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Lupus And Mood Swings
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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