Lupus Fibromyalgia: Everything You Need to Know

Author: Jessie Mcknight

Did you know that one-fourth of those who are suffering from Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) also have Fibromyalgia? Yes, you’ve read it right. Fibromyalgia, which is predicted to originate from Lupus activity, is coined as Lupus Fibromyalgia. How would you know if you are a Fibromyalgia patient with a Lupus activity in your body?

It is important that you know if your Fibromyalgia or FM instigated from Lupus since SLE can destroy other organs of your body like the lungs and the kidneys.

Here are some signs and symptoms of Lupus Fibromyalgia (or SLE FM):

  • Extreme muscular pain– these pains are not just because of stress and fatigue. Sometimes, a gentle touch from a pal can be transmitted to your nervous system as an excruciating feeling, especially if it is your tender points that are touched. Tender points include your buttocks, lower back, hips and neck.
  • Positive ANA test– ANA is present in people with Lupus. By extracting blood from your body, a simple blood screening can decipher if you are sick with Lupus. Of course, a request for such blood exam must come from a health professional like your doctor.
  • Sleep disorders– If you are having a hard time getting a deep sleep at night, then this may not be insomnia but a part of the Fibromyalgia syndrome.
  • Fatigue– If you have the weird feeling like your energy is already used up the moment you wake up in the morning, then this may not be ordinary stress.

If it is confirmed that you have Fibromyalgia that came from SLE, then here are a few tips you must do to aid in curing your sickness.

    1. Consult a doctor who is very much familiar with your condition. Sometimes, Lupus and Fibromyalgia possess the same signs. Also, a cure for Lupus may worsen one’s Fibromyalgia and vice versa. The doctor you should rely on must be an expert on this specific kind of Fibromyalgia. Ask for the recommendations of those who had their Fibromyalgia cured on which doctor to trust.
    2. Watch closely for the symptoms. Since these two illnesses have close relations with their indications, you must look for a distinction among these implications. In SLE FM, the sufferer really looks sick (thin body, yellowish skin) and suffers greatly from muscle pain while FM patients alone looks healthy on the outside but is actually sickly in the inside.
    3. Do not take drugs without the doctor’s prescription. Not just because a medicine worked for a fellow Lupus Fibromyalgia sufferer, it will also work for you. Your case may be similar to is or her case but still, there are distinctions. If you think that the same drug can work for you, consult your doctor first. Remember, in curing an illness, it is always a joint activity of the patient and the doctor.
    4. Strictly follow the recommended diet. If you don’t want the ache to be worse, then adhere to list of foods you should consume and stay away from eating the foods which may worsen your situation.

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About the Author

Jessie Mcknight is an expert in
fibromyalgia treatment.  Learn how to eliminate the symptoms of fibromyalgia
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8 thoughts on “Lupus What Is It

  1. Jillian

    I have lupus and need advice from people who have it or know about it.?
    I was recently diagnosed with lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis and have had a headache everyday for a month, no matter what I take it’s there. They are crippling and get worse at night when my fever goes up, I need help my Rheumatologist is useless he won’t help me and tells me it’s normal. Is anyone else doing through this??

  2. MaluLanix0x

    What is the difference between Lupus affecting the nervous system and MS?
    What symptoms are different for each? How are they different and how are they the same? How common is it to have Lupus (SLE) and a neurological disorder such as MS?

    1. Linda R

      Both lupus and multiple sclerosis are autoimmune disease in which the immune system goes haywire and attacks healthy parts of the self.

      In multiple sclerosis, the immune system destroys the myelin sheath or fatty covering of the nerves. This can result in loss of transmission of signals.

      In lupus, neurological symptoms can include things like seizures and neuropathy, or nerve pain. The mechanism by which lupus causes these things is not the same as in MS.

  3. Bob Bobbbb

    so my c reactive proteins came up high can a doc find the source of inflammation?
    okay so here are my symptoms,feeling like i have to puke, naseau, headaches, feeling weird, kinda like disconnected feeling, body feels like i have the flu (body aches), extreme fatigue,anxiety, yes i know i said anxiety but i have been taking welbutrin and that keeps any of that away and kinda makes me feeel more energized but i still get really sickl feeling and only NSAIDs can get rid of the feeling, the doctors tried telling me it was mood and anxiety based but since taking welbutrin i feel more like me and slightly more alive and less anxious, but i still feel like im being dragged down by something and im perfectly happy with my life, for once things are going in the right direction and i have alot of oppurtunity ahead of me, the pain kinda hangs around right where my stomach is but kinda near the intestines, i cant tell which one it is but its sickening feeling and makes me feel like i have to puke everyday all day but i fight it back, along with that i get lower back pain, i kinda feel like i cant focus as much, mostly when i get tired and the headaches are sometimes like pressure and my ears ring, and ive had high blood pressure but it seems like its gone down some, when im tired though i feel like i cant think or concentrate or remember anything as well, obviously i mean i am tired but im tired at like 6pm and when i wake up i feel completely rested just kinda blegh, sometimes i have to sleep upright cuz it feels better on my body, less pressure i guess, idk what to think of this, i mean it could be lupus since i know i already have an immune disease or it could be sometihng else, all i know is im virus,bacteria and std free and all my organs work, but ive never had levels this high and ive had worse psoriasis, in fact it hasnt broken out nearly as bad as it has in the past.

  4. r0s3tta_st0n3d

    What are the chances of a person undergoing chemotherapy for lupus getting a girl pregnant?
    I’m aware that the lupus chemodrug Cyclophosphamide is known for killing your sperm count and ruining sperm motility, at least temporarily.

    How good are your chances of concieving a child? If they’re pretty low… anyone have an idea how long it takes to recover your counts?

    I spoke with my doctor about this, but he says that since Lupus is a disease that affects far more women than men, it’s hard for him to say with any assurance.

    1. phillip b

      there are other therapies which will help more with this problem and the only reason you are being recommended that route is because of profit
      look into what edgar cayce said on lupus
      spiritual healing and reiki can help too
      not to mention
      bob beck protocol
      raymond rife machine may help too
      google search them all

  5. Sweet Pea

    What does it mean to have a possible positive lupus test?
    I have been having serious joint pain for some time now. My doctor tested me for arthritis, RA, and lupus. He said the test came back as a possible positive for lupus and he is sending me to a Rheumatologist for further testing. Does this mean they just don’t know or does it mean they are sending me for a confirmation? Has anybody had this happen to them?

    1. gpk.gr

      Dear Sweat Pea,
      the diagnosis of rheumatic diseases and specially systemic lupus erythematosus is based on clinical findings and past medical history. Laboratory values are use mainly for confirmation and sometimes to estimate disease activity. Please be patient until you visit your rheumatologist. As a specialist he will guide you through the differential diagnostic of arthritis (over 200 types!). I’m pretty sure you will feel frustrated after the first visit but afterwards you will begin to built a relationship with your rheumatologist based on his ability to understand your complaints and relieve your pain. Feel free to contact me and ask again!

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