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What Are The Main Signs And Symptoms Of Lupus
Variety of Symptoms: Lupus (sle) is an autoimmune disease that can effect essentially any organ in the body. Autoimmune means "friendly fire." the body's army is called the immune system. When it gets confused and attacks the body it leads to autoimmune diseases. Common symptoms of sle include: fatigue, joint pain, rashes, mouth sores, dry eyes and mouth, and depression. Every sle patient has unique symptoms. ...Read more
Fatigue, pain: This is a difficult question to answer since lupus has been associated with virtually every organ system, and can cause a multitude of symptoms. Of all the symptoms that are seen in lupus, fatigue and joint pain are the most common (but also are seen in many, many other conditions). The one symptom i find unique to lupus is photosensitivity: in form of rash or increasing fatigue. ...Read more
some suggestions: These are some but not all findings 1. Malar rash: 2. Discoid (skin) rash: 3. Photosensitivity: 4. Mouth or nose ulcers: 5. Arthritis 6. Cardio-pulmonary involvement: 7. Neurologic disorder: 8. Renal (kidney) disorder 9. Hematologic (blood) disorder 10. Immunologic disorder: antibodies to double stranded dna, antibodies to sm, or antibodies to cardiolipin 11. Antinuclear antibodies (ana):. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to be diagnosed in 2008 with lupus and now sudenly says you have fibrositosis? Though I have had lupus triggers and signs and symptoms?
Two possibilities!: Initial diagnosis was wrong! but no medicines to treat sle! that makes me wonder if you see a rheumatologist, which you should with lupus. The second possibility, is that lupus treatment may have eradicated your double-stranded dna titer, such that the diagnosis, if corroborated by this test, with clinical features, is no longer positive. Looking at your med list? See a rheumatologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible answer: Systemic symptoms are common. Fatigue, fever, and weight loss are typically present at some time during the course of the disease, occurring in 50 to 100 percent. Sometimes weight gain can occur from treatment w/prednisone, or kidney damage and salt retention. Lupus can affect a lot of organs such as the joints, mucus membranes, GI, lungs, heart, nerves, eyes, blood cells. ...Read more
Never test + for RA or lupus, yet display all signs/symptoms; always get told it's just fibromyalgia. Could I have RA or sle? Go for 2nd opinion?
What do you advise if doctor says he thinks I have lupus due to ANA + bloodtest also cfs abd fibro what are main symptoms of lupus?
See Rheumatologist: Not sure if the doctor is a rheumatologist or Primary Care. Need to see a Rheumatologist. The Ana blood test has differrent degrees. 1:40 is weak, but 1:620 is pretty strong. You need follow up testing that would provide more specific results and then everything should be considered-your symtpoms, objective and subjective findings, blood tests. The best decision can then be made. ...Read more
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