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Lupus Cause Vestibular Atypical Positional Vertigo
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Was in restroom and the ceiling felt like it was tilted when i looked at it. Is this a symptom of vertigo and could lupus cause that?
Vertigo: Not usually related to lupus.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have lupus & get really dizzy(not vertigo) & confused during every flare.I still get dizzy a lot & it lasts weeks.Neuro & rheumMD don't know cause.
SLE : Confusion and dizziness are common symptoms with many causes. When they occur during every lupus flair the SLE is the most likely cause. These symptoms can also be caused by steroids used to treat SLE flairs as well as other medications. You did not say how often your flairs occur or how long they last. You may want to discuss options to prevent these flairs with your rheumatologist. ...Read more
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
I have autonomicneuropathy from lupus, i get vertigo/headach too i was told those who have CNS involvement have a poor prognosis & die early , true?
If you have CNS lupus does that mean you have a poorer prognosis than the average lupus patient & is vertigo and headaches symptom of CNS lupus?
Yes to symptoms: There are very many symptoms of CNS lupus and vertigo and headaches are common features. V cns disease and kidney disease are two of the more serious system involvements in lupus depending on all of the CNS symptoms will determine long term survival. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SLE : Lupus can cause dizziness by different mechanisms. Dizziness in lupus may be related to vasculitis, anti phospholipid anti bodies with clots, anti bodies to component of inner ears called immune mediated inner ear disease . Other disorders that cause dizziness may coexist with lupus . Keeping lupus under control and identifying the cause of dizziness and treatment of the cause would help reduce. ...Read more
I've had a severe headache coupled with occasional dizziness and nausea for 17 days. Also symptoms elsewhere...Chances of lupus?
Autoimmune related autonomic deficiency (also have lupus)causing dizziness. What are best tx options for dizziness? Predisone resolves it
Frustrated, migraines, lupus, pd, osteoarthritis, raunoids, dizziness, memory loss, loss of concentration, is there any way to deal with this daily?
Lots of treatment: It would be good if your treatment providers could become a team. It may still be a fantasy, but one to work towards. A powerful therapist might be able to corral all of these folk to coordinate care. Failing that, that therapist might help you accomplish that, at least in part. I wish you success and would value feedback if you can do it! ...Read more
Classic lupus symptoms for 5 months but all tests negative also have raindrop sensations, dizziness, pins and needles, muscle weakness. Any ideas?
Trial of therapy: There are not a lot of things that look like classical lupus so if all the symptoms are there even with negative tests i would treat it and see if it gets better. Also there are things that can cause a lupus-like syndrome. Usually the cause is a medication like procainamide, hydralazine, or infliximab. The list of medications is extensive so google it if you take lots of medications. ...Read more
With lupus, is it normal 2 flare with a simple virus?I have stomach virus &have mild sharp chest pains, jt pains, dizziness, etc like I do w/flares.
Need more informatio: I would consider three things. The first is everything is a viral illness. The second is everything is a lupus flare. And third yes infections can cause lupus to flare. In science to get an immune response in the lab one thing we do is to use some type of stimulation. Over the years a substance called freunds adjuvant which is developed from infectious protein can stimulate immune reaction better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My first signs of a lupus flare is always dizziness with fatigue. My brain MRI was normal. Why do you think I am getting dizzy spells during flares?
Dizziness: Dizziness with lupus can be due to several reasons . It could be due to inner ear inflammation, small vessel inflammation in brain , anemia , hypertension, cardiac causes postural changes etc to name a few. Mri can be normal in such circumstances and res out any CNS lesions . Fatigue is associated with disease activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm treated 4 lupus like disease. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) controlled flares.But dizziness required constant prednisone.Can methotrexate help with my dizzy spells?
Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Had neg neuro work-up.I up my prednisone during episodes&?
Had tight chest, dizziness, nausea, fatigue etc for 2 months...Some dysautonomia. Bloods normal except ANA of 1:320 speckled, lupus tests neg. Ideas?
Ganglionopathy?: This could be due to autoimmune ganglionopathy which is inflammation of the autonomic ganglia. This may occur following a viral infection or in association with an underlying connective tissue disease such as lupus which may or may not fully manifest itself. You need autonomic testing and anti-neuronal antibodies for evaluation. The condition is treatable with steroids and immunosuppression. ...Read more
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
Md thinks my lupus-like disease is affecting my cns.Prednisone stopped dizziness, nighttime sob &palpitation. Since taper, awaken sob, heart racing.Why?
More info: Do the palpitations awaken you or do you awaken with a startle which causes the heart to race? How fast is your pulse when you note the palpitations? How long do they last? Do you also get palpitations on other occasions. A pulse rate of 120 to 150 has more significance than one of 90, for example. A startle reaction may last a minute or 2 as opposed to significant tachycardia. Heart monitor helps. ...Read more
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