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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

I have  recurring flares of  rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back.  My ANA is 6:40.  I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have sle and want to know what are the signs of lupus flaring ?Is joint pain only considered lupus flaring ?

I have sle and want to know what are the signs of lupus flaring ?Is joint pain only considered lupus flaring ?

Joint pain = flare: Isolated joint pain can be a flare but usually affects multiple joints and muscles. However lupus is unpredictable and can present with joint pain only as the start of a flareup. ...Read more

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Joint pain in my hand lupus can't close my hand why?

Arthritis: One get arthritic symptoms related to lupus you may need to take some nsaids or even get some physical therapy to help get some relief. Once you lose the motion it may be difficult to regain it if you develop contractures. ...Read more

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Jus dx w/lupus. Chest and upper bk pains. Now severe headache and some diahrrea. Joint pain a bit worse than usual. Help!!!!!!!!!!!

See details: You need to speak with your rheumatologist or whomever is treating you, not someone over the internet who cannot examine you or review your lab results. ...Read more

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I have a lupus and a sunburn with no visible symptoms I have joint pain and more tired then normal I cannot make it to my rheumatologist?

I have a lupus and a sunburn with no visible symptoms I have joint pain and more tired then normal  I cannot make it to my rheumatologist?

SLE, more active?: Gabriele: I just sent you a message about Gabapentin and SLE/kidney disease. You need to see a physician for a physical exam and blood tests to determine if your SLE is active. It's difficult to ask more questions or give more medical advice on the Health-Tap forum. Nisha ...Read more

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Joint pain lasts for one second then moves to another joint/muscle. doesn't restrict mobility or hurt with movement. consistent with lupus?

Joint pain lasts for one second then moves to another joint/muscle. doesn't restrict mobility or hurt with movement. consistent with lupus?

Lupus can cause : Multiple joint pains. I would mention to your Rheumatologist though any new findings you have related to your medical condition so that they may accurately follow and help you. Sometimes, they may decide to change your medication based on changes in your symptomology. ...Read more

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First ANA test came back 1:40 second one was a bit higher . Can I possibly have lupus ? That's really scary . I have all over muscle and joint pain .

Need more data : This is a not enough information to call you lupus. Is a very low positive test and need a lot more information to make the diagnosis . Your physician I'll need to make a lot of other testing to clarify whether it's related ...Read more

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I'm getting intermittent sudden sharp and sever pain in end of thumb, not always same thumb, no injury or swelling. I have lupus, so have joint pain?

Arthritis: Lupus is a cause of inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis in the thumbs can be positional and activity related, so certain things can cause sharp, intermittent pain. Get an x-ray of your hands to find out. Start by getting an evaluation from your primary care provider. ...Read more

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My cousin has had a rash vascular problems and joint pain for two months. Could this be lupus? And what should she do

Maybe: There are several possible explanations for these symptoms. The easiest thing is to see a doctor and have blood tests done for lupus as well as being evaluated for other possible causes. ...Read more

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I have full body edema and symptoms of lupus but tests are negative. RA tests neg, too. what else could this be? Joint pain as well. She 34. No meds.

I have full body edema and symptoms of lupus but tests are negative. RA tests neg, too. what else could this be? Joint pain as well. She 34. No meds.

Needs treatment: Total body edema is caused by excess salt retention by the kidneys and can be seen in certain disorders of the kidney, heart, or liver. All 3 need evaluation and you should limit salt intake severely. Your doctor will very likely need to prescribe one or more diuretics. ...Read more

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How to tell lupus from jra?I having joint pain since i was15.The are no other symptoms.My fingers are now deform.It hurts esp in morning and when cold

See a rheumatologist: The best way is to see a rheumatologist. The differential is not that difficult and can be accomplished through a history and physical, lab studies and x rays. ...Read more

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Can stress increase lupus/sjogrens symptoms like fatigue and joint pain?

Can stress increase lupus/sjogrens symptoms like fatigue and joint pain?

Yes: Stress causes the body to release cortisone compounds and adrenaline compounds. When the stress stops your body feels a drop in these like steroid withdrawal, thus the increase in symptoms. There are other hormonal mechanisms in place as well. ...Read more

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I have lupus and I got a sunburn very painful no blisters and got it 3 days ago the sunburn , I'm more tired then normal and I have joint pain?

See rheumatologist: Sun exposure may trigger exacerbation of lupus which requires the immediate attention of your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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