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I Have Sle Lupus Is It Normal To Be Sweating
Systemic disease: The sin sle is systemic meaning it can affect multipleorgsn systems including skin, joints, kidneys, lungs , heart, etc. Although sweating is not a common occurrence, any symptom is possible in an unique individual. Depending on the area absorbent powder, evening antiperspirant may be helpful. Have your doctor evaluate you for internal involvement re kdneys etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See response below: Night sweats can happen with disease activity/flare or infections, you need to check your temperatures and keep a diary and tell your rheumatologist , if it only happened once, you do not need to worry about it. Females can have thyroid problems which lead to heat/cold intolerance, patients need at least annual thyroid testing. ...Read more
Yes: Though the butterfly rash on the cheeks is common, it is not always present. Some patients may never have an evident malar rash (the technical name). Interestingly, the name of the disease, which is latin for "wolf, " is based on the fanciful idea that the rash makes faces look wolf-like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I test myself for thyroid disease at home. I had hairloss that is not patchy and pink-red rashes that is itchy. Is it related to thyroid?
Thyroid: You cannot test yourself. You must see your doctor! ...Read more
29/male/white healthy. Had inner ear issue so Dr ran ANA and ESR. ESR normal and ANA 1:160 homogeneous. Is this very high? He's not concerned but I have to wait month to see rheumatologist. Scared!!
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have CRP always 20-22 and ESR 52. Is is related to fibromylagia? Cbc always normal . Should is start worrying
Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. so is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?
TSH is .51 and T4 is 1.25.....is this Hyperthyroidism? Dr. does not seem to be concerned but I am!
Hyperthyroid tests?: 52 F of unknown ethnicity & medical hx. Reports TSH of 0.51 (no normal range given) & T4 1.25. Asks: is this hyperthyroidism? Notes dr says no worries but I worry. ANS: only the Dr who measured them After examining you can answer this. As he has much more info than we do. Need normal values for this lab and values used to Dx low N or hyperthyroid in your area. ...Read more
Yes: Autoimmune thyroid disease can manifest as an enlarged thyroid, abnormal thyroid antibodies on lab testing, sometimes nodular thyroid, and yet thyroid function can be normal, low, or high. Thyroid functions would be indicated by tsh, t4, T3 (liothyronine) levels. Thyroid ultrasound would look for nodules. There is no treatment for the autoimmune part, but abnormal thyroid function or nodules can be treated. ...Read more
Hi, I have graves disease, but it was said to be in remission. I quit seeing my ENDO because of this. My TSH is at a 1.22. Is that anything concerning?
Your TSH is: perfect. Have it checked yearly. U should be fine. ...Read more
Your personality: Discoid lupus is a relatively benign disorder and can usually be treated with medication. Different people have different reactions to a diagnosis and their responses vary as with any other life event. If your concern is about being a patient with dle, you should consider yourself fortunate that you do not have a more serious illness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to have a positive RNP (slight elevation. Dr. Said high but not high enough) and have it just be fibromyalgia as the cause?
FIBROMYALGIA LAB EVA: Yes, Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion . Topical Ultrasound usually relieves pain by improving blood flow to tender muscles. You need a second opinion labs recheck. X-ray and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. Start a gluten free diet(whole approach.com/gutbliss.com) MEDS: Savella/Cymbalta/Lyrica. Supplements MG/UBIQUINOL/RESVERETROL. sleep study reveals Excess Alpha&lo REM ...Read more
Rheum is not sure if I have sle, but ALT is 75 U/L.Can sle cause this? What blood tests can be done to diagnose autoimmune hepatitis? is this fatal?
Anti smooth muscle: SLE and some of its treatments can cause increased ALT. There are many other causes of this lab including infection, liver disease, medications, toxin/drug exposure, fatty liver, etc. you should not get to worried if this is the only abnormal lab. The lab test for autoimmune hepatitis is anti smooth muscle antibody. This is a treatable disease but, yes, it can sometimes be fatal. ...Read more
Is it possible to be diagnosed in 2008 with lupus and now sudenly says you have fibrositosis? Though I have had lupus triggers and signs and symptoms?
Two possibilities!: Initial diagnosis was wrong! but no medicines to treat sle! that makes me wonder if you see a rheumatologist, which you should with lupus. The second possibility, is that lupus treatment may have eradicated your double-stranded dna titer, such that the diagnosis, if corroborated by this test, with clinical features, is no longer positive. Looking at your med list? See a rheumatologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosis with Lyme disease but my doctor thinks my hip pain is unrelated because my sed rate is zero and CRP is also low. Does this make sense?
Yes: Yes, it makes sense. Don't fall into the trap of blaming every ache and pain on lyme. I would try taking a yoga class since you are so young. With that said, medicine does not have a lot of absolutes and if the pain progressed over months, i would proceed to an mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee pain pos ANA high ESR but normal X-ray so what could be wrong and what should be next step? I am overweight could this be from that?
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