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I Have Fibromyalgia With Symptoms Of Lupus Is That Common
In my late 30s with SLE with secondary sjogrens syndrome.Had symptoms for years.I have no organ involvement. Is the likelihood of this very minimal?
Prognosis of: both lupus and Sjogrens is unpredictable. If your condition is stable and well-controlled, it should continue that way indefinitely. Ask you rheumatologist for more specific advice, because there is tremendous case by case variation. ...Read more
I have neutropenia but also have symptoms of celiac disease is it possible to have both of these conditions?
Yes: Cutaneous lupus can be associated with somatic symptoms such as fatigue. ...Read more
I have lupus. My sibling was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. Are the two related in any way?
I'm curious if there are any doctors here that think that undiagnosed Lyme disease may be the cause of alot of fibromyalgia and CFS?
Lyme disease: can be diagnosed and treated by your family doctor. If symptoms continue, a Lyme disease specialist can help. Your doc or the local medical society or hospital can refer you. Yes, please see doc and get tested but know that Lyme results and symptoms are mysterious anc can produce Fibro & CFS like symptoms. If you have symptoms see doc even if lab work says not. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I read that IgG subclass deficiencies are associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Is this true? If so, what is the connection?
IGG : Igg are sensitivities for foods or substances and cause significant gut inflammation. These then lead to impermeable or leaky gut. This inflammation can lead to joint and muscle pain. The fatigue is usually caused by the poor absorption of the cofactors needed in the body to produce energy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some of the causes of raynaud's? I've heard autoimmune issues, but I have no symptoms other than raynaud's?
Seizures: I saw a young girl in residency with neurologic manifestations of her lupus. These included seizures and some neuro psychiatric symptoms as well. Lupus is a disease that can affect almost any organ system and it's interesting to be sure, i just wish it were always easily treatable! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have widespread intense burning pain throughout most of my joints, etc. I have ankylosing spondylitis. Is this related or is it fibromyalgia maybe?
Are chronic low grade fevers (99.5-100.5) one of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome? I have been diangosis with CFS but I know something else is going on.
Are there any autoimmune or rheumatic diseases that would have a sed rate of just 8? I have severe joint pain and swelling bilaterally that flare.
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I have both fibro cfs along with a lisf of other problems. Is there anyone who specializes in both and what kind of dr. Are they? Where?
I have been diagnosed with Lupus and RMSF... Is it possible it could be one of these and not the other?
Need more info: Lupus and rocky mountain spotted fever (if that is what you mean by RMSF) are not mutually exclusive. However, a person with RMSF is much more acutely ill than one with uncomplicated lupus. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. ...Read more
Spectrum of variety: Yes, it is possible to have several of the symptoms associated with eds and not have the formal syndrome. Many hyperlax individuals have severely loose joints (shoulder and knees are typical), yet they do not have formal eds. ...Read more
I have heard that fibromyalgia is an umbrella term used to cover symptoms that are unexplained. Often it is just another set of symptoms. Really?
Is there any connection between systemic lupus and raynaud's phenomenon? Do people with lupus sometimes have raynaud's as part of the illness?
Not always: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vascular response to cold temperature or stress. It is not specific to any disease & can be associated with a long list of conditions. It can also occur without any underlying disease (so-called primary raynaud's). Only a small percentage of patients with lupus tend to have raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with IBS, but I'm concerned about colon cancer which seems to have similar symptoms. What's the best way to distinguish the symptoms, and particularly the type of pain?
See answer: FIRST OFF, IF YOU ARE IN YOUR 20'S OR 30'S COLON CA IS UNCOMMON. The incidence increases with age. Colon cancer has NO symptoms in it's early phase. Cancer of the right colon presents with anemia, changes in BM or pain are a very late sign. Cancer of left colon may cause rectal bleeding and/or anemia and eventually a change in BM. see> http://bit.ly/1JhGenE and http://bit.ly/1VlC078 ...Read more
I have unknown autoimmune. Son diagnosed with Ehlers hypermobility. Could there be any relation with the two? If so what autoimmune can be linked?
Ehlers Danlos: I have patients with Ehlers Danlos syndrome with relatives with the same syndrome. So there is definitely a link and you need a specialist to help you. We have Dr Nussbaum in San Francisco, but if you go to the Ehlers Danlos or Marfans website you can find local experts. Dr Rich Blake http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1986313/ ...Read more
Is it possible that a person have lupus and CNS symptoms along with fatigue, pos ANA and double stranded dna? And not the classic symptoms?
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