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Lupus And Vertigo
Get evaluated: All cases of vertigo, especially thise of new onset and those in patients with stroke risk factors such as hypertension, should be evaluated at least once to be sure there is no vascular cause. Vascular causes of vertigo are usually associated with other symptoms such as slurred speech or clumsiness. ...Read more
Anxiety, depression, weakness, fasciculations, neuropathy sensations, tinnitus along with lupus symptoms. Possible to have CNS lupus with negativeana?
Yes and no: People with lupus can have these symptoms. These may not be due to lupus. People without lupus can have these symptoms. These are not specific activity and can be seen for a variety of medical issues. When your physician evaluates you this may be clarified. ...Read more
Can methotrexate help with mild vasculitis of brain/cerebritis or neuro symptoms caused my ctd such as lupus?
What can mimic lupus, ANA and sdna r both neg but have all the same symptoms including rash pain brain fog ocular migraines fatigue ?
Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Neg neuro work-up.Increasing prednisone during episodes& symptoms resolve.Lupus cerebritis still likely?
Rheumatologist: You must be seeing a physician for this condition. Have them consider consultation with a neurologist. While on steroids you are at significantly greater risk for central nervous system and other infections. Cannot advise more without knowing your full medical history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sed rate 65, anemeic, recently panic attacks, and lupus anticoluglant elevated ( 8.2) also severe joint pain?
Abnormal labs: Best to review results of lab with the physician that ordered them. ...Read more
Can CNS lupus diagnosis easily be missed in a person with lupus diagnosis with frequent episodes of confusion, mental fog, giddiness, black outs but normal mri?
Could be difficult: Several possibilities, you might be having reactions to your medications, you could be experiencing seizures and/or migraines, and could indeed have other co-morbidities. Might urge you have this further evaluated. Sometimes, MRI will miss very small lesions, and spinal fluid might be productive. ...Read more
Autoimmune diseases that can mess with brain? Like, memory and leg and muscle twitches. Not lupus. The dsdna was negative
Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.
Maybe: ANA positive diseases are related. Diagnosis is based not just on serologic testing, but also on your clinical symptoms. You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist in order to receive an accurate diagnosis and then receive the most appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and lupus- does that mean the lupus has already attacked my brain with neurologic issues ?! poor prognosis?
POTS not specific: Those are some very tough diagnoses. Pots has several types and is usually related to an issue with nerves or hormones rather than a brain lesion -- it is not a condition specific to lupus. The way to evaluate for brain lesions is through neuroimaging. In your case, i very much recommend having an in depth conversation with the physician(s) familiar with your specific case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can topamax (topiramate) cause dilupus? On plaquenil/nifedipene for raynaud. And have extreme swelling. Low complement. Headaches/dizziness.
No: I have never seen discoid lupus be caused by topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) but discoid on occasion can transition to systemic lupus. If you are having swelling of your lower extremities, you need to see your rheumatologist as soon as possible. If swelling of lower extremities is present with elevated blood pressure, that may explain the headaches/ dizziness or the headaches/dizziness could be side effects of topamax (topiramate). ...Read more
Is pmle similar to lupus photosensitivity rash? Have positive ANA and dsdna with joint pain. Thought this was always sun rash...Lupus?
Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost
Long term dizziness (2 months). diangosis with vestibular disorder but now feeling acute nausea, vertigo, floating, hypoglycemic symptoms and facial spams?
Vertigo: Definitely sounds vestibular. You might have just developed Meniere's disease of the inner ear with acute 'attacks.' More likely with ringing and hearing loss in one ear, but not necessarily. Or it may just be 'benign positional vertigo' on top of the general dizziness you've been having. See ENT for hearing test and balance testing, then treat accordingly. ...Read more