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Lupus Patients H1n1 Flu Safe
Is it ok for a lupus patient to recieve the flu vaccine? Or should I not get it? I am on only plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). My job is demanding me to get it as I am a rn
If you are on call: You are on call. In fact, during an outbreak many physicians may have a duty to report to various hospitals and simply stay on. Pulmonologists, intensivists, and infectious disease physicians all expect to deal with potentially deadly infections, and take precautions. As a caveat, i took care of 28 patients in the h1n1 outbreak that were confirmed positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a 88 years old patient get swine flu without fever if he is known asthmatic and had a respiratory arrest?
Please help. what's the best medication I can take for the flu or sinus infection that is safe with irregular heart beats and lupus and sjogrens ?
Fluids,Tylenol (acetaminophen): A majority of illnesses you described are caused by viruses. Since antibiotics only treat bacteria and not virus infections, the immune system does the brunt of the work-, recommend supportive measures such as drinking plenty of fluids and judicious use of pain/anti-fever meds. NB-lupus and Sjorgren's, maintain a low threshold to see your doctor especially if your difficulty breathing worsens ...Read more
I am a lupus patient and I had angle pain with a little lump and a lump in the groin with a low grade fever
Topics/lupus patient w/chills low grade fever earachesore throat pain when breathing cough with some mucuslymph nodes hard & swollen. See a doc?
Absolutely: Fevers in patients with lupus always need to be evaluated. This is even more true in view of your other symptoms. ...Read more
Can a lupus flare feel like the flu? I had a headache for 2 weeks, now i just feel fluish- i just got diagnosed 2 months ago- very new to this stuff, and if it is do I call the rheumo? Or wait it out
See below: Sometimes it can feel like the flu, but see your doctor whether it is your primary or rheumatologist to make certain your blood pressure is normal since you are having headaches---however the headaches could be from other things such as sinus problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flu. I suffer from lupus but I have different aches all over with bad fatigue. What can I do to help relieve some of the aches? Should i go to hospit
I have a diagnosis of lupus and take mtx sub-q, i'm pretty sure I have the flu. My temp is 97.7? Is there anything different I should do to care for myself?
Have lupus. Seem to catch virus every few months bad enough for me to miss few days of work. Currently have the flu. How to get work to understand?
FMLA: Have your primary care provider complete FMLA paperwork so your employer understands. Family Medical Leave Act. ...Read more
What tests are done for lupus sle please
son is 20 in itu for 7 weeks with viral flu and fuo rheumatic fever when 8 had loads of antibiotics ?
With lupus, i don't get rash after out in sun- i get solid red hot on my feet, then next day get flu-ish aches. Can lupus symptoms vary in this way?
Lupus: Not all patients present with the text book description of any condition. If your have other signs and symptoms and positive serological test for lupus and getting this kind of reaction to sun exposure, then yes it is possible your body reacts this way to sun exposure from lupus. ...Read more
Upper rgt chest swellng & dull ache-sinusitis-reoccurring heartburn-was just sick w lupus fl, bronchitis & flu-xray/us & mammo clear-wbc18 ER senthome?
Your WBC is high: A WBC of 18 is high. This could mean bacterial or viral infection or inflammation, or maybe you are taking Prednisone for your lupus. Prednisone or other steroids cause a high wbc. It sounds like you should check in with your rheumatologist as soon as possible. The swelling you describe needs to be examined by a doctor who knows you and your chronic health history. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Constant flu symptoms/fatigue, hair loss. Saw endo, derm, rheum, hema docs. Tests for lupus/major illness, nothing found. Always feel ill, need advice?
Mystery Illness: I recommend you find and work with a functional medicine physician to look for the root causes of what you are experiencing. See www.functionalmedicine.org and choose a provider who is "certified through their program. ...Read more
My skin is sore, my joints feel like they have the flu, I have a headache for over 10 days & my doctor says my blood test for lupus is normal.?
Many possibilities: Unclear as to absolute diagnmosis as these are several non-specific symptoms. They range from simple viral disease to more serious possibilties. The most troubling is a headache lasting this long. More information is needed to guide you but follow up with your primary care and possibly seeing a neurologist is suggested. ...Read more
Can lupus be the reason for weight loss/malabsorp swollen glands , flu like symptoms, headaches, ? Dr. Left message stated with lab draws may have sle
Possibly: If you have not seen a rheumatologist, you may want to see one to confirm. ...Read more
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