March 28, 2012

Lupus: Mimics PCOS, MS

Posted in LUPUS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:31 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady: The Revolution TV show touched on Lupus today… Toni Braxton was diagnosed with Lupus in 1988… Lupus is extremely hard to diagnose… Took four years for her…
~ Important: Symptoms List, keep one!
~ Lupus mimics PCOS, MS and more…
~ The Women’s Health.gov is an excellent site for info!
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Lupus
By Mayo Clinic staff
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Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
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Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.
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The most common signs and symptoms include:
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~ Fatigue and fever
~ Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
~ *Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose
~ Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure
~ Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
~ Shortness of breath
~ Chest pain
~ Dry eyes
~ Headaches, confusion, memory loss
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When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you develop an unexplained rash, ongoing fever, persistent aching or fatigue.
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Sites
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Read entire article at site
http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/lupus/DS00115/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print
~ Mayo Clinic staff…. Lupus extensive information…
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http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/lupus.cfm
~ * WomensHealth.gov… Excellent info, symptoms and check list on Lupus….
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http://lupus.us.com/lupus-symptoms.html
~ Lupus.US.com… * Extensive symptoms list, * chart and more information…
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http://www.wellsphere.com/healthy-cooking-article/hormones-amp-pcos/725872
~ Hormones & PCOS … A few months back, I posted for everyone to pray for a friend of mine that might have been diagnosed with Lupus or MS… and in the end she didn’t have either condition – she has severe PCOS. ~
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http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.aspx?articleid=1302&zoneid=76
~ Lupus Foundation of America… Criteria and interesting information…
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http://www.rheumatoidarthritissupport.com/article/what-do-you-know-about-lupus-disease
~ Rheumatoid Arthritis Support …
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Google:
Lupus and PCOS
lupus symptoms
early lupus symptoms
lupus pictures
lupus rash
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lupus rheumatoid arthritis

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1 Comment »

  1. PCOSLady said,

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    Good eve,

    I’m confused on this line… Can you clarify it please?
    – I pulled info from the Mayo Clinic…

    Thank you for adding my page to your blog…
    Have you read through the Celiac Disease Symptoms?
    Your blog links mention Eczema, Heart Disease, etc… which are listed
    as conditions and symptoms in Celiac Disease…
    – Seems Celiac Disease is at the root of many things over years…

    I would be happy to add your blog and site to my Lupus Site List…
    – It’s important kids are properly diagnosed…

    Happy Spring!
    Christie


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