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Ive been waking up with my body swelling so bad espy my hands. I have RA, lupus, fibermyalgia and H blood pressure. Cant do nthing for hrs n am?

Ive been waking up with my body swelling  so  bad espy my hands. I have RA, lupus, fibermyalgia and H blood pressure. Cant do nthing for hrs n am?

Get a 2nd opinion!: from an integrative medicine doctor to review your history, look at some panels on glutathione, folate (folic acid) deficiency or demethylation issues, and possible Complement Food Antigen panel testing to see what is causing the extent of your AID (autoimmune diseases). This needs to be treated and determine the cause, not just having symptoms. You may surprise yourself what is found! Look in your city! ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 90/80 and I have lupus. What could be wrong?

My blood pressure is 90/80 and I have lupus. What could be wrong?

Inaccurate: It is not possible to have a pulse pressure of 10 points (the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures). The measurement is inaccurate. ...Read more

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I've suffered w/ ophthalmic migraines for years since diagnosed w/ lupus. I had 1 a week ago & I still feel pressure on my head for a week now, why?

I've suffered w/ ophthalmic migraines for years since diagnosed w/ lupus. I had 1 a week ago & I still feel pressure on my head for a week now, why?

Chronic/Acute?: An oft neglected challenge of chronic conditions is the tendency to ignore a new, acute symptom or change. Whenever a change in your expected pattern of chronic symptoms appears, always inform your doctor - even if only for the record. And, it's the way to 'nip in the bud' any new, hopefully transient, thing. ...Read more

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I have sle or lupus and am having problems keeping my blood pressure under control. I'm taking 10 b/p pills, what do I do?

Renal problems?: You need to ge second opinion with doctor to evaluate your renal function which can be affected in systemic lupus. This could contribute to uncontrollable hypertension. ...Read more

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I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome , no thyroid disease, many days now i feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

See below: If it is in the back of your neck, it could be osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, cervical radiculopathy. You would need to see your doctor to have an exam and possibly imaging to confirm. If it present, physical therapy, injections, and medications soemtimes helps. ...Read more

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Is high blood pressure early symptom of lupus? My BP is high a few days then back to normal lately.

Is high blood pressure early symptom of lupus? My BP is high a few days then back to normal lately.

No: Persistent high BP is the first sign of hypertension. However transient high BP may be related to stress, exercise, too much caffeine, excessive weight etc. ...Read more

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I have lupus. Recent sodium level was 134 (normal is 135-145). Have been suffering from low blood pressures. Should I be concerned or not?

I have lupus. Recent sodium level was 134 (normal is 135-145).  Have been suffering from low blood pressures.  Should I be concerned or not?

We need more info: The 134 is not dangerous. The level depends on medication, renal function, and other problems and processes within your body. This is a specific problem and your physician can best answer it. ...Read more

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My mom has advanced lupus. Lately her blood pressure has been really high along with chest pain. Help?

My mom has advanced lupus. Lately her blood pressure has been really high along with chest pain. Help?

Lupus Nephropathy: I would have mom see her physician. Often, lupus can play a major rule in kidney failure either through the disease process itself ka lupus nephrtis, or caused by side effects of medications. As you know, lupus is a systemic problem. It cause several problems glomerulo -nephritis, IgA nephropathy rapidly progressive gn. She needs anti hypertensives such as Lasix (furosemide) or ace inhib. ...Read more