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Board: Lupus 08-01-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 918
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: Autoimmune Disorders 06-18-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 901
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: Immune Disorders 05-25-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
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: General Health 04-05-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
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: Celiac Disease 02-27-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
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: Autoimmune Disorders 11-12-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By ladybud
Re: I need finding a rheumatologist, please

Unfortunately the symptoms of autoimmune diseases can precede the labs showing evidence of something by months or years. It took my ANA ten years after my symptoms started to turn positive and then...
Board: Lupus 10-31-2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,989
Posted By ladybud
Re: Lupus diagnosis? Positive ANA & Anti-DsDNA then negative ANA retest?

First let me say I am sorry you have been sick for so long without having been tested for lupus long ago. It's quite common for ANA to fluctuate between positive and negative, which invariably causes...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 10-26-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By ladybud
Re: How many problems can trace back to autoimmune disorder?

Angnix

Your symptoms could all be related to autoimmune diseases and a thorough workup should be done by a rheumatology expert. Lupus is one disorder that can cause myositis, an inflammation of...
Board: Raynaud's Syndrome 10-05-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By ladybud
Re: Surgery for Raynaud's?

Raynauds is caused by spasms in the muscles of the arterioles, small arteries supplying the extremities and other tissues. Raynauds typically affects the hands/fingers and feet/ toes. It can be...
Board: Kidney Disorders 09-10-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,588
Posted By ladybud
Re: Urine Creatinine is 32.1 mg/dL

Cathy, many of these issues are related and I will try to draw some connections for you. The high protein and creatinine in urine could be related to your SLE or to a recent strep infection that you...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 09-01-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,905
Posted By ladybud
Re: High ANA??

I agree you absolutely need to see a rheumatology Dr. I would call office again and ask to be put on cancellation list. The other alternative is to call every few days to see if an opening has...
Board: Lupus 07-14-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By ladybud
Re: Help please anyone else have this dsdna result 887

Whoops my response posted before I was done. Anyway, antibodies to dsDNA are specific to lupus and levels this high would predict kidney involvement at some point. If no kidney involvement is present...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 04-06-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By ladybud
Re: To medicate or not to medicate, that is the question

I have been on the maximum dose of methotrexate for 23 years and have no side effects or problems with it. It is nice in that it is only once a week dosing. It has helped alot and is the next level...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 03-06-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By ladybud
Re: Positive ANA

Ps see a rheumatology expert for further evaluation and don't give up until you have an answer.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-16-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By ladybud
Re: Thyroid anyone??

I would ask to have antithyroid antibodies run on blood, anti TPO & anti TG. These will check for Hashimoto disease, an autoimmune thyroid condition, benign, associated with nodules. An endocrine Dr ...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-17-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,591
Posted By ladybud
Re: hypothyroidism and intrusive disturbing thoughts (Pure-O OCD)

Abby, I think you have made some astute observations that have undoubtedly helped your son. There is so much still not known about hormone levels and psychiatric symptoms. I have had hallucinations...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 01-05-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By ladybud
Re: I do not feel well - Why are autoimmune issues such a mystery?

I too have autoimmune diseases (lupus and rheumatoid arthritis), and have often felt like you do. It is very trying to not feel well most of the time, and have unpredictable symptoms come and go on...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-22-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By ladybud
Re: Questions about TMJ for my mom

It does sound like sinus infection should be considered and a CT scan of sinuses is best way to diagnose that. Also, has anyone considered the possibility of trigeminal neuralgia, a nerve pain that...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-29-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By ladybud
Re: RA or What?? Please help me!!!

Inflammatory arthritis includes RA, lupus, mixed connective tissue disorder, undifferentiated connective tissue disease, gout, and a few others. It is in contrast to osteoarthritis which is more...
Board: Children's Health 06-22-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,327
Posted By ladybud
Re: Pediatric ANA

It can take awhile to pin down the autoimmune disorders, as the symptoms often evolve over a period of time, months or years, and until you get signs and symptoms to go with the blood work results,...
Board: Allergies 02-03-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,399
Posted By ladybud
Re: Hives Help

Chronic hives can also be related to a couple of medical conditions other than ordinary allergies. They are common in Hashimoto's (autoimmune ) thyroiditis, other autoimmune conditions such as lupus,...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 01-15-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,862
Posted By ladybud
Re: Addison's Disease? Addrenals? Please help ...

