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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

I have  recurring flares of  rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back.  My ANA is 6:40.  I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Intermittent armpit & groin pain (increasing in intensity), fatigue, night sweats, nausea. Could this be part of my lupus? Haven't had this before.

Intermittent armpit & groin pain (increasing in intensity), fatigue, night sweats, nausea. Could this be part of my lupus? Haven't had this before.

Possible: Lupus can present itself in so many ways, one probably needs to consider it guilty until proven otherwise. I would recommend that you call your rheumatologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Flu. I suffer from lupus but I have different aches all over with bad fatigue. What can I do to help relieve some of the aches? Should i go to hospit

Flu. I suffer from lupus but I have different aches all over with bad fatigue. What can I do to help relieve some of the aches?  Should i go to hospit

See your doctor: It is unclear what is going on. Your medication , if you are on some, may need to be evaluated in light of your symptoms. The flu may well need to be treated if that is what it is because of your underlying disease. ...Read more

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Regular body aches fatigue/weakness even after sleeping, eating and drinking right. Feel ok for a day, then feel it again. Is lupus a possibility?

Regular body aches fatigue/weakness even after sleeping, eating and drinking right. Feel ok for a day, then feel it again. Is lupus a possibility?

Aches and fatigue: These are very common symptoms which can be caused by infection, injury, cancer, autoimmune disease, stress, toxic exposures, depression... that many different things. Start with a good general checkup and screening by your doctor. Some straightforward simple tests can help eliminate things like lupus. Good luck. ...Read more

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Positive ANA, 1:320, homogenous. Started testing due to high protein levels and symptoms of muscle aches, fevers, fatigue. Lupus?

Not necessarily: A number of criteria have to be met to diagnose lupus. Please consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have lupus and the lately my leg muscles feel very fatigue and my joints in my legs ache can lupus do this my lupus tends to be very mild so i dunno?

SLE: Lupus, even mild, can definitely cause joint aches and general fatigue. Apparently you're already taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). It's best to be under the care of a rheumatologist to guide and treat you. ...Read more

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Have lupus. Had fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches for 1 week then & went away.All labs normal. My Rheumatoligist didn't 't think lupus flare. Virus?

Have lupus. Had fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches for 1 week then & went away.All labs normal. My Rheumatoligist didn't 't think lupus flare. Virus?

Muscle aches + lupus: A viral infection could cause a temporary muscle achiness that could be unrelated to lupus. If the muscle pain has resolved, than that is reassuring. If you continue to have muscle pains, than evaluation with blood work to check on the muscle tests would be indicated. ...Read more

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I have lupus & have bad respiratory virus. I have had body aches, severe fatigue, cough, etc.Missed week of work.Possible lupus flare from virus?

I have lupus & have bad respiratory virus. I have had body aches, severe fatigue, cough, etc.Missed week of work.Possible lupus flare from virus?

Possible: There is a terrible respiratory illness going around the Milwaukee area but often has responded to the Z pal depending on symptoms. In your case without more history and exam hard to tell if you have a lupus flare but I can tell you in normal people this illness can knock them out for over a week. You would best see a doc!! Hope you fee better real soon!! ...Read more

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