Topic: Are these Lupus symptoms?
October 23, 2019 / By Arron Question:
I am trying to get ready from my appointment with the Rhuematologist. I had a positive ANA both Homogeneous and Speckled @1:320. Well I wanted to know which of my symptoms are lupus symptoms, cause not a lot of my symptoms fit the lupus symptoms mold. It all started for me with Diarrhea, I would get randomly. Now I have almost all time and for about 2 to 6 weeks at a time it will be really bad along with stomach pains. In march it got so bad the lower left part of my colon was so inflamed you could see it when I laid down. Then I got what they thought was Bell's Palsy for no reason at but that came and went. I don't really get rashes but I do get sun burn really easy at times but not all the time. I have also had sun poisoning twice, oh and I black if that matters. My hands and feet swell sometimes, and last summer the knuckles swelling petty bad no color just lots of pain. In April my joints start hurting, slight at first and it was on and of. Now its all the time, and sever, with weakness in my hands. I do have a vitamin D deficiency. Shortly after the joints I started feeling dizzy all the time, the kind of dizzy where it feels like your not breathing enough. Then started getting a crackling in my neck like I had pop rocks in my neck, followed by sever pressure. I also have a sore in my nose that I have had for about 2 months. Well sometime in mid July I started getting what I thought was heart burn, but nothing I took for it would make go. My chest to my throat was on fire for 3 weeks and then it just went away. I'm very fatigued. My hair is falling from the root, about a brush full a day. I can't focus. I feel like I'm breathing baby powder and coughing doesn't help it go away. And last but not least, I keep having these spells where my pulse rate stays around 120, and it feels like my heart and lungs are in competition for space and oh does that hurt, I even went to the ER, and they just did an EKG and sent me home feeling the same way.
Sorry its so long but if some could please read and let me if these are symptoms of anything or if I'm crazy.
Urbana | 9 days ago
No two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent. Most people with lupus have mild disease characterized by episodes — called flares — when signs and symptoms get worse for a while, then improve or even disappear completely for a time.
The signs and symptoms of lupus that you experience will depend on which body systems are affected by the disease. But, in general, lupus signs and symptoms may include:
Weight loss or gain
Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
Butterfly-shaped rash (malar rash) on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose
Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure
Hair loss (alopecia)
Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud's phenomenon)
Shortness of breath
When to see a doctor:
If you develop an unexplained rash, ongoing fever, persistent aching or fatigue, see your doctor.
I've never heard of Lupus causing Bell's Palsy. And what's sun poisoning?
I was diagnosed with Lupus about 18 years ago. When I first started getting sick, I began with stomach problems and lost a lot of weight. The thing that so many notice immediately is fatigue. I felt so severely exhausted, no matter how much I slept I could never feel rested. On top of that every day, I felt as if I were being thrown against a wall (every part of my body ached). If I stayed in any one position too long I was unable to move my joints. At night, I would wake my husband and ask him to gently straighten my arm, leg etc. But, there are so many symptoms and every person if different. I have a very good friend who was diagnosed 2 years ago, she has symptoms that I've never had. I pray you get some answers and don't be afraid of asking ?'s of the doctors.
One thing you need to do is get rid of the toxic chemicals in your home that you clean and do your laundry with. Many of these cleaners are registered pesticides and can really aggrivate conditions such as Lupus or Asthma etc. Since the Naproxen is NOT working you need to call the doctor to let him know that it is not working so he can order something stronger. The doctor has no clue that the med isn't working unless you call and tell him. You may want to consider using an all natural anti-inflammatory product that contains something like ginger in it. Also switch from ben gay to a pain relief ointment that contains capsaicin which is the rub made from hot pepper seeds. First and foremost though is to get the toxic chemicals out of your house. Also be sure she does not use sugar free products with Aspartame in them as this can cause Lupus like symptoms.