Difference In Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia And Lupus?

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afternoon, I am a woman of 36 years. 9 months ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and then it was discovered that lupus was also 3 months later by the doctor (ana positive and crp increased). After undergoing routine treatment for 3 months, complaints have improved, the hematuria (UTI) that I have been experiencing since 2014 has also improved, because I felt better, I began to no longer routine control, but after 3 months of not controlling, complaints came again such as joint pain in the toe hands, wrists and legs, red rash on the body and face, itching on the hands, feet and head, hair loss, severe headaches and weakness especially after exposure to the sun, itchy and painful eyelids and ears, had black bowel movements for 4 days but back to normal after I tried food control and fasting, sore throat, sores on the roof of the mouth that appear missing, severe stomach and stomach pain, hematuria accompanied by painful contractions in the lower abdomen, occasional fever or excessive sweating. r nFor joint pain The sole of the foot (which is accompanied by a lump near the ankle that swells when tired) I tried the X-ray with good results. besides that I tried to check the urine and blood, only again there was blood and bacteria in the urine, AST and ESR which were above the reference value and urea N D and urea only were below the reference value, the others were good. Does this mean that it is my fibromyalgia that is relapsing? R n r nGreetings

1 Answer:


From the information you have conveyed, complaints of joint pain, muscle pain are common complaints that can be found in patients with fibromyalgia and lupus. So it is difficult to distinguish if patients with fibromyalgia and lupus experience this complaint

However, with the skin and urinary tract complaints, it is possible that this condition is caused by lupus.

In addition, the results of urine tests with blood in the urine indicate a kidney response to the lupus condition you are experiencing. These urinary complaints may not be as severe as a few years ago, however, they cannot be underestimated.

Therefore, in general, the possibility of lupus affecting your current condition, especially if you are also not undergoing routine control.

So you should consult your internal medicine doctor who treated you before for the necessary clinical examination and treatment.

And try to keep your control schedule planned by your doctor. Also, if your condition has improved, limit whatever is causing your condition to be disturbed. So that you are more mature in preventing these complaints from appearing and also more mature in maintaining your health condition.

That is the information we can convey.

dr. Ulfi

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