It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Lupus Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-18-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2
lily33 HB User
Post different types of lupus

If you have a lupus flare say with your kidneys will your flares always effect just your kidneys or do flares change and effect different parts of your body?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-18-2003, 01:51 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 2,354
BarbaraH HB UserBarbaraH HB UserBarbaraH HB UserBarbaraH HB User

Hi, I've had diagnosed lupus for 4 years, am a nurse, and have no idea what the answer to your question is. My flares have just involved extra exhaustion and aching. Ask your doctor! I just didn't want to seem to ignore you. Peace - Barbara

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-18-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 22
cmeg HB User

Hi lily:

I've had lupus for the last 14 years and I am currently having kidney involvement. I am on cytoxan treatments monthly and will say that once they get it under control the flare ups won't always affect the kidneys. I was on cytoxan years ago and after the docs took me off of it I would just have my normal flare up symptoms.... achy swollen joints, etc. The kidney problems were not as prominent. My flares tend to change with the the weather: pleurisy during the winter months, swollen joints when it rains...

So I guess to answer your question, lupus won't always affect the same areas all the time. You may have problems with your kidneys now, for example, but subsequent flares won't necessarily involve your kidneys.

Hope this info helps.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Different Titers, Confused FLFLOWERGIRL Lupus 4 04-23-2009 07:21 AM
different types of sores? ember919 Herpes 4 07-22-2007 01:04 PM
Different Types of MS? Heredity? CrazyDogLady Multiple Sclerosis 7 08-03-2006 09:08 PM
Anyone had 2 different types of cancer?? LauraJane Cancer 3 06-26-2006 08:14 PM
Different types of Arrhythmia KarenBeth Heart Disorders 7 06-25-2005 12:21 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:33 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!