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Doctor insights on: Length Of Lupus Flare Up

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Will a rheumatoid arthritis patient end up at loss of mobility ?

Will a rheumatoid arthritis patient end up at loss of mobility ?

Rare now: With the medications that have come in the last 15 years, this is fortunately not occurring at the high rate that is once did. ...Read more

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Does rheaumatoid arthiritis flare up more in the evenings?

Does rheaumatoid arthiritis flare up more in the evenings?

No: Rheumatoid stiffness tends to be worse after inactivity. Thus, mornings may be worse. Some people are sore in the evenings after a full day's activity but flares do not generally occur in the evening. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for Crohn's disease to just flare up during the beginning of my period?

What is the likelihood for Crohn's disease to just flare up during the beginning of my period?

Yes: This is very common. With your period, your body experiences a surge of prostaglandins which causes smooth muscle contraction, contracting the uterus, but also the vulnerable intestine of crohn's. This is believed to be one possible cause, but there are probably other triggers of inflammation. You don't want to use nsaids for pain, though, since they can cause GI bleeding. ...Read more

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If esr, crp, &c3, C4 were mostly normal during flares even prior to starting the methotrexate, why is methotrexate contolling all my flare symptoms & fatigue?

If esr, crp, &c3, C4 were mostly normal during flares even prior to starting the methotrexate, why is methotrexate contolling all my flare symptoms & fatigue?

See below: I am assuming that you have lupus because you are having c3 and c4 measured. Some lupus patients can have impressive synovitis or joint swelling by exam and an ultrasound or MRI can demonstrate it as well but labs would be normal. You did not mentioned if a dsdna level is being measured regularly. Unfortunately in lupus, we do have not have other tests available outside of a research to look fo. ...Read more

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How long does the average juvenile rheumatoid arthritis flare up usually last?

How long does the average juvenile rheumatoid arthritis flare up usually last?

Must treat early: Much depends upon the medicines being used and how quickly medical treatment is added after a flare starts. Often the addition of low dose steroids can instantly make a difference while other disease modifying drugs are used or changed. Check this link: http://www.Arthritistoday.Org/community/expert-q--a/rheumatoid-arthritis/flare-last.Php. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of a flair up after CRPS has gone into remission?

What is the likelihood of a flair up after CRPS has gone into remission?

Not likely: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in most large studies rarely regresses if ever. Early recognition of CRPS and prompt intervention provide the best opportunity for clinical improvement. Anecdotal evidence suggest resolution completely and forever which suggests it was likely not CRPS to begin with. Stress, other trauma, etc, could flare it flare up again. But if it ever goes away it should stay away ...Read more

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What autoimmune disease can cause flares of many symptoms including pulmonary hypertension and then some like pH go in remission until the next flare?

What autoimmune disease can cause flares of many symptoms including pulmonary hypertension and then some like pH go in remission until the next flare?

Pulm Htn: Systemic lupus famously can inflame lungs and pleura. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect lungs rarely. Vasculitis such as Wegeners Granulomatosis centers on lungs typically. Hypersensitivity angiitis often involve lungs. Flares do happen with all these. Goodpastures disease involves lungs. Chung Strauss angiitis involves lungs. Flares happen. ...Read more

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I have been tested with the following: sedimentation rate of 1, rf of <20, uric acid of 4.7 and a ANA speckled pattern of 1:160. Possible raynauds p?

I have been tested with the following: sedimentation rate of 1, rf of <20, uric acid of 4.7 and a ANA  speckled pattern of 1:160.  Possible raynauds p?

Tip of the iceberg: You may well have raynaud's but this may just be a symptom of a larger picture. You may have something else as well. You need further testing to rule out a collagen vascular disease such as lupus or sjogrens. ...Read more

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I have been tested with the following: sedimentation rate of 1, rf of <20, uric acid of 4.7 and a ANA speckled pattern of 1:160. Possible raynauds p?

