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Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?
All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more
Fatigue and sarcoid,: Yes, fatigue is quite common as are muscle pains , joint pains, sweats, and sometimes weight loss. Skin lesions are also relatively common. The sarcoid granulomas secrete ace. --angiotensin converting enzyme. The enzyme is elevated in some of the patients with sarcoid. Most patients have enlarged lymph nodes in the region of their lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking ritalin for fatigue due to sarcoidosis for a year. It's not helping as much now. Body getting used to it & is the a different med i could try?
Doc can't scribe Ritalin for fatigue due to Sarcoidosis anymore. What are some other medication options?
Fatigue: Methylphenidate has been used for the treatment of fatigue in patients with cancer,4HIV infection,5and chronic fatigue syndrome.6In an open-label trial,7 methylphenidate was reported as useful for fatigue associated with sarcoidosis. Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride (d-MPH) is the d-threo-methylphenidate hydrochloride isomer of methylphenidate. It is approximately twice as potent as the racemic formulation and appears to have a longer half-life; hence, it can be administered twice daily ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recenty been diagnosed as patient with sarcoidosis, I have fatigue and exertional dyspnoea.Do i need treatment?I have asthma and diabetic.
Rule out other cause: Fatigue is a well described component if sarcoidosis, it is a part of sarcoidosis penumbra( insomnia, fatigue and possible neuropathic symptoms) . Please talk to your doctor to see if other causes have up be ruled out such as hypothyroidism and any sleep related breathing disorders ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have most of the symptoms of sarcoidosis such as fatigue, erythema nodosum, shortness of breath, but the test I took for sarcoidosis came back negative. Why the erythema and other symptoms?
Many causes!: Erythema nodosum may occur as an isolated condition or in association with other conditions.Conditions that are associated with erythema nodosum include medications (sulfa-related drugs, birth control pills, and estrogens), strep throat cat scratch disease, fungal diseases, infectious mononucleosis, sarcoidosis, behcet's disease, inflammatory bowel diseases (crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: bilateral inflammation around lacrimal glands, fatigue, joint pain. Tested + for Lupus antigens. Could have sarcoidosis. Your thoughts?
Calm down: appreciate your concerns, you don't have a definitive diagnosis yet, symptoms and information you gave are sketchy, no one can make even a provisional diagnosis with this material, trust your treating physician, ask for a working / provisional diagnosis, even ask for a second opinion it's your right, but stick to professional help rather than Dr Google, take care ...Read more
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