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Light Headed When Standing Up Lupus
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SLE : Lupus can cause dizziness by different mechanisms. Dizziness in lupus may be related to vasculitis, anti phospholipid anti bodies with clots, anti bodies to component of inner ears called immune mediated inner ear disease . Other disorders that cause dizziness may coexist with lupus . Keeping lupus under control and identifying the cause of dizziness and treatment of the cause would help reduce. ...Read more
Yes and no: People with lupus can have these symptoms. These may not be due to lupus. People without lupus can have these symptoms. These are not specific activity and can be seen for a variety of medical issues. When your physician evaluates you this may be clarified. ...Read more
Can lupus flare cause headaches? I'm in a flare and also getting bad daily headaches with dizziness?
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
Hve lupus. If I am out in the sun (with sunblock), I am still lightheaded by evening. I then rest the next day.Is this ok if I am not in a total flare?
Lupus: it should be. However this is all photosensivity due to lupus. Stay hydrated ...Read more
Is blood pressures of high 90s/50-60s considered low if it's making me lightheaded & foggy and fatigued? My normal BP is 114/70s. I also have lupus.
It would not be: uncommon to have symptoms of light-headedness, dizziness and perhaps fatigue with systolic blood pressures in the 90's though many people tolerate this blood pressure satisfactorily. First, try to increase your fluid volume by drinking liquids, especially those with electrolytes including Gatorade. If you don't feel better and BP comes up, contact your Doc or go to ER/Urgent Care. Blood loss ? ...Read more
I've had a severe headache coupled with occasional dizziness and nausea for 17 days. Also symptoms elsewhere...Chances of lupus?
I have well-controlled lupus & also have POTS syndrome.If I sleep poorly(mostly due to nocturia)I am lightheaded most of the next day.Due to POTS?
Monitor.: You need to be monitored to determine if the lightheadedness is related to tachycardia. If it is there is a new medicine that is available for inappropriate sinus tachycardia. It is not yet FDA approved for same except in CHF patients but could be used if clinically indicated. Why do you have nocturia? ...Read more
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