Do I Have Fibromyalgia or Lupus
Do I have fibromyalgia or lupusé How couldI tell what I haveé Both fibromyalgia and lupus cause pain andfatigue. And you can have both at the same time. That would be horrible. With fibromyalgia, your risk of irritablebowl syndrome, PMS and mitral valve prolapse and depression are more likely. Depression is more likely in anyone sufferingfrom chronic pain. What is the difference between the disordersé
Lupus is an autoimmune disorder. With lupus,the immune system usually attacks the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys and joints. In short, almost everything. Lupus can cause fever, rashes, anemia, seizuresand skin lesions made worse by sunlight. None of those symptoms occur with fibromyalgia. What causes fibromyalgiaé Fibromyalgia isn't well understood. We knowthat often occurs after spinal injury or having Lyme disease.
Can they diagnose it conclusivelyé Lupus is diagnosed via antinuclear antibodyor ANA blood tests. There isn't a similar conclusive test for fibromyalgia. Hence the misdiagnoses. The bewildering array of symptoms makes ithard to diagnose. Fibromyalgia affects the brain and nervous system, causing everythingfrom serious problems migraines and blurred vision to cravings for chocolate. The latter sounds pretty good.
Not when you're dealing with the pain thatis the hallmark of fibromyalgia. And that is on top of the sleep disturbances and muscletwitches. I've heard that it can interfere with concentration. Fibromyalgia can cause far more than that.It can cause teeth grinding, poor balance, confusion so bad you don't recognize familiarplaces and difficulty speaking. How is it treatedé Lupus is treated by suppressing parts of theimmune system, though this makes you prone to infection. Lupus is regularly treated withantiinflammatory drugs and antimalaria drugs.
But you can't even blame a mosquito forit. Both disorders can flare up before fadingaway. But lupus is lifethreatening when it starts attacking internal organs. One can kill you, but both making life a nightmare.Well, more so with fibromyalgia because of the sleep disorders. No matter which one you have, you should seea .