Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
131 Doctors are Online

Diagnosed with lupus, fibromyalgia and periphal neuropathy. Have posttraumatic stress disorder. Prognosis?

Feb 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 3176 Questions
Hello, I have diagnosed with lupus.My lupus number has been a ten.Today I found out from the latest test that it is now 17.Could you please tell me what this means ? I've also been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Periphal Neuropathy,I have 4 herniated discs in my neck.A cracked tail bone.I am recovering from knee surgery and I have accalachia.
{ aphosphagus disorder }.A lot of random shotting pain and post traumatic stress disorder.Thank you for helping.I'd love it if the pain would stop.
Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 in Lupus
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 4 hours later

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Lupus is an collagen vascular disease which involves almost all systems of the body.

It is diagnosed on the basis of presence of 4 clinical criteria out of 11.

There are many tests in the process of screening and confirming the diagnosis like XXXXXXX dsDNA, XXXXXXX antibodies, Complemet C3, antiphospholipid antibodies.

Some of the tests will indicate the severity of lupus like dsDNA, C3 levels.

So I advise you to mention the name of the test and its units of measurement, so that I will try to explain it in a more precised way.

And if possible please upload the investigation reports with the help og this health portal as it will give a clear idea of your problems.

Awaiting for the information in your follow up query.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Allergist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor