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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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Suspected lupus in jan14 - can this be the reason for proximal weakness in both arms and legs, with the result, my leg 'gives way' when I walk?

Suspected lupus in jan14 - can this be the reason for proximal weakness in both arms and legs, with the result, my leg 'gives way' when I walk?

Could be: There are many reasons for weaknes in legs and arms. From cervical spondylosis and pathologies to muscular and vascular conditiosns. You need to be check ou thoroughly. ...Read more

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Sudden severe pain, starting in neck, then back, then arms and legs. Flu-like fatigue, no sinus symptoms, history of Crohn's and new med is Flagyl?

Sudden severe pain, starting in neck, then back, then arms and legs. Flu-like fatigue, no sinus symptoms, history of Crohn's and new med is Flagyl?

Could be related to: Flagyl. Continue taking this medicine one more day and see how your symptoms fare. Drink plenty of water and take 2000mg of Vitamin C. Anti Inflamatory medicine helps with symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Since diagnosed with lupus which is currently under control, I get bothersome random shooting pains in legs/arms. Tests/labs are normal. No known cause

Since diagnosed with lupus which is currently under control, I get bothersome random shooting pains in legs/arms. Tests/labs are normal. No known cause

Pain Disorder: I feel your concern.
Since tests and lab are normal it is likely that stresses in your life are inducing shooting pains in arms and legs.
Please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis od your medical psychiatric condition and treatment including pain management. ...Read more

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Have lupus. Getting very itchy raised red pores (far apart) on arm, legs, torso. Getting lots of bruising around them. Not sure if from itchy. Cause?

Have lupus. Getting very itchy raised red pores (far apart) on arm, legs, torso. Getting lots of bruising around them. Not sure if from itchy. Cause?

Possible: If you have SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) then you must know that SLE can affect many different organs and very feequently the skin. The rash of SLE is photosensitive and typically describe as "butterfly rash" on your face, but SLE is known for many other dermatologic manifestations. You should ask your rheumatologist and if in doubt dermatologis can help sometimes with a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Have lupus. Back, leg, arm deep muscle aches x months. My rheum says my c3 &c4 are normal so not my lupus. Taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) & Motrin daily w/no help.

May be: We need more information. Not all people have low C3 and low C4 when lupus is not active. You need to consider other causes also. ...Read more

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My back chest & arm is in severe pain. My shoulderblade is swollen chest is tender to touch and I have lupus just found out no meds do I go to the er?

Probably Should: Lupus can cause cardiac complications which might possible explain some of your chest pain. Will probably need an ekg and chest x-ray with some other blood tests. ...Read more

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Have lupus had severe pain and burning starting from hip down to my ankle. Had an X-ray didn't show anything. Doc said it might be tendonitis on hip

Have lupus had severe pain and burning starting from hip down to my ankle. Had an X-ray didn't show anything. Doc said it might be tendonitis on hip

Sciatica: Sle causes many problems. One of these is muscle pain as well as nerve pain. Usually when you have pain from the buttocks to the feet this is indicative of a pinched nerve in the lower back possible due to spurs or over activity. I would recommend an MRI of the lower back and possibly are your pcp and pt to help with treatment options. Even a podiatrist can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause bilateral joint pain? Began in knee's and now fingers, wrists, lump on each arm by wrist. Ra/lupus test neg 3yrs ago, not fibromyalgia

What can cause bilateral joint pain? Began in knee's and now fingers, wrists, lump on each arm by wrist. Ra/lupus test neg 3yrs ago, not fibromyalgia

Most common dx is RA: In someone with this presentation (like you have). Need to be re-investigated as 3 yrs a long time ago.
See a rheumatologist who'll be able to help you most.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Are pins and needles related to lupus as I am starting to suffer this on my arms, back and legs?

Are pins and needles related to lupus as I am starting to suffer this on my arms, back and legs?

Can be: Lupus can cause nerve problems including pins and needles sensations. Generally this is a sign of disease activity so see your rheumatologist to get symptoms (and lupus) under better control. ...Read more

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Have lupus. Been getting what looks like swollen raised large red pore far apart from eachother randomly on legs, abd, arms. Very itchy. Lupus related?

Have lupus. Been getting what looks like swollen raised large red pore far apart from eachother randomly on legs, abd, arms. Very itchy. Lupus related?

