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Is Costochondritis Seen In Lupus Patients
As a lupus patient who has a lot of chest pain, how do I tell the difference between pericarditis and costochondritis ?
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
SLE and insurance: Check with your states health department. Many states make arrangements to cover people who don't qualify with private insurers, usually through some kind of high risk health ins. Pool. It's expensive but probably not as expensive as a catastrophic illness without any coverage at all. ...Read more
A very long time: Since medical care has improved over the past three decades people can live a very long time on dialysis. There is also a possibility that the patient will be a candidate for a kidney transplant. Lupus symptoms often but not always go into remission when patients go on dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on what medications you are on for your lupus. Acetaminophen is good for any, but non-steroidal inflammatory drugs have to be used with caution and G.I. protection with a proton pump inhibitor if on steroids. Opiods safer on major medications for lupus such as biologics and chemotheirapy drugs. ...Read more
I'm a lupus patient i am having a bad flare i could barely walk and i have lots of pain what can i do?
Need meds: You need to contact your rheumatologist to adjust your immunosuppressive medicines, ...Read more
What is the life expectancy for lupus patients? I was recently diagnosed with lupus. Does this mean i will die much earlier, or are there ways to live longer?
Everyone differs: Just because you have lupus does note mean a death sentence. Each person is different. It depends on your lupus and your treatment and how you respond. We will not live forever but how you do will help decide if you die from lupus or just die with lupus. Lupus alone is not a killer, but like any health problems some do better than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex but: The most likely explanation is a loss of immune regulation allowing your immune system to attack the tissues of your own body. The immune system is the pit bull in our body which tries to fend off outside invaders. When the owner can no longer control the pit bull, bad things are apt to happen. ...Read more
History/physical lab: Systemic lupus erythematosis (sle) is a multiorgan disorder. Patterns of disease, including hair loss, rash (often "butterfly" on cheeks), joint pains, seizures, chest or abdpain, anemia, low platelet count, fatigue, canker sores in mouth or vagina, rash to sunlight, protein in urine, abnormal blood tests, e.g. Ana, rf, double strand dna, ena tests. Pcp may diag rheumatologist definitely can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will SLE be midl!: Disease activity is key. I have many normal "lupus" patient, who have "laboratory diagnosis. But I have some patients with serious problems. This is not a one size fitas all disease. And the drugs we have can remit most patients who have had significant flares. So be optimistic and do not "become your illness." good luck. ...Read more
No: The disease can vary greatly.Some have skin involvement only while others never develop skin involvement. Others have arthritis only. Followup with your doctor is important to monitor your ideas and treatment. Lupus can be self limited and burn it itself out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indoor: Lupus you need to usually avoid sun. Listen to your body and work with your doctor what is safe. I usually tell people to do a little more today than you did yesterday, for 15 minutes. Do this *every day* unless injured (then stretch), and slowly build strength, which improves immune function. Indoor swimming would be ideal in most instances. ...Read more
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