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Lupus And Chills
Chest pain for1 week-tightness in chest was periodic and now constant. Had echo stress-test, no blockage. Have lupus, now chills, no fever, now what?
Many causes: Could still have coronary artery disease depending on the pattern although not typical. You describe a now constant pain with a normal stress test in patient with lupus- would definitely consider pericarditis (not unusual in lupus). Also can consider noncardiac etiologies- musculoskeletal cauuses such as costochondritis, or GI causes such as esophagitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer, etc. ...Read more
Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more
Topics/lupus patient w/chills low grade fever earachesore throat pain when breathing cough with some mucuslymph nodes hard & swollen. See a doc?
Absolutely: Fevers in patients with lupus always need to be evaluated. This is even more true in view of your other symptoms. ...Read more
Jus dx wit lupus. Checkd my temp due to me feeling tired and weak. My temp is 98.6 any suggestions. Also having chills!
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
I have extreme body aches and chills. I can not keep anything on my stomach and fever but not sneezing or cough. I have lupus should I go in?
Yes.: Should see your doctor asap to assess for lupus flare or an infection. ...Read more
I have a 1:160 homogenous ana, negative ANA reflex cascade. I have a face rash, chills, joint pain, raynaud's but i also tested positive for parvo. Could negative reflex cascade mean no lupus?
Lupus very possible: The symptoms you describe make lupus a distinct possibility. Often the ANA is the only positive autoantibody in patients with lupus. Many people believe the parvo test is positive when it really means previous exposure and not active disease. Was the igm portion positive or just the igg parvo? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lupus and AIDS : Both of these medical conditions have a variety of possible symptoms that can lead one to think that they have similar affect on the human. These symptoms in an untreated situation can include fatigue, muscle aches, weakness, hot flashes and chills etc, if you have symptoms but are worried about having either diagnosis please do not let your worries prevent you from seeing a medical expert. ...Read more
Have a bug bite it is now inflammed red hard and warm to touch. Very itchy and painful should I be worried. I have a history of lupus & cellulitis?
Norma/Concerning: When our skin sustains an injury, immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) for about 48-72 hours. This is the body increasing blood flow to the area to bring healing factors and is normal healing. If it gets worse over time (increase in pain, fevers, chills, more redness), then it may be infected or the lupus may be reacting. If so, then seeing the doc may be your best bet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can lupus ( I have lupus)cause acute sudden shortnesss of breath?I have no chest pain, no cough, not coughing anything up, just slight shortness of breath like i need to yawn to feel better-clear echo
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus & i think I have a stomach virus. I am wondering should I go to the er. Symptoms fever nausea muscle aches weakness loose stool vomiting?
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
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