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Upper rgt chest swellng & dull ache-sinusitis-reoccurring heartburn-was just sick w lupus fl, bronchitis & flu-xray/us & mammo clear-wbc18 ER senthome?

Upper rgt chest swellng & dull ache-sinusitis-reoccurring heartburn-was just sick w lupus fl, bronchitis & flu-xray/us & mammo clear-wbc18 ER senthome?

Your WBC is high: A WBC of 18 is high. This could mean bacterial or viral infection or inflammation, or maybe you are taking Prednisone for your lupus. Prednisone or other steroids cause a high wbc. It sounds like you should check in with your rheumatologist as soon as possible. The swelling you describe needs to be examined by a doctor who knows you and your chronic health history. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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Bronchitis, lupus and dull, achy pain above right breast..Slight swelling to collarbone. Xray, mammo and us all neg...35 yr female?

Bronchitis, lupus and dull, achy pain above right breast..Slight swelling to collarbone. Xray, mammo and us all neg...35 yr female?

Hmm. I'm not sure.: The area above your breast and below your collarbone has muscles, blood vessels, lymph nodes and breast tissue. Your lupus puts you at risk for blood clots, so that's one thought. You have bronchitis, and if you're coughing you could have muscle pain/spasm of your pectoral muscles. Inflammation of lymph nodes in that area is also a possibility. Make sure the ultrasound checked for a blood clot. ...Read more

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Lupus dx. Wbc from 11 to 18. Trace blood and protein in urine-- feel weak, swollen chest nodes- chest xray/mammo/us all clear.. Bronchitis & sinusitis?

Lupus dx. Wbc from 11 to 18. Trace blood and protein in urine-- feel weak, swollen chest nodes- chest xray/mammo/us all clear.. Bronchitis & sinusitis?

White count high: With the high white count we would think of the steroid therapy or an infection. People with lupus usually have a low white count. With your smoking you have a greater risk of infection and cardiovascular comorbidities that we see with lupus. You may need to have those lymph nodes looked at an even see an infectious disease specialist. Speak with your physician about that. ...Read more

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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic.. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: this is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus..you should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...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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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids ...Read more

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How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more

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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't : think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out. ...Read more