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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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My viens move and then my right hand hurts where the vein moves. Being tested for lupus and dr thinks I have fibromyalgia.20yr old (f). should I worry?

My viens move and then my right hand hurts where the vein moves. Being tested for lupus and dr thinks I have fibromyalgia.20yr old (f). should I worry?

Don't worry: You are being tested and to the extent possible, you'll be treated. I'm not saying these are not bad conditions but worry will do nothing to help and will make things worse. Take it seriously and find a really good supportive Health Psychologist to guide your understanding of the medical picture as it forms. Also try to keep from touching those veins (moving them). Leave it alone and try to relax.

Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Dr. Brian Lynch Dr. Lynch
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
University of La Salle Mexican School of Medicine
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Psa, fibromyalgia, lupus, addisons? How do I find out?

Psa, fibromyalgia, lupus, addisons? How do I find out?

Doctor: You need to establish a relationship with a doctor who will take a thorough history and physical and examine you and then order the appropriate test. Good luck.

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Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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I have lupus. My doctor diagnosed me w/ fibromyalgia also. Are the two related?

I have lupus. My doctor diagnosed me w/ fibromyalgia also. Are the two related?

Lupus and Fibromyalg: Though there is no genetic association between the two illnesses since lupus is specifically an autoimmune disease, it is entirely possible that the fibromyalgia symptoms are simply an associated symptom from the lupus.

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock Dr. Spurlock
Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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I'm on oxycodone and have lupus and fibromyalgia, but am still in pain, what can I do?

I'm on oxycodone and have lupus and fibromyalgia, but am still in pain, what can I do?

Pain Syndrome: With a case as complex as yours, you need a team approach to your therapies. You need a doctor well versed in the treatments of fibromyalgia to help with that disorder. You need a rheumatologist to deal with the lupus. And you need a chronic pain specialists to help with your narcotic pain treatment. These 3 doctors should work together.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Is it true that fibromyalgia can cause lupus?

Is it true that fibromyalgia can cause lupus?

No!: These are completely different diseases. Lupus is an autoimmune rheumatic disease, and fibromyalgia is a central pain amplification disorder. However, systemic lupus patients can have many symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is it true that fibromyalgia can lead to lupus?

Is it true that fibromyalgia can lead to lupus?

No: Up to about 30% of patients with lupus can also have fibromyalgia but technically fibromyalgia does not cause or lead to lupus.

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can you please tell me how lupus and fibromyalgia differ?

Can you please tell me how lupus and fibromyalgia differ?

Great differences!: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can damage organs in the body when severe, although most patients have mild disease. Fibromyalgia is a pain amplification disorder involving the brain and spinal cord. It is not inflammatory and certainly not autimmune. Treatments for these illnesses are completely different!

Dr. Steven Arbit Dr. Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
29 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I have fibromyalgia with symptoms of lupus is that common?

I have fibromyalgia with symptoms of lupus is that common?

Yes: There are a lot of symptoms of both of these conditions that overlap. Lupus can be ruled out with a few blood tests.

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock Dr. Spurlock
Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but am being treated for lupus, how come?

I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but am being treated for lupus, how come?

Fibromyalgia: You are probably being treated by a rheumatologist who is more aware of lupus issues. Lupus has some similarities but is not the same disorder. You should see a physician well versed in the evaluation and treatment of fibromyalgia.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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I just found out I have lupus and fibromyalgia. Will I die with it or from it?

Lupus: With good followup by endocrinologist & pcp, and with good control of symptoms, you are ok.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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My mom has lupus and fibromyalgia. What are my chances of getting it?

My mom has lupus and fibromyalgia. What are my chances of getting it?

Small: These meds have a slightly higher risk for you if your mother is affected. However, the risk is relatively small.

Dr. Pierre Moeser Dr. Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
years in practice
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I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but have a lot of lupus symptoms. My ANA test came back as "indeterminate". What does this mean?

Better test: Still the better test to determine the difference between lupus and fibromyalgia (fms) is a history and physical exam done by a rheumatologist. Lupus and fms have some similar symptoms but are very different. Lupus - autoimmune disease. Fms - not autoimmune. The ANA is not the deciding factor between the two. The ANA never makes a definite diagnosis. Other blood tests (by rheumatologist) can help.

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Dr. Kevin Passer Dr. Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
31 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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My wife has lupus and fibromyalgia. Is there a clinic that specializes in these diseases? Or should we just suck em up and be content with present?

My wife has lupus and fibromyalgia. Is there a clinic that specializes in these diseases? Or should we just suck em up and be content with present?

Lupis treatment: The best kind of dr. To address your condition is called a rheumatologist. I would look for someone who is board certified in that specialty. There should be a listing in the yellow pages or you may want to check with your local medical society. Good luck.

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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Treated for lupus for 5 years and then changed to fibromyalgia I believe is not possible, since I have medical records saying its lupus. Could my dr just want nothing more to do with me as a patient?

Treated for lupus for 5 years and then changed to fibromyalgia I believe is not possible, since I have medical records saying its lupus. Could my dr just want nothing more to do with me as a patient?

Drastic change.: Lupus is diagnosed based on symptoms and physical exam, lab tests are only secondary. There are no lab tests for fibro, just tender points on exam. A skilled rheumatologist should have no trouble telling one from the other. If your lupus is in remission, your current doctor may only be seeing fibro (having both is common.) ask your doctor. Consider 2nd opinion with different rheumatologist.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai Dr. Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
20 years in practice
University of the Punjab, Rawalpindi Medical College
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Everything I have stated on here they have now diagnosed me from lupus which been treating for 5 yrs to fibromyalgia is that possible?

Everything I have stated on here they have now diagnosed me from lupus which been treating for 5 yrs to fibromyalgia is that possible?

Mimicker: Lupus and fibromyalgia and vitamin c deficiency have very similar symptoms so also make sure you get your vitamin c level checked that would be a fasting blood test.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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