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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What are the most common symptoms for lupus disease?

Dr. Pierre Moeser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What are the most common symptoms for lupus disease?

Top four: The top four symptoms are fatigue, joint pain, fevers, and skin rashes. Look for a fact sheet at www.Lupus.Org. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Tonya Fordham
Board Certified, Family Medicine
17 years in practice
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My brother has lupus and I've noticed some of the common symptoms in myself. What are the chances that I have the same condition?

Dr. Tonya Fordham
Board Certified, Family Medicine
17 years in practice
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My brother has lupus and I've noticed some of the common symptoms in myself. What are the chances that I have the same condition?

Good: Lupus runs in families and you definetly need to be tested. See your doctor soon. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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Are there certain symptoms that all lupus patients have in common?

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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Are there certain symptoms that all lupus patients have in common?

Every person differs: Although lupus is a diagnosis, it is not one set of symptoms each person with lupus is like a snowflake. Each person is different just like a snowflake and no two snowflakes are the same. Some people have similar problems like those which are highlighted in the american college of rheumatology classification criteria, ie, skin, joints, labs, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Arbit
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
28 years in practice
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I have fibromyalgia with symptoms of lupus is that common?

Dr. Steven Arbit
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
28 years in practice
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I have fibromyalgia with symptoms of lupus is that common?

Yes: There are a lot of symptoms of both of these conditions that overlap. Lupus can be ruled out with a few blood tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
35 years in practice
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Having lupus,often get told i'm a mystery by MDs when workup comes back neg & i'm having new symptoms.Worried they'll think i'm crazy.Is this common?

Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
35 years in practice
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Having lupus,often get told i'm a mystery by MDs when workup comes back neg & i'm having new symptoms.Worried they'll think i'm crazy.Is this common?

No you are not: lupus is sometimes hard to diagnose, evasive, and shares the same symptoms and lab results with other diseases, but in the end we treat patients not lab results, so find a doctor whom you trust and have good rapport with, stick to her/his recommendations, and good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
16 years in practice
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On methotrexate for lupus. I tend to feel great when my WBC is below normal range (2000) & have symptoms when it's normal (8000).Why?Is that common

Dr. Tracy Lovell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
16 years in practice
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See below: When you lowering your white blood cell counts that low, you are reducing inflammation as inflammatory cells associated with your disease. However; to reduce your cell count to that level puts you at considerable risk for infection and other complications. Your rheumatologist can come up with other options for you that will hopefully not lower your white blood cells counts down that much. ...Read more

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
24 years in practice
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Lupus currently inactive- i get mouth, nose and genital sores (all same time) now and then. I read those are symptoms, but how common, all 3?

Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
24 years in practice
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Lupus currently inactive- i get mouth, nose and genital sores (all same time) now and then. I read those are symptoms, but how common, all 3?

Consult rheumatologi: Lupus usually causes mouth ulcers, not genital or nose ulcers.You probably have another disease that causes genital ulcers/nose ulcers. conult your rheumatologist ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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With every lupus flare, along with all my other symptoms, i also get diarrhea & decreased appetite and nausea/vomiting. Is that common ?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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With every lupus flare, along with all my other symptoms, i also get diarrhea & decreased appetite and nausea/vomiting. Is that common ?

No.: It may be your drugs ((plaquenyl causes stomach issues in some), or another unrelated problem.. Discuss this with your treating doctor(s). ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Have lupus & never colds, etc.Get initial symptoms (sore throat, sinus pain, etc)&they go away in days.It's like my body fights it off fast.Common?

Dr. Tracy Lovell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
16 years in practice
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Have lupus & never colds, etc.Get initial symptoms (sore throat, sinus pain, etc)&they go away in days.It's like my body fights it off fast.Common?

May have: May have a mild viral illness or your immune system is overactive enough to fight off the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Is breast tenderness a common symptom with lupus?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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No: Have it evaluated by your gyn. Imaging the breast may help. ...Read more

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