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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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