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Lupus and weak legs, related?

Lupus and weak legs, related?

possibly: Lupus can cause neuropathies which can result in weakness. It can also cause arthritic inflammation which an individual may perceive as weakness. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Loss Of Balance (Definition)

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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?

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

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When I get a headache I experience nausea, loss of balance and leg weakness. Any ideas?

When I get a  headache I experience nausea, loss of  balance and leg weakness. Any ideas?

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

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Unexplained high ANA, other tests norm. Lupus symptoms, but spondylitis symptoms too. Heel pain, SI pain sometimes, shoulder weak sometimes. Full MRI?

How about...: HLA B-27 (I know you're not the typical gender), Rheumatoid Factor, ESR, CRP, Anti-DNA double stranded AB's? Any of those tests been run yet? Why are your fingers permanently flexed, Lupus Anticoagulant? ...Read more

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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!

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

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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?

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

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Lupus patient having very bad lupus flare-ups, but with severe muscle weakness, bad headaches, blurry vision, poor focus & balance and memory lapses.

Lupus patient having very bad lupus flare-ups, but with severe muscle weakness, bad headaches, blurry vision, poor focus & balance and memory lapses.

Rheumatologist: 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

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What can brain lesion and white matter changes mean in Sjögren's and lupus.numbness,confusion,tremor,headache,off balance,weakness,brain fog,brainzaps?

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

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Is stinging in fingertips and lower leg a nervous system issue from lupus?

Can be: Lupus can cause inflammation of the arteries and nerves called vasculitis. It is important to follow up with a rheumatologist to see if these symptoms correlate to lupus activity. ...Read more

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Brother has restless leg syndrome, and my sister has lupus. Could my leg pain be one of those?

Brother has restless leg syndrome, and my sister has lupus. Could my leg pain be one of those?

Sure: 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

Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Balance Problems (Definition)

Balance problems is a symptom in which a person has trouble staying in a steady position when sitting, ...Read more