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2 1 Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Hi Doctor i am from Pakistan. I have a great weakness since my childhood, where i wasn t like that at the time of birth. Seven months before i am diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and i have been taking amygra 60 mg and deltacortil ec. Can you guide me for how long i have to take this medicine. Is...
2 1 Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Hello, I have Lupus and have been on Plaquenil for about 3 months. Over the last 20 years I ve had countless aches and pains but this is new. I ve noticed that my teeth have become super sensitive to temperature and actually hurt like a bruised area when I bite down even when medium pressure....
2 1 Mon, 11 Jun 2018
My platelet stable at 60000 to 70000 and not increase . It s dangerous Dr.sugges me it s normal according your body And he suggest me ITP report but PURPURA not seen anyware on my body. Dr.told me your ITP is already normal Pls suggest me what to do.....
2 1 Thu, 19 Apr 2018
I have been diagnosed with Rhumetoid Arthritis and Lupus. I am waiting on my appointment with a Specialist. What can I do to find out what I can do to help with tis disease. I have swelling of my hands, feet and ankles. My finger joints hurts so bad and swell until I can t use them at times. I...
2 1 Thu, 19 Apr 2018
I have been broken out in hives for over a month. Dermatologist sent skin for biopsy. Came back as lupus. However I have not been in the sun it is getting worse. I have a hives rash all over my body. Benedryl is not working no is the cream the dermatologist has given me. Any thoughts on how to...
3 1 Mon, 16 Apr 2018
I have recently had a skin punch biopsy for a light sensitive rash on my arms and face. I saw an allergist first who tested me and said the rash was not associated with any allergies. He sent me to a dermatologist who does research at NIH who immediately said he thought I had lupus. The skin...
3 1 Mon, 16 Apr 2018
Lately i have itchiness in my left eye and skin in the outer corner always red and burning as if it is cut. I went to the eye doctor three months ago and he said it is dryness and gave me an over the counter eye lubricant...no change at all...I was worried because he asked me if i was ever...
2 1 Mon, 16 Apr 2018
I have has a positive ANA and several doctors say that my symptoms seem autoimmune related. What can I do for myself while waiting for my rheumatology appointment? The things I have been told sound like autoimmune are constant respiratory infections, slow healing of muscles, tooth root looking...
2 1 Mon, 16 Apr 2018
Hello: I am experiencing swelling in my legs during the day. Not bad but can tell where my socks are at. With that said I am experiencing pain in the backs of my legs when I sit for a prolong time and when I try to go to bed. I have tried raising my legs up on a pillow with no help. My right hip...
2 1 Mon, 16 Apr 2018
On July 21st 1995, at age 41, I had a right radical mastectomy that was a stage 3+. I had the aggressive breast cancer. December 8,1997 my breast cancer returned in lymph nodes in my right under arm area that was a stage 4. January 1998 the Bone Marrow Team in Indianapolis, IN I started an...
3 2 Mon, 16 Apr 2018
Last year I had gangrene on my middle finger it was black very painful I had it removed now I started with my right index. turning blue and purple what looks like a blizzard. I have Lupus and RA does that have anything to do with it. It s so painful i don t understand y this is happening
2 1 Mon, 16 Apr 2018
Saw a Dr because of fever of 101 fir 3 days severe aches and pains in legs and forearms making hand movements difficult-swollen glands and throat pain as well, rapid flu test and rapid step test were negative-- labs were taken fir rheumatoid profile, tick borne diseases and XBOX and comprehensive...
2 1 Mon, 16 Apr 2018
I HAVE LUPUS BUT AS OF LATE I HAVE BEEN SWEATING ALOT, AT NIGHT, FLASHS DURING THE DAY, AND I ALSO HAVE HAD A HEAVY CHEST FEELING. I RECENTLY LOWERED MY HORMONE DOSE BUT DONT KNOW IF THAT WOULSCAUSE THIESE THINGS. ALSO I JUST FEEL CRAPPY ALL THE TIME
2 1 Fri, 13 Apr 2018
Hi, my daughter is 22 and has a swollen lymph node on the left side of her neck, she easily bruises and has been extremely tired lately. She doesn t seem to have any other symptoms though. However we do have autoimmune disorders in our family and she has tested positive for Raynaud s disease . I...
2 1 Fri, 13 Apr 2018
I have Parkinson s with Dynstonia with Arnold Chiari Malformation and HX of Stroke, Hypertrophy and Arthritis, IBS, Gerd and Diabetes which left me with a lot of vision issues considered legally Blind-Hemionopsia/Multiple imaging. I suffer from Dry Eye, Dry Nasal Passages, and Dry mouth and Dry...
3 2 Fri, 13 Apr 2018
I saw a vascular surgeon and was diagnosed with TAK in March and put on 120 mg of prednisone; which had numerous side effects on my body. After one month, I said no more . I was referred to a rheumatologist who started tapering the prednisone. I am taking 20 mg at this point. He also started me...
2 1 Fri, 13 Apr 2018
My daughter has lupus and is on benlysta, she developed a skin infection diagnosed by her PCP and put on bactrim had a very bad reaction after first dose requiring ER visit for flank pain, fever and rash on chest. She was given solumedrol, benadryl IV and sent home on prednisone taper for 5 days,...
2 1 Thu, 1 Feb 2018
I am 75 years old. Good health. Numbers changed 2-3 points in 2016 bone density test. I regularly do weight bearing excersise with a trainer. Last 10 years. 2x a week, walk 2x a week. I am religious about my activities. Rheumataligist suggested Prolia. I have had one injection. Now I am reading...
3 1 Tue, 16 Jan 2018
What kind of doctor should I see for an immune disease? It was diagnoste by my dentist and I cannot spell it or say. Thought all my teeth were going bad but he said no. My top lip is swollen all the time now and it is very sore. My gums at the top of my mouth from one eye tooth to the other are...
2 1 Tue, 16 Jan 2018
I have inflammatory erosive osteoarthritis, according to my Rheumatologist, and recently had a rash that lasted over 4 months, while using Triamcinolone Acetonide cream USP, 0.1%, prednisone (5 mg/day), and hydroxychloroquine 200 mg 2x per day. My Dermatologist tested for ANA (positive, 1:4), and...
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