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Doctor insights on: What Do Als Ms And Lupus Have In Common

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How do I know if I have als, MS or none?

How do I know if I have als, MS or none?

Unlikely you do: If you possessed als, you would have muscle weakness, atrophy, and flickering of muscles. Ms would experience problems with imbalance, loss of vision, incoordination, fatigue, cognitive issues, leg weakness, etc. Why are you worried? See your doctor and enquire about your health. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me? I think I have lupus or ms.

What's wrong with me? I think I have lupus or ms.

Symptoms: Chances are you don't, because neither lupus, nor ms are common. They can happen but there are many other more common diseases that cause symptoms similar to those of lupus and ms. If you've not been feeling well, it warrants for you to see your doc. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have MS or als?

Very different : Why do you think you have either? Have you consulted a neurologist? Have you had diagnostic testing? Need to start perhaps with your primary care doc, and get referral if needed to neurology. ...Read more

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Can blood tests indicate or detect MS and als? Help please?

Can blood tests indicate or detect MS and als? Help please?

None currently: At this point, no definitive blood tests are available for either, but suspect we will see some genetic testing arriving soon to assist confirming diagnoses. ...Read more

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My friend has ms&lupus she has no insurance. Right now she is having a relapse is there anything that i can do to help her besides the er?

My friend has ms&lupus she has no insurance. Right now she is having a relapse is there anything that i can do to help her besides the er?

Approaches: A relapse needs immediate treatment, as without intervention may not reverse, and could cause permanent brain or spinal cord dysfnctn. But the best long-term solution is to contact MS Society locally, and get information on compassionate drug programs. She should be taking an MS disease modifying agent of some sort. ...Read more

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My grandmother had MS & my aunt had lupus up until they passed, my mom got diagnosed recently w/both lupus&ms. What are the chances of me getting both?

My grandmother had MS & my aunt had lupus up until they passed, my mom got diagnosed recently w/both lupus&ms. What are the chances of me getting both?

Very uncommon.: Very unlikely. Can (has been reported!), but neuropsychiatric and central nervous system disease occurs not infrequently in sle. However, ms has some definte laboratory and radiographic findings and sle does as well, so proper experts in rheumatology, neurology, and radiology should be able to sort it out! ...Read more

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How to know if I have als, MS or none?

How to know if I have als, MS or none?

Depends: Each illness has its own particular appearance, with signs and symptoms fitting to diagnosis. Not knowing your issues, there is no way we can sort this out for you. Best you communicate your concerns in further detail first. ...Read more

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What symptoms or results separate lupus from ms?

What symptoms or results separate lupus from ms?

Many: Lupus can cause skin changes over face, joint issues, and has blood tests which can confirm. Certainly, there can be peripheral nerve problems, and involvement of internal organs. MS is a disorder of brain, spinal cord, and eyes, lacks useful blood tests, but has specific patterns, and can be confirmed by MRI changes. ...Read more

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How to know if I have MS or ALS or something else?

What troubles you?: Are you asking if you suffer from neurological disease? Have you seen a neurologist? Have you discussed your concerns with your primary doctor? Without further information, our guidance is limited. You can find information about neurological conditions at aan.Com. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how lupus affecting the nervous system and MS differ?

SEE BELOW: Lupus may mimic ms and in evaluating a patient for ms, we commonly check lupus blood tests to make certain. But in general, this is a collagen vascular disease involving several organs in the periphery, not just brain or spinal cord, while ms is restricted to the central nervous system. ...Read more