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Is Folliculitis Associated With Lupus Or Fibro
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Hi, I have been diagnosed with fibro 8 years but have have a few friends (with the condition) say I my have lupus. How do I ask my doc to check?
Just ask: Lupus is usually easily to screen out with a couple of blood tests. Raise the subject with your doctor to find out if such tests should be considered. ...Read more
Positive test: Questioner of the difference between fibromyalgia and lupus should regard that there are no known causes or lab test for fibromyalgia. Lupus has lab studies that can confirm the presence and autoimmune nature of lupus, as well as injury to skin, nervous system, and kidneys. ...Read more
Lupus, gout: Autoimmune diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually: Trigger point tenderness usually means fm. Lupus usually has basically joint pain. ...Read more
What should I worry about with having sjogren's syndrome and fibromyalgia and possibly lupus. Will find out bout lupus one soon.
Clarify diagnosis: Out of the diagnoses mentioned, fibromyalgia is most prevalent and increasingly recognized. Fibromyalgia is a central pain syndrome that causes diffuse body pain and fatigue triggered by poor sleep. An autoimmune disease such as sjogren's or lupus can trigger fibromyalgia, however, do not cause fibromyalgia. I would recommend that you see a rheumatologist to clarify diagnosis. ...Read more
Great differences!: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can damage organs in the body when severe, although most patients have mild disease. Fibromyalgia is a pain amplification disorder involving the brain and spinal cord. It is not inflammatory and certainly not autimmune. Treatments for these illnesses are completely different! ...Read more
Yes: There are a lot of symptoms of both of these conditions that overlap. Lupus can be ruled out with a few blood tests. ...Read more
Lupus: With good followup by endocrinologist & pcp, and with good control of symptoms, you are ok. ...Read more
Everything I have stated on here they have now diagnosed me from lupus which been treating for 5 yrs to fibromyalgia is that possible?
Small: These meds have a slightly higher risk for you if your mother is affected. However, the risk is relatively small. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but have a lot of lupus symptoms. My ANA test came back as "indeterminate". What does this mean?
Better test: Still the better test to determine the difference between lupus and fibromyalgia (fms) is a history and physical exam done by a rheumatologist. Lupus and fms have some similar symptoms but are very different. Lupus - autoimmune disease. Fms - not autoimmune. The ANA is not the deciding factor between the two. The ANA never makes a definite diagnosis. Other blood tests (by rheumatologist) can help. ...Read more
My wife has lupus and fibromyalgia. Is there a clinic that specializes in these diseases? Or should we just suck em up and be content with present?
The best kind of dr. To address your condition is called a rheumatologist. I would look for someone who is board certified in that specialty. There should be a listing in the yellow pages or you may want to check with your local medical society.
Good luck. ...Read more
Treated for lupus for 5 years and then changed to fibromyalgia I believe is not possible, since I have medical records saying its lupus. Could my dr just want nothing more to do with me as a patient?
Drastic change.: Lupus is diagnosed based on symptoms and physical exam, lab tests are only secondary. There are no lab tests for fibro, just tender points on exam. A skilled rheumatologist should have no trouble telling one from the other. If your lupus is in remission, your current doctor may only be seeing fibro (having both is common.) ask your doctor. Consider 2nd opinion with different rheumatologist. ...Read more
Physiatrist test 4 fibromy, lupus, MS abnormreslts: low-neutros 40.3%;hi-lymphos 11.2%; sedrate33; CRP 0.2; rhf 12, b-glob-1.3, a/g-0.9; prob just fibro
Fibromyalgia?: 36y fem has "neck pain, muscle spasm, hand numbness", normal cystoscopy, tests normal blood & for Lupus/MS; takes OxyContin/antidepressant. Fibromyalgia sufferers oft have global painful muscle spasms, especially Superior trapezium, headaches, ulnar parasthesias of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, urinary frequency, fatigue, non-restorative sleep & depression. See Rheumatologist for diagnosis & FM meds. ...Read more
Doctor: You need to establish a relationship with a doctor who will take a thorough history and physical and examine you and then order the appropriate test. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain Syndrome: With a case as complex as yours, you need a team approach to your therapies. You need a doctor well versed in the treatments of fibromyalgia to help with that disorder. You need a rheumatologist to deal with the lupus. And you need a chronic pain specialists to help with your narcotic pain treatment. These 3 doctors should work together. ...Read more
Esr: 27, CRP : 9.2, ANA : 1/80 I don't think these are high enough to say this is lupus, but am I crazy to think this might not just be fibro?
Yes: It may be many things or nothing significant. These are non-specific tests, as opposed to rafactor;lecells, and others which define autoimmune diseases. But some autoimmune disorders remain vague, do not progress, are rarely disabling but cause discomfort. Often called dyscollagenosis. Recent studies on fibrimyalgia found flaws in the immune system and so this disorder may wind upinthe autoimmune. ...Read more
I don't believe I have lupusana1:160 speck ESR 28, CPK 0. Normal complem. I don't meet 4/11 criterea-yet rheumo says lupus 2nd opinion says fibro I want to stop plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) but still have rheumo f/u thoughts?
My thigh muscles seem weaker especially walking stairs & slight incline last 6 mos. Have fallen several times in last 2 mos. Have lupus & fibro 2003.
What do you advise if doctor says he thinks I have lupus due to ANA + bloodtest also cfs abd fibro what are main symptoms of lupus?
See Rheumatologist: Not sure if the doctor is a rheumatologist or Primary Care. Need to see a Rheumatologist. The Ana blood test has differrent degrees. 1:40 is weak, but 1:620 is pretty strong. You need follow up testing that would provide more specific results and then everything should be considered-your symtpoms, objective and subjective findings, blood tests. The best decision can then be made. ...Read more
Lupus, fibro, gastroparesis, non alcholic fatty liver, diverticulosus/itis don't normally drink but I drank alot the other night and really sick since?
Need exam, blood test: I would suggest you have an exam, and perhaps a blood test of the liver enzymes to see if the liver is inflamed. Sometimes lupus can affect the pancreas as well, and this plus alcohol together would mean the pancreas blood test should be checked too. A good examination is important, and if you are having fever, dark urine, chalk colored stools or severe abdominal pain make sure you are seen soon. ...Read more