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How Does Lupus Affect Your Genitals
Lupus currently inactive- i get mouth, nose and genital sores (all same time) now and then. I read those are symptoms, but how common, all 3?
Why do I have a lupus flare during my menstrual cycle most of the time? Also my p.O.T.S symptoms worsen during this time how can I help this?
Inflammation: Lupus and the pre-menstrual phase of the cycle are both known for being states of increased inflammation, so it makes sense that you might have this and notice it during your menstrual cycle. I would speak with your rheumatologist regarding medications that are safe to take to diminish the flare symptoms, as some anti-inflammatories are harmful for kidneys. Best of luck. ...Read more
Continue seeing M.D.: If you have lupus it needs to be treated and the treatment depends on the extent of the disease. Your doctor will either treat you or send you to a specialist for further tests and treatment. Please don't get discouraged as there are very good treatments available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... Im 27 i want to feel normal. But i don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?
See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more
Fatigue in Lupus: Atudy was done at hospital for special surgery few years ago, which suggested that depression and sleep prpblems might contribute to fatigue in patients with lupus.There have been other studies which suggest it may be due to lack of exercise. Acanadian study they found the fatigue is related to depression, pain, quality of sleep, quantity of sleep, exercise lack, severity of illness and stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor explained to me that he thinks I have lupus but it hasn't fully manifested yet. Is that normal?
I think I might have lupus, I don't know if I need to go to the doctor and I am scared the doctors won't believe me.
There are blood: tests so the diagnosis is usually easy ...Read more
I jsut read that i shouldn't be on atenolol because I have lupus?!?!? Is this true i just started 12.5mg bid for pots
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
Can I have Lupus if my ANA is positive, tired is 1:320 homogeneous diffuse, but ENA panel is negative. I do have some s/s?
ANA 1:320: Not all autoimmune disease are totally differenciated into discrete diseases and also markers may appear over time, not initially . What was your double stranded DNA? Complement levels? Rheumatoid factor? Can get false positive ANA from RA, mono , Crohns, viral infection, thyroiditis(check TPO,), meds , silicon implants and 5% healthy. f/u w/ rheumatologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your a lupus patient and you haven't taken any medication is your hair supposed to fall out and if so for how longor how do I stop it?
It can, but...: There are many reasons for it to fall out, some related to lupus, and others not, which may co-exist. If you have lupus, why would you not take medication. I hope, that if this is so, it is because your disease activity is minimal. B vitamins, including biotin, can help hair loss! i did notice you are on medication. Methotrexate can cause hair loss, not ho-q. Folic acid can minimize this! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As a person with lupus, it normal that i struggle with getting easily fatigued even though i'm not in a flare? My acquaintances don't understand.
Don't take it person: They may never understand, unfortunately that is human nature. The issues is you can't see aches, pains and stiffness, it can't be scanned or analyzed. I had a patient in the 90's keep a clothespin in her purse and clamped it on friends finger to let experience the pain. After a minute, no problem. After 5 mins they wanted it off! see my wellness suggestions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus &always get sick (start of flare)for atleast a day(sat) if i don't get enough sleep during work week. Then sleep all day sat. Common?
Lupus Therapy: Antimalarial drugs such as Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine are excellent alternatives for people with lupus who do not respond well to Ibuprofen or Aspirin (bayer aspirin, bufferin, ecotrin).Many people on antimalarial drugs experience significant relief of their symptoms, especially rashes, fatigue, and joint and muscle pains. ...Read more
What are the physical manifestations of anorexia, if any, that could be mistaken for lupus symptoms if a patient isn't forthright about eating bxs?
A patient with: Combined lupus and anoerexia nervosa would be challenging. I am not sure, has she had a diagnosis of lupus? Anoerexia refers to no appetite and can be a part of illness, anoerexia nervosa is a body dysmorphic disorder, a psychiatric condition. If she is very thin and eats little while being preoccupied with calories, may be that but needs a psychiatrist. If its appetite loss it's different. ...Read more
Neuro couldn't explain this to me. Can someone explain this ANA? Norm LA1&2, Positive Hex.Pho, prolonged APPT and saline. Approx 15%of Lupus anti.
Anti phospholipid : The neurologist may be screening you for condition called anti-phospholipid syndrome. In this condition the most common manifestation would be a propensity for blood clots (thrombosis) but headaches may occur as part of the syndrome. Although the LA 1/2 are (-) your hex phos and APPT are abnormal. A Hematologist can determine if this condition is/is not present with more specific blood tests. ...Read more
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