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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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Loss Of Balance (Definition)

"Balance problems are conditions that make you feel unsteady or dizzy." ...Read more


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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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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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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?

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?

It could be...: It is not uncommon for people with lupus to experience muscle aches and pain (myalgias) or have inflammation of certain muscle groups (myositis). Best wishes to you. ...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

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My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?

My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?

Yes: Joint swelling and inflammation can occur with lupus. I would advise a consult with a rheumatologist if she is not already seeing one. ...Read more

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What does lupus rash on legs look like?

What does lupus rash on legs look like?

See details: It can take several forms. It is best to see a dermatologist if you are concerned. Do you actually have lupus or are you just concerned? ...Read more

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How much risky to have blood clot in left leg due to lupus?

How much risky to have blood clot in left leg due to lupus?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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?

Decrease inflammatio: 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

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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?

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

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Are pins and needles related to lupus as I am starting to suffer this on my arms, back and legs?

Are pins and needles related to lupus as I am starting to suffer this on my arms, back and legs?

Can be: Lupus can cause nerve problems including pins and needles sensations. Generally this is a sign of disease activity so see your rheumatologist to get symptoms (and lupus) under better control. ...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