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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

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


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Diagnosed with pots 7 months ago. I have developed severe burning pain in my arms and legs for two weeks...Skin biopsy and emg/ncv normal.What do I d?

Diagnosed with pots 7 months ago. I have developed severe burning pain in my arms and legs for two weeks...Skin biopsy and emg/ncv normal.What do I d?

Distal polyneuropath: Skin biopsy is useful for detection of peripheral neuropathy predominantly affecting small unmyelinated nerve fibers. A few biopsies obtained from the right location may be needed. Depending on the clinical presentation, nerve and possibly muscle biopsy is needed. Mri (cns/spine), labs including blood & CSF serologic studies, consultation with neurology, internal med/rheumatology may shed light. ...Read more

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Having terrible muscle burning in my arms and legs like I am working out that type of burning pain..Cpk aldolose ncv emg normal...Any idea what it is?

Having terrible muscle burning in my arms and legs like I am working out that type of burning pain..Cpk aldolose ncv emg normal...Any idea what it is?

EMG has limitations: It can still be nerve pain even with an emg/ncv, this test does not detect damage to the small nerve fibers that transmit pain. Fibromyalgia although less common in young men, can present with muscle pains in all 4 quadrants of the body, above & below waist, left & right side. ...Read more

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Normal emg/ncv normal CPK normal lactic acid but I have intense burning pain in my arms and legs...With no weakness.Just very bad burning muscle pain?

Normal emg/ncv normal CPK normal lactic acid but I have intense burning pain in my arms and legs...With no weakness.Just very bad burning muscle pain?

Medication complicat: The symptoms are from the atenolol and if they are from that med you probably have an intolerance to all beta blockers and medication metabolized by cytochrome p450 system in the liver. Need to stop the meds and check to see if you have enough magnesium in you body you probably need magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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I have lupus and when I'm really tired it's like my arms and legs "wear out" faster than normal. Or I can't lift things as well. Why?

I have lupus and when I'm really tired it's like my arms and legs "wear out" faster than normal. Or I can't lift things as well. Why?

Fatigue and Muscles: With lupus, fatigue is one of the major symptoms that affects quality of life. If you have overexerted, then those muscles requiring power can feel even more tired. In some patients, muscles themselves can be affected in the lupus disease spectrum. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Sounds like FM: ANA is often "positive" but not clinically useful until it gets to positivity at 1:320 or 1::640 level. Diagnosis of lupus would have to have a compatible clinical syndrome first and supporting labs tests second. Your symptoms sound more typical of fm than sle. ...Read more

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Can antiphospholipid syndrome cause blood vessels in the brain, legs & arms to have burning pain & feeling of pressure?

Can antiphospholipid syndrome cause blood vessels in the brain, legs & arms to have burning pain & feeling of pressure?

Probably not: Your symptoms are not very specific. The symptoms of apa syndrome are related to blood vessel clotting and your type of symptoms do not suggest that. Have your doctor evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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For 5+yrs IV had progressive/extreme fatigue joint/neck/back pain headaches rash on knees/elbows, tingling/burning/pain legs feet arms hands. Ideas?

For 5+yrs IV had progressive/extreme fatigue joint/neck/back pain headaches rash on knees/elbows, tingling/burning/pain legs feet arms hands. Ideas?

See a physician: You're symptoms (rash in particular) are somewhat concerning for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, though no accurate diagnosis can be made in this forum. I would see you primary physician regarding your complaints, and a rheumatologic evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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Burning Pain (Definition)

The uncomfortable sensation of extreme heat or burning. Often used to describe heartburn from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also describes the sensation that occurs with nerve damage in ...Read more


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