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Gout Fibromyalgia And Lupus Are Common Forms Of What
Lupus, gout: Autoimmune diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
Trying to find out why I have sudden, severe joint pain in the metacarpophalangeal joints of both hands. I have joint pain in my hands, worse in the thumbs. My doctors have no idea what's causing it. Tests for ra, lupus, gout, fifth disease, etc, all have
Oa at the base of the thumbs is pretty common and at 60 and female this would be even more common
sometimes it quite subtle on the xrays
ask for a referral or get another opinion. ...Read more
I have severe pain and swelling in my feet knees and elbow but its not arthritis gout blood clot lupus sickle cell or wnything the dictors can find. W?
Yes: There are a lot of symptoms of both of these conditions that overlap. Lupus can be ruled out with a few blood tests. ...Read more
Usually: Trigger point tenderness usually means fm. Lupus usually has basically joint pain. ...Read more
What should I worry about with having sjogren's syndrome and fibromyalgia and possibly lupus. Will find out bout lupus one soon.
Clarify diagnosis: Out of the diagnoses mentioned, fibromyalgia is most prevalent and increasingly recognized. Fibromyalgia is a central pain syndrome that causes diffuse body pain and fatigue triggered by poor sleep. An autoimmune disease such as sjogren's or lupus can trigger fibromyalgia, however, do not cause fibromyalgia. I would recommend that you see a rheumatologist to clarify diagnosis. ...Read more
Small: These meds have a slightly higher risk for you if your mother is affected. However, the risk is relatively small. ...Read more
Positive test: Questioner of the difference between fibromyalgia and lupus should regard that there are no known causes or lab test for fibromyalgia. Lupus has lab studies that can confirm the presence and autoimmune nature of lupus, as well as injury to skin, nervous system, and kidneys. ...Read more
Great differences!: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can damage organs in the body when severe, although most patients have mild disease. Fibromyalgia is a pain amplification disorder involving the brain and spinal cord. It is not inflammatory and certainly not autimmune. Treatments for these illnesses are completely different! ...Read more
Lupus: With good followup by endocrinologist & pcp, and with good control of symptoms, you are ok. ...Read more
Everything I have stated on here they have now diagnosed me from lupus which been treating for 5 yrs to fibromyalgia is that possible?
I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but have a lot of lupus symptoms. My ANA test came back as "indeterminate". What does this mean?
Better test: Still the better test to determine the difference between lupus and fibromyalgia (fms) is a history and physical exam done by a rheumatologist. Lupus and fms have some similar symptoms but are very different. Lupus - autoimmune disease. Fms - not autoimmune. The ANA is not the deciding factor between the two. The ANA never makes a definite diagnosis. Other blood tests (by rheumatologist) can help. ...Read more
My wife has lupus and fibromyalgia. Is there a clinic that specializes in these diseases? Or should we just suck em up and be content with present?
The best kind of dr. To address your condition is called a rheumatologist. I would look for someone who is board certified in that specialty. There should be a listing in the yellow pages or you may want to check with your local medical society.
Good luck. ...Read more
Treated for lupus for 5 years and then changed to fibromyalgia I believe is not possible, since I have medical records saying its lupus. Could my dr just want nothing more to do with me as a patient?
Drastic change.: Lupus is diagnosed based on symptoms and physical exam, lab tests are only secondary. There are no lab tests for fibro, just tender points on exam. A skilled rheumatologist should have no trouble telling one from the other. If your lupus is in remission, your current doctor may only be seeing fibro (having both is common.) ask your doctor. Consider 2nd opinion with different rheumatologist. ...Read more
Doctor: You need to establish a relationship with a doctor who will take a thorough history and physical and examine you and then order the appropriate test. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain Syndrome: With a case as complex as yours, you need a team approach to your therapies. You need a doctor well versed in the treatments of fibromyalgia to help with that disorder. You need a rheumatologist to deal with the lupus. And you need a chronic pain specialists to help with your narcotic pain treatment. These 3 doctors should work together. ...Read more
No to both: No they cannot.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosed by a rheumatologist as having fibromyalgia, my gp thinks it is either lupus or ms. How will they actually make a diagnosis?
My wife has lupus & fibromyalgia she sees a local rheumatologist to scant avail. Is there a clinic in na that specializes in these diseases?
This website should point you in the right direction:
http://www. Lupus. Org/newsite/index. Html. ...Read more
The Mighty Vitamin D: You may do better in warmer climate closer tot he equator for 2 reasons: more vitamin D and more exercise. Receiving more sunlight would naturally raise your vitamin D levels. Adequate vitamin D is essential for fibromyalgia relief, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. More exercise, especially light walking or yoga on the beach would add to the benefit of vitamin D. ...Read more
If I have an elevated CRP and est with a negative ANA what could this indicate? I have type 1 dm and fibromyalgia. They were suspecting lupus
The: The ESR and CRP are both markers of inflammation. However, they are very non-specific and can be elevated in a wide variety of conditions including infections, malignancies, and auto-immune diseases. The ANA is the screening test for lupus and similar conditions. It has many false positives but very few false negatives. In your case, the negative ANA most likely means that you elevated ESR and CRP are not due to lupus. ...Read more
Never test + for RA or lupus, yet display all signs/symptoms; always get told it's just fibromyalgia. Could I have RA or sle? Go for 2nd opinion?
Fibromialgia: I recommend you ask your doctor for those tests, otherwise get second opinion. Wish u well. ...Read more
My WBC is low (2.7) & has been dropping. I'm being screened for lupus. Why would WBC be low with auto-immune? I have fibromyalgia and Reynauds.
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