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Joint pain in hands 7 wks now tips of fingers constantly numb/tingle in one hand. Neg for lupus and rheum arth. Nerve issue?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Is lupus attacking the nerves the same as ms? I know they’re different diseases, but when lupus affects the nervous system, does it do it the same way as ms? Are the symptoms the same?
One kind of lupus: Lupus has many ways of hurting and destroying organs, one kind of lupus of the nervous system is similar and may coincide with ms numbness poor function disconections of short circuits in electric system (nerves are like cables, with ms you loose the insulation, myelin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus &developed an autonomic problem after that. How does this occur. Do the antibodies attacking the nerves? Can this occur in stable lupus
SLE: During stable, treated Lupus should not be occurring. ...Read more
No: Vasculitis of the actual nerve is very very rare. More likely things are nerve swelling ie pseudotumor cerebri, or papilledema. The answer is in the actual findings on opthalmologic tests and patient should be seen both by a rheumatologist and a neuro-opthalmologist. Treatment for actual vasculitis is more difficult, and the diagnosis usually requires a cerebal blood vessel angiogram. ...Read more
Unusual: Gastroparesis is more typically seen when there is a autonomic neuropathy condition as can be seen in diabetes. Connective tissue disorders on occasion can also cause gastroparesis but those disorders are usually really to scleroderma conditions. In lupus you may see a complication called vasculitis in which there is inflammation of the blood vessels supplying a nerve. It would be unusual to see this affecting this nerve ...Read more
Have lupus & have since developed POTS syndrome despite stable labs. Do antibodies affect autonomic nerves? Can this occur in controlled lupus?
It could: I have seen iti in well controlled lupus. The pathogenesis is not clear and it may not be related to your lupus at all ...Read more
Hi my sister has been in and out of the hospital due to burning sensation and nerve pain on her feet. Drs recently diagnosed her with lupus. ?
The question?: If you are asking about the treatment option, her rheumatologist would be in the best position to give the answers. Fortunately most LE cases can be controlled. This is a rather unusual presentation for Lupus and thus the diagnosis should be confirmed by a rheumatologist. ...Read more
How can I ease a lupus flare? Im having horrible joint and nerve pain. Went to the ER and dilaudid didn't touch my pain.. Run outta options..
Can nerve conditions mimic lupus symptoms? I have high ANA but no other positive lupus test. Severe muscle pain and all over itchiness for 1 year.
Dx'd w/ic as child. 20yrs later, have pelvic cramps, shooting vaginal& rectal pain, nerve shocks in abdomen.Ic symptoms too?Also have lupus & dysautonomia.
IC: Ic could refer to many conditions. Please spell it out so that a rheumatologist, urologist, gastroenterologist, etc. Can help answer the question. ...Read more
33 yrs old, hand numbness, pain in shoulder, mom has lupus, cort shot took pain away, have nerve test to check if carpal tunnel. Dr said may be lupus.
See rheum: You are far more likely to have carpal tunnel than lupus. I presume you have seen an orthopedic surgeon who had injected the wrist area with cortisone. If the nerve test confirms CTS, then you should rest at ease. I greatly doubt that you have lupus since the joint involvement is atypical and your gender. ...Read more
Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. Cause?
Yes: Sle, through a variety of mechanisms can result in almost any symptoms, although this set would be unusual. Irritable bowel syndrome is unlikely to do this, but if you have inflammatory bowel disease in the form of chrohn's particularly, these symptoms may definitely occur. You should be evaluated for these by your doctor. ...Read more
Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. What could be the cause?
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons for your headaches. Anxiety/ tension headache, allergy histamine headaches, bulging or herniated cervical discs, post traumatic head injury, post concussion syndrome, migraines, menstrual induced migraines, brain rumors, cerebral aneurysm, sinusitis, vision difficulties, poorly controlled hypertension, hyperthyroidism, brain abscess, pituitary rumors, levtemperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YOU HAVE:: A proven skin punch biopsy diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy, and you possess one of the many causes of such an entity. Could be pre-diabetes, but with the ANA issues, might look further into collagen vascular categories. Other considerations, include Celiac disease, Sjogren's, HIV, paraproteinemias, B-12, etc. Would check anti-GM-1 with IgG, IgM, as you might have an autoimmune sensory neuropathy, and might respond to a course of IVIG. Can you visit a neuromuscular specialist? ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers