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1 0 3 days ago
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...
1 0 3 days ago
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
1 0 Fri, 9 Feb 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...
1 0 Fri, 9 Feb 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 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...
1 0 Thu, 28 Dec 2017
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...
1 0 Tue, 26 Dec 2017
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...
1 0 Thu, 21 Dec 2017
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.
1 0 Thu, 14 Dec 2017
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...
1 0 Tue, 12 Dec 2017
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, 11 Dec 2017
I think I might have lupus I have all the symptoms and my blood levels are elevated. I am exsausted all the time and I wake up at night 4 or more times. My ankles swell to look like I have three ankles my joints hurt. My hands and feet fall asleep all the time. I have chest pain periodically and...
1 0 Thu, 7 Dec 2017
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 Sat, 2 Dec 2017
36 yo female (my daughter). Just had a dizzy spell, room spinning. Unusual for her,temporary tingling in both lower extremities and hands (also unusual for her) Skin color good,no signs/ symptoms of stroke,BP 95/55 (normal for her)O2 99%,HR 75,RR 16.Blood Glucose 222 (just ate a big meal about 45...
1 0 Fri, 24 Nov 2017
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 Sat, 30 Sep 2017
I have extremely high Bp last 2 days have not felt well exhausted just want to sleep.BP 1st.thing in morning it is 80 over 60 top number will not go over 100 bottom number 65 never has happened before I take 2 med. For it.This is not normal for me .I have Lupus ect.Should I see doc. Thank yoh
2 1 Sat, 30 Sep 2017
Hi Dr. I have a swollen lymp node on the right side of my neck in the middle.my pcp prescribed keflex and im taking it for 7th day now.after couple of days taking it noticed another swollen lymph node below it. The swollen went down but i am afraid that it wont go away after 10 days. What should...
2 1 Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Hi my mother has lupis, and she was just called by her Dr, he told her she needs to speak with her specialist in Boston because her blood platelet count is very low. Why do you think this is? Im not sure how low her count actually is at the moment but the nurse said it was very important for her...
1 0 Tue, 22 Aug 2017
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,...
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