Some of your symptoms do sound like adrenal insufficiency: low blood sugar, low BP, salt craving, weight loss, nausea, vomiting. You need an serum cortisol level measured in the blood at 8 AM and 4...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-13-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,789
Posted By ladybud
Re: What kinds of drinks are ok for the gerd condition?

Here's a list of what I would AVOID: alcohol, caffeine, citrus (lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit), tomato juice, and anything with lots of fat in it, like banana smoothies, avocado in smoothies. Milky...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-04-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By ladybud
Re: Eye pain from allergies? Or eye pain from underlying cause?

If you are having eye pain with eye movement, you could have a sphenoid sinus infection. Those sinuses sit right behind the eyeball, and can cause eye pain and light sensitivity, headaches and...
Board: Lupus 12-29-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By ladybud
Re: Lupus and ...

Sjogrens does cause vaginal dryness in some, so that is certainly a good idea to pursue. The biopsy may even help with the diagnosis of it. If you are over 35, I would consider perimenopause
as...
Board: Children's Health 12-24-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By ladybud
Re: 11month old fever for 5weeks and other symptoms

Thanks for the update Danitom. I am sorry that this was the outcome, but at least knowing what it is makes specific treatment possible, and he should do better going forward. You and family have been...
Board: Celiac Disease 11-07-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,397
Posted By ladybud
Re: 4 years gluten free- still anemic

Katie, being gluten free doesn't guarantee you will absorb iron in oral form. You may have other food intolerances, "leaky gut syndrome" or some other reason for the iron not absorbing. Usually iron...
Board: Women's Health 11-06-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By ladybud
Re: Sensitive women's issue with my girlfriend; please help.

Many women get a bacterial vaginitis (osis), which can make the vagina have an unpleasant "fishy" odor/taste. This is common, easy to treat, and the woman may not be aware of it, or had it so long...
Board: Sinus Problems 10-27-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,862
Posted By ladybud
Re: Could My Symptoms be Just Allergies?

Thanks for your update! It is so nice to hear success stories, and know you are feeling better, likely to continue improving with further treatment. It is helpful to get follow-up from people as they...
Board: Asthma 10-05-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,233
Posted By ladybud
Re: Asthma timeline?

Sorry you are not substantially better. I would do research on all the ways you can reduce dust in your environment, including dust mites, to control that allergen as best as possible. I hope the...
Board: Lupus 10-03-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,087
Posted By ladybud
Re: Undifferentiated/Lupus/Sjogrens??

There are a few things that can cause chest pain in lupus or undifferentiated connective tissue disease: pleurisy (most common) that causes a sharp, stabbing pain upon deep inspiration, infection...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 10-02-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,492
Posted By ladybud
Re: Enlarged Thyroid / I'm scheduled for ultrasound

The ultrasound gives a lot of info about your gland, the size, configuration, texture, presence or not of nodules. Not all nodules have to be biopsied. Most are benign and caused by autoimmune...
Board: Women's Health 09-25-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By ladybud
Re: Painful breast, please help!

The symptoms you are having sound much more like fibrocystic breast disease. This is extremely common, causes pain and tenderness, particularly during the last half of your menstrual cycle, after...
Board: Women's Health 09-25-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By ladybud
Re: Help required for my Wife

Great! I hope this works for her. Please let us know if this works, as this is rather unusual, so feedback would be helpful.
Board: Women's Health 09-24-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By ladybud
Re: Help required for my Wife

The timing of her vomiting coincides with ovulation, (Mid-cycle) after which progesterone is produced. Some women are sensitive to progesterone (like early pregnancy morning sickness) and this may be...
Board: Lupus 09-24-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By ladybud
Re: ????Lupus

I personally would not accept this message from the nurse, as nurses are not trained in diagnosis, and everything is fine, is not accurate. I would insist on speaking to the Dr. and getting your...
Board: Asthma 09-17-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,233
Posted By ladybud
Re: Asthma timeline?

