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Lupus And Numb Feet And Tingly Hand
My ANA levels are high i took the lupus test it was at a 5 but i still have pains , tingling, numbness in hands, feet, arms, legs. Told me fibromyalga
Question?: I am not sure what you are asking. The ANA is a screening test for lupus but can be seen in numerous other diseases and in people who have no disease. I assume the lupus test you mention is a dna antibody. This test does not have to positive to have lupus. Finally, about 30% of lupus patients also have fibromyalgia. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more
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
Ana test was positive took lupus test it was a 5, but still having pains, numbness, tingling in hands, feet arms, and legs told fibromyalgia ?
First tingling hands&feet about a week(now only here and there)than dry flacky skin including face(up arm/leg to)month later numbness now 2 days, small red painless spot under skin finger print area?
Back pain numbness tingling hands feet nausea. Tsh 3.54. Ana + 1:40 speckled. Smith ab neg. RNP AB NEG. Rest titer neg. Meth acid 55. Diagnosis?
Hard to say: A methyl acid level of 55 suggests B12 deficiency, but you should confer with your neurologist or outsmart care provider. ...Read more
My rheumatoid factor was negative. Severe joint pain and morning stiffness with numb hands and feet. Should I now be concerned about lupus?
Rheumatoid arthritis: A negative rheumatoid factor does not rule out rheumatoid arthritis. Of course, the differential should include autoimmune diseases, postviral syndromes or metabolic diseases, thyroid specifically, given your history. Talk to your doctor about the next step in managing your symptoms. ...Read more
I'm having numbness on left side of body - hand leg & foot. I have lupus & MS & diabetes. Its been getting worse for 2 days now?
Some advice: Location of problem either right brain, or high cervical spinal cord, and could be seen with an ms plaque, lupus cerebritis or even stroke activity secondary to diabetes. Steroids could reverse, but might cause major elevation in blood sugar (acthar might be easier). Have your doc check your meds, and eliminate any med that specifies anti-tnf-alpha activity. Make certain good vit d levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Joint pain in hands 7 wks now tips of fingers constantly numb/tingle in one hand. Neg for lupus and rheum arth. Nerve issue?
10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?
1)Herniated neck disc with: extrusion onto the spinal cord with radiculopathy 2)Presbyopia 3)R/O Dermatomyositis for knuckle bumps and rash on face/chest-Does sunlight make it worse? 4)Esophageal spasm from chronic GERD 5)Menopause You have multiple medical problems requiring a thorough work-up.Try calling your local Health Department,Red Cross, or County Medical Society about discounted clinics or Social Security Office about health benefits.I hope this is helpful.You also may contact a Health Tap doctor near your area about the above.All the best. ...Read more
What is neuropathy and can it be cured? Dizziness, very disoriented.Tingling hands, fingers, feet, and also swelling , water retention, feels like i'm drunk cannot walk straight, very much afraid of falling, i feel like i'm tilting more to one side .
"Neuropathy" : "neuropathy" as a term is usually used to describe or label diseases of the peripheral nerves, so it is also often called "peripheral neuropathy" to emphasize that this is not a term to use to describe diseases of the brain or spinal cord. There are many types of peripheral neuropathy, and several ways to classify them, based on whether the major systems involved are those which provide nervous system input to muscles (motor neuropathies), those that are involved in sensation such as touch, pressure, heat, cold, pain, etc (sensory neuropathies), or those that are involved in control of involunatry functions such as maintenance of blood pressure, sweating, and bowel and bladder function. There are mixed neuropathies, pure motor neuropathies, pure sensory neuropathies, etc. Equally, there are classifications by cause (etiology), such as diabetic neuropathy (which is usually a sensory neuropathy but may involve motor problems or autonomic problems in some patients) or ischemic neuropathy (neuropathy caused by insufficient blood supply to some nerves). Some neuropathies have a genetic basis, others are acquired. Some are due to other diseases involving nerve secondarily, such as diseases in which the immune system attacks blood vessels, producing vasculitis, which then can produce ischemic neuropathy in the affected nerves. This often produces a clinical pattern called "mononeuropathy multiplex", meaning multiple nerves are involved one at at time with no pattern, whereas a lot of other types of neuropathy as I have described above are "polyneuropathies", involving multiple nerves usually in symmetric patterns, such as in what is called a "stocking and glove" distribution. So the causes are different, and some are identifiable and curable, others are not curable but are treatable, and some are difficult to treat. So this is a long answer to your main question about "what is neuropathy". Some of what you describe could be a peripheral polyneuropathy: tingling sensations in your hands and feet, feeling "drunk" which may mean your sense of where you are in space is not working well, leading to a feeling that you may fall. However as dr krob suggested "dizziness", swelling and water retention, and disorientation are not commonly associated with neuropathy and could suggest that you have a serious medical condition which needs prompt evaluation and treatment. Some of these might also cause neuropathy; so, to pick just one possibility (not to say you have this), there are diseases called "collagen vascular diseases" such as lupus which may damage the kidneys, producing water retention, swelling of the legs, feet, and hands, and this may also affect nerves by causing vasculitis, giving you the tingling and perhaps also the "feeling like i'm drunk". So see a physician, very soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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