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2 1 Mon, 4 Dec 2023
Hi sir, i am suffering from LUPUS and currently taking medrol 4mg daily and folitrax .7mg injection once in a week. Since last 2months hair fall is increasing and i have lost 80% of my hair. My doc suggested me to take follihair tablet but i am not seeing any result. Please suggest me.
2 1 Sat, 18 Mar 2023
In the last year, I have had mono, cdiff, mrsa and now testing positive for an autoimmune disease. Needless to say, I am concerned. At the current moment, I am testing positive for mrsa, and have a feeling the cdiff has returned. I was also told I have low iron, which I find confusing, as I eat a...
2 1 Sat, 25 Feb 2023
My sister was diagnosed with lupus and has terrible joint pain and lumps under her skin. She cries from the pain and can t sleep. she was just treated for hep C and now is on hydro I forget the rest of the medicine name. Dr said the lumps are ganglia nerves. Three on her neck went away after some...
2 1 Tue, 20 Dec 2022
Hi Doctor! I have SLE Lupus. I have lately been experiencing and extremely hot temperature all over but when my temp is taken it has been like 98.2, 97.2 which is Normal. Help?
2 1 Fri, 21 Oct 2022
Hello Dr, my big brother suffers from lupus and has for the past 15 yrs. I think his worst pain is in his jaw and neck. He is an incredible man who is refusing to take his cortico-steroids anymore because of the side effects. Is there any new answers for him?
6 1 Thu, 29 Sep 2022
I have neonatal lupus 100% can you tell me about it when I set my iPad on my tummy it starts to burning I itch. I have eplipsey from the time I was 5 my legs give out on me I walk with a walker sometimes I m very tried all the Time and I have lots of headaches everyday.
2 1 Fri, 17 Apr 2020
I have systemic Lupus since diagnosed 1976 , mild heart regurgitation all my life, angina and inner wall chest spasm. 2 years ago a spot in my heart developed a lesion and was under attack by my lupus, heart attack followed, stint and ) other damage to my heart. No other damage. No build up in...
2 1 Wed, 1 Apr 2020
For two days I have had a severe pain in my back on my left side about midway between my waist and shoulder blade. It is now getting too much to handle. Should I go to the emergency room. I am a female age 75 . I have lupus and I have had two heart attacks. in 2006 I am currently taking attenonel...
6 1 Wed, 27 Nov 2019
I have been diagnosed with a positive ana, and connect tissue disorder, this condition has become extremely worse over the past 20 years. My hips ankles , knees can barely move most days.. Five different doctors have told me different diagnosis from Elhers Danos to fiber myalgia to m. c. t. d. my...
2 1 Wed, 27 Nov 2019
Im 53 yr and had a failed back surgery in 2011 and came out with no use of nerve function on right bottom part of the leg and drop foot which still have I wore my body out and now had a totalshoukder replacement 8 months ago and total knee replacement in January and must have another shoulder and...
2 1 Thu, 7 Nov 2019
I was admitted into the hospital with cellulites. I have lupus already. My foot was red, swollen and had fever. I left the hospital and probably shouldn t have. It has been two weeks and now my foot has blisters and looks very strange. It has holes in it and hurts terribly. What could it be
3 2 Thu, 24 Oct 2019
I was diagnosed with Grave s Disease in January of this year. I am doing much better and have slowly been reducing methymazole dosage. Today my blood work came back positive for lupus and I am supposed to see a rheumatologist for more tests. Is this common...the Grave s and positive for lupus. I...
2 1 Mon, 29 Apr 2019
My wife was diagnosed with lichen planus some 7 years ago with white patches in her mouth. Treatment by a Dermatologists helps stabilise the condition in the first 2 years with re-occurrence now and then. Into its fourth year, it had spread to her genital area and on long term medication since...
2 1 Mon, 29 Apr 2019
I nosed with was diagnosed with discoid lupus 3 years ag and has been seeing a dermatologist off and on since that time. I have had scalp lesions with hair loss at times. currently the lesions are larger in size . should I continue with the dermatologist or should I being seeing a rheumatologist?
2 1 Thu, 20 Sep 2018
My granddaughter was diagnosed with lupus-sjogren s disease two days ago. She is only 26 years old. What can we expect as far as any treatment, meds, possible cure, prospects of having children, etc.?? I want to be informed as a grandparent so I can afford the best possible outcome possible....
2 1 Tue, 7 Aug 2018
I am 65 years old. For the last 5-6 months I have been chronically fatigued and keep getting sick with colds and flu although I got a flu shot. Also, when I went out in sun my face reacted badly and burns and itches. Do you think I could have Lupus? My email is YYYY@YYYY
2 1 Fri, 3 Aug 2018
Is it wise to take Gevrabon to help regain my severe energy loss associated with Lupus. I use to take it when I was younger and raising a family while working 2 jobs. Now besides having Lupus and Parkinsons , I am also the sole caregiver for my 96 yr. Old mother who now lives with me, but...
2 1 Fri, 3 Aug 2018
I have mild lupus and having a flare up this evening with a lot of pain, butterfly rash etc. I took a 5mg of Prednisone to try and help with this inflammation and now I am wondering if I should skip my evening dose of Celebrex? (I need to talk to my Rheumatologist about this when I next see him,...
2 1 Fri, 3 Aug 2018
I am in the midst of a most server flareup of lupus myositis and can hardly get out of bed or raise my arms. Don t know what to do short of hospitalization. I m very stubborned and look at that as a last resort. Guidance please. Should rest turn this around? I m on 90 mg of prednisone currently.
2 1 Fri, 3 Aug 2018
I have lupus & always seem to have something going on. This is the second time I ve had a round blister,scab like spot come up close to my butt. The 1st time this happened the urgicare Dr. Thought it was emphatigo or scabies. Gave me cream to put on & it went away.Both times I had a rash,bumps on...