ANA +1:640 spec pattern. High sed rate. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Serum protein ok. Lupus panel neg. Up back pain 1yr. Mri ok?
Yes: Mri is fine but be prepared for normal results. An elevated sed rate and ANA may indicate an inflammatory process in the body. A thorough work up would include hormone evaluation, sleep patterns, infection/immune system testing as well as nutrition review. These presentations can be frustrating so find a doctor that will take the time to listen and evaluate. ...Read more
5 HIV tests at 2-4 weeks & 5 1/2 months back negative. History of diabetes & lupus in family. Constant feeling of fever w/ no temp, recurring ear infects, rec mild sore throat, light cough with little mucus, fatigue, feet oft cold but warm to touch.
HIV highly unlikely: It seems you are having some recurrent colds and possible ear infections and are concerned they are symptoms of an acute HIV syndrome. Given your negative HIV tests, presumably 4th generation, it's highly unlikely you have HIV. Most patients with acute HIV will have (+) p24 antigen by 2-3 weeks. If still concerned an HIV PCR RNA test would be definitive. ...Read more
More than one reason: It is felt the lupus is the result of a combination of things some of which are not known. A combination of genetic wrists, environmental exposures, possible viral infections are all considered. There may be more than one cause of lupus. ...Read more
This answer will change as we know more about lupus. We believe that for a person to get lupus, from the limited genetic information we have now, about 10% is from known genetic causes and remaining 90% unknown genetic causes and environmental causes.
Environmental causes are largely undefined but important. Think about this: only 30% of identical twins develop lupus together. ...Read more
NOT KNOWN...: No one knows the final "trigger-pull" that causes lupus. We do know genetics play some role. We do know that hormones play a major role (reason for female dominance and females rarely getting sle before puberty). But why some with similar factors get disease is not known at present. ...Read more
SLE diagnosis: Systemic lupus erythematosus is best diagnosed by an experienced rheumatologist. It is an autoimmune disease. A high-titer ANA, >1:320 is both sensitive and specific for lupus. Other auto-antibodies can help to confirm the lupus diagnosis. Anti-Smith is highly specific for lupus but not very sensitive. Anti-dsDNA is also highly specific and tends to be seen in lupus with kidney involvement. ...Read more
Yes: Central nervous system lupus can cause many problems including seizures, psychosis and stroke. Any of these are serious and need to be treated by a Rheumatologist. Also many drugs used to treat. Lupus, particularly corticosteroids and even NSAIDS. Discuss this with your Rheumatologist. ...Read more
Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune disease (where your immune system attacks your body) that can affect various organs of your body. There are systemic, discoid, drug-induced, and subacute cutanous forms. Check out the lupus foundations website for more details and if you are not seeing a rheumatologist at this time, please consider seeing one if you have been told that you may have lupus. Hope that helps. ...Read more
See details: Sorry, no one can help you especially in your current health care system. You need to speak with your own primary care doctor. I am sure you have seen at least one rheumatologist. If multiple doctors do not believe you have lupus, then it is likely you don't. ...Read more
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