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Is it unusual to have seizures with lupus?

Is it unusual to have seizures with lupus?

Not really: Seizures are one of the diagnostic criteria for lupus and can sometimes be the initial symptom of lupus. However, they are not that common in lupus patients. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizure (Definition)

Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more


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How common are small focal seizures in lupus?

How common are small focal seizures in lupus?

Not very: Seizures are a well known component of lupus and are actually one of the eleven diagnostic criteria. However, they are a relatively uncommon manifestation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lupus and i suffer from non-epileptic seizures. Is this common with lupus?

What to do if I have lupus and i suffer from non-epileptic seizures. Is this common with lupus?

Not common: "non-epileptic seizures" can also be referred to as pseudoseizures, psychogenic, or cryptogenic seizures. They are not due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain, like epileptic seizures are. Pseudoseizures are commonly related to other neurologic or psychiatric problems, including mood disorders. These problems are relatively common in lupus, and could be related to pseudoseizures. ...Read more

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Currently have Strep F (have had B & C), have Hashimotos, seizures, possible lupus. Why do i keep getting these? What could be an Underlying illness?

Currently have Strep F (have had B & C), have Hashimotos, seizures, possible lupus. Why do i keep getting these? What could be an Underlying illness?

Primary: immune deficiency is a possibility. In the presence of multiple autoimmune disorders it is still possible to have an immune deficit. See your doctor for confirmatory testing. ...Read more

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My RBC has been low for 3yrs, i've started to have seizures and problems urinating, pain in my stomach arthritis as well. Are these signs of lupus?

My RBC has been low for 3yrs, i've started to have seizures and problems urinating, pain in my stomach arthritis as well. Are these signs of lupus?

Lots of problems: The constellation of signs ; symptoms you describe is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong ; autoimmune disease is indeed possible. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Your symptoms may or may not be related, but get medically examined. ...Read more

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Had stroke heart attack seizures trmors liver damage and now auto immune hypothyroidis this lupus?

Had stroke heart attack seizures trmors liver damage and now auto immune hypothyroidis this lupus?

Not likely 2b SLE: Some of these conditions could be related. None of these necessarily means lupus though. Atrial fibrillation is a common cause of stroke, and stroke is the most common cause of seizures in adults. ...Read more

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Can lupus directly impact the brain? Myoclonic seizures, major depression, GAD, major mood swings. No official diagnosis, but positive for antibodies.

Can lupus directly impact the brain? Myoclonic seizures, major depression, GAD, major mood swings. No official diagnosis, but positive for antibodies.

A few comments: Yes, lupus cerebritis can occur. Spinal fluid measure of P-ribosomal protein might help. Your myoclonic seizures could be Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, and could benefit from Depakote or Keppra. Your emotional state could be assessed by psychiatry. Recommend you see a neurologist, and have all of this looked at thoroughly. ...Read more

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Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia? Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases

Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia?
Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases

This is a lot: I wish my answer was as good as your question. Some of your symptoms could be part of an immunologically mediated illness. These as you know can have a genetic basis. You have looked in some important areas. Your evaluation may be a variety of laboratory studies genetics studies and tissue biopsies to help clarify. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more