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Old 10-04-2002, 12:43 PM   #1
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Post unexplained rash and chronic fatigue

my mother has had a virus for the past 6 weeks and has chronic fatigue. she had a slight temperature which is gone now. no headaches, swollen joints, or other pain. just chronic fatigue and now a rash all over her body. the doctors say they have no idea what it is. her blood tests are normal. is it lupus? what could it be? please help - she is worried.

Old 10-04-2002, 05:11 PM   #2
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I can say that your mother is very fortunate to have you for a daughter/son. Since the doctor she is going
to does not have an answer, see needs to see another one. Believe me, there is a doctor out there with the
answer. You just need to keep looking.

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Old 10-05-2002, 12:18 PM   #3
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It could be Lupus. She should get blood tests for it, and see a rheumatologist. Have you posted this question on the Lupus board or on the Immune Disorders board? The people there might have more information for you.

Old 10-14-2002, 12:50 PM   #4
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I had this but swollen joints to. I was told it was some virus. I was later sent to the Rhemotologist, He tested for the human parvo virus the blood work show high amount. The rash, fever, would come and go. Now I have had this for a year, continue to be treated for symptoms, Doctor feels it is lupus, barderline ANA blood test two time. Alot of doctors do not know much about the parvo virus, but in most people last two weeks for for a few he can last a long time. hope this helps.

Old 10-14-2002, 08:02 PM   #5
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Lupus when active seems to have more symtoms, and rash usually developes especially after sun exposure.

Has the doctor considered that it could be shingles?
It roots from the herpes virus, which, from what I understand is something that lies dorment in everyones body. People with high stress levels, too many working hours, and with poor diets could be more susceptible to having it flare up.

These symptoms are identical to those of my friend.
She had shingles and it was easily treated.

Good luck, please let us know how it goes.

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