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5 HIV tests at 2-4 weeks & 5 1/2 months back negative. History of diabetes & lupus in family. Constant feeling of fever w/ no temp, recurring ear infects, rec mild sore throat, light cough with little mucus, fatigue, feet oft cold but warm to touch.

5 HIV tests at 2-4 weeks & 5 1/2 months back negative. History of diabetes & lupus in family. Constant feeling of fever w/ no temp, recurring ear infects, rec mild sore throat, light cough with little mucus, fatigue, feet oft cold but warm to touch.

HIV highly unlikely: It seems you are having some recurrent colds and possible ear infections and are concerned they are symptoms of an acute HIV syndrome. Given your negative HIV tests, presumably 4th generation, it's highly unlikely you have HIV. Most patients with acute HIV will have (+) p24 antigen by 2-3 weeks. If still concerned an HIV PCR RNA test would be definitive. ...Read more

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Is a temperature of 95.9 normal? I'm feeling pretty tired today, so that's why i took it. I also have sjogrens and poss lupus if that matters.

Is a temperature of 95.9 normal? I'm feeling pretty tired today, so that's why i took it. I also have sjogrens and poss lupus if that matters.

No.: The average temp should be between high 97 to low 99. Sometimes this may mean hypoglycemia but you need to make sure that your thermometer measures accurately and that you are not breathing through the mouth while the temperature is being taken. ...Read more

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Can lupus make you have a burning sensation feeling in chest?

See details: If you are talking about heartburn, it is much more likely due to medications than to the underlying disease. ...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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Tested positive just couple weeks ago for hashimotos now positive ana also, been feeling horrible does it mean I have lupus? Any further tests? Help

Tested positive just couple weeks ago for hashimotos now positive ana also, been feeling horrible does it mean I have lupus? Any further tests? Help

Yes: More tests and clinical evaluation to confirm or rule out SLE. ANA can be positive in Hashimoto's, symptoms of fatigue and being tired are common to many autoimmune disorders. Talk to your doctor /see a rheumatologist for evaluation, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Jus dx wit lupus. Checkd my temp due to me feeling tired and weak. My temp is 98.6 any suggestions. Also having chills! ?

Jus dx wit lupus. Checkd my temp due to me feeling tired and weak. My temp is 98.6 any suggestions. Also having chills!
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Lupus treatment : Don't panic ! Most people with lupus live full, active lives. Your temperature is normal. There are medications that can help the symptoms and your doctor will help you try different ones to see which help the best right now. You need a good working relationship with a doctor who treats lupus regularly . This is usually a rheumatologist, but not always. See your doctor ! Think yourself well! ...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?

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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Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease (poss sjogrens +\or lupus) cause increased feeling of being winded when it is humid outside?

Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease (poss sjogrens +\or lupus) cause increased feeling of being winded when it is humid outside?

Difficult question: And one that probably can not be answered on this sit specific to you. Some kinds of connective tissue diseases can cause constriction and make you feel short of breath, others not. It is vert variable. The ones you mentioned probably not ...Read more