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I have myoclonus (self diagnosed) weakness, headaches, neuropathy' trigeminal neuralgia. I have sle. I'm convinced my lupus is affecting the pns. ?

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Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management
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In brief: Yes

Sle is an autoimmune disorder that can cause mixed neuropathies in a minority of affected patients.
Antidepressant and anti-seizure medications are usually the mainstay of treatment.

In brief: Yes

Sle is an autoimmune disorder that can cause mixed neuropathies in a minority of affected patients.
Antidepressant and anti-seizure medications are usually the mainstay of treatment.
Dr. Brian Siegel
Dr. Brian Siegel
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Lupus

Lupus is a multi-organ disease - meaning that it can affect virtually any organ in the body, including the nerves.
I'm sorry to hear about your worsening symptoms - it sounds like you need a real specialist (Rheumatologist) to get on top of those symptoms and control them with the right medicine(s). Usually these are immunosuppressive meds, so the treatment needs proper management.

In brief: Lupus

Lupus is a multi-organ disease - meaning that it can affect virtually any organ in the body, including the nerves.
I'm sorry to hear about your worsening symptoms - it sounds like you need a real specialist (Rheumatologist) to get on top of those symptoms and control them with the right medicine(s). Usually these are immunosuppressive meds, so the treatment needs proper management.
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Dr. Stephen Scholand
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