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Doctor insights on: Lupus Twitches And Vibrations All Over Body

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Does sle lupus suffer from facial spasms/twitching. Daughter takes mycofenalate medication?

Does sle lupus suffer from facial spasms/twitching. Daughter takes mycofenalate medication?

Perhaps: Mycofenalate can cause neurologic side effects, but since it is used primarily for lupus nephritis, there are several other medications, electrolyte problems and lupus itself that can be responsible. Your physician can provide an answer. ...Read more

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What could nonvisable (but felt)twitching in my legs be from? Happens after I work out or a long walk, I have dysautonomia & lupus could it be from that

Not certain it is: This internal sensation could be related to neurologic, vascular or muscle systems. This can be evaluated with vascular testing, muscular testing and neurologic testing. We need to know blood levels of a variety of substances that can be related to this such as calcium, magnesium, electrolytes etc. While you have lupus not everything that happens is related to lupus. You are a normal person. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will lupus cause eyes to twitch?

Need doctor's help! Will lupus cause eyes to twitch?

Lupus: Can cause significant inflammation inside your eyes but there is not direct association with eyelid twitching. If you are diagnosed with lupus, make sure you have a complete evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

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 more

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Autoimmune diseases that can mess with brain? Like, memory and leg and muscle twitches. Not lupus. The dsdna was negative

Autoimmune diseases that can mess with brain? Like, memory and leg and muscle twitches. Not lupus. The dsdna was negative

Many things: One unusual cause is something called hashimoto encephalopathy. Other autoimmune disorders can cross-react with brain tissue. ...Read more

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Tired Muscle twitches, blood in stool sometimes and in urine. Lost 20 lb in 18 months. All imaging and ultrasound are good. Doc thinks lupus? Correct?

What about labs?: Still insufficient information, your doctor would suspect lupus, s/he is correct, but still a suspicion till proven right, other pieces of clinical puzzle/picture need to be put together for the final picture (diagnosis) to show, wish you all the best ...Read more

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Can lupus cause body temperature fluctuations? Can you feel really for couples of hours and then really cold for the rest of the day?

Can lupus cause body temperature fluctuations? Can you feel really for couples of hours and then really cold for the rest of the day?

SLE and temp.: Being an inflammatory condition, SLE can contribute to body temperature fluctuations. Inflammatory cells release pyrogens which can elevate the body temperature. ...Read more

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Could lupus be dormant in my body? I'm worried because I'm pregnant

See below: If you have told that you have lupus while you are pregnant you need to see a rheumatologist asap. However; false positive tests for lupus can occur in the setting of pregnancy---you need to have OB get you scheduled with a rheumatologist soon. ...Read more

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Iam an S.l.e Lupus patient, & I want to try suppliments, With my workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic. Will it cause harm to my body?

Not worth it: There is no scientific proof that these supplements are beneficial for your SLE but there are unknown risks which may be harmful. I'd advise against taking this step. ...Read more

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Can you please define lupus and what does it do to the body?

Can you please define lupus and what does it do to the body?

Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune disease (where your immune system attacks your body) that can affect various organs of your body. There are systemic, discoid, drug-induced, and subacute cutanous forms. Check out the lupus foundations website for more details and if you are not seeing a rheumatologist at this time, please consider seeing one if you have been told that you may have lupus. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What does lupus do to the different organs of the body, and what would the symptoms include?

What does lupus do to the different organs of the body, and what would the symptoms include?

Varies!: Many organs can be affected, either nnoe, one, or several. Usually patients have mild disease and early recognition and treatment with anti-malarials may prevent more serious disease from coming. The associated chart shows the organs and disease profile, but ity is incomplete in not showing that kidneys can be affected, as well as the brain! ...Read more

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Lupus anti body what are the symptoms?

Lupus anti body what are the symptoms?

