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Board: Lupus 04-24-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By ladybud
Re: Unspecified joint diseases - wandering aches, autoimmune disease?

First, you must see a rheumatologist for a diagnosis. You do have several abnormal test results which are significant. The high sed rate indicates inflammation in your body, and is non-specific but...
Board: General Health 03-20-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By ladybud
Re: Random chills and feeling cold every afternoon at around 5-6pm

Ryan it is indeed very frustrating to have symptoms such as these with nothing showing up on your tests so far. In many autoimmune diseases, symptoms can precede laboratory evidence by months or...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 10-31-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By ladybud
Re: vn - decompensation? recurrence?

VN can have an autoimmune cause, and autoimmune diseases notoriously have periods of exaccerbation, often occurring out of the blue, and remission. I would wonder what you are being treated with....
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 09-14-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By ladybud
Re: CREST/possible lupus overlap

In a word, yes. With all the symptoms you have, 5 mg prednisone is a spit in the ocean. I would seek a second opinion, mainly for more aggressive treatment to control your symptoms. Prednisone is...
Board: Lupus 09-01-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By ladybud
Re: Unsure

You do have lots of symptoms of autoimmune disease. GI problems are common, anemia, joint pain, fatigue, etc. The sweats are common during flares as a result of cytokines being released from the...
Board: Lupus 08-27-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By ladybud
Re: Unsure

The short answer is yes. A lot depends on what other symptoms you have. A diagnosis requires both signs and symptoms as well as labs that show a pattern. With anticardiolipin antibodies and sed rate...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 08-23-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By ladybud
Re: Newbie here - Pos. ANA w/speckled pattern, constant pain! Help!

I would certainly pursue autoimmune problems for most of your symptoms. I would see a rheumatologist for that. Your right upper quadrant pain with vomiting episodes could be gall bladder related. A...
Board: General Health 08-10-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,884
Posted By ladybud
re: wondering if I have an underlying condition

jrm209

I would get the possibility of multiple chemical sensitivity checked out. The motion sickness may be related, as inner ear issues are related to histamines and allergies.

You might try...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 08-09-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By ladybud
Re: Low Grade Fever for 3 Months

Typically low grade fever for this long without obvious signs of infection is caused by inflammation which can be systemic. I would think a rheumatologist should be consulted to rule out the many...
Board: Lupus 08-01-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By ladybud
Re: Need suggestions

I would definitely see someone else. Not all lupus patients get butterfly rash. And fibromyalgia does not cause fever, nasal ulcers, or hair loss. You have several symptoms seen in lupus and should...
Board: General Health 07-30-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,207
Posted By ladybud
Re: Possible Autoimmune

You have several symptoms of a possible autoimmune disorder. You need to be checked out further looking at lupus and similar AI conditions. Fatigue, hair loss heart rhythm problems, rash, joint pain...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 07-24-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By ladybud
Re: Sound familiar?

Jessica, I wonder if your hypothyroidism has been treated. That makes people very fatigued and replacement thyroid hormone is necessary. You have many symptoms that could be explained by an...
Board: Lupus 07-19-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By ladybud
Re: Heart issues with lupus?

Lupus can cause heart problems but there are other things in lupus that can cause chest pain as well. A lot depends on your age, other health conditions, etc. If the pain is determined to not be...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 07-18-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By ladybud
Re: Here are my symptoms. Any idea what condition I might have?

Many of your symptoms could be from a combination of autoimmune disease and allergies. These two problems often coexist. You are only 36 and this started at age 7? What doctors have you seen and what...
Board: Bell's Palsy 07-09-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,077
Posted By ladybud
Re: Could this be Bell's?

It doesnít sound like Bellís. That causes paralysis and drooping of the face on one side. I would be concerned about the possibility of shingles starting which can take a couple of days to fully...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 07-03-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By ladybud
Re: Autoimmune?

