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Is Tingling In The Face And Lips A Sign Of Lupus
I am a19 year old female, recovering from kidney problem (lupus nephritis) caused by sle. I am under medication and improving, but my face, skin and lips are pale and anemic. Why could it be?
See below: Could be from sle- your rheumatologist should be able to help. ...Read more
My son-in-law has lupus and he gets extreme discomfort in the neck and head. It feels like fluid. Is there any way to relieve that pain?
Who feels fluid?: Do you mean you feel his head and neck and you feel something like fluid and swelling, or he feels like there is fluid inside his head? Lupus can cause a lot of funny symptoms--his doctor can suggest something to help. If he has actual swelling, he needs to be checked. ...Read more
My head feels numb alot I have a long history of headaches I have indented in my head I don't know if this has anything to do with my lupus?
No: Lupus does not cause indentation on the skull. Have you considered seeing a neurologist re. Your chronic headaches? ...Read more
22 y/o f w/ lupus. What could cause a bad headache and series of uncontrolled head jerking episodes? I was in class and didn't know what to do.
I have lupus and scleroderma and now I'm being tested for osteonucrosis but it doesn't explain the pain I have everyday in my head, neck and back.
See ortho: I presume you are already under the care of a rheumatologist. If you cannot get an answer from him, either get a 2nd opinion or consult an orthopedist. Having autoimmune disorders does not preclude you from getting the usually bone issues. ...Read more
I just found out I have lupus, I've been a smoker now im quitting I've had sharp pains in my head that come and go. No high BP tho. Casoconstriction?
Doctor can evaluate: Lupus patients may get infections (because their immune systems are not working properly), and they can get vasculitis (their immune systems cause damage to their blood vessels). That means symptoms such as worrisome headaches need to be evaluated by a doctor, to see if there is something being caused or worsened by the lupus. ...Read more
I've suffered w/ ophthalmic migraines for years since diagnosed w/ lupus. I had 1 a week ago & I still feel pressure on my head for a week now, why?
Chronic/Acute?: An oft neglected challenge of chronic conditions is the tendency to ignore a new, acute symptom or change. Whenever a change in your expected pattern of chronic symptoms appears, always inform your doctor - even if only for the record. And, it's the way to 'nip in the bud' any new, hopefully transient, thing. ...Read more
Would lymphoma cause like just one or 2 palpable nodes or like many through out neck and head? Or if all over would it be more like lupus?
Dx = biopsy or...: You cannot determine to cause of lymph nodes without a clinical context (eg, they resolve on own or are enlarged from infection) or a lymph node biopsy. The differential diagnosis spans a-to-z -- http://www. Mayoclinicproceedings. Org/article/s0025-6196 (11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more
Dx w/lupus almost 2 years ago. I have a painful sensation on left side of head that get chills on same spot. Any ideas?
Peripheral neuritis: Tori, this may or may not relate to the lupus. Lots of people have little sensitive places on the skin that can at times be painful and at times can tingle or feel like it's getting goosebumps or even go numb. Of course if the pain is very severe or there are other symptoms like visual problems or slurred speech or nausea you should discuss with your doctor. You can try rubbing the spot. ...Read more
Despite drinking plenty of fluids, head feels foggy & lightheaded for days after being in the sun. I'm being treated for almost lupus. Why does the sun affect my head?
Sun can flare SLE: Although we don't have all of your data, there are people with lupus who are sunshine sensitive. The sunshine can activate systemic lupus erythematosus. The mechanism is not completely clear but disruption to skin, free dna from the cells, that can stimulate the lupus response. Sun protection is an important part to your therapy. ...Read more
Okay sudden break out of sores on the back of my head, with having lupus could it be just a flare or change of seasons cause these flare ups?
Not seasons: Probably related to the lupus, but infection can do this also. ...Read more
Anything else I can do when lupus flare makes head feel swollen & I feel confused? Increasing prednisone helps but it is a struggle to work thru this!
Does lupus cause pain in muscles and tightning feeling! Also does it cause bad pain in head and numb feeling in face?
Lupus: Lupus can have many problems associated with it...Some are symptoms due to the inflammation the condition causes itself and some are specific problems, such as neuropathies, myopathies, and myelopathies. Also keep in mind medications can also cause similar problems -are both conditions and symptoms. ...Read more
I have connect tissue disease (likely lupus). Why might I be having awful episodes of head fogginess, lightheadedness (neg mri).Prednisone resolves it.?
I have sore tender bump on my head it's under the skin I have RA and lupus is this just a nodules?
Possibly: Or maybe a growth unrelated.....need to find out. ...Read more
Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head? Some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)
Could UCTD with elements of lupus and sjogrens cause sporadic sweating resulting in hair plastered to my head (not hot flashes)?
Doubtful unless...: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorders (UCTD) should not affect the propensity to sweat. If, however, you are using steroid therapy (such as prednisone) then you could very well experience sporadic sweating as a side effect of steroid Rx and not the UCTD itself. ...Read more
Chronic neck pain and pressure head aches worse when laying down or apon waking up. Waiting to see nurologist. What can it be? Lupus, sjögren's, fibro?
See details: This is very unlikely to be lupus or sjogrens. Fm is possibly if you have the other diagnostic criteria. ...Read more
Good day My son was diagnosed with immunodefiency, first misdiagnosed as Lupus but Dr Gail Faller at Wits was able to rule Lupus out. What multivitamin would be good to boost my son's immune system? He often gets flu and sores-head and mout
I have some tracts of lupus and another autoimmune disease. I've been feeling stiff neck and jaw, and my head ache. Is that symptoms of the disease?
Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if I press right below ears it hurts. Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3
Headache clinic at a: Local hospital may be the best way to go, especially if you have seen your primary doc. Treating one thing at a time can solve the mystery. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have neck pain, stiffness, burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.
Have lupus. Struggling w/ prednisone taper below 5mg (head fog, pleuritic chest pain, body aches).MD said it's withdrawal symptoms & best to push thru sx. True?
I am weaning off Klonopin and have Lupus. I have had a severe headache for a week. My temples, eyes, the region below the ears and the back of head hurt. I have never had this before and it worsens in light. Should I see a doctor or wait for it to pass?
Joint pain sometimes, mouth sores, cold toes/finger/burning, headache, butterfly rash on face, always sick. Mother has lupus. Does it sound like lupus?
RASH IS SUSPISCIOUS!: See pcp for blood testing ; care. Don't wait! ...Read more
A proven skin punch biopsy diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy, and you possess one of the many causes of such an entity. Could be pre-diabetes, but with the ANA issues, might look further into collagen vascular categories. Other considerations, include Celiac disease, Sjogren's, HIV, paraproteinemias, B-12, etc.
Would check anti-GM-1 with IgG, IgM, as you might have an autoimmune sensory neuropathy, and might respond to a course of IVIG. Can you visit a neuromuscular specialist? ...Read more