Fainting and lupus

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I was trying to research about what it could be and I read that lupus effects the tissues and causes many organs to get inflammed. Do you think the gastritis, pericarditis, passing out, and other symptoms could all be related to Lupus? I also have had really bad & frequent bladder infections growing up. The one thing that is excellent in my life is my marriage, school, & work. I do not have a lot of stress, so I do not believe it is stress related or anything mental.
Other things that mimic lupus symptoms are lymes, rocky mountain tick fever, fibromyalgia, MS and low Vit. D. Here is a web site that might help you sort out the lupus question: http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/articlefiles/946-What%20I%20Need%20to%20Know%20About%20How%20Lupus%20is%20Diagnosed.pdf SYMPTOMS: Lymes: fever, headache, chills, severe muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, rash, cough, lymphadenopathy (?), arthralgia (?), stiff neck, erythema migrains (?
Is it common to see fainting / low blood pressure (blood pressure changes) w/ Lupus? I had to be taking by ambulance to emergency last night because I had an almost complete black out, weakness in my legs, profuse sweating and tingling which ended up resolving itself after a few hours (although when it first started I wasn't sure I was going to be able to stay awake). I wonder if this is at all possible with Lupus?
all of the above except no stiff neck, no erythema migrains, and no leukopenia. (I ended up testing possitive to RMSF) I was a very sick puppy last year.
WELCOME TO MEDHELP LUPUS FORUM! Some of the symptoms of lupus and lyme are similar in many ways. One thing to note about lupus is, it "can" affect every area of your whole entire body. I will also note that I found on the internet where one can have a "false positive" lyme test in lupus. So, it's possible that you don't have both. Here are the symptoms of lymes: LYMES GENERAL Profound fatigue, severe headache, fever(s), severe muscle aches/pain.
Rheumatology basically told me it was lupus, but diagnosed me with lupoid connective tissue disease and autoimmune thyroiditis. Not sure why not just lupus. Prescribed plaquenil. Also said that the fainting spell was lupus related.
last month I had my menstrual cycle and didnt stop bleeding for over 3 weeks and started developing petechia spots on my stomach and chest and I have had petechia before when my Internal Med Dr thought I had Nephrotic Syndrome and I was referrd to a Nephrologist and he dx me with lupus Nephritis I have had a positive ANA and sm-RNP ab positive with 8/11 criteria for lupus but the rhumy i was sent to refuses to dx me for some reason!
I have lupus and some of your symtpoms sound somewhat like lupus. But I know there are other illnesses that mimic lupus. Since it sounds like your immune system is LOW, I would lean more toward chronic fatigue or maybe osteo arthritis. Maybe some fibromyalgia. Fibro usually accompanies other illnesses and is rarely seen alone. Another possibility is adrenal insufficiency. I'm not real familar w/ this, but I encourage you to do some research on it. Let me know what you think.
It seems I'm getting lucky with this doctor, because he's pretty knowledgeable of MS and Lupus and heart disease... It's only been 2 years since I've had doctors that actually listen to me, and act or react to my symptoms where dozens of other doctors completely ignored them. It's good to know that there ARE still caring doctors out there... I just wish it didn't take me ten years to find them!
I have a family member with CNS lupus, one with Chron's and a few with RA. Can I be ANA negative lupus? Is it maybe negative when the lab is drawn but positive other times? I am so upset that something is wrong with my thyroid... is this mystery disease attacking it? If my brain, eye, heart, blood and thyroid are affected... what could be next? I am so scared and upset.
According to what some people have been telling me about my symptoms which are alot like yours but not as bad, so I would say it's a def possibility you have Lupus/Fibro and a whole lot more going on.
fever, headache, chills, severe muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, rash, cough, lymphadenopathy (?), arthralgia (?), stiff neck, erythema migrains (?), leukopenia (low WBC), thrombocytopenia (low platelet ?),elevated AST, elevated ALT & anemia Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is another possiblity: all of the above except no stiff neck, no erythema migrains, and no leukopenia. (I ended up testing possitive to RMSF) I was a very sick puppy last year.
I've been dealing with FMS/CFS, Mercury/Lead poisoning, MCS, and a few other annoyances for 18+ years, possibly my whole life. (I'm 38) I suspected Lupus, Lyme & MS, but tests say otherwise. Well tests can be & are often wrong!
I have one rhematologist that thinks that if there is not any organ envolvement then you don't have lupus. While another dr. said I had mild lupus and put me on Plaquenil. There seems to be a difference of opinion when it comes to lupus. I think it is cruel to let someone keep suffering w/o trying to help them. I responded so well with the plaquenil. I so very grateful that my dr. didn't want to stand by and just watch me become an invalid. I hope some of this helps you in your search.
Wow I have lupus, sjogrens and ans dysfunction , it has been a real trial lately. I have nueropathy, weakness, and teeth cracking and falling out even when I took such good care of them...now they don't know if I am even stable enough for surgery because of my Bp issues, I also have temperature days regulation..let me know if you find out anything...
