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Will A Lupus Flare Make Your Sugar Go Up
Possible: There are cases when Luspus is assocaited with both decreased or Increased blood sugar. Antibodies to Insulin Receptors are the reason for these findings. Make sure other reasons for low blood sugar to be ruled out before you attribute your low Blood Sugar to Lupus. Most important: treat Immediately, and treat the underlying disease if any. Be Well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, my wife has her first lupus flare up and i need to know how to help her deal with it until it goes away, please.?
Rheumatologist: The pattern and severity of organ involvement determines specific drug therapy, but a number of general issues apply to every patient with sle. Adherence to medication regimens, good sleep hygiene, and compliance with recommended testing are important. Protection from sunlight, a well-balanced diet, exercise, immunizations, mgt of comorbidities are important, too. See your rheumatologist for more. ...Read more
Lupus : There are different tests for lupus. Diagnostic tests which can be positive even if you don't have a flare. Then there are test to determine disease activity which can be abnormal during flares. Mind you that a diagnosis of lupus depends on history, clinical exam in addition to lab. Best wishes ...Read more
You and doctor: Stress reduction, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and avoidance of excess sun exposure all help to reduce lupus symptoms and flares. If you smoke, you must stop as it is deadly especially in lupus. Speak to your doctor about which medications to avoid. Also ask if you should be on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which has very few risks but offers significant protection. ...Read more
Call your rheum: Without knowing whether or you have kidney involvement and what type of flare you having, it is best for you to let your rheumatologist know so that they can evaluate you. ...Read more
Fluorescent is safe: We do not fully understand why sun light, particularly the ultra-violet rays cause flare of sle. Sunlight also can cause rashes without allergy, cause attacks of some metabolic abnormalities (porphyria) and rashes when taking certain medications (minocycline, for instance). Fluorescent light is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Lupus is a female dominant disease, primarily because of estrogen. Flares occur during pregnancy and systemic lupus rarely occurs before puberty. Estrogen! a french study in 2008 documented lower disease activity and fewer flares after complete hysterectomy. This is why I am adverse to hrt in women after menopause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SLE : Lupus can cause dizziness by different mechanisms. Dizziness in lupus may be related to vasculitis, anti phospholipid anti bodies with clots, anti bodies to component of inner ears called immune mediated inner ear disease . Other disorders that cause dizziness may coexist with lupus . Keeping lupus under control and identifying the cause of dizziness and treatment of the cause would help reduce. ...Read more
I am 150lb (was 128 in nov.) been depressed & I am at highest weight- how do I get back in shape without going into a lupus flare, i feel discusted?
Healthy Diet: It is ok to follow a diet and exercise program when you have lupus. You should discuss depression with your doctor and follow their advice re treatment. This is very important for your health. The best type of diet with sle is a balanced calorie restricted diet that allows you to lose no more than 1-2 lb a week on average. Exercise will help but also should be discussed with your doctor first. ...Read more
I think I might have lupus and I'm pretty sure a flare just ended. Should I wait to go to the doctor until next flare up? Flares have lupus symptoms.
See doctor: You need to see your doctor now for a thorough exam and evaluation the arthritic family of diseases is best diagnosed clinically. In other words from your history and exam ...Read more
Worsening: Flares are worsening of lupus signs and symptoms. Stress reduction, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and avoidance of excess sun exposure all help to reduce lupus flares. If you smoke, you must stop as it is deadly especially in lupus. Speak to your doctor about which medications to avoid. Also ask if you should be on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which has very few risks but offers significant protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on flare: The answer to this depends on the nature of the flare, what areas are involved and how serious the flare is. Skin disease would be treated much differently than a significant flare of kidney disease you must be followed by your rheumatologist to be evaluated as to the nature of the flare, the severity of it and the appropriatectherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Lupus. When i get back to normal from a flare. I feel as though ican take on the world. Is there still limitaions?
Pace yourself: Just pace yourself during and after a flare. Once you feel that you can take on it more, do it. ...Read more
I am having a lupus flare and have been untreated for 1 year .. Next avail. Appt is not til jan .. What should I do?
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