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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

I have  recurring flares of  rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back.  My ANA is 6:40.  I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Have a rash on my fingers, it blisters, peels, itches, ect, it was assumed to be related to ra, but could this be a sign of lupus instead?

Have a rash on my fingers, it blisters, peels, itches, ect, it was assumed to be related to ra, but could this be a sign of lupus instead?

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, usually itchy blisters develop on the hands or feet or both. Causes, incidence, and risk factors this blistering type of eczema is twice as common in women than men. People are more likely to develop dyshidrotic eczema when: they are under stress they have allergies, such as hayfever their hands are often in water or moist they do cement work. ...Read more

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What are the signs of lupus without a skin rash?

What are the signs of lupus without a skin rash?

See details: http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria The above link lists the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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Why would I get red faced and hot randomly? It looks like a rash. I feel terrible when it happens. Cannot focus. Not lupus-was tested.

Why would I get red faced and hot randomly? It looks like a rash. I feel terrible when it happens. Cannot focus. Not lupus-was tested.

Flushing: When you say you feel terrible when it happens, are you having other symptoms like heart racing, dizziness, nausea? Any other symptoms, or just feel "embarrassed"? Does it happen in situations where you are embarrassed? Do you have rosacea? Just some thoughts to start with here. ...Read more

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With lupus, i don't get rash after out in sun- i get solid red hot on my feet, then next day get flu-ish aches. Can lupus symptoms vary in this way?

Lupus: Not all patients present with the text book description of any condition. If your have other signs and symptoms and positive serological test for lupus and getting this kind of reaction to sun exposure, then yes it is possible your body reacts this way to sun exposure from lupus. ...Read more

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What signs are for lupus had ANA screen came back positive joint pain an now I have rash on hand?

Variable: Rashes, joint pain, lab changes, fever, hair loss, abnormal labs, just feeling terrible. No two cases are alike, some are mild and some severe. Lupus is much more manageable nowadays than in the past. Good luck. ...Read more

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Rash, fatigue, joint pain flares, muscle weakness, depression, anxiety. No fibro hot spots. Negative lupus tests. Don't see what else it could be?

Rash, fatigue, joint pain flares, muscle weakness, depression, anxiety. No fibro hot spots. Negative lupus tests. Don't see what else it could be?

Anxiety disorder: Anxiety is a subjective state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, sweating, palpitations, tremors, and fatigue. See you pcp for the referral. ...Read more

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Does lupus cause you to get rashes and sores on your skin?

Yes: People with lupus can have a variety of cutaneous manifestations. There are many rashes from lupus but people with lupus can also get rashes that are not from lupus. You need a dermatology evaluation because different rashes need different therapies. If the rash is from lupus that needs direct attention. There are topical, oral and injection therapies and specific rashes need specific rx. ...Read more

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Can you have lupus without any sort of rashes? Does it cause. Utis?

While there are: Characteristic rashes in sle, this is not required for diagnosis. Utis are not associated. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with rashes from lupus? Are there any good remedies for skin rashes caused by lupus?

What can I do to deal with rashes from lupus? Are there any good remedies for skin rashes caused by lupus?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 200 to 400 mg daily is often effective in treating and preventing lupus skin rash. Ask your doctor about the potential side effects and benefits. ...Read more

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My foot is turning purple but theres no pain i have lupus can it be from retaining water?

Not water retension: Most likely due to Raynauds phenomenon. This is common with lupus and involves small blood vessels. Avoid cold and tobacco ...Read more

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How do lupus rashes start out? Do you start itching first? Or getting flushed in the face?

How do lupus rashes start out? Do you start itching first? Or getting flushed in the face?

Variable: It is frustrating to many, but true. There are different rashes associated with lupus and many don't itch, but some do. If this is a single symptom so far - you will probably find an uncertain diagnosis based either on global facial flushing or itchy skin. Try not to panic and try to find a doctor you can express your worries to. Many early disease signs are unclear - therapists can help. ...Read more

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Are there safe exercises (other then water exercises) people with lupus can do without further hurting our already painful joints?

Weight: Anything that is comfortable for you such as biking or swimming. You may want to get a personal trainer in the gym or go to physical therapy to know more about appropriate exercise for you. General rule: anything that does not hurt. ...Read more

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I have lupus & very sensitive skin what kind of sunscreen or block do you recommend or what other things should I do to prevent skin rashes?

See below: The recent consumer reports had an excellent article about the best rated sunscreens on the market. The key is reapply frequently and avoid sun exposure during the peak hours during the day. ...Read more

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7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos  strait hip shoulder + chest pain.  And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

Maybe: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. ANA is only a screening test that tells us more tests are needed. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more