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Lupus And Aspirin
Hello, 5 years ago I had positive blood tests for lupus but except the skin I didnt have any significant symptoms. Recently I tested positive for Acl and anti b2 glycoprotein1( no symptoms for this as well ). I was put on Plaquenil. Should I take aspirin
Get 2nd opinion: I take it that you feel well and have not had a thrombotic episode. Nobody really knows how to manage healthies who have a few "lupus anticoagulants" but it's news to me that plaquenil would be a first-line Rx. It's not an innocuous medicine and is strong stuff even if you do have discoid lupus. And many folks have positive anti-nuclear antibodies but no sign of lupus. ...Read more
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
+ANA test.elevated histones AB only. only on aspirin and BB. take some supplements in low doses like serrapeptase.can this cause drug induced lupus?
Not known : I am not aware that this is associated with drug-induced lupus. Antihistone anybody's can be seen in wild or systemic lupus as well as drug-induced lupus. Certainly there is no evidence from what you tell us that you have lupus of any type. you say you're on aspirin and I'm uncertain why and you say are on BB and I don't know what that is. From the information you're giving us I'm not certain the information you're giving us I'm not even certain why they did it in a testing on you. From what I can tell you don't have Lucas from this conversation ...Read more
When testing for Antiphospolipid Antibody Syndrome, does taking baby aspirin affect the Lupus Anticoagulant (PTT-LA, dRVVT) test results?
I tested weakly positive for lupus anticoagulant. I have been on baby aspirin for 2months now, can I have a successful pregnancy on that alone?
See details: A low positive test is not clinically significant so no preventative therapy is needed. There is no evidence that low dose ASA has any value in this situation. ...Read more
I have been having recurrent miscarriages.I tested weakly positive for lupus anticoagulant. Can I have a successful pregnancy on baby aspirin?
Mom had breast biopsy yesterday and has Lupus anticoagulant. Should she stay off baby aspirin for three days, or is she at risk of clotting? Advice?
37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?
Cervical radiculopathy: Sounds like it could be related to a cervical radiculoapathy. Radiculopathy symptoms can wax and wane over the years causing a variety symptoms including numbness, pain, and weakness. Consider MRI of cervical spine and electrodiagnostic studies of the upper extremities. While a cervical radiculopathy can caused muscle spasms, you typically don't see 'spasticity'. Radiculopathy would be a lower motor neuron condition as opposed to upper motor neuron. Does the patient have increased reflexes and positive Hoffman's test? If so, consider MRI of the brain to rule out a lesion that may be causing these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents can be a good start in managing lupus pain and inflammation. Menthol-based creams applied to the skin over sore joints may prove helpful. Lupus is a rough disease, and i always remind the medical students that patients feel far worse than they appear, and are misunderstood. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some helpful hints: Avoid sunlight: use sunscreen with spf of 55 or higher. Balanced diet, supplement vit-d and calcium, exercise, stop smoking, avoid drugs containing sulfa(trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, sulfadiazine etc), avoid pregnancy during active disease. Regarding your question, therapy wise except nsaids like advil, aleve, for pain and vitamin supplements there is nothing over the counter to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus &always get sick (start of flare)for atleast a day(sat) if i don't get enough sleep during work week. Then sleep all day sat. Common?
Lupus Therapy: Antimalarial drugs such as Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine are excellent alternatives for people with lupus who do not respond well to Ibuprofen or Aspirin (bayer aspirin, bufferin, ecotrin).Many people on antimalarial drugs experience significant relief of their symptoms, especially rashes, fatigue, and joint and muscle pains. ...Read more
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