Lupus: Lupus it is an autoimune disease. Means you have antibodies attacking your own body structures. One of the downsize of this disease is that can affect adversely the pregnancy.If you are a woman, pregnant you should definetely should see a doctor. Typically it appears as a rash on your face in form of butterfly when you expose your face to sun. There is treatment to slow down the disease progression. ...Read more

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Could undiagnosed lupus lead to complications with needing multiple abd. Surgies. Body attacking itself?

Could undiagnosed lupus lead to complications with needing multiple abd. Surgies. Body attacking itself?

Maybe: Lupus, which is an autoimmune disorder, usually affects joints and skin but can have affect internal organs as well as blood vessels. Vasculitis, which involves blood vessel inflammation, is one way in which it can affect many orgran systems at once and lead to serious complications. If there is concern of lupus a thorough history, exam and diagnostic workup should be done to confirm. ...Read more

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Is it safe for lupus patients to do a full body detox?

For the most part..: If done properly, it should not harm. But does it do good. No. If someone is trying to sell you this bill of goods, run away! ...Read more

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Have been diagnosed with sle (lupus) and have severe pain throughout my body. Is this normal?

Yes: Lupus freqently causes joint and muscle pain. Sometimes patients develope a secondary fibromyalgia syndrome. Treatment is directed at reducing inflammation and conditioning the joints and muscles. ...Read more

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Could UCTD/Lupus Cause Your Body Temp Not To Regulate Properly? If so, what are possible treatments for this?

Uncertain what: I am uncertain what is not regulated properly. It it too high or too low? You note you do not have a UCTD/Lupus so your physician will evaluate you to see what the issues are. You can track your temperatures morning, afternoon and evening so your physician can evaluate you ...Read more

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I have lupus and take my medications but feel tenderness in my body what this results from?

I have lupus and take my medications but feel tenderness in my body what this results from?

Possibly fibromyalgi: Fibromyalgia can be a response to stress. Lupus can cause specific areas of tenderness. It is important that you understand how the lupus is affecting you. ...Read more

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Help getting diagnosed with lupus going round and round no body believes me?

See details: Sorry, no one can help you especially in your current health care system. You need to speak with your own primary care doctor. I am sure you have seen at least one rheumatologist. If multiple doctors do not believe you have lupus, then it is likely you don't. ...Read more

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If someone doesn't have Lupus in his past life. Why is it suddenly comes on at age 36? Is it a switch in the body turn on coincidently? Is it environment

Perhaps: Autoimmune diseases such as lupus are considered conditions from impairment in immune regulation (which tends to worsen as we age). Sun exposure has been known to trigger a lupus exacerbation but is not a cause. Perhaps environmental factors may have something to do with it but we have little knowledge of that. Increased abdominal fat many add to the inflammation. Female hormone may play a role. ...Read more

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Can sle lupus affect body temperature regulation? Ex: hot then 10 min later cold etc.

Lupus: Highly unlikely but possible. Lupus sometimes can affect the thermoregulatory areas of your brain but this would generally occur in the context of other symptoms. ...Read more

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I have lupus, ra, as, inclusion body myosytis. I live in western ny. Is there a better place to live?

I have lupus, ra, as, inclusion body myosytis. I live in western ny. Is there a better place to live?

Usually doesn't help: While many patients with various forms of arthritis will often report improvement with a change in climate (warm dry vacation, for example), these effects are usually temporary and moving permanently to your favorite vacation spot will probably "wear off" in time. ...Read more

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I have lupus will taking atripla as pep for 28 days have negative effects on my body or on the effectiveness of the drug?

Why would it?: I presume that you are taking atripla to treat your condition and thus don't understand why using a drug to control your disease condition would hurt your body (unless you are allergic or intolerant to one of the ingredients). It has nothing to do with your lupus. ...Read more

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Can full body inflamation kill you or cause a stroke? I think I have lupus waiting on results and my body feels inflammed. Burning from the insides.

