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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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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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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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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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