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I have lupus and I don't know what to do.

I have lupus and I don't know what to do.

Continue seeing M.D.: If you have lupus it needs to be treated and the treatment depends on the extent of the disease. Your doctor will either treat you or send you to a specialist for further tests and treatment. Please don't get discouraged as there are very good treatments available. ...Read more

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Why can't lupus patients stand up?

Muscle weakness: This would be a severe case of systemic lupus and the treatmentvwould need to be individualized by an expert rheumatologist to prevent progression and decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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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. :/?

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

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I have lupus and POTs. When one is doing going, I struggle with the other. It's hard to keep up with friends. How to explain? I can't make every event

I have lupus and POTs. When one is doing going, I struggle with the other. It's hard to keep up with friends. How to explain? I can't make every event

I would be candid.: I would explain how much these people mean to you but advise them that your health some times limits what you can do with them and the time that you spend together. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis with lupus diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms? My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Recently diagnosis with lupus  diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms?  My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Sort this out ASAP: Lupus is one of the diseases that may mimic MS, and very critical to pin down correct diagnosis. I do not have sufficient information to guide this, but if you are encountering uncertainty, get a second opinion ASAP. A rheumatologist could be very helpful regarding the lupus question. Might also, consider anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in addition. ...Read more

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Are sores that won't heal is caused by lupus?

Are sores that won't heal is caused by lupus?

Skin cancer?: Atypical acid fast bacilli often causes sores which do not heal or respond to the usual antibiotics. I always consider the presence of a skin cancer if a sore fails to heal . See a dermatologist. A less likely scenario would be the presence of an immune defect. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with lupus I don't no what it even is?

Lupus is an autoimmu: Lupus is an autoimmune disease where you make immune responses against yourself (Hence autoimmune) You need to ask your physician to have you see rheuamtologist. Rheumatologists have the expertice to diagnose and treat systemic lupus erythematosus and can explain your to you, if you have it. ...Read more

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What are levels on a lupus test suppose to be? I don't know how to read it

What are levels on a lupus test suppose to be? I don't know how to read it

Not as important: Your disease activity is far more important. ANA levels are not worth much. Anti-ds-dna test most important, followed by complement levels. ...Read more

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I've got a lot of symptoms for lupus but don't "officially" have it. Will i get it?

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I've got a lot of symptoms for lupus but don't "officially" have it. Will i get it?

Possibly: Have your ssa, ssb, sm/rnp, dsdna and histone checked. Plus ANA comes and goes. Your dr. Needs to evaluate you thoroughly. You may still have lupus. ...Read more

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If someone doesn't have Lupus in his past life.Why is it suddenly comes on at age 36?Is it a switch in the body turn on coincidently?Is it environment

Perhaps: Autoimmune diseases such as lupus are considered conditions from impairment in immune regulation (which tends to worsen as we age). Sun exposure has been known to trigger a lupus exacerbation but is not a cause. Perhaps environmental factors may have something to do with it but we have little knowledge of that. Increased abdominal fat many add to the inflammation. Female hormone may play a role. ...Read more

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What are the signs of lupus if the blood test didn't show anything?

See details: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0041704/ The above link should give you the info. However, if the ANA is negative, the chances of you having lupus is small. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom is sick/has lupus and she doesn't take care of herself! why?

What do you suggest if my mom is sick/has lupus and she doesn't take care of herself! why?

See details: I suggest leaving her alone. People have the right to make their own decisions after their health. Brow beating her will only stiffen her resistance. ...Read more

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I have an ANA that goes from 1.1 or below up to 1.3. Does a fluctuating result like this mean I don't really have lupus?

Not follow ANA: We do not use ANA titers to follow lupus. Also the ANA alone can not diagnose lupus. The are other tests and other examinations that are done to diagnose lupus and to follow the course of lupus. Lab studies are part of a biologic system and can fluctuate but we do not use them alone for diagnosis or to follow a course of lupus. ...Read more

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I hv sle lupus & i want to return to my career which is a 40+ hrs a week.What can I do to get there quicker! don't want a relapse!

I hv sle lupus & i want to return to my career which is a 40+ hrs a week.What can I do to get there quicker! don't want a relapse!

Follow closely: Your surveillance and treatment schedules and contact your treating physician with any sudden changes. No guarantees, but you will likely be able to resume much of your regular activities. ...Read more

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My doctor explained to me that he thinks I have lupus but it hasn't fully manifested yet. Is that normal?

My doctor explained to me that he thinks I have lupus but it hasn't fully manifested yet. Is that normal?

Yes: Lupus can evolve over years and become a more obvious diagnosis as time goes on. I personally do not believe in the concept of undifferentiated connective tissue disorder. The majority of these cases eventually turn out to be lupus. ...Read more

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Can men have lupus?

Yes: Lupus is an auto-immune disorder that can affect various organs including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, etc. Males and females can get lupus. Check out lupus.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Can i fast in lupus?

See below: Without knowing your full history of lupus, i advise against it but your rheumatologist knows your more than we do. ...Read more

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How do you get lupus?

How do you get lupus?

Immune regulation: One's immune system requires a control center (regulatory lymphocytes etc) to keep it in balance. When the regulation is impaired, immune disorders such as allergic and autoimmune disorders develop. There is also a strong genetic and hormonal influences. Females or people with family history of autoimmune or allergic disorders are at a higher risk to develop these diseases. ...Read more