Lupus Questions & Answers

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2 1 Wed, 19 Sep 2018
My granddaughter was diagnosed with lupus-sjogren s disease two days ago. She is only 26 years old. What can we expect as far as any treatment, meds, possible cure, prospects of having children, etc.?? I want to be informed as a grandparent so I can afford the best possible outcome possible....
2 1 Tue, 7 Aug 2018
I am 65 years old. For the last 5-6 months I have been chronically fatigued and keep getting sick with colds and flu although I got a flu shot. Also, when I went out in sun my face reacted badly and burns and itches. Do you think I could have Lupus? My email is YYYY@YYYY
2 1 Fri, 3 Aug 2018
Is it wise to take Gevrabon to help regain my severe energy loss associated with Lupus. I use to take it when I was younger and raising a family while working 2 jobs. Now besides having Lupus and Parkinsons , I am also the sole caregiver for my 96 yr. Old mother who now lives with me, but...
2 1 Fri, 3 Aug 2018
I have mild lupus and having a flare up this evening with a lot of pain, butterfly rash etc. I took a 5mg of Prednisone to try and help with this inflammation and now I am wondering if I should skip my evening dose of Celebrex? (I need to talk to my Rheumatologist about this when I next see him,...
2 1 Fri, 3 Aug 2018
I am in the midst of a most server flareup of lupus myositis and can hardly get out of bed or raise my arms. Don t know what to do short of hospitalization. I m very stubborned and look at that as a last resort. Guidance please. Should rest turn this around? I m on 90 mg of prednisone currently.
2 1 Fri, 3 Aug 2018
I have lupus & always seem to have something going on. This is the second time I ve had a round blister,scab like spot come up close to my butt. The 1st time this happened the urgicare Dr. Thought it was emphatigo or scabies. Gave me cream to put on & it went away.Both times I had a rash,bumps on...
2 1 Fri, 3 Aug 2018
hi doc iam a 54 year old women, 3 years ago they diagnose me with lupus, and stage 4 rheumatoid,but since then I have developed rash in the form of eczema all over my body,severe chills even in the summer, a very dark brown urin even though a drink water, severe weakness and appetite, since then...
2 1 Fri, 3 Aug 2018
hello doctor. my wife is a lupus patient foe the past 18 years. recen years from 2017 she has developed lupus nephritis. her crea is fluctuating 7.1, 8.3, 5.8, 8.0, nd now 6.0. she is also heart arrhymic patient. cardiologist has suggested cordarone 100 and levocarnitine 500. she is not doing...
2 1 Fri, 3 Aug 2018
My neurosurgeons, and I (more so) feel like my body is rejecting the metals used in my 3 backs surgeries. Causing Loosening , Failure to fuse, broken hardware, break out at site and not incision. The list goes on. I m 40, have SLE Lupus and numerous autoimmune & Connective Tissue Diseases. What...
2 1 Mon, 30 Jul 2018
I have lupus and my nose and on to my face with a rash. I was given a prescription forTretinoin cream several years ago. When I start with the rash, I can use this cream and it clears it up. Now SilverScript says I have to have a goog reason to cover the cream. I am 78 years old and don t want...
2 1 Mon, 30 Jul 2018
My husband was recently diagnosed with lupus after visiting a dermatologist. We are waiting for them to call us with the name of a specialist to see. Does he have to see a specialist or can we just find an MD on our own? It has been almost a week and have not heard back from them yet.
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...