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Lupus And Low Vitamin D And B12
I have fibromyalgia and two heart conditions, plus I am B12 and vitamin d and iron deficient, can this be connected with lupus?
Can an ANA test be negative and an Dsdna test be undetermined and i still have lupus? Also my vitamin d was low. I have all other symptoms of lupus.
Possible yes: Still you should be evaluated by a rheumatologist to make that decision. ANA testing if negative most of the time ( even more than 90 %) means that you will not have lupus, but they are many other autoimmune disorders that may mimic lupus which further testing and evaluation is needed. Again getting to see a rheumatologist would be the best answer to all of these questions. ...Read more
Yes: All can be associated with lupus.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not likely: Lupus has very specific symptoms such as rash, , fever, arthritis, hair loss, mouth sores, fatigue, and raynauds. There are some blood tests that may help with the diagnosis of lupus. Vitamin d deficiency is generally caused by inadequate sunlight exposure and is diagnosed by a blood test. ...Read more
Need more info: ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) may suggest sLE if high titer, usually a dilution of 1:320 or higher plus appropriate symptoms and other tests such as an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). Low titers of ANA occur in 10% of normal females, even higher over age 60 without any disease. The lowest normal level of vitamin D is 30 and is not a test involved in the diagnosis of sLE. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would a rheumatologist prescribe Fosamax , plaquenil , calcium with vitamin d for systemic lupus ? Is this the right treatment for moderate lupus
Not unusual but...: Placquenil is a standard treatment ; vit d is helpful in autoimmune disease ; can prevent osteoporosis (as can calcium). Those with lupus are at increased risk of osteoporosis (esp. If put on steroids) but it is questionable if Fosamax (alendronate) is helpful for preventing rather than treating it. I personally question Fosamax (alendronate) but would add vit. K- see http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs see my comments for other ideas:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have constant pelvic and left leg tingling. Low vitamin d and b12, high fettrin levels and slightly high csf. Mri's neg, blood ok. Thoughts?
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