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Can lupus directly impact the brain? Myoclonic seizures, major depression, GAD, major mood swings. No official diagnosis, but positive for antibodies.

Can lupus directly impact the brain? Myoclonic seizures, major depression, GAD, major mood swings. No official diagnosis, but positive for antibodies.

A few comments: Yes, lupus cerebritis can occur. Spinal fluid measure of P-ribosomal protein might help. Your myoclonic seizures could be Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, and could benefit from Depakote or Keppra (levetiracetam). Your emotional state could be assessed by psychiatry. Recommend you see a neurologist, and have all of this looked at thoroughly. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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I had 3 dr say a red inflaimed lump on face look like lupus. Ana came back negative i'm tired joint muscle pain depressed get mood swings it comes goe?

I had 3 dr say a red inflaimed lump on face look like lupus. Ana came back negative i'm tired joint muscle pain depressed get mood swings it comes goe?

See specialists: See rheumatologist for lupus. Do you have butterfly like redness across nose n eyes? See dermatologist because a bad skin infection on your face can give you some of those symptoms. ...Read more

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Can lupus sle make your mood change?

Can lupus sle make your mood change?

Yes: ANY CHRONIC DISEASE is a "mood changer" until one has acceptance and is dealing with it in a constructive way. In addition CNS involvement (RARE in SLE but possible) must be ruled out! (You should be seeing a Board Certified Rheumatologist!!!!) Hope this helps and good luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do I have constant mood swings ?

Why do I have constant mood swings ?

Diagnosis?: So many possible reasons: do you have the right diagnosis -- a medical condition like hormone imbalance, diabetes or hypoglycemia? A psychiatric problem like bipolar, borderline, anxiety, ptsd, drugs/alcohol? A lack of education or role models for coping strategies? Insomnia? You need providers you like and trust to help you sort these all out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What could cause random mood swings?

What could cause random mood swings?

Many possibilities: By random, I am presuming you mean unrelated to external stimuli. Mood swings is very non-specific. Everyone has mood variability. Thyroid and other hormones influence mood and many other physical conditions can effect mood. Bipolar disorder leads to variable degrees of mood swings. If you or someone around you feels your mood swings are excessive, see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I frequently have mood swings, are these normal?

Mood swings: in small doses happen to us all. If they effect our functioning and comfort levels professional support may be needed. Extreme mood swings certainly call for help from a mental health professional. Please see your doc to check for imbalances to thyroid and other hormones. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have so many mood swings?

What could be causing me to have so many mood swings?

Many possibilities: Mood swings can have many different causes. If they persist an evaluation by your pcp or a psychiatrist might be helpful. Some possibilities include, sleep disturbance, nutritional imbalance, hormonal imbalance, poor reaction to stressful life events, depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, etc. Mood stability is desirable and possible so act now! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mood swings?

What is the definition or description of: mood swings?

Varying emotions: Mood swings are common among people who suffer from depression. They can be described as an alternating emotional state that include periods of euphoria and depression. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal for someone with ts to have mood swings?

No.: They are separate conditions and you should get checked out for both b/c they have different treatments. Ts can respond to behavioral modification and some meds like orap, (pimozide) Clonidine or tenex. Mood swings not due to meds or drugs may require mood stabilizer meds. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Emotional Instability (Definition)

Emotional instability is a clinical finding in which a person's mood either varies significantly over time between various emotions or a person frequently experiences a strong emotion like ...Read more


Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Mood Changes (Definition)

Perhaps you are asking about severe and sudden changes in mood that do not correspond to the current situation? If so, this might indicate a ...Read more