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

Lupus Message Board

  • Neurological symptoms and Lupus

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 04-09-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Location: TN
    Posts: 449
    Shshi HB UserShshi HB User
    Neurological symptoms and Lupus


    This is my first time posting on this board, and I hope you can help me.

    Since last year, I've had a lot of unusual symptoms that my doctors first thought were caused from multiple sclerosis. However, my MRIs, lumbar punctures, blood tests, nerve conduction studies, EMGs, etc. are all normal, for the most part.

    My main symptom that is causing me the most problems is extreme fatigue. Often it is so severe that just moving is exhausting. Resting does not seem to make any difference at all. The fatigue is almost constant - I might have a few hours where I feel "normal", but then the fatigue will return.

    Other symptoms include numbness and tingling in various parts of my body, muscle spasms/stiffness in my legs, shooting nerve pains in my extremities, weakness in my left leg, heat intolerance, dizziness, nausea, tinnitus in my left ear, cognitive problems, bowel and bladder problems, slurred speech, buzzing sensations in my arms and legs, tremors, etc.

    My reflexes in my left leg are abnormal on my neuro exams. I have hyperactive knee reflexes and a present Babinski reflex in my left foot. I also had an abnormal Somatosensory Evoked Potential test on my left leg that showed a delayed signal somewhere in my spinal cord or brain.

    I'm grasping at straws here because I can't seem to get any conclusive answers as to what might be causing my problems, and they're just getting worse and worse. I'm scheduled to see a Rheumatologist/Immunologist and an Endocrinologist at Vanderbilt in Nashville next month.

    Could Lupus cause any of these symptoms and/or reflex problems in my leg and foot?

    Thanks and hugs,


    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 04-16-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
    marie59's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Location: ny
    Posts: 78
    marie59 HB User
    Re: Neurological symptoms and Lupus

    i have lupus and have some symptoms you speak of.but i am not a i dont know what is going on with you.i hope you find some answers soon. its so hardl living in limbo.hugs to you hang in marie

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Lupus and blood pressure spikes when sleeping. Sunsetnan Lupus 121 07-26-2010 07:21 AM
    Neurological Symptoms oneflightdown Lupus 2 02-01-2010 05:34 PM
    Neurological Withdrawal Symptoms goingcrazy7403 Brain & Nervous System Disorders 0 07-14-2008 08:46 PM
    Symptoms, lupus, from concerned -male- (Long post...) Dartkick Lupus 8 07-14-2006 03:43 PM
    what exactly does neurological lyme mean? sickandconfused Lyme Disease 22 08-28-2005 02:08 PM
    Connection between scoliosis and neurological symptoms?? Kristine1976 Spinal Cord Disorders 4 06-02-2004 12:24 PM
    Neurological Symptoms and possible Lupus? Please Read!!! AngelicBrat Lupus 35 03-20-2004 04:30 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    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 12:55 AM.

    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!