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Doctor insights on: Lupus Patient Extreme Fatigue Menstrual Period

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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What can cause an acute change in gfr? Mine dropped from normal range to 42 over 2 month period. Cr is 1.5. Lupus patient. Trace protein. Norm bp.

What can cause an acute change in gfr? Mine dropped from normal range to 42 over 2 month period. Cr is 1.5.  Lupus patient. Trace protein.  Norm bp.

Recheck: Increased creatinine in lupus could be sec to medications, dehydration, lupus flare. Creatinine must be rechecked, urine analysis should be done to look for blood and protein, lupus blood tests must be done to look for lupus activity.May need kidney biopsy if none gives the answer. ...Read more

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Extreme fatigue about 1.5 weeks before my menstrual and doesn't end till half way thru my menstrual period..what can help with this?! its so draining

Extreme fatigue about 1.5 weeks before my menstrual and doesn't end till half way thru my menstrual period..what can help with this?! its so draining

See doctor: Get tested for other causes of fatigue first. Then speak with a gynecologist. Progesterone levels increase during the second half of the menstrual cycle. Progesterone can increase fatigue, anxiety and depression in some. Talk to your doctor about ways to balance hormones. ...Read more

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I have lupus and i get so tired when it's time for my menstrual cycle?

I have lupus and i get so tired when it's time for my menstrual cycle?

See below: Some patients with autoimmune diseases report feeling worse before the start of the menstrual cycle. Some think it is because immune system is at its lowest level---i.E complements are low right before the start of the cycle. ...Read more

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Why do I have a lupus flare during my menstrual cycle most of the time? Also my p.O.T.S symptoms worsen during this time how can I help this?

Inflammation: Lupus and the pre-menstrual phase of the cycle are both known for being states of increased inflammation, so it makes sense that you might have this and notice it during your menstrual cycle. I would speak with your rheumatologist regarding medications that are safe to take to diminish the flare symptoms, as some anti-inflammatories are harmful for kidneys. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How do you deal with the extreme fatigue that goes along with autoimmune diseases like lupus and ra?

How do you deal with the extreme fatigue that goes along with autoimmune diseases like lupus and ra?

Fight it!: Autoimmune diseases can be debilitating; my advice would be to fight it with all you have. Swimming, yoga, walking can be beneficial. A good diet can also be beneficial as proper nutrition is extremely important to maintain one's health. ...Read more

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I have low iron. Lupus. Postural orthostatic tachy. Syndrome - please tell me how i can figt this extreme fatigue?

I have low iron. Lupus. Postural orthostatic tachy. Syndrome - please tell me how i can figt this extreme fatigue?

Address causes: Your iron deficiency needs to be addressed and its cause found. This will help. Lupus is infamous for causing fatigue even if you feel well. A support group may be a big help here. Work with your physician to find the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


Menstruation (Definition)

Menstruation is also known as Menses. Menstruation is the regular cyclical shedding of uterine (womb) lining associated with bleeding. Begins at puberty (menarche) and continus during a woman's fertile years until menopause. Cycles usually average 28 days, but can vary from ...Read more