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Old 09-23-2002, 11:40 AM   #1
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Question Do you know if this is part of lupus?

I was diagnosed with the Parvo virus last Jan.
Have been on Bextra and other meds. Last week the Rhem. Stated he thinks I have lupus and has added a lupus medication. About a month ago I was having difficulty seeing exspecially close up. I already wear perscription because I can't see far away. It took two weeks to get eye appt. He change my perscription, order bifocals and wanted me to try mono vision. After a few days of that I just went back to my regular contacts, and I could see fine. When I went to the doctor to pick up my new glasses I told him I could see again. And I was not able to see with the new perscription. He reexamined my eyes, and I was right. He said there is some problem with the left eye but he can not move them to a stronger perscription so we had to reorder the lenses for the old perscription. I asked him if lupus could cause this. He felt that I may need a mri for MS.
I have swelling in my joints, legs, and stiffness, and iches most of the time. I am 39 years old. Do you know if this is a lupus symtom or MS. Should I try and have a MRI done. My ANA both times was borderline.
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Old 10-03-2002, 12:10 AM   #2
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Hi-

Please check out the MS board as well. Some of the symptoms do sound like MS. But please keep in mind That there are several mocking diseases which are MS,Lupus, Lyme Disease, Fybromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue syndrome. The best is to get a MRI. Then testing from there.I do have MS and have alot of the same things you have mentioned. But I also have cousin who has Lupus and she has the same so....
I do not know if this helps.

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Old 10-03-2002, 01:39 PM   #3
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Thank you That helps alot. I have thought about MS my mother has that. my joints is wear my symtoms first started. Does this occur with ms as well?

 
Old 10-06-2002, 10:39 PM   #4
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HI- I just wanted to let you know first of all that MS is not hereditry(SP) but if you have a parent with you you maybe more likely to get it. Alot of joint problemd could be MS but maybe more Lupus Or Fybromyalgia which have tender pressure points to touch such as the area above your elbow, back of knees spots on the back of you neck. Check out the web md I find that very helpful. Or just do a search on the web. With my ms I do have joint pain however the doc tells me its from the ABC drug I take. There are so many things out the that have the same symptoms as this its all a matter of finding the right DR. I belive before I was told I had ms wich was 7/99 I had it at least for 6 years before snd was forever being told it was on my head or fybromyalgia.

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Old 10-10-2002, 06:19 AM   #5
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Thank you. My mother went though the same before her diagnosis of ms. I have been thinking about talking to my family doctor in regards to an mri. or to get a referral. Your response has been helpful and I appreciate your contact very much.

 
Old 10-27-2002, 12:25 PM   #6
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De Lou,
just wanted to let you know that after having my eyes checked the eye doctor told me I might want to have an mri, to check out ms.
I went to my family doctor and he ordered the mri,
It came back everything is great. did not show any ms or lisions. Thanks for all your suggestions,hope to hear from you soon.
Ceya

 
Old 11-20-2002, 08:36 PM   #7
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I recently had an MRI which shows a lesion suggesting MS......my neuro says he's not sure.....I want to explore Lyme's disease. I have been dizzy, have on again off again facial numbness on the right side (same side as lesion, so neuro Dr. says not affiliated) and the neuro Dr is testing me for Lupus. Does Lupus cause brain lesions like MS does? Does anyone know if Lyme's disease causes a brain lesion? I want to know as much as possible because I think these Docs are idiots......please help

 
Old 11-20-2002, 09:02 PM   #8
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Hi JanetB53,
I am new to Lupus, my mom has MS. I have read that lupus also has lisions on the brain. It can affect any organ. The lyme disease board is wonderful. Lots of great info. I asked my Rhemotologist about Lyme, but he said I did fit that. I have swollen joints, pain, and I have numbness often in my hands, lips, nose, arms. But I had no signs of anything on my MRI.
For lupus and lyme you may want to talk to a rhemotologist. Are your joints affected?
Keep me posted on what you find out?
Ceya

 
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