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Could UCTD/Lupus Cause Your Body Temp Not To Regulate Properly? If so, what are possible treatments for this?

Could UCTD/Lupus Cause Your Body Temp Not To Regulate Properly?  If so, what are possible treatments for this?

Uncertain what: I am uncertain what is not regulated properly. It it too high or too low?You note you do not have a UCTD/Lupus so your physician will evaluate you to see what the issues are. You can track your temperatures morning, afternoon and evening so your physician can evaluate you ...Read more

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Jus dx wit lupus. Checkd my temp due to me feeling tired and weak. My temp is 98.6 any suggestions. Also having chills! ?

Jus dx wit lupus. Checkd my temp due to me feeling tired and weak. My temp is 98.6 any suggestions. Also having chills!
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Lupus treatment : Don't panic ! Most people with lupus live full, active lives. Your temperature is normal. There are medications that can help the symptoms and your doctor will help you try different ones to see which help the best right now. You need a good working relationship with a doctor who treats lupus regularly . This is usually a rheumatologist, but not always. See your doctor ! Think yourself well! ...Read more

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My 15 year old bro. Has lupus his face is red he is lazy .Doesn't want to eat.Lost weight . High temp., becomes weak.What is the best medicine please :?

My 15 year old bro. Has lupus his face is red he is lazy .Doesn't want to eat.Lost weight . High temp., becomes weak.What is the best medicine please :?

Needs immediate care: If he is having fevers and losing weight this is extremely serious. He needs to be under close supervision of a rheumatologist. If he is already seeing one, have him call that doctor immediately and explain his issues. If he does not, go to the er. Fevers may be secondary to lupus but they may also be related to a serious infection especially if your brother is on a cortisone med. Do not delay. ...Read more

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In general, do people with lupus and related autonomic defiency need to avoid the humidity and weather temps in the 90s (even if they avoid the sun)? If so, why?

In general, do people with lupus and related autonomic defiency need to avoid the humidity and weather temps in the 90s (even if they avoid the sun)?  If so, why?

Avoid sun: The weather humidity and temp is not so harmful as the direct uv rays.Sunburn is a sign of too much uv exposure, a stressor.Any stress makes all autoimmune disease worse. ...Read more

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I have sjogrens/lupus. My temp is elevated (around 99.5). I'm really tired and my joints/ muscles hurt. How long do I wait to call my rheumatologist?

I have sjogrens/lupus. My temp is elevated (around 99.5). I'm really tired and my joints/ muscles hurt. How long do I wait to call my rheumatologist?

Depends: Depends on whether you are on any immunomodulatory drugs, if so, very soon, if not can discuss with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Sometimes oral temp normal while skin is fever? 12 weeks of 99.4-102.9 skin temp. 5 antib, blood work (lupus, hiv, hep, ra) neg. Day 7 of doxy tmp 101.2

Sometimes oral temp normal while skin is fever? 12 weeks of 99.4-102.9 skin temp. 5 antib, blood work (lupus, hiv, hep, ra) neg. Day 7 of doxy tmp 101.2

Well, that's a tough: One. You have a fever of uncertain origin, maybe. It seems as though you are checking it a lot though. I would stick with oral temp only. Do you feel bad? Chills, night sweats? Did u get chest x-ray? If not feeling bad and oral temps normal, i would try to get on with it. Cont abx but go just with oral, if normal consider that no fever if having no illness. Keep seeing doc though. ...Read more

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My temp after i get to work is 99.1-99.4 . Evening and over night normal. I am ANA +1:640 spec pattern. High sed rate. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Serum protein ok. Lupus panel neg. Up back pain 1yr. Mri ok?

My temp after i get to work is 99.1-99.4 . Evening and over night normal. I am ANA +1:640 spec pattern. High sed rate. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Serum protein ok. Lupus panel neg. Up back pain 1yr. Mri ok?

Yes: Mri is fine but be prepared for normal results. An elevated sed rate and ANA may indicate an inflammatory process in the body. A thorough work up would include hormone evaluation, sleep patterns, infection/immune system testing as well as nutrition review. These presentations can be frustrating so find a doctor that will take the time to listen and evaluate. ...Read more

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5 HIV tests at 2-4 weeks & 5 1/2 months back negative. History of diabetes & lupus in family. Constant feeling of fever w/ no temp, recurring ear infects, rec mild sore throat, light cough with little mucus, fatigue, feet oft cold but warm to touch.

5 HIV tests at 2-4 weeks & 5 1/2 months back negative. History of diabetes & lupus in family. Constant feeling of fever w/ no temp, recurring ear infects, rec mild sore throat, light cough with little mucus, fatigue, feet oft cold but warm to touch.

HIV highly unlikely: It seems you are having some recurrent colds and possible ear infections and are concerned they are symptoms of an acute HIV syndrome. Given your negative HIV tests, presumably 4th generation, it's highly unlikely you have HIV. Most patients with acute HIV will have (+) p24 antigen by 2-3 weeks. If still concerned an HIV PCR RNA test would be definitive. ...Read more

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Can you please define lupus and what does it do to the body?

Can you please define lupus and what does it do to the body?

Lupus : Lupus is an autoimmune disease (where your immune system attacks your body) that can affect various organs of your body. There are systemic, discoid, drug-induced, and subacute cutanous forms. Check out the lupus foundations website for more details and if you are not seeing a rheumatologist at this time, please consider seeing one if you have been told that you may have lupus. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Help getting diagnosed with lupus going round and round no body believes me?

See details: Sorry, no one can help you especially in your current health care system. You need to speak with your own primary care doctor. I am sure you have seen at least one rheumatologist. If multiple doctors do not believe you have lupus, then it is likely you don't. ...Read more

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What does lupus do to the different organs of the body, and what would the symptoms include?

Varies!: Many organs can be affected, either nnoe, one, or several. Usually patients have mild disease and early recognition and treatment with anti-malarials may prevent more serious disease from coming. The associated chart shows the organs and disease profile, but ity is incomplete in not showing that kidneys can be affected, as well as the brain! ...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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Lupus anti body what are the symptoms?

Lupus anti body what are the symptoms?

Lupus: Lupus it is an autoimune disease. Means you have antibodies attacking your own body structures. One of the downsize of this disease is that can affect adversely the pregnancy.If you are a woman, pregnant you should definetely should see a doctor.Typically it appears as a rash on your face in form of butterfly when you expose your face to sun. There is treatment to slow down the disease progression. ...Read more

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Could undiagnosed lupus lead to complications with needing multiple abd. Surgies..Body attacking itself?

Could undiagnosed lupus lead to complications with needing multiple abd. Surgies..Body attacking itself?

Maybe : Lupus, which is an autoimmune disorder, usually affects joints and skin but can have affect internal organs as well as blood vessels. Vasculitis, which involves blood vessel inflammation, is one way in which it can affect many orgran systems at once and lead to serious complications. If there is concern of lupus a thorough history, exam and diagnostic workup should be done to confirm. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause body temperature fluctuations? Can you feel really for couples of hours and then really cold for the rest of the day?

Can lupus cause body temperature fluctuations? Can you feel really for couples of hours and then really cold for the rest of the day?

SLE and temp.: Being an inflammatory condition, SLE can contribute to body temperature fluctuations. Inflammatory cells release pyrogens which can elevate the body temperature. ...Read more