Literally have had bouts of extreme abdominal cramping, profuse sweating (wear I remove all my clothing no matter WHAT bathroom I'm in), hyperventilating leading to rigidity and passing out. The earliest I can remember fainting from was about age 12, directly related to my awful period cramps. Passed out trying to get to my mom, who was loading the dishwasher. Only made it to the kitchen, where I landed on the corner of the dishwasher door, busting my head open.
To answer you yes I have ms plus I have autonomic dysfuntion which causes fainting. Today I also received a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis along with possible lupus. I also have fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. It took years to get a final diagnosis of ms. I understand its frustrating. My advice is find a dr who will listen to you and work with you. Easier said than done I know.
My grandmother has MS and Lupus. My whole family has a history of autoimmune disorders. Please don't give up and continue to have faith that someone will figure it out soon. I have been trying to get a dx for 4 yrs now and just now seem to have someone that wants to listen and pay attention to what I have to say and not think I am crazy. Please listen to your gut! Wish you luck!
Hello and welcome On most of the symptom lists for Chiari, fainting is listed so I am not sure why they are saying that is not common. Granted, most of us don't actually get to the point of passing out..just headrushes and dimming vision (like we are almost going to) but I have heard of some that do. It just goes to show that there is an awful lot of pressure building up in your DH's head. Also there is two different types..syncope (fainting) where you drop from actually losing conciousness...
When these black out incidents happen, they happen out of nowhere and come on instantly. I begin to sweat and have cold/hot flashes when this takes place. I recently have become extremely nauseous, especially about 20 minutes after I eat. I wake up in the middle of the night feeling extremely weak and even more nauseous and lightheaded than when I am awake. Throughout the day I will experience occasional hot flashes.
Heat causes veins to dilate and open which can increase fainting, so summer months are brutal, more salt and Gatorade are needed for sure. Trust me I faint almost every time I am in the shower with warm to hot water. I am on a medicine to constrict my veins to stop my fainting. I have POTS, I just got diagnosed 6 months ago. I am 25 and my symptoms started at age 16 it took a Cardiologist and a Tilt Table Test to finally prove it was POTS this whole time.
stiffness of muscles in back an neck (feel very tight) eye muscle weak, drooping of lid, facial tingling around lips and cheek, fainting spell, toes numb over intervals of 6 months with the last occurence of numbess in my chest and abdomen, encircling my upper half and more prominent when I flex my neck ever so slightly. (This upper body numbness began Nov 13th,07 and in the past week-Jan 6th, 08 has become almost unnoticeable).
I would try the tylenol pm and put the benzos and wine away.... Benzos are highly addictive and right now is not a good time to start drinking , you siad it yourself after three glasses of wine you feel fantastic ...you are replacing the vikes with benzos and wine.I got alot off pain between my shoulder blades when I detoxed as well try 800 mgs of mortrin see if that helps at all Jenny you are doing great you have gone 11 days clean,be very proud of yourself you are doing it !!!!
My 16yr old daughter has been having a lot swelling and pain in her ankles, fingers and wrists. There is a lot of arthritis and lupus in my family-and I think she may be getting one of those conditions...but her blood work has all been normal. Most evenings she also develops hives on her back and arms. I've taken her to ER, but we still don't know what's causing these ods symtoms.
the symptoms were no muscle control, fascics and severe muscle cramping along with anxiety and fainting...i basically felt my legs go weak and fell down a flight of stairs, blacked out a couple of time...i thought i was dying...i had very low BP(84/48), dehydrated and low heart rates(48) all through hospital stay...i had my heart checked out which is OK...i don't have MS or Lupus...i eat a lot of salt and wear compression socks to keep the BP up. i am on cymbalta for the cramping pain.
While I am in fairly good health despite this, I have actually felt miserable (with Chronic fatigue syndrome, dizziness, fainting, numbness, and general malaise) and have been in some sort of pain or another for about 15 years now.
Since I was very yound and to this day I am very clumsy I bump into walls etc a million times a day, burn myself, trip, lose my balance and have near fainting spells and about 10 or 15 successful ones (my elementry school report cards even say "she often bumps into walls", it must have been really noticeable) I catch everything that everyone has, my immune system isn't good I have had sleeping problems as far back as I can remember and have been looking for a fix since I was 19 ye
When you drastically cut the calorie intake you also alter the nutrients and your body goes in survival mode and the essential organs will get the nutrients and the others (hair, skin, nails) will get the left over.
If I do any physical activity my hands and feet will turn very red and be very hot and I can feel the heat radiating off my hands and feet. If I am outside and the weather is hot and I am wearing flipflops my feet will get beat red and so will my hands. I dont feel any pain but it is uncomfortable because i can feel something happening in my feet and even my legs. If i take a hot shower my feet and legs become beat red and my legs get blue even and I dont know why.
So WHY was my rheumy treating me for LUPUS and with a LUPUS MEDICATION if I DON'T have LUPUS????!!!! There was also xrays done on my shoulders, hips and ankles. Seems as though I have calcificatons in the left hip.... My current doc has started me on a low dose of prednisone (10mg per day) and it seems to be working pretty good for now. But for the last two days my hips, hands, shoulders, and knees have been hurting just like usual.
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