This definitely sounds autoimmune and I would agree that lupus is a good possibility, especially with the positive anticardiolipin antibodies. These occur in about 30% of people with lupus. This...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-29-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By ladybud
Re: Help in pointing the DR in the right direction

Welcome to the boards! I am sorry so many and such severe problems have been plaguing you a long time. Your symptoms certainly sound like they could be autoimmune, and I am also wondering if a...
Board: Lupus 06-20-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,013
Posted By ladybud
Re: CRP and Ana

The high CRP is an indication that you have inflammation in your body. Itís a nonspecific test but meaningful if abnormal. The positive ANA can occur in many autoimmune diseases and the...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-18-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 873
Posted By ladybud
Re: High ANA?? **Update**

Thanks for the update! I wish more people did this, as we all learn from the whole picture. UCTD is a bona fide diagnosis and I am very glad you found a rheumatologist you like. Hope you do well...
Board: Lupus 06-18-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Posted By ladybud
Re: ANA 1:160 speckled. Is it definitely lupus?

The swelling could be a symptom related to an autoimmune disease called Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) which includes lupus but is a little broader. The blue discoloration is probably...
Board: Lupus 06-01-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,735
Posted By ladybud
Re: Needing help with understanding Labs

Lupus diagnosis is based on a combination of symptoms and labs. The anti dsDNA is specific for lupus, but people with this antibody almost always have a positive ANA as well. Was an ANA done? An...
Board: Lupus 06-01-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Posted By ladybud
Re: ANA 1:160 speckled. Is it definitely lupus?

Welcome Amafi, to the boards. I know it is frustrating to seek help for health problems and get no definitive answers. Lupus falls in a group of autoimmune diseases that have many overlapping and...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-27-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By ladybud
Re: Normal labs but very sick!

I would tell both Drs about your heart rate. Fast rates are common in lupus and other autoimmune disease, especially if fever or significant inflammation is present. Itís a symptom worth mentioning,...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-26-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By ladybud
Re: Normal labs but very sick!

In terms of your symptoms, autoimmune disease is first on the list. Missing from your labs are 2 anti thyroid antibodies, anti TG and anti TPO. These, if either is elevated, would be suggestive of...
Board: Cancer 05-25-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,678
Posted By ladybud
Re: Left supraclavicular lymph node

The first sign of some types of cancer can be an enlarged lymph node without any other symptoms. Lymph nodes can be enlarged in lupus and infections as well. In that location, it always requires a...
Board: Immune Disorders 05-25-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By ladybud
Re: need input on 7 year olds rash

I just wanted to add a couple of comments to my previous response to you. If her eye symptoms come back, I would take her to an ophthalmologist because more serious eye issues can occur in autoimmune...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 05-24-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,442
Posted By ladybud
Re: adrenial fatigue

Nausea and vomiting with low BP are signs of possible Addisons disease (low cortisol, hypoadrenalism. You need an endocrinologist to check this out with a more sensitive test. If the tests you had...
Board: Immune Disorders 05-24-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By ladybud
Re: need input on 7 year olds rash

cgoetz0521

This Dr. Should have done a biopsy with immunofluorescent studies a long time ago, but I would not trust him as his information is totally inaccurate. I would take your little girl to a...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-19-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By ladybud
Re: Should I find another doctor, or just give up?

You have good reason to feel frustrated. Having high thyroglobulin antibodies is an indication of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (autoimmune) in which the thyroid gland eventually gets destroyed by these...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-14-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By ladybud
Re: Is this high the enough to be Hashiís?

Usually when lab reference range are this different it’s because the labs are using test of different sensitivity levels. In your case your result is at least twice what it should be. This number...
Board: Chronic Pain 05-04-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,735
Posted By ladybud
Re: Chronic Pain EVERYWHERE!

Having chronic pain is terrible, especially when there has been no condition diagnosed to explain it. With your symptoms, I would expect that you have had an MRI of brain, a thorough work-up for...
Board: Back Problems 05-04-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By ladybud
Re: Depression after back surgery

It is very common to feel depressed after surgery. The anesthesia is a depressant, many people get depressed from Valium and narcotics like Percocet. The Cymbalta is actually an antidepressant, but...
Board: Anemia 05-04-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,837
Posted By ladybud
Re: Low Iron and Systemic Edema?

