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Lupus Twitches And Vibrations All Over Body
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
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
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
Autoimmune diseases that can mess with brain? Like, memory and leg and muscle twitches. Not lupus. The dsdna was negative
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
I'm african. I have done various blood test all negative. I get fever, tired, muscle & joint pain & mouth ulcers/blisters & twitches often. Lupus?
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
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
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
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 is the greek word for wolf.
Do not fool around with the wolf! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have lupus, ra, as, inclusion body myosytis. I live in western ny. Is there a better place to live?
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
What is more likely to cause skin absecess on different parts of the body, lupus or sjogrens? . I am working with rhumy to get a dx.
Less common: Abscesses are uncommon with either. Workup for systemic infection, immunodeficiency and white cell function may be needed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Can lupus cause irritability and itchiness at night? Do people with lupus often react to the body's natural and normal melatonin production/levels?
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
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
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 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
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
At rest tremors only r side of body? What could be a idea? Meds, pinched nerve, ms, pd? I already have lupus. : (
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