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Is my bruising, burning/stinging at injection site normal-am i doing something wrong? Lupus anticoagulant antibody disorder-history of DVT and pe's.43 yrs old.Have been on new subq enoxaparin-100mg/ml twice daily for 3 days.Pain lasts at least an hour, ha
LMWH: You should be on treatment doses of Lovenox at 1mg/kg SQ twice daily if you have suffered a recent DVT and have lupus anticoagulants and use Lovenox as a bridge to warfarin. It is normal to feel injection site pain with treatment doses of Lovenox. I instruct my patients to give "Lovenox in the love handles" and alternate sides , in addition to putting ice at the site for 5 min before injecting ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Recently diagnosis with lupus diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms? My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms
Sort this out ASAP: Lupus is one of the diseases that may mimic MS, and very critical to pin down correct diagnosis. I do not have sufficient information to guide this, but if you are encountering uncertainty, get a second opinion ASAP. A rheumatologist could be very helpful regarding the lupus question. Might also, consider anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in addition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many people with systemic lupus have the discoid skin lesions, and many folks with the discoid lesions get the systemic disease within a few years. Good luck -- discoid lupus is a nuisance at best, and systemic lupus is difficult to manage even today. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a lupus test done and everything was normal except my thrombin time with a little high at 22.8 is this serious?
Is there a better time to get lupus lab work drawn? Morning, evening... Is there anything that can affect the outcome of the tests?
Unlikely: If it is not a repetitive problem, it is unlikely to be related to lupus. ...Read more
It can be done: Managing 2 chronic illnesses at the same time is challenging. The cancer is the more immediately life threatening issue so it get the priority for treatment. Lupus can be a problem in terms of chemo side effects, yet sometimes the cancer treatment helps the lupus. Depends on what treatment is given. Talk it over with your oncologist. Treatment can be very successful, so keep positive attitude ...Read more
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