Sometimes a Systemic Yeast Infection can have light symptoms, and because of this they're dismissed as nothing to concerned about. The problem is, this allows the yeast to enter the bloodstream where a lot of different problems can eventuate and can even become a life-threatening situation.

The body naturally has a certain amount of yeast that lives in the body in small quantities and actually help the body, without doing any harm to it. There are also different types of microorganisms inside the body that are there to keep the yeast in check so an infection does not occur.

On-going stress attacks, poor choices of food, normal pregnancy changes, immune system deficiency diseases, antibiotic medications and other disease may abolish the tiny microorganisms and thereby allow the Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms to rage.

The Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms can differ from each individual, but here a few of the most usual ones:

Heavy sense of exhaustion and unusual run down feelings may arise.

1. The feelings of sensory disturbances, unusual muscle aches and pains, continual headaches, constant dizziness, and complaints of the sufferering of persistent tiredness are signs of a person with Systemic Yeast Infection.

2. Unusual or sudden sensitivity to chemicals or new food allergies.
Arising troubles which haven't occurred before with several chemicals or foods are common with those suffering from Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms.

3. Problems with the gastrointestinal tract.

On many occasions, as touched on in the previous detail of the food allergies, flatulence, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal itching, constipation, and diarrhea are the most common of the Symptoms.

It is even possible for thrush, a Yeast Infection affecting the mouth and/or throat, to develop.

4. Onset of urinary and genital problems.

5. Development of hives and skin rashes.

You could even be having a case of hives, and not know where they came from.

6. Suddenly feeling irritable or mildly depressed.

Many times people complain of Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms that include: mental confusion, feeling of being in a 'fog', difficulty focusing or concentrating, sleepness nights, memory loss, and decreased attention span.

7. Problems with the autoimmune system.

Some autoimmune disorders that normally become worse from a Systemic Yeast Infection are sarcoidosis, scleroderma, myasthenia gravis, arthritis, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenic purpura, or systemic lupus erythematosus.

Yeast flourish on a body that is fed with sugar, refined starch, and chemical additives.
These chemicals, starches and sugars are also readily present in bread, cookies, chips and other junk foods which are a large part of many peoples diets.

When someone is under immense stress, the microorganisms in the body that control the yeast start to die off.

Anytime you think you may have a Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms, you need to check with your doctor about what tests need to be run to determine what your body's level of Yeast organism is.
All in all, remember that it's vital to know if you are dealing with a Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms so you can get the proper treatment.

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20 thoughts on “Tests For Lupus Diagnosis

  1. Elizabeth

    What is a word with the definition difficult to deal with?
    I’m typing a paper and I need a word that will summarize how something is difficult to deal with.
    This is the sentence: While determining diagnosis accuracy is going on in some studies; there are others that are testing different medications so as to try and cure some of lupus’ _______ side affects.

    1. techno-not

      Lupus’s most bothersome

      Also, try shifting your sentence for clarity. “While some studies focus on determining accuracy of diagnoses, other studies focus on testing various medications to find remedies for some of lupus’s most bothersome side effects.”

  2. Mia Bella

    What are they signs of Lupus and what kind of test do they do to find out if you have it?
    I went to the ER because I was having chest pain they did a bunch of test and said my heart was fine but I had some kind of inflammatory thing going on and then the doctor asked me if I had Lupus in my family and I have no idea what it is or anything and no we don’t. Could I have it? I’m making a follow up appointment with my doctor. Should I ask him to test me for Lupus? What do you think?

    1. Linda R

      There is no test for lupus. A diagnosis of lupus is made based on a variety of lab tests, medical history, symptoms and after other diseases have been ruled out. It often takes years to get a diagnosis.

      Inflammation of the lungs, pleurisy, is one of the symptoms of lupus. The ER doc was wise to mention it. I had repeated bouts of pleurisy and joint pain throughout my life. The docs dismissed it. In 2003, I ended up in hospital for 14 days where I was diagnosed. I was 51 at the time and had been having these problems since the age of 13!!!

  3. julie

    What kind of Neurological symptoms do you have with Lupus?
    I’m being tested for lupus after being sick for 2 yrs and I have tons of neurological symptoms just wondering if these are common symptoms for lupus. here are my symptoms.
    Burning stinging headaches, dizzy, lightheaded,vertigo, seizure type incidents, sharp shooting pains in head, also get weard sensations on my body like warm water pouring on me. Any info will be appreciated. If you have any neurological symptoms from Lupus pleas list them for me. Thanks!

    1. Linda R

      Some lupus patients have neurological symptoms, some do not. Lupus symptoms vary widely from patient to patient.

      Headaches could be caused by lupus or by Raynaud’s phenomenon or other things. Many lupus patients have Raynaud’s, a condition in which stress or cool temperatures cause the nerves to tell the blood vessels to clamp down and restrict blood flow, usually to hands and feet, but can also cause headaches.

      Lightheadedness can be caused by a number of things as well. Lupus patient are often anemic, When you are anemica, there is not enough available oxygen in your blood, which could account for light headedness or dizziness.

      Vertigo usually has to do with the inner ear. Lupus can cause inflammation anywhere, including the inner ear.

      I am not sure what you mean my “seizure type” incidents. Do you lose consciousness? Do you convulse? Some lupus patients do have seizures. But seizures can be caused by many other things.

      Lupus patients with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (sticky blood) which causes clots may have TIAs or ministrokes. This could account for your head pain and seizure type incidents. Ask to have your blood tested for this.

      As for the weird sensations, please find a clearer way to describe that as well. If you tell the doctor that you have “seizure type incidents” and “weird sensations on your body” you are not helping the doctor get to the root cause of your problem. If these weird sensations are painful, you could have neuropathy which sometimes comes with lupus, or diabtetes, or multiple sclerosis, or other things.

      As a patient your job is to give the doctor the best and clearest information possible. It is the doctor’s job to connect the dots. A diagnosis of lupus is made based on family history, your medical history, a wide variety of lab tests and after everything else is ruled out. There is no definitive lab test for lupus.

      To do your job, keep a symptom journal including
      1. a clear description of the symptom
      2. when it started
      3. how often it happens
      4. how long it lasts
      5. what makes it feel better
      6. what makes it feel worse
      7. to what degree does it interfere with your activities of daily living

      Then create a concise summary and bring a copy for your doc and a copy for you.

  4. Kristina

    Is it true that Fibromyalgia leads to Lupus?
    My boyfriends mom told me her sister said that Fibromyalgia leads to Lupus. Is that true? I searched it and didn’t find anything about it.

    1. JMITW

      absolutely NOT,

      some people with Lupus are often diagnosed with FMS—-the docs claim that the LUPUS causes FMS…

      but usually they only have Lupus and the docs are being stupid—using FMS to explain the symptoms of LUPUS

      fms is real, but it is actually is HIGHLY overdiagnosed…i know 4 others that were diagnosed with it–NONE really had it (confirmed that they were misdiagnosed)..most people have something else—some are not physically ill at all.

      even when you supposedly had all the tests (there are hundreds if not thousands of possible tests and docs often miss positive results in tests they do) and even when you have been to multiple so called specialists…most get it wrong…

      doctors have missed a number of things that should have been noticed it tests..severe OA in an xray was missed by 4 doctors over 2 years until I pointed it out…they just kept telling me they didn’t see a fracture…there is something seriously wrong with my knee–its been injured 3 times—including keep telling me nothing is wrong….i lost the vision in my left eye due to optic nerve damage when I was 5—went to the eye doctor every year–never noticed –and he came highly recommended–a new doc when I was 13 noticed..the damage was easily seen…last June I had a positive blood test result–doc blew it off..September I started getting sicker…January I couldn’t function anymore—i kept researching and found the results were significant–made the appointment with the specialists–and got better 2.5 weeks later after suffering for 6 months because the doc missed an important blood test result..IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME

      they use fms as a general label for pain…even if they know the pain is due to another condition such as Lymes or MS….or when they are too lazy to put any effort into finding a diagnosis..It is NOT a general label for pain.

      one major issue is hypothyroid or other thyroid issues…..the in range number is too high–people actually have hypothyroid symtpoms at 3.0….but that is supposedly normal.

      there are many other things they miss vitamin d deficiency/iron deficiency anemia, lymes (look up lyme literate MD), ms, chiari malformation, celiac, etc

      FMS is NOT a thyroid issue, cervical spine issue, dehydration…There is NO inflammation with fms. It is NOT due to a vitamin deficiency.

      i deal with it my educating myself and being open to the possibility it is something else—continuing to research any lead–even though I have been to 2 top specialists..and 12 years of research seems to indicate that the diagnosis is correct

      MANY people on here have clearly described a condition other than FMS, but have been diagnosed with it…. even after going to a number of ‘experts’
      personal experience, extensive research, meeting with 2 top respected researchers, participating in research…people who choose to remain ignorant get what they deserve

      OA is localized to my foot and is a result of an injury 10 years after fms symptoms started.
      The knee issue started with an injury 8 YEARS after the fms symptoms and is also a localized issue
      I had EXCELLENT results on thyroid tests for years prior to actually developing the condition…so I can be sure that wasn’t the problem for the previous 30+ years I had fms symptoms. Even though the thyroid is ‘better’ I still have severe fms symptoms…for example, the other day, it was very painful just using my muscles to turn pages…

  5. Tim Buck

    What does urine actually tell a doctor about you?
    I did a urine test yesterday and I am just curious what medical importance urine has to a doctor.

    Please don’t post any rude comments.

    1. Lauren

      Blood – urinalysis can test for levels of blood in the urine that are too small to see. Blood in the urine can be a sign of kidney disease, bladder problems, burns, trauma, hemolytic anemia, etc

      Phosphate – high levels of this mineral in urine can indicate hyperparathyroidism, osteomalacia, certain kidney diseases, vitamin D deficiency.

      Potassium – a good measure of fluid/electrolyte balance. Increased in metabolic acidosis, dehydration, aldosteronism, renal tubular necrosis. Decreased in Addison’s disease, acute kidney failure.

      Protein AKA albumin – increased in kidney trauma, hyperthyroidism, diabetes-related kidney disease, lupus.

      Sodium – a good measure of fluid/electrolyte balance. Increased in dehydration, ketoacidosis. Decreased in congestive heart failure, kidney failure, diarrhea, aldosteronism.

      Glycouria – the presence of excess sugar in the urine is a sign of diabetes.

      The color, odor, and volume of urine is also evaluated by doctors and lab techs in the diagnosis of disease.

  6. Brian

    What would be causing really aching bones?
    My girlfriend was diagnosed and treated for anemia about 3 years ago, and until recently has been feeling fine. She gets bad aches in her bones, especially in her one leg and hip. She is 41 and attends Hot Yoga everyday.

    Can anyone give advice? Doctors never really give a diagnosis, just a lookover and return in three months spiel. Feels like the run around. Thanks in advance.

    1. jocelynt

      My first thought is that this could be over exercising – perhaps your girlfriend could take a bit of a break from the hot yoga, or switch to every other day to see if that helps.

      Second, bad aches in the bones usually suggest arthritis, especially since it seems to be in one limb and hip. Although 41 is a bit young for it, your GF could have early osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Either way, good reason to go for a deeper check.

      Physiotherapists are often good people to ask about things like this.

      Some medicines can help you pinpoint where the pain is coming from:
      – does ibuprofen help? This suggests inflammation is a source of pain, which could be arthritis or muscle irritation.
      – if supplements like calcium, glucosamine and chondroitin help, this could suggest osteoarthritis as these medicines help (over a long period of time) with cartilege replacement.
      – cortisone: oral steroids are helpful with auto-immune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
      injected cortisone into a joint, if it caused relief of pain would suggest osteoarthritis.

      Either way, I’d suggest a visit to a physio, then a visit to the doc again to discuss further testing.

  7. khuskey2u

    Why is the infectious disease dr ignoring my highly positive lyme tests?
    I tested a very high positive for lyme disease and am being treated by my MD with doxy 100 mg 2 times a day, but the Infectious disease MD wants me to test for hiv hep, lupus, syphilis etc… she already has the diagnosis from tests and my symptoms yet she ignores it due to her ignorance with lyme?? seems that way anyone ever have this experience?

    1. eion

      According to my notes from my immunology class, Lyme disease is diagnosed by the presence of a very unique rash called an ECM rash and a positive serological test for the antibodies for the bacterium B. burgdorferi (the bacteria that causes Lyme disease) Doctors will diagnose it just by seeing the rash alone.

      I’m not sure why she is testing you like that but the bacteria that causes Lyme disease looks just like the same bacