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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
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
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
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
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