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Lupus did not show on my last exam, is it possible for it to hide itself?

No, but

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there are many, many types of connective tissue disorders, so is best to have several tests done by a rheumatologist depending on what your symptoms are.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

I have lupus antigolment present and I have last 3 month before miscarriaged this broblem how to cure lupus?

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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.
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How long will drug-induced lupus last?

Usually a few months

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After stopping the offending drug, of course. Drug-induced lupus rarely is systemic and does not affect major internal organs. It is usually diagnosed by finding antibodies to single stranded DNA, not double stranded DNA, as in SLE. Symptoms moderate with time, can be easily treated with low-dose steroids 5-10mg, and pain meds like naproxen. Joint problems are the most common problem, & fever.
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How long does drug-induced lupus last, after you stop the drug?

Within 6 mo.

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Within six months or sooner.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell answered:

This last 2 weeks feel so run down between P.O.T.S and Lupus... im 27 I want to feel normal. But I don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

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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
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Re:Lupus, recently my C3 is low and C4 is low but where I had 0 for anti_dsDNA my last lab showed 10 is my Lupus active again?

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Low C3 and C4 levels by themselves do not have much clinical significance. They and your DNA levels does not determine the activity of the lupus. Discuss these issues with your rheumatologist.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

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.

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If you believe you are weak then have your rheumatologist evaluate the issue and determine the cause. If you are on long term prednisone, that is often the cause.
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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???

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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.
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Dr. Hamid A. Hai answered:

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?

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It is relatively common for INR to change even though a person keeps taking the same dose of Coumadin 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.
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Dr. Jay C. Bradley answered:

I have lupus and Im in a lot of pain was seen in the ed last night wbc was high sent home with prednisone 60mg for 5days my pain is worse please help!?

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If your pain is not controlled, call your regular doctor or go back to the ER for further evaluation and treatment.
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