Possible: If you have SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) then you must know that SLE can affect many different organs and very feequently the skin. The rash of SLE is photosensitive and typically describe as "butterfly rash" on your face, but SLE is known for many other dermatologic manifestations. You should ask your rheumatologist and if in doubt dermatologis can help sometimes with a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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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

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

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Have lupus. Get on/off bad muscle pain/stiffness (legs, hips, back, arms) x1 month. My rheum said c3, c4 normal. OTC meds don't help. Do I have to live w/it?

Have lupus. Get on/off bad muscle pain/stiffness (legs, hips, back, arms) x1 month. My rheum said c3, c4 normal. OTC meds don't help. Do I have to live w/it?

Get second opinion: Although the normal blood tests suggest that your lupus is not active, one needs to consider other causes for your pain and thus I would suggest that you seek a 2nd opinion- perhaps an orthopedist. Having one disease does not preclude another condition. ...Read more

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So I have numbness on mostly my whole right side of my body (arm, face, leg) and left leg. Ana test was positive. Dr mentioned lupus. Other ideas?

So I have numbness on mostly my whole right side of my body (arm, face, leg) and left leg. Ana test was positive. Dr mentioned lupus. Other ideas?

See below: Other possibilities besides lupus include multiple sclerosis. You may need to see both a rheumatologist and a neurologist to determine what exactly is going on. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Pain and intermittent tingling and weak in left arm and leg. Neg ct, and work for lupus, ra, diabetes. No injury;symptoms always on one side. Ideas?

Pain and intermittent tingling and weak in left arm and leg. Neg ct, and work for lupus, ra, diabetes. No injury;symptoms always on one side. Ideas?

Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more

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My ANA was negative. Is it possible to still have RA, Lupus, or Fibromyalgia? Lyrica (pregabalin) is NOT helping the leg/arm/hand/foot pain. CRP is 6.5.

My ANA was negative. Is it possible to still have RA, Lupus, or Fibromyalgia? Lyrica (pregabalin) is NOT helping the leg/arm/hand/foot pain. CRP is 6.5.

Yes due to FALSE NEG: Every test in the world has a FALSE NEGATIVE rate which tells what percentage of the time a test comes out negative but really it should say positive. It is rare for someone to have RA, LUPUS, or FM and have a positive ANA.... on the order of much less than 1%. will be FALSE NEGATIVE. ...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?

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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I have severe nerve pain and the feeling of fluid running in my head, arms, and legs occasionally. What could be the cause?

I have severe nerve pain and the feeling of fluid running in my head, arms, and legs occasionally. What could be the cause?

What do: You mean by nerve pain? Pins, needles, tingling, shooting pain? Your description is not common at all. I have never heard description like that. Assuming your brain/neck MRI are normal, would consider your issue related to psyche/side-effects of your medicine rather than something anatomically wrong. Stick with your medicine and see if your neurologist/psychiatrist can suggest a cause. ...Read more

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I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

Viral? Allergic?: Blotchy appearing reddish rashes can occur when the blood flow in the tiny vessels at the skin's surface change, such as in an allergic rash, a viral rash, or in reaction to changes in skin temperature. Viral infections that cause cold symptoms and other symptoms can sometimes cause such skin patterns (fifth disease, caused by a virus, can cause reddish patterns). A doctor can evaluate if needed. ...Read more

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Severe itching on arms and legs for past week, on absorica final month, derm gave some flcuconicmide, scratching causes small white welts, hives maybe?

Severe itching on arms and legs for past week, on absorica final month, derm gave some flcuconicmide, scratching causes small white welts, hives maybe?

Antihistamine: Looks like you have dermatographism meaning that your skin has become over sensitive. Try taking antihistamine up to 4 doses a day if necessary. If the problem persists, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Widespread severe nerve pain arms and legs post 4 rounds of cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl at same time as last cipro (ciprofloxacin). Could this be the cause? Saw FDA may ban it!

Talk to your doctors: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) / Flagyl is generally a safe combo and is used frequently though 4 rounds sounds very excessive. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can cause tendon pain and Flagyl a reaction if mixed with alcohol. Flagyl also has been associated with neuropathy but typically in short courses it is safe. May be time to talk to your doctor about whether to switch and about your severe pain. ...Read more