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I am 31, positive mthfr and lupus anticoagulant , chronic pain and swelling of joints&muscles but no rash. If it's not lupus, what is it?

I am 31, positive mthfr and lupus anticoagulant , chronic pain and swelling of joints&muscles but no rash. If it's not lupus, what  is it?

MTHFR Gene mutation: If you'd like to do more reading on the health effects of mthfr gene mutation, here's a great article ... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update.html. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


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Dxd w/ MS in 2010, tried avonex & copaxone but it was stopped b/c bad reactions. Same thing w/ plaquinil for my lupus work up. What could do that?

Dxd w/ MS in 2010, tried avonex & copaxone but it was stopped b/c bad reactions. Same thing w/ plaquinil for my lupus work up. What could do that?

OK, let's sort out.: Do you really have ms or do you have lupus, which can mimic, or do you have both? You need an experienced expert at a good medical school to sort this out. Once all is clarified and confirmed, and indeed if you have ms, do not use the old washed out drugs; rather, consider one of the orals or tysabri. Regardless of diagnosis, you should be taking supplemental vitamin d. Get a new opinion. ...Read more

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Have lupus &athletic.Even on good days & no flare , i'm exhausted by 6pm &have no choice but to nap. Same thing after my 5 mile runs.Never had 2 before?

Have lupus &athletic.Even on good days & no flare , i'm exhausted by 6pm &have no choice but to nap. Same thing after my 5 mile runs.Never had 2 before?

Call your doc: See if there are other issues, e.g. Anemia due to any number of causes, including iron deficiency in a menstruating young woman (with or without lupus); see if meds related, other. Check dietary intake-enough calories, protein, vits, minerals. Call your doc. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as drug-induced lupus?

Yes: There are certain medications that cause lupus like illness this type of lupus is not like regular systemic lupus erythematosus. If you stop the drug that causes drug induced lupus the lupus usually resolves. Regular lupus has many manifestations not seen in regular lupus especially kidney involvement and neurological involvement. They also have different laboratory tests. ...Read more

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Just what causes the lupus butterfly rash? It's the craziest thing. Ever since dx, i get the rash but mine's flat. Looks like too much blush.

Just what causes the lupus butterfly rash? It's the craziest thing. Ever since dx, i get the rash but mine's flat. Looks like too much blush.

Dilated blood vessel: The redness is due to the increased blood flow with an increased number of tiny blood vessels. If you magnify the rash you will see these vessels. It is related to the inflammatory response to the skin with the lupus. Not all red facial rashes is lupus. Sometime the lupus rash can also be raised. Sun exposure emphasizes the rash and can increase it. ...Read more

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Yes I have butterfly redness across my face. Dermatologist says its not rose. She put some type of thing to my face and said my skin reacts like lupus?

Yes I have butterfly redness across my face. Dermatologist says its not rose. She put some type of thing to my face and said my skin reacts like lupus?

Time for diagnosis: You have three questions to ask the dermatologist. 1. Do i need further testing to arrive at a definite diagnosis? 2. What is the diagnosis? 3. What treatment is indicated? If you get vague answers, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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Is low bp and lightheaded spells a common thing in people with lupus? I never had this issue before I had lupus?

Side effects: this could be side effects from medications we use for lupus rather than direct effects from lupus itself. stay well hydrated, use suncreen, and follow up with your doctors as recommended. best wishes ...Read more