Good news that sounds like progress. I agree with getting allergy testing done, as that is the basic foundation of environmental control to reduce the allergens. Pollen counts go up at night, so it...
Board: Cancer: Kidney 09-14-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,053
Posted By ladybud
Re: Kidney metastasis

Thank you for sharing your story of longevity and hope after such a serious diagnosis. You have obviously had an extension of life longer than most with kidney cancer, and your positive attitude...
Board: Neurology 09-03-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,415
Posted By ladybud
Re: Dysarthria/Dysphagia problem

If your Mom had lupus, you are at high risk for autoimmune disorders, but not necessarily the same one. AI's run in families but each person could have a different AI disease. Swallowing difficulties...
Board: Arthritis 09-02-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Rheumatoid Arthritis How long for clear diagnosis?
Views: 1,729
Posted By ladybud
Re: How long for clear diagnosis?

Most of us hear that all the time, and it feels to us like someone is saying "because you look good, I'm not sure I believe how sick you say you feel. This is dismissive and all I can say is that...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 08-31-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By ladybud
Re: 49 yr old female - need help with lab results

Many people with autoimmune Hashimoto thyroitis begin with a hyperthyroidism that turns to hypothyroidism after a couple of years. I would make sure you get an antiTG done on blood tests, since the...
Board: Lupus 08-12-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By ladybud
Re: Diagnosed as "Some Type of Autoimmune"

In addition to what others have said, an ANA titer of 1:320 is considered clinically significant by most rheums, and a CRP of 15 is definitely showing inflammation in your system. He mentioned...
Board: General Health 08-10-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,977
Posted By ladybud
Re: Unusual causes of fluid retention?

I would ask to have your serum proteins checked(blood test). If low, that could result in pitting edema and low blood pressure. They act like water sponges, keeping water in the blood, not the...
Board: Cancer: Colon 07-30-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,638
Posted By ladybud
Re: 44-yr old male worried sick

The short answer is yes, BUT, diverticular disease affects the left side of colon MUCH more commonly and causes pain/discomfort. Cancer in the colon usually causes changes in bowel habits, like...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-27-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,676
Posted By ladybud
Re: My health won't stop deteriorating suddenly...help!!

I feel much the same as you, but am much older and have lupus and RA. As bad as you are feeling, I would ask your Dr. on Wed. to recheck you for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, mixed connective...
Board: Aneurysm 07-25-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,984
Posted By ladybud
Re: ascending aortic aneurysm and abdominal aortic aneurysm

The usual criteria for surgery is 5 cm at widest width, or over 1/2 cm growth in width over course of a year. The risk of rupture increases from 1% to 10% at 5 cm and 25% at 6 cm. Controlling the...
Board: Lupus 07-20-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,414
Posted By ladybud
Re: Borderline Positive dsDNA

Your next set of blood tests will be helpful. The photos of your red arms and chest area are significant and should be shown to your Dr. It is possible a skin biopsy with immunofluorescent studies...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-30-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By ladybud
Re: RA Dx 2yrs ago still havent taken meds - help?

I have been on Placquenil for 20 + years, and have had absolutely no problems or side effects from it. I have both RA and lupus, the lupus being diagnosed first. I never knew at the beginning how...
Board: Arthritis 06-22-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,727
Posted By ladybud
Re: Can a test for RA or OA come out negative first two times, then positive?

It is very common for people with arthritis early on to have negative blood test results, then have them turn positive later on, sometimes months or even years later. So please ease up on yourself...
Board: Back Problems 06-11-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By ladybud
Re: T7-8 Disk bulge and surgery through side?

I have had two levels fused with cages (lumbar) through the side approach and actually found it much easier than the previous surgeries through my back. I'm not sure why your surgeon thinks it would...
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