I have been tested with the following: sedimentation rate of 1, rf of <20, uric acid of 4.7 and a ANA speckled pattern of 1:160. Possible raynauds p?

Raynaud's: Why were you tested? Raynaud's may not have any positive lab studies. If associated with scleroderma a scl 70 would likely be positive. A positive rnp would suggest mixed connective tissue disease. Raynaud's can also be unrelated to a connective tissue disease. Sometimes raynaud's is related to peripheral vascular disease. It can be a side effect of medications such as beta blockers. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flare ups due to ulcerative colitis?

What are the symptoms of flare ups due to ulcerative colitis?

Bloody BMs: Most common symptoms include bloody bm, abdominal pain, food intolerance / anorexia, and fever. It really depends on the severity of your flareup. ...Read more

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Chrons, Psoriasis, and Hashimotos, and a very excrutiating flare of recent migraines, taken major steroids x 3 yrs - possible AVN of right hip?

Chrons, Psoriasis, and Hashimotos, and a very excrutiating flare of recent migraines, taken major steroids x 3 yrs - possible AVN of right hip?

They are all related: Your Crohn's, psoriasis, and Hashimoto's are extremely related issues. I am certainly against long term steroid use, since many other agents exist without the long term side-effects of steroids, AVN being one. You need to come off steroids if still on and use other drugs to control Crohn's and psoriasis. I see from your med list that your hypothyroidism is being treated! I also saw no question! ...Read more

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What causes a lupus relapse in the summer ?

What causes a lupus relapse in the summer ?

Sun exposure: lupus patients who ate photosensitive are more likely to flare in the summer but lupus can flare any time of the year. ...Read more

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Can people with lupus involvement in the kidneys end up on dialysis?

Yes.: Lupus antibodies can attack your kidney and cause them not to function properly. Once your kidneys have shut down, then you will need dialysis in order to survive. The best thing to do is to keep the lupus symptoms under control and regularly see your doctor. ...Read more

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For severe severe pain on scale is 20 out of 10 from severe flare up of Rheumatoid Arthritis joint pain.what is the highest dose of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can she take?

For severe severe pain on scale is 20 out of 10 from severe flare up of Rheumatoid Arthritis joint pain.what is the highest dose of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can she take?

Need To see: Your doctor for the best advice regarding how to take opiate pain medications. She can hurts herself or worse if taking too much pain medication without guidance from her physician. ...Read more

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I had uveitis hla b27 disorder. It flares up once in a year. I have no specific symptoms of rheumatic arthrits. How to rule out sle and auto immune ?

I had uveitis hla b27 disorder. It flares up once in a year.  I have no specific symptoms of rheumatic arthrits. How to rule out sle and auto immune ?

Anklyosing spondy: There is a high likelihood that you have ankylosing spondylitis which correlates with the hlab27 already shown to exist in your immune picture. Uveitis is an accompaniment of this condition and can be quite severe. You should check with a rheumatologist as there are features of anklyosing which should be treated to prevent permanent change. ...Read more

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What is the expected length of life for someone with neurological lupus?

What is the expected length of life for someone with neurological lupus?

It depends: Neurological lupus is a broad category. Criteria include: neuropathies, depression, cognitive dysfunction, seizures and other central nervous system involvement.(cns) in general the prognosis depends on what type of neurological involvement the patient has. CNS lupus has a poorer prognosis than depression and cgnitive dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are lupus flares?

Worsening: Flares are worsening of lupus signs and symptoms. Stress reduction, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and avoidance of excess sun exposure all help to reduce lupus flares. If you smoke, you must stop as it is deadly especially in lupus. Speak to your doctor about which medications to avoid. Also ask if you should be on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which has very few risks but offers significant protection. ...Read more

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How do you deal with a lupus flare up?

Depends on flare: The answer to this depends on the nature of the flare, what areas are involved and how serious the flare is. Skin disease would be treated much differently than a significant flare of kidney disease you must be followed by your rheumatologist to be evaluated as to the nature of the flare, the severity of it and the appropriatectherapy. ...Read more

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What causes lupus to flare other then sunlight?

