The lump is more than likely a swollen lymph node. It could be a reaction to an infection, virus, or a symptom of something more serious. You should have it checked by a physician.
I am a nurse and my brother has been dx with SLE. He is on a large amount of Fentanyl, Oxycontin, Klonopin and Toradol for pain. Is SLE the cuprite of the pain he is having. He was not diagnosed until last year but has been ill several years with cardiovascular problems, hemipilegic migraines, kidney problems and joint pain. All I am seeing at this point is a brother who weighs 88 pounds lying in bed all the time and out of it. Nauseated/vomitting and wanting more pain med. I can see the dehydration and failure to thrive. Any suggestions. Does this disease kill and cause extreme pain?
I was in the hospital resently for chest pains. Stress test was fine. Cardiologist suggested the stomach. Gastricentonologist says my stomach is fine. I have acid reflux. Four months ago I had an endoscope and the only thing he saw was inflammation of the stomach. My hospital follow up with my PCP was interesting. Both specaltist that saw me in the hospital were not my own doctors. My PCP pulled out her PDA and started looking up SLE. Every symptom that I have complained about for the last 2-3 years was there. I am seeing a Rheumatologist but am thinking of changing. My PCP keeps asking me what medication the Rheumatologist has put me on for SLE? What medicines are there
I am still reviewing his medical reports I left of in 2002. He first started having generalized weakness, cough, vomiting and abdominal pain back in 2000. The toxicology report is still pending.
My medication includes:cellcept 500mg 2 daily, burinex half mg daily,warfarin 5mg half of it each day except two days i take the whole 5,altiazem 60mg 3 times daily ,prisolone 5mg 2tablets between aday & another ,viagra 12.5mg daily before sleep, calcium+VD3 twice daily .im i on the wright path in treatment ?
I am tired after awakening fronm sleeping all night. I have days where I just crash, can't do much, also have a headache on those days. Dr. ruled out lupus after the ana test because he said I didn't have physical symptoms. Then came the positive dsDNA. Just would like some answers.
I have lupus since 5 years and i am under treatment and living a healthy life..but i get flu and cough frequently which is to its peak and have to take anti biotics for that. i want to ask why do i get frequent flus and how to prevent it?
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