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What Do Als Ms And Lupus Have In Common
What autoimmune diseases can cause severe pain in most of a persons bones/muscles/joints? ANA was normal, so PCP says not Lupus. I need suggestions.
Polyarthritis: Several diseases and conditions can cause polyarthritis. I would suggest you make an immediate in-person appointment with a Rheumatologist to evaluate the range of motion of your joints, any joint changes related to a myriad of causes. Don't guess at your problem. Physicians are taught to diagnose based on your medical history, chief complaint, laboratory tests and imaging. Good luck. ...Read more
Does a low cd57 nk result of 36 mean I have lyme disease? What else could it mean? I have many neurological symptoms and am scared of als or ms.
Confused! I have myasthenia Gravis and would LOVE to know when generalized, WHAT muscles are considered Skeletal? Neuro says it ONLY affects those. Ty
Do you ever diagnose systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma and if so, what are the the clinical signs and symptoms of this disease?
Extremely rare: Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma is a fibrosing condition of the internal organs including the GI tract, pulmonary artery, and lungs, but lacking the skin features if scleroderma. Systemic sclerosis is a rare condition to begin with, and systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma accounts for <10% of patients. Diagnosis might include antibody tests or abnormal biopsy of affected internal tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus. Why do you think prednisone always helps my lightheadedness &brain fog? No exact cause of these symptoms has been found .
?lupus cerebritis?: Lupus can involve brain directly and cause either low grade cognitive problems or even more severe delirium. Prednisone is both an immune modulator and anti-inflammatory, and subdues these sxs. However, there could also be underlying metabolic or chemical imbalances secondary to your regular meds or even the lupus, and that too might respond. ...Read more
What main signs in Sjogrend's? Have chronic fatigue/aches, being tested for autoimmune issues, but skin/eyes not dry. What else would u look for?
Dry eyes dry mouth j: Dry eyes. Your eyes may burn, itch or feel gritty — as if there's sand in them. Dry mouth. Your mouth may feel like it's full of cotton, making it difficult to swallow or speak. Some people with Sjogren's syndrome also experience one or more of the following: Joint pain, swelling and stiffness Swollen salivary glands — particularly the set located behind your jaw and in front of your ears Skin ra ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do people with rheumatoid arthritis get scleritis so often? My mom has RA and also always seems to have eye problems, particularly scleritis flare-ups. Why is this so common in RA patients?
Not too common: The sclera, just like the joint lining, is a connective tissue. The same immune response can happen in the eye as well. Scleritis is becoming more rare as the tnf medications (humira, cimzia, (certolizumab pegol) Remicade but not enbrel) decrease scleritis greatly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u have peripheral neuropathy & demylination on ncs does this point towards, or away from, als and ms? I've been terrified that I have als or ppms.
What are some of the causes of raynaud's? I've heard autoimmune issues, but I have no symptoms other than raynaud's?
Have unspecified category of ctd. Prior to a flare, get lightheaded & brain fog so bad i can't think straight;easily confused.Is this common in ctd?Why
Must ? the cause: These symptoms are common complaints with ctd, but they are also common complaints with fibromyalgia. There are many contributing factors such as anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation or non-refreshing sleep, and medication side effects. You probably need to speak to your doctor about these issues. ...Read more
I"m getting a lp to test for ms because of mri results and some symptoms. if i do have ms could that be the cause of my long time occuring visual snow?
I have sle and want to know what are the signs of lupus flaring ?Is joint pain only considered lupus flaring ?
My grandfather died of lou gehrig disease, what are my chances of having this disease and what are some symptoms I should watch for?
NO !: This disorder is very rare and it is almost never hereditary. Loss of muscle bulk, twitting of muscles, weakness and if it affects the brain stem speech, swallowing and later respiratory problems are the usual symptoms. Mental state, sensation and bladder control are not affected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Most common is optic neuritis, with unilateral loss of vision, pain on eye motion, and washout of colors. Abnormal eye movements with double vision may occur with brainstem inflammation, (mlf syndrome), various eye incoordination issues can occur, and vertigo could be due to eye or ear. Some develop optic atrophy, and others may get uveitis or macular edema associated with meds. Pars planitis? ...Read more
Can be.: Lupus is a systemic inflammatory condition, SLE most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. Nervous system is in charge of muscle tics and fasciculations. It can be a symptom. It could also be caused by something else. Just depends if the lupus hit the nervous system or not. ...Read more
I'm curious if there are any doctors here that think that undiagnosed Lyme disease may be the cause of alot of fibromyalgia and CFS?
Lyme disease: can be diagnosed and treated by your family doctor. If symptoms continue, a Lyme disease specialist can help. Your doc or the local medical society or hospital can refer you. Yes, please see doc and get tested but know that Lyme results and symptoms are mysterious anc can produce Fibro & CFS like symptoms. If you have symptoms see doc even if lab work says not. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have a rheumatologist. In Ontario Canada there are few rheumatologists that can even spell Ehlers Danlos syndrome. What kind of Dr should I look for?
A few different docs: Medical genetics physician may be helpful in diagnosis if there is concern about an EDS type other than type 3. A physical medicine and rehabilitation physician would be best and helping to coordinate a plan for functional recovery. A rheumatologist would be helpful to look for other causes of joint pain such as an inflammatory disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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