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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

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


Dr. Payam Rafat
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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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Dr. Cesar Sturla
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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?

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?

Could be: There are many reasons for weaknes in legs and arms. From cervical spondylosis and pathologies to muscular and vascular conditiosns. You need to be check ou thoroughly. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Can weak leg muscles cause loss of balance?

Can weak leg muscles cause loss of balance?

Of course.: You expect your leg to support you, and lose balance when it does not. ...Read more

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Dr. Mila McManus
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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, 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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Dr. Gina Salcedo-samper
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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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Dr. Thomas Namey
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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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Fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, swollen glands, bloated abdomen and legs, positive ANA test, negative lupus test, normal thyroid test...Help?!?

Fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, swollen glands, bloated abdomen and legs, positive ANA test, negative lupus test, normal thyroid test...Help?!?

See details: Your symptoms are not really specific but the positive ANA can be significant. See a rheumatologist. Is lupus possible in this setting? Yes, but that is only one possible diagnosis and the ANA by itself needs to be evaluated in the context of the entire clinical picture. ...Read more

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Loss Of Balance (Definition)

Loss of balance is a symptom in which a person has trouble sitting, standing, or moving around because he feels dizzy, feels like he is falling to one side, has trouble coordinating his muscle movements, is under the ...Read more


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