... So glad I found this forum. I'll try to make this as brief as possible!!
November of last year I completely stopped having periods. Fast forward to January and my hair began falling out. I probably lost half of my hair. Then, in April I got shingles in my scalp, face and jaw line into my chin and lips. I was told the nerve pain would last awhile. Last month, I had my annual... (2 replies)
... of people with lupus have the culprit autoantibodies, it is possible to have APS without having lupus. ... (8 replies)
... Hello! I've been reading through the message boards off and on for a few months, and decided to join today. I'd love opinions re my situation...
I became ill in October and haven't felt back to 100% since then. I've been sick (low grade fever, aches and pains, sore throat) 4-5 times since then.
In February I was DXd with hypothyroidism and then Hashimoto's. I'm on... (8 replies)
... hours trying to find out the cause, but was unable, the whole time the doctor did notice my other symptoms i was jerking twitching while on the bed, and felt very tingly, i also have tachycardia. ... (8 replies)
... Although I have centromere pattern ANA, I don't meet the criteria to be diagnosed with that either. However, I strongly feel that I have Lupus in some form and probably overlaps of some other autoimmune disorders like Sjogren's Disease. What is your own gut instinct telling you? ... (73 replies)
... Few of her symptoms can be explained secondary to Amitriptyline but she was concerned that she might have MS, but Neuropsychiatric Lupus is high on the differential diagnosis list. ... (73 replies)
... Deficiencies can require separate treatment, btw. Also, lupus itself can cause strange autonomic nervous system disruptions, affecting breathing, heart rate, etc. ... (73 replies)
... else causing my aches and pains. So, my GP did that and did some bloods. The rheumatology factor came back negative and that was that. I asked her to consider lupus and gave her a list of symptoms that come and go. So, she ordered ANA test. ... (73 replies)
... Unfortunately I don't meet any of the criteria at the moment my main symptoms are fatigue joint and muscle pain twitching and a rash but the rash hasn't appeared for quite a while. I have good days and bad days. I'm thinking about testing for Lyme but doubt I could have got that. ... (12 replies)
... that pain that jumps from joint to muscle lasting only a second in each spot isn't usually typical of what they experience but i'm not really sure. the all over twitching also doesn't seem to be typical however the rash i got and fatigue do seem to be suspicious for lupus. ... (12 replies)
... muscle weakness, muscle twitching all over my body, tingling in hands, sharp pains in various places like top of head, lungs, etc. ... (9 replies)
... called anxiety disorder. What one doc calls GAD another calls possible lupus based on test results. I am not diabetic. I just had blood work done to confirm that. I was taking Metformin for the control of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. ... (8 replies)
... I am a 25 year old female, and feel as though my body is as aged as an 80 year old woman. I have had back problems since 19. (Bulging discs etc) I have been suffering from what seems to be acid reflux and stomach problems since 15 or so. My problems progressively worsened when I was hospitalized this february for a severley enflamed large colon, which was also severely... (2 replies)
Hi. i have a HUGE list of medical problems that started when I was 13 (right after getting my period) and have gotten worse over time ( i am now 30) I went undiagnosed with a majority of the problems til I was around 20 (i had great insurance at this time). Here is a list of my 21 ailments:
1. Stage 4 endometriosis (grapefruit sized endometrioma currently... (4 replies)
... Ok, I am in NO WAY an expert, but I too have been going to several doctors trying to figure things out. One of the "things" is Lupus. What I do know of Lupus is that if its affecting your CNS, then I "think" you would have more tests come back suggestive of vasculitis. ... (5 replies)
... Now that I read lupus symptoms, there is a lot I don't have, but then a lot that I do but I know they can be indications of a lot of things... ... (2 replies)
... My mother has Lupus. Her mother had Lupus and died from kidney failure due to the Lupus. So, there is a strong hereditary gene. I see a Rheumatoid on Jan. ... (8 replies)
... Hi, I am new to this site. I have recently been diagnosed with lupus, or rather the Rheumatologist said that I am at a high risk of having lupus because of my blood work and symptoms. ... (2 replies)
... ression could account for the buzzing, headaches, and twitching. However, I wonder if it could account for the random pains. The reason I have had an interest in lupus is I also noticed EXTREME joint cracking. ... (13 replies)
... K26....c spine compression can cause pain, spasms, and nerve pains/nerve symptoms in many areas of your body. It could certainly account for buzzing sensations and twitching, and can also account for quick pains. I had a co-worker who ended up losing all function of her right hand, then arm....then she began having trouble walking. She ended up having a huge central herniation... (13 replies)