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What things can make lupus worse?

What things can make lupus worse?

Immune system: Other things like stress and other medical conditions can worsen lupus. Vitamin d is seeing more as an important part of immune and other issues. ...Read more

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What makes sunlight make lupus symptoms worse?

What makes sunlight make lupus symptoms worse?

Ultraviolet!: It is not sunlight per se, but the ultraviolet rays in sunlight. They penetrate the skin and alter dna in white cells in small blood vessels causing a flare, usually cutaneous. Patients should always wear suntan lotion, uv-30 or better and never use tanning beds! ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of lupus? Are some kinds a lot worse than others?

Some are worse: The most severe case of lupus is systemic lupus which can affect many organs and usually requires agressive or some form of treatment. There is discoid lupus which can occur by itself and is manifested by skin lesions. Drug induced lupus is lupus symptoms caused by certain prescription drugs. There is another form called subacute lupus which has skin and some systemic problems but is less severe. ...Read more

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What is worse lupus or ra?

What is worse lupus or ra?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the involvement. Each disease can be relatively mild or be very severe. ...Read more

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Can lupus make psoriasis worse?

Can lupus make psoriasis worse?

It may not: make psoriasis worse but the skin lesions may be from the lupus see your rheumatologist or dermatologist for an eval ...Read more

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Which is worse lupus or crohn's?

No way to compare: These are two totally different diseases. The answer depends on disease severity in each case. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Lupus 4yrs ago I've seen a specialist &the medication has not been working getting worse. What other disease or disorder could it be?

Many. : Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease. There are several different types of Lupus and they usually cause many symptoms that other diseases have (nonspecific). When a patient is suspected of having Lupus or an autoimmune condition, they get special labs and they usually see a rheumatologist. medications can stop working and there are other medications that could improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is worse lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

What is worse lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

Neither: Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are serious autoimmune illnesses that can range from mild to severe. They can effect other organs in the body, not just the joints. The long term complications of these illnesses can be minimized by seeking care from an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Getting MRI what should they see if my lupus has gotten worse?

Getting MRI what should they see if my lupus has gotten worse?

Depends: Many times Lupus activity, would be gauged by patient complaints, physical exam findings, and labs. I would need to know what area of the body you are getting the MRI of? MRI has certain roles in lupus such as those with possible brain, abdomen, or lung involvement. ...Read more

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Which the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus which is worse?

They: Sjogren's is in some ways a milder disease but it can have significant organ involvement. Sjogrens's typically affects the moisture glands in your body causing dryness, whereas lupus does not. Sometimes they can coexist together. Lupus can have significant organ involement compared to sjogren's and often is worse than sjogrens in terms of organ involvement. ...Read more

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What the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus? Which is worse?

They are similar: Both are autoimmune diseases and to varying degree, they have overlapping symptoms. Patients with lupus can have symptoms of sjogrens and vice versa. Both can lead to very serious, life threatening disease. More often, however, they are relatively well managed. In summary, severe lupus is probably worse than severe sjogrens, but there are exceptions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have MS and I notice lupus has a lot of similarities. I was just curious which disease is worse to have?

What to do if I have MS and I notice lupus has a lot of similarities. I was just curious which disease is worse to have?

Different disorders: Lupus can mimic MS, and rarely may co-exist. Severity of both can vary extensively. Cannot really compare one to another, but if you have MS only, best to use a potent medication such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya. ...Read more

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I have classic lupus symptoms, worse over time. I had a + ANA test last year. It's normal this year. Could I still have lupus? What else mimics lupus?

I have classic lupus symptoms, worse over time. I had a + ANA test last year. It's normal this year. Could I still have lupus? What else mimics lupus?

LUPUS: It is very important to find out what kind of lupus you have. Is it discoid or systemic? Your lab should be positive to lupus test not only ana. The worse one is when it affects your kidney. Please see your md for advice. ...Read more

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What is worse lupus erythematosus or polymorthic light eruption?

Lupus: Lupus can be associated with internal problems including problems with the kidneys, sores in the mouth, hair loss and other issues. Pmle involves the skin only and resolves relatively easily with topical steroid use and can be controlled with sunscreen use. Lupus can progress over time and should be monitored closely by a physician for signs of progression. ...Read more

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Does your lupus get better or get worse after going through pregnancy and having a baby?

Better afterwards: While flares are not uncommon, usually do to rising estrogen levels (current thought), the lupus usually has a grace period after pregnancy. Good of mother and baby. ...Read more

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S l e lupus i'm getting the worst throbbing pain that gets worse when moving around. The pain is in the left joint of my shoulder?

S l e lupus i'm getting the worst throbbing pain that gets worse when moving around. The pain is in the left joint of my shoulder?

Lupus joint pain: Acute shoulder pain could be from lupus itself or due to other problems . Needs to becevaluated as capsular inflammation of shoulder, tendinitis, bursitis, tendon tear, rotator cuff tear , sepsis etc need to be considered . Check with the doctor ...Read more

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I have lupus &recently recent worsening of watery diarrhea daily. Normal colonoscopy. What causes this with lupus? Another flare possibly?

I have lupus &recently recent worsening of watery diarrhea daily.  Normal colonoscopy. What causes this with lupus?  Another flare possibly?

See a GI doctor: If you have already had a colonoscopy this should have been preceeded by an analysis of the stools, with exam and testing for different organisms which may be causing the diarrhea. If these were not done, go back and be seen by a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Is lupus joint pain usually worse in AM or PM? Or same pain anytime of day?

Lupus: Lupus can cause two types of pain; the inflammatory type that usually comes in the AM with stiffness. The other type is aches that can recur throughout the day. Best wishes. ...Read more