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What Causes Swollen Legs, Aching Joints, Tiredness And Depression With Skin Lesions?

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Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2015
Question: I am a type one diabetic. my legs are swollen like memory foam from my knees to my ankles. I am getting red itchy bumps on my face and left arm. my knees, ankles, and wrists are sore. I am always tired and sometimes depressed. My GP has done a urine analysis that came back normal and is currently doing a full blood work up. what are the possibilities of what can be wrong with me?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Autoimmune disease likely

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.Swollen legs, aching joints, tiredness and depression with skin lesions are most likely due to some autoimmune disease lke Systemic lupus erytheromatosus (SLE), Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis etc.
These autoimmune diseases are common in type one diabetics.Your doctor might have got all the investigations done to diagnose the condition.
Hope you found the answer helpful. Please get back for further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (2 hours later)
Dr. XXXXXXX
Thank you for your response. I have heard that steroids are a common treatment. I am leary of this being T1D, and have not had a good response to steroids in the past. What other treatment options are there?
Respectfully,
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Various other treatment modalities available

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, I am happy to have helped you.
Streroids are the common treatment for autoimmune diseases, however if one doesn't reponds to steroids, then other immunomodulator and cytotoxic drugs are given. There are various options available, and response to them is generally good and quick.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes Swollen Legs, Aching Joints, Tiredness And Depression With Skin Lesions?

Brief Answer: Autoimmune disease likely Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.Swollen legs, aching joints, tiredness and depression with skin lesions are most likely due to some autoimmune disease lke Systemic lupus erytheromatosus (SLE), Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis etc. These autoimmune diseases are common in type one diabetics.Your doctor might have got all the investigations done to diagnose the condition. Hope you found the answer helpful. Please get back for further queries. Wishing you good health. Regards Dr Deepti Verma