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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Does lupus cause dizziness, lightheaded feeling, and numbness in the body?

Does lupus cause dizziness, lightheaded feeling, and numbness in the body?

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

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I've been feeling light headed and dizzy for the last couple of days?

I've been feeling light headed and dizzy for the last couple of days?

Several causes: These symptoms could be caused by a number of things and are are rarely serious. Causes include 1) starting a new medication 2) not drinking enough water 3) not having enough salt and potassium in your blood from sweating excessively, prolonged physical exertion, or getting a massage. Drink a sports drink. 4) getting a virus 5) being stressed or emotionally upset if it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been on blood pressure medication for yrs. I began feeling light headed and dizzy. The nurse told me my pressure had dropped. What could cause th?

I've been on blood pressure medication for yrs. I began feeling light headed and dizzy. The nurse told me my pressure had dropped. What could cause th?

Less need for meds: It sounds like the BP meds are more effective and your BP is lower. There are a couple of considerations: you may be healthier and if you have made lifestyle changes (diet, weight loss, exercise) this could lower your BP naturally.Thus the BP meds may be "too much". Also, if there have been changes in your meds (ie. Going from a beta blocker to ace inhibitor), the current one may be more effective. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling light headed and dizzy when dieting?

How can I stop feeling light headed and dizzy when dieting?

Slow down: If you are developing these symptoms - you are likely decreasing calories too radically. Slow your pace. ...Read more

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Been feeling light headed and dizzy for over a week to the point sometimes I am nauseated could this be something major or can it be caused by stress?

Been feeling light headed and dizzy for over a week to the point sometimes I am nauseated could this be something major or can it be caused by stress?

Dizzy and nausea: If your symptoms have persisted for over a week it is a good idea to see your physician. There are several causes of dizziness, from infection, inner ear problem, dehydration, heart issue, pregnancy... Most of the time it's nothing serious in a young woman like you, but get checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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Been having palpations all day and feeling light headed and dizzy on and off is it anything to worry about?

Yes, palpitation: could mean cardiac arrhythmia. LIghtheadedness and dizziness could mean that your brain is not getting enough oxygen because of low blood pressure caused by cardiac arrhythmia. Get to a doctor before you lose consciousness. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more