I have never heard of low iron causing systemic edema. Is there any explanation for your low iron, and are you anemic? Dietary deficiency of protein, or protein loss through the urine from kidneys...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-04-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By ladybud
Re: Stitches

I would see your Dr about this. It is not normal for a cut that has been sutured to still be hurting a year later.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-04-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By ladybud
Re: Confusing labs, feel awful

Thanks ladies for responding. As common as thyroid disorders are, you'd think there would be more Drs. who understand its nuances. I appreciate the straightforward explanation, Midwest, and I am so...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-24-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By ladybud
Confusing labs, feel awful

I repeatedly have very low TSH levels, but low to midrange free T4 and T3 levels. I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism, not hyper, but my Dr. keeps insisting on lowering my doses of L-thyroxine...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-13-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By ladybud
Re: Need help getting diagnosis - enlarged thyroid - what tests to do?

You need anti TPO and anti TG. These are both antibodies that attack thyroid tissue in Hashimoto disease, autoimmune thyroid disease. It is characterized by enlargement of the gland and nodules. Over...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-11-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,781
Posted By ladybud
Re: Is TMD causing all my neck and shoulder pain?

Wow, I hope you have had a neurosurgeon consultation for the cervical disc disease. This seems to be the most likely cause of the pain and muscle spasm to me. Cervical discs can bulge or herniate...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 04-11-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By ladybud
Re: Slightly elevated WBC and low grade fever

I am wondering how it was determined you have no inflammation or autoimmune disease. Also, what is the percentage of your neutrophil count? It should be on the lab report and the percentage of...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 04-05-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,959
Posted By ladybud
Re: MID% in Complete Blood Count?

MID % has to do with monocyte count, which can be raised in a number of circumstances. Monocytes are white blood cells that increase with inflammation, and given you have a positive ANA and UCTD, the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-05-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By ladybud
Re: any people have the same problems? ideas for me?

What thyroid tests measured .03? There are several, and I suspect that was a TSH measurement, indicating hyperthyroidism, too much thyroid. That is important to distinguish. You need to have...
Board: General Health 04-05-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,418
Posted By ladybud
Re: Constant Tiredness ... Why??

Many of your symptoms are suggestive of obstructive sleep apnea. It causes sleep disruption nightly and therefore daytime tiredness and need for naps. The sleep clinic should be able to sort this out...
Board: Skin Problems 04-05-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,611
Posted By ladybud
Re: What the heck is this rash? How do I get it to go away?

A dermatologist can biopsy the rash, but MUST do a lupus band test to check for autoimmune rash. Without that, the biopsy is useless. The combination of a rheum and derm consult is your best bet,...
Board: Celiac Disease 02-27-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By ladybud
Re: Celiacs or gluten intolerance test

There are specific antibodies that test for celiac disease. If positive, you have it and must remain gluten free in diet. However, some people who do not have celiac disease are gluten intolerant, in...
Board: Menopause 02-27-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Posted By ladybud
Re: Early menopause 31 years old High FSH- LH low estradiol

Just a few comments from me. With all your symptoms, I would get checked for lupus. Autoimmune premature ovarian failure can be associated with lupus and can cause severe premenstrual dysphoria. Your...
Board: Skin Problems 01-12-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By ladybud
Re: sudden skin change

I would consider ehlers danlos syndrome for the skin problems. The other symptoms sound like autoimmune. There are so many tests for autoimmune disease that I doubt you had them all done. I would...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-08-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By ladybud
Re: Chronic nasal congestion and tension headache

I agree that an IGA deficiency can cause chronic sinus and other respiratory infections, as well as GI and urinary infections. Is a simple blood test for this, well worth it if chronic respiratory...
Board: Dental Health 12-29-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By ladybud
Re: lymph node pain

It does take longer for lymph nodes to normalize after an infection or trauma. I would expect the nodes to take at least as long as it takes the gum to heal completely. Even a couple more weeks after...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 12-29-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By ladybud
Re: Chronic nasal congestion and tension headache

The mucosal thickening is from inflammation of your sinuses, probably due to allergies. There is a long list of things you can do to reduce dust mites and clear the air of other allergens. Were your...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 12-26-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By ladybud
Re: Failed shoulder replacement

I am so sorry you have been thru such a difficult time with this. I have not heard specifically of this happening but theoretically it makes sense. People with autoimmune diseases have excess...
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