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How Does Systemic Lupus And Parkinson's Disease Relate
Parkinson disease: tremors at rest, decreased speed of motor action, cogwheel rigidity, small step shuffled gait, dysphonia, depression, sleep disturbance.
a rapid or irregular heartbeat
a fine tremor of your hands or fingers
an increase in perspiration or warm, moist skin
sensitivity to heat
weight loss, despite normal eating habits. ...Read more
Okay just had another case study and tests to add onto my diseases of lupus, osteoarthritis, that I have sleep apnea and Parkinson's is this possible?
I'm sorry: I do not understand your question. Yes it is possible for those illnesses to coexist. I'm sorry it is most unfortunate ...Read more
I have lupus & just found out i also have parkinson's, I will get the full stage of where I am tomorrow but does this decrease my life expectancy any?
Possibly: Depending on the extent of either disease and how aggressively they act, they could affect life expectancy. ...Read more
Impossible to say: The life span depends on the severity of the diseases. Most patients with these diseases have a normal life expectancy. ...Read more
Diagnosed with lupus & Parkinsons how do you tell your family that keeps saying not to worry & stop being drastic, I'm scared I've short time 2 live?
Not quite: Enjoy your life and follow your doctors instructions. Nobody can say for sure how long you will live. Moreover, we will all die some day. ...Read more
Have Lupus and Parkinson's and just found out I have a fatty liver is there a reverse on fixing it? If not how fast does it progress into failure?
I have lesions on my breasts that have yet to heal & been 3 months. Biopsied-benign could lupus issue or combination of also meds & also parkinson's?
I was diagnosed with Lupus & Parkinsons & now at 45 I feel as if I may have allergies. Could this be possible since I have never had pollen allergies.
Yes: It is possible although unusual.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have lupus & now migraines are getting worse & starting to get tingling down r side. Mom has Parkinson's should I be concerned that I may have it?
I know I have parkinson's, lupus, ranoids, gerd, & few more diagnosis could this be a possible shorter life span? Or may I keep it under control & be fine?
You are OK: With lupus and raynauds you might seriously consider not smoking of course. There are a few other things you can do to improve your odds and quality of life. Basic stuff like monitoring your disease activity, monitoring vit d levels and taking an antioxidant combo that makes sense. Exercise is important too. ...Read more
Parkinson's lupus being sent to pain clinic how can they help? Just coticoisteroid injection hip cyst 3 nodules.
See details: You need to provide much greater details about your various medical issues than this site permits. There is no way your question can be answered as it is now presented. ...Read more
Should i be worried with having Parkinson's and lupus I have heard pounding of like a heartbeat in my ears for a week and my nose bled a little?
No: Hearing " heart beat" in the ears is not a sign of pd or lupus. See your pcp to see he can also hear the pounding or heart beat in your ear. ...Read more
Have lupus and now I am having tremors. Been told its parkinsonism but could turn into Parkinson's is that true? Any idea how this effects my life?
Love the rumor mill: Saying that lupus tremors can become parkinson's disease is equivalent to people who talk about fat turning into muscle! It don't happen that way. Lupus is an autoimmune disease while pd is neurodegenerative. Doesn't mean you are protected from acquiring pd in the future but if you do be sure it was not due to the lupus. ...Read more
W/ lupus & parkinson's, is it normal to feel more tired & want to sleep more? Scared some nights I won't wake. Need 2 talk but told no ur over reactin
Lupus and fatigue: Yes, lupus and parkinson's can both cause fatigue. You should continue with medical treatment, a healthy diet (fruits and vegetables) and try to practice good sleep hygiene. (sleep/wake at the same time, no caffeine after noon, exercise earlier in the day, cool, dark room for sleep). ...Read more
CR 1.2 High
WBC 11.3 High
GFR 48. Low
These are my latest and I am worried or should worry about Kidney failure since I have Lupus and Parkinson's?
Not yet: You have bit elevated creatinine, bit slow GFR, high WBCs could be secondary to drugs, steroids or NSAIDs, keep a close follow up with your doctor,? Will need nephrologist evaluation, revise the drugs you are on, their interactions and effects on kidneys, doctors usually try to balance risk/benefit ratio in chronic diseases, you might need more tests like p/c ratio in urine and/or imaging studies ...Read more
Pure white toe nails w/ greenish yellow tint towards the top. I keep my toes clean & feet & don't let fungus build. I have lupus & Parkinson's? Issue?
White toe nail: The blood vessels under your nail in the nail bed is what gives your nails the pink color. The common cause of white nail is fungus or separation of the nail from the nail bed. Green/yellow discoloration is usually sign of an infection. I suggest you see a Podiatrist to have a fungal and bacterial culture done on the nail sample as well as to evaluate the nail to see if it is separated from bed ...Read more
Can one have Parkinson's and lupus? Xray hip fractures in ball and socket. Sleep apnea right leg tremors now left has started.
Yes: Possibility having the two disease is there. ...Read more
A proven skin punch biopsy diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy, and you possess one of the many causes of such an entity. Could be pre-diabetes, but with the ANA issues, might look further into collagen vascular categories. Other considerations, include Celiac disease, Sjogren's, HIV, paraproteinemias, B-12, etc.
Would check anti-GM-1 with IgG, IgM, as you might have an autoimmune sensory neuropathy, and might respond to a course of IVIG. Can you visit a neuromuscular specialist? ...Read more
Yes: Lupus erythematosus does not always involve internal organs (systemic). It sometimes only affects the skin and joints. Forms that do so are scle, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, and sometimes dle, discoid lupus erythematosus. ...Read more
I have both systemic lupus/sjogrens overlap & used to have idiopathic central diabetes inspidus. Could the diseases somehow be related?
"Used to"?: Hi. I'm unclear...did your central DI spontaneously resolve? We don't expect to see that, and it makes me question the original diagnosis of DI in the first place. There appears to be an autoimmune cause of at least a subset of idiopathic central DI, and this is more likely in the setting of other autoimmune diseases (SLE, Sjögren's), but it doesn't spontaneously go away. Ergo, I can't say. ...Read more
I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome, no thyroid disease, many days now I feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?
Every day at night I feel pressure and discomfort in my throat I have systemic lupus but no thyroid disease what can cause this pressure?
SLE and throat pain: I would check with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could people with systemic autoimmune diseases like lupus/ra benefit from taking evening primrose oil? What about fish oil?
Drug interactions: Even over the counter and herbal medications can interact with other medications you may be taking. Please do not take either of these without discussing the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
I have vonwillebrands disease and lupus (sle). Is it to dangerouse for me to travel out of the u.S. To a disease infested, poverty sticken country?
Top four: The top four symptoms are fatigue, joint pain, fevers, and skin rashes. Look for a fact sheet at www.Lupus. Org. ...Read more
Lupus: Lupus can involve pretty much any organ system in the body ...Read more