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Last Stages Of Lupus
This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... I'm 27 I want to feel normal. But I don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?
See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more
I have lupus antigolment present and I have last 3 month before miscarriaged this broblem how to cure lupus?
See details.: There is no cure for lupus. You do not say if you are currently taking an anticoagulant but you will need to be on one if you become pregnant again. You should also be taking Hydroxychloroquine on a regular basis to control. Your lupus and guard against future complications. ...Read more
Within 6 mo.: Within six months or sooner.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Spontaneous remissions are not uncommon, especially early in the disease course. ...Read more
What could cause my INR to be 1.9 last week, and 4.4 this week with no diet or medication changes? Can lupus anticoag. Do it?
Changing INR: It is relatively common for inr to change even though a person keeps taking the same dose of Coumadin (warfarin) and is careful with diet, taking the same amount of green foods (salads, green vegetables). Lupus antibodies do raise inr but unless there is a change in the level of lupus antibodies, it would not affect the inr. Some individuals have a very labile (changing) inr for no apparent reason. ...Read more
I have classic lupus symptoms, worse over time. I had a + ANA test last year. It's normal this year. Could I still have lupus? What else mimics lupus?
Can a butterfly lupus rash come and go last at times hours and other times couple days? How long does it usually last?
I have lupus, the last 5 days I have had to go pee about 5 times at night and sev. Times in the day plus I have a sensation all day, what is going on?
I am 37 female and I have sle lupus among other things I have pain all over. I went to the ER last night they found high wbc. S.O.S. Helpless?
Talk to your rheumatologist or primary care doctor first. Some people always have a little bit of a high WBC and some medicines (including those used for lupus) can raise the white blood count.
Don't be alarmed by a number. Let your doctors be if appropriate. Call them in the morning. ...Read more
My mom has Lupus &recent diagnosed with CM Leukemia & now just visited her Dr & has gained 23-28 pounds since her last visit 2 wks ago. Cause?
? Heart failure: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see her doctor. It is possible that she is in heart failure and has retained water. In any case, it is imperative for her to see her doctor. ...Read more
Diagnosed with lupus over 3 years ago based on symptoms & positive anti-dsdna test. Last lab anti-dsdna was neg, will my dr say I don't have lupus?
No: The diagnosis of lupus is based on eleven diagnostic criteria. The dsDNA can sometime become negative if the disease is in remission. A positive test is not needed for the diagnosis of lupus. ...Read more
Unlikely: Itching is generally not a major component of lupus rashes. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with lupus of the skin and joints. I am currently on meds. In the last month, I have developed boils. Is thisrelated?
Possibly: If you are being treated with immunosuppressants for your lupus, than you may be at an increased risk of developing skin infections. Discuss this with your rheumatologist so that you can be evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more
Can gluten exposure cause systemic arthritic type flare-ups days after exposure? Lupus & RA negative labs. This has happened 3 times last year.
By Gluten "exposure:
I assume you are referring to Gastrointestinal. Ingestion and gluten intolerance (adult "coeliac" disease and other Gastro-intestinal disorders leads to GI symptoms. Not arthritic flare ups as commonly associated problems!
Talk with your PCP about a referral to a Board Certified RHEUMATOLOGIST for further evaluation!
Hope this helps!
Dr z ...Read more
Diagnosed w/Dermatomyositis last year, then Tumid Lupus and Raynaud's. Was just diagnosed w/Dysphagia. How does that change the general prognosis?
Today I had ANA test, results came back none detected. Why last month ANA was positive 320, on plaquinil and minocycline for lupus and dermatitis.
Heads up: I think we may already have met. As a pathologist / specialist in lab medicine, I would suspect that one or the other was a lab error. The ANA is a very easy test to do wrong. Your rheumatologist knows this and will evaluate the data as it comes in, bearing this possibility in mind. Be strong and smart, keep learning and stay proactive. ...Read more
I have lupus & get really dizzy (not vertigo) & confused during every flare. I still get dizzy a lot & it lasts weeks. Neuro & rheumMD don't know cause.
SLE: Confusion and dizziness are common symptoms with many causes. When they occur during every lupus flair the SLE is the most likely cause. These symptoms can also be caused by steroids used to treat SLE flairs as well as other medications. You did not say how often your flairs occur or how long they last. You may want to discuss options to prevent these flairs with your rheumatologist. ...Read more
My dr did an echo f/u as my last one showed "low-normal"EF, I have dysautonomia & lupus, should I be worried? What are the symptoms of failing heart
Do I have a higher risk for miscarriage with lupus (sle) and being rh-. Last misscarige I got the Rh shot same day I had bleeding and it didn't work?
Yes: You do with lupus but not with being rh negative. The only time you do with bein rh negative is if you have beed sensitized due to isomimunization. ...Read more
Trying to conceive due to lupus my last pregnancy my lupus flared up, is it most likely to flare up again or most like this pregnancy will be differe?
SLE and pregnancy: Hi Brenda: The prognosis for mother + child is best when SLE has been quiescent for 6 months prior to conception. There is a risk that the second pregnancy could also result in SLE flare. A multidisciplinary approach with close medical, obstetric, and neonatal monitoring is necessary. The good news is that most pregnancies in pt's SLE have good outcomes with modern care. Best of Luck! ...Read more
With lupus my last blood work stated h RDW & l GFR with tremors down my r side with tingling should this be a big concern to worry about?
Need evaluation: Elevated RDW is not that big a deal, as long as your hemoglobin level is normal. Low GFR is of concern in a person with lupus, as it is an indication of kidney disease. You need to be evaluated further to assess the extent of kidney disease as well as the symptoms you mentioned. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor and you should discuss all of this with her/him. ...Read more
Had alcohol last night forgot I have blood work this morning to c if I have rheumatoid arthritis/lupus. Will the alcohol inhibit the tests results?
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Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?
You may have a "blockage" of your liver ducts due to your Lupus or one of the medication you are taking!
This needs further study ASAP
A Rheumatologist should be consulted
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
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.
In 1986 I had a hysterictomy and later ovaries removed. I have lupus & mg & had a few months last year of off/on light bleeding. Had a full work up of bladder & kidneys. Now 2 days heavy bleed/w clots?
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