See details: Infection, stress and tobacco use. Often it flares without an obvious cause. ...Read more

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Do you have to be in a flare to test positive for Lupus?

Lupus : There are different tests for lupus. Diagnostic tests which can be positive even if you don't have a flare. Then there are test to determine disease activity which can be abnormal during flares. Mind you that a diagnosis of lupus depends on history, clinical exam in addition to lab. Best wishes ...Read more

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Hello, my wife has her first lupus flare up and i need to know how to help her deal with it until it goes away, please.?

Rheumatologist: The pattern and severity of organ involvement determines specific drug therapy, but a number of general issues apply to every patient with sle. Adherence to medication regimens, good sleep hygiene, and compliance with recommended testing are important. Protection from sunlight, a well-balanced diet, exercise, immunizations, mgt of comorbidities are important, too. See your rheumatologist for more. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lupus while living in Egypt. I tried to get a diagnosis here in US but it was negative. However im sure im having a bad flare.

See a Rheumatologist: You Don, t say how they arrived at the diagnosis in Egypt or what your symptoms are or what a flare consists of. It is worth noting that the diagnosis is not made by blood test alone, but by a set of tests, symptoms and physical findings. A Rheumatogist can figure this out. A positive or negative lupus test alone is not the way to diagnose. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my lupus and prevent flares?

What can I do to control my lupus and prevent flares?

You and doctor: Stress reduction, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and avoidance of excess sun exposure all help to reduce lupus symptoms and flares. If you smoke, you must stop as it is deadly especially in lupus. Speak to your doctor about which medications to avoid. Also ask if you should be on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which has very few risks but offers significant protection. ...Read more

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What do I take for a lupus flare? I'm on lupus meds but what about OTC pain meds?

Call your rheum: Without knowing whether or you have kidney involvement and what type of flare you having, it is best for you to let your rheumatologist know so that they can evaluate you. ...Read more

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Why can the sun trigger a lupus flare? Can fluorescent lighting have the same effect?

Fluorescent is safe: We do not fully understand why sun light, particularly the ultra-violet rays cause flare of sle. Sunlight also can cause rashes without allergy, cause attacks of some metabolic abnormalities (porphyria) and rashes when taking certain medications (minocycline, for instance). Fluorescent light is safe. ...Read more

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I have lupus .. When im in horrible pain and its hard to walk .. Is that a luous flare?

I have lupus .. When im in horrible pain and its hard to walk .. Is that a luous flare?

Possibly: It certainly could be...Would definitely discuss with your doctor. Especially if the pain involves joint stiffness as well as pain. ...Read more

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Is there any research showing a link between lupus flare ups decreasing after a hysterectomy?

Is there any research showing a link between lupus flare ups decreasing after a hysterectomy?

Yes.: Lupus is a female dominant disease, primarily because of estrogen. Flares occur during pregnancy and systemic lupus rarely occurs before puberty. Estrogen! a french study in 2008 documented lower disease activity and fewer flares after complete hysterectomy. This is why I am adverse to hrt in women after menopause. ...Read more

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Does accutane cause lupus flares ?

Does accutane cause lupus flares ?

Accutane: because so many people on vitamin A derivative drugs like ISOretinoic acid develop lupus, a correlation has been postulated but not proven. Accutane may also be linked with inflammatory bowel disease, birth defects, suicide, and depression. You are best off consulting with your doctor or legal advisor. Good luck ...Read more

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Does sjogrens syndrome come in flares like lupus? What is easier to control-lupus that affects organs or sjogrens that affects organs ?

Does sjogrens syndrome come in flares like lupus? What is easier to control-lupus that affects organs or sjogrens that affects organs ?

Yes: Sjogren's can have flares just like sle and there is frequently overlap between the two. Neither is desirable when organ involvement occurs since these are very difficult to treat or reverse. ...Read more