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Lupus And Personality Changes Anger
Do most patients with lupus have atleast some psych disorder (depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorder, etc). I read so much on this. Why?
I was just prescribed hydroxychloroquine for lupus. When is it going to start working and what changes should I expect?
Disappointed: I am staggered that the doctor treating your lupus dose not have enough decency to discuss this with you in detail. He/she would no doubt be angry if you go back for advice. Please have a friend or two give you some idea of a better doctor. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
What could cause my INR to be 1.9 last week, and 4.4 this week with no diet or medication changes? Can lupus anticoag. Do it?
Changing INR : It is relatively common for inr to change even though a person keeps taking the same dose of Coumadin (warfarin) and is careful with diet, taking the same amount of green foods (salads, green vegetables). Lupus antibodies do raise inr but unless there is a change in the level of lupus antibodies, it would not affect the inr. Some individuals have a very labile (changing) inr for no apparent reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Okay sudden break out of sores on the back of my head, with having lupus could it be just a flare or change of seasons cause these flare ups?
I have lupus and luckily it's well controlled with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and life style changes. Will it stay this way or is it unpredictable?
Treated for lupus for 5 years and then changed to fibromyalgia i believe is not possible, since I have medical records saying its lupus. Could my dr just want nothing more to do with me as a patient?
Drastic change.: Lupus is diagnosed based on symptoms and physical exam , lab tests are only secondary. There are no lab tests for fibro, just tender points on exam. A skilled rheumatologist should have no trouble telling one from the other. If your lupus is in remission, your current doctor may only be seeing fibro (having both is common.) ask your doctor. Consider 2nd opinion with different rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just had a baby and have lupus. How can I tell whether changes postpartum are normal or signs of a flare?
Discuss with doc: Discuss your symptoms with your OB doc and with your rheumatologist (or whomever manages your lupus). ...Read more
Personality Changes (Definition)
Personality change is a symptom in which a person's personality (the sum of his traits, emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns) has altered. Temporary changes can be due to fatigue, hormonal changes, drug abuse, medication side effects, etc ...Read more
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