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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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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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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What does having high thyroid antibodies/severe joint pain/lupus mean?

Lupus related: Lupus, an autoimmune disease, happens when the immune system attacks its tissues, causing inflammation, swelling, pain, and damage. Lupus symptoms vary, and early lupus symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fever, and a lupus rash, especially after being in the sun. Lupus may increase antithyroglobulin antibodies levels without having any other underlying disease. ...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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