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Can autoimmune antiphospholipid syndrome cause fatigue, weight loss, tingling and pain throughout the body?

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar


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Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 in General Health
Question: I have had Unexplained weight loss generalized weakness, tingling and pain in all extremities getting worse the last 2 weeks. Went to ER. No diagnosis. No viral or blood clots. I have autoimmune antiphospholipid syndrome. Not getting alot better after 2 weeks. Hiring help. INR 1.9 @ ER, WBCs 15. Discharged 2 days later with unknown weakness, INR 4.7 and almost normal WBCs. Home health provided. I am a nurse and have no idea what could be happening. Started steroid dose pack today because, nerve pain, tingling, numbness in arms and legs is really hurts a nd feels strange. Comments? What do I do now?
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Get evaluated by an immunologist.

Detailed Answer:


Autoimmune disorder can lead to neuropathy and generalized weakness.

Consultation by an immunologist is needed.

Blood investigations like ANA, ENA, vitamin B12, Vitamin D and blood sugar should be done.

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar , Neurologist
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