Theoretically, yes.: Full body inflammation, as you put it, can arise in different ways. If you're talking about autoimmune diseases like lupus, those conditions carry an increased risk of blood clot formation, and therefore stroke. The risk is low, overall, and that is reassuring, but it's important to seek appropriate care for you condition, and it sounds like you're doing so. Take care. ...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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If carry lupus gene, does it take 2 major traumas to the body to turn 2 full lupus episodes?

See details: I am not sure I have any idea what you are asking. However, the onset of lupus is not caused by trauma as a rule. ...Read more

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Is there a rare auto immune disease that affects the heart and entire body other than lupus?

Autoimmune diseases: There are several, none of which are very subtle. Talk with your physician. A good physical exam and some basic blood tests can be reassuring. ...Read more

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I have lupus anticoagulant coagulopathy will it make your body hurt all over or is it something else.?

Something Else: Most likely it is something else other than the lupus anticoagulant causing your symptoms.....Such as the "common cold" or allergies instead of placing blame and focusing attention on something likely unrelated. ...Read more

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Body always itchy and I know I don't have dry skin, why can I not stop itching and it is irritating to deal with could this be because of my lupus?

Body always itchy and I know I don't have dry skin, why can I not stop itching and it is irritating to deal with could this be because of my lupus?

Body Itching not lup: The most common cause of itching is dry skin and is treated with avoiding long hot baths and usin moisturisers immidiately after bathing
skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, scabies, lice can cause itching
other medical conditions like liver diseases.Celiac disease (dermatitis herpeticformis), kidney failure, iron deficiency, cancers including lymphomas. And thyroid diseases
diabetes, and allergic reactio. ...Read more

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I've heard that if you carry a lupus gene, that it takes a major trauma to make it start attacking your body. Is this true? Where can I find the info?

I've heard that if you carry a lupus gene, that it takes a major trauma to make it start attacking your body. Is this true? Where can I find the info?

Not really: There is no identified one 'lupus gene'. Of the many genetic tendencies, none of them make you 100% get lupus. Also, there is no evidence of traumatic events causing lupus. Lupus is an immune system issue and sometimes a preceding infection can be seen prior to symptom onset, but not most of the time. ...Read more

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Reason for full body tremors-woke up this morning I have postural orthostatic tachy syndrome all symptoms good cept shaky all over :/ also have lupus?

High Complex questn: Your diagnoses of dyes autonomia could cause your symptom, but having lupus means you may also be on medications that alter your immune system- this means your symptoms could be due an infection. Talk to you doctor to discuss these and other possibilities, depending on the specifics of your condition. ...Read more

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I have a WBC of 9.88 and ANA of 1:40 my dr. Belives I have lupus due to this and body pain. She is referring me to a specialist do u think its lupus?

I have a WBC of 9.88 and ANA of 1:40 my dr. Belives I have lupus due to this and body pain. She is referring me to a specialist do u think its lupus?

Not specific: The WBC is normal. The low positive ANA is not helpful and cannot establish a diagnosis of lupus, especially in the face of a non-specific symptom such as body pain. Referral to rheumatologist is an excellent idea as there are many possible diagnoses. ...Read more

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I have lupus so my body does crazy things. I was seen yesterday for stomach cramps and back pain. They said it was a uti, they will call in abt when c&s comes back. Now, I have severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, foul smelling urine and diarrhea, as well as

I have lupus so my body does crazy things. I was seen yesterday for stomach cramps and back pain. They said it was a uti, they will call in abt when c&s comes back. Now, I have severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, foul smelling urine and diarrhea, as well as

Common illness: When you have a chronic disease, the question of whether it's an ordinary infection or a problem with your medication or your illness is troubling. Call your doctor and let her know you are worse, with new symptoms and to follow up on pending tests. Meanwhile, keep up with frequent water, soup, some crackers and rice to help with hydration. ...Read more

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7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

Maybe: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. ANA is only a screening test that tells us more tests are needed. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more