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Lupus And Loss Of Balance And Weak Legs
Can my cause for proximal weakness in both legs and arms be caused through lupus - with the result leg 'gives way' when I walk?
Suspected lupus in jan14 - can this be the reason for proximal weakness in both arms and legs, with the result, my leg 'gives way' when I walk?
Pain and intermittent tingling and weak in left arm and leg. Neg ct, and work for lupus, ra, diabetes. No injury;symptoms always on one side. Ideas?
Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more
Migraine: Sounds like a migraine, but should have checked out given the associated symptoms. Migraines are typically treated with drugs like imitrex, zomig, (zolmitriptan) beta blockers, topamax; however, I try to find the underlying cause of migraines, such as food sensitivity, hormonal imbalance, or anatomical issue such as sinus or neck problem. If premenstrual, u likley need progesterone. Or get off birth control. ...Read more
Tremor, loss of balance and weakness in legs - which improve only when taking a benzodiazepine or drinking alcohol - only two things that help?
Unexplained high ANA, other tests norm. Lupus symptoms, but spondylitis symptoms too. Heel pain, SI pain sometimes, shoulder weak sometimes. Full MRI?
Numbness in hands, tingling in lower half of body, weakness of the limbs, loss of balance, decreased energy, and stiff muscles? It's not anxiety!
Consult Neurologist: Anxiety can have many symptoms, however muscle weakness and stiffness does not seem to be symptoms commonly related to anxiety disorders. Tingling, numbness and loss of balance could beproblems related to many neurological conditions, or side effects of medications/substances. A neurologist should be able to rule out any other issues that could be causing these symptoms. ...Read more
Can a very small old infarct in white matter change to cerebellum cause balance problems, dizziness, perception problems, weak legs forgetfulness?
Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up. Red spots n loss of hair, weight. Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?
Differential LARGE?: Hard question to answer, simply because of the number of possible diagnoses! The best advice is go to a doctor who will\ perform a good history and physical exam and order appropriate studies. Since you feel bad, set up an appoinment asap! ...Read more
Lupus patient having very bad lupus flare-ups, but with severe muscle weakness, bad headaches, blurry vision, poor focus & balance and memory lapses.
The issue you described is not suitable for this forum as the treatment needs to be closely monitored. If would be prudent to consult a rheumatologist and follow her/his advise.
Wish you good health! . ...Read more
What can brain lesion and white matter changes mean in Sjögren's and lupus. Numbness, confusion, tremor, headache, off balance, weakness, brain fog, brainzaps?
See your neurologist: Without looking at your actual brain scan, it's impossible to tell with certainty the cause or significance of an abnormality. Lupus cerebritis can put white spots on the brain. More importantly, how are lupus and Sjogren's affecting your daily life? The key is improving your quality of life, not treating the appearance of your brain scan. Good luck! ...Read more
What can I do to change my purple legs to normal? I have lupus and my legs are discolored purple. I'm white complected and I want to know what to do.
I have lupus (newly disagnoised) I have pain in the top of my leg as if I have been punched and it hurts when I walk is this another symptom of lupus?
PTDS & Lupus I have lesions all over my legs & now it's been almost a month for a BM. Was now able to go some. It's greenish black should I worry?
But you will not get it figured out on the internet
if you are concerned enough then consultation with a doctor would be appropriate. ...Read more
My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?
I'm in my late 30s.Have lupus & it is stable. Is it 'normal" that if I don't exercise every day, my muscles get very stiff & very achy especially legs?
Unlikely: Lack of exercise should not cause pain. Discuss with your rheumatologist. ...Read more
All dvts are sreious: Deep vein thrombosis is always serious no matter what the cause and should be treated with anticoagulants. Don't know if you have lupus the disease or a lupus antibody which would make you more at risk of developing clots. If you have a hypercoaguable state (a tendency to form clots) you may have to stay on anticoagulants such as warfarin for your entire life. ...Read more
I have lupus. With that ihave blood rash on my legs this is very painful. What can I do for relief?
Speak to doc: There is nothing you can do as mild otc creams are generally ineffective. Speak with your rheumatologist about medication options. ...Read more
I have lupus. With that I have blood rash on my legs this is very painful. What can I do for relief?
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down. Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?
Lupus is an inflammatory "autoimmune" disease. You may benefit from reducing substances in your internal and external environment that increase inflammation and immune system stimulation.
Avoid all fried foods, all sugars, msg, aspartame, vegetable oils, burnt food nitrates, nitrites, ? Gluten, ? Other foods that you may have unrecognized allergies to, mold. Let food be your medicine. ...Read more
When I was 19 I was diagnosed with RA now this new dr says I don't and I don't have lupus either, my circulation feels as if it's cut off in my legs?
Pain behind r knee for a month, worsens after extending leg/sitting and veins there are really visible. Could this be from my lupus or something else?
Not lupus: No it can't be lupus but it is obviously an issue with the knee or its supporting structures. The simple answer is to have the knee evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more