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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?

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 more

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Does lupus cause dizziness, lightheaded feeling, and numbness in the body?

Does lupus cause dizziness, lightheaded feeling, and numbness in the body?

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

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Autoimmune related autonomic deficiency (also have lupus)causing dizziness. What are best tx options for dizziness? Predisone resolves it

Autoimmune related autonomic deficiency (also have lupus)causing dizziness. What are  best tx options for dizziness? Predisone resolves it

Prednisone not alway: Automomic problems can be due to neurological dysfunction and lupus inflammation can damage this control but if Prednisone works consider whether their is adrenal kinsufficiency rather than dysautomomia - or both. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Frustrated, migraines, lupus, pd, osteoarthritis, raunoids, dizziness, memory loss, loss of concentration, is there any way to deal with this daily?

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

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Dealing w/lupus & constantly dealing w/dizzy spells lately.Getting worse &more frequent requiring higher doses of prenisone.Rheum & neuromd baffled.Rheummd is considering methotrexate.Might this help?

Dealing w/lupus & constantly dealing w/dizzy spells lately.Getting worse &more frequent requiring higher doses of prenisone.Rheum & neuromd baffled.Rheummd is considering methotrexate.Might this help?

You are what you eat: Obviously, your immune system is raved up against your own cells. Something causes this abnormal stimulation. I always start with anti-inflammatory diet for my patients with RA as well as anti-inflammatory supplements. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How to reduce dizziness during a lupus flare?

How to reduce dizziness during a lupus flare?

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

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Dealing with lupus an constatnly dealing with dizzy spells lately?

Dealing with lupus an constatnly dealing with dizzy spells lately?

Vestibular testing: Need to sort out, as could be due to lupus cerebritis, a medication reaction, or co-morbidity. Work closely with your doctor, but also see otolaryngologist, and perhaps due audiological and vestibular testing. ...Read more

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I keep missing family functions because of my lupus. I'm run down, dizzy, and feeling inaccurate at work. Is there any hope for me?

Yes: There is always hope. You did not mention current meds so it is impossible for me to be very specific. You need to speak with your rheumatologist and discuss whether a change in meds is needed. ...Read more

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Ever since developed lupus 2yrs ago, even when i'm doing well & labs look good, i need naps & get dizzy & warning signs if i push myself 2 much. Why?

Ever since developed lupus 2yrs ago, even when i'm doing well & labs look good, i need naps & get dizzy & warning signs if i push myself 2 much. Why?

Just do it !: If the diagnosis is correct , even if you fl well and labs are well you may have a component of fatigue or cognitive impairment or depression, this has to be well defined and the proper actions ought to be followed so you feel great ! ...Read more

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What happens after you get swollen knees for lupus? I have about 4 days and it hertz I am very dizzy too

What happens after you get swollen knees for lupus? I have about 4 days and it hertz I am very dizzy too

See rheuma: If you have SLE and low blood pressure then with active arthritis and dizziness, you need to check with your rheumatologist immediately. Brain involvement is a serious matter in SLE and thus you have no time to wait. ...Read more

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I've had a severe headache coupled with occasional dizziness and nausea for 17 days. Also symptoms elsewhere...Chances of lupus?

Not: Typical initial symptoms of lupus. Is you headache on one side and pounding ? Does light or sound make it worse? You may be in a bad cycle of migraines. Relax. Does not sound anything like lupus! ...Read more

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I keep missing family functions due to my lupus. I'm run down, dizzy, ill. Parents are getting older. I'm 36. Life is ticking away & i'm missing out?

I keep missing family functions due to my lupus. I'm run down, dizzy, ill. Parents are getting older. I'm 36. Life is ticking away & i'm missing out?

Rheum management: You need to get in control of your disease, rather than letting it control you. (easily said, i know). You need a good rheumatologist / doctor with experience with lupus, and try meds until symptoms get better control. Even if you are uninsured, you can go through closest medical school's clinic system to get access to expert, and social work can help find ways to fund medicines. ...Read more

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Have lupus and iih. But when I laugh or sing I lose my breath abs get dizzy. Not sure what to do?

Have lupus and iih. But when I laugh or sing I lose my breath abs get dizzy. Not sure what to do?

Could be ur airways: you may want to check with your doctor, airway hyper-reactivity could be the case, after evaluation your doctor might prescribe some inhalers to help you, good luck ...Read more

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I have lupus. Last 4-5 days very dIzzy and rIght eye blurry and spots?

I have lupus. Last 4-5 days very dIzzy and rIght eye blurry and spots?

Please see your doctor: and an eye doctor, need to be evaluated, good luck ...Read more

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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

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Not diagnosed with lupus yet pstive ana/dsdna several minor symptoms. Recently BP drops to 100/60 feel dizzy/chst tight sharp pain/headache thoughts?

Not diagnosed with lupus yet pstive ana/dsdna several minor symptoms. Recently BP drops to 100/60 feel dizzy/chst tight sharp pain/headache thoughts?

See details: A BP of 100/60 is not really low and has no relationship to the positive blood tests. Headaches are also unrelated to lupus. It sound as if anxiety may be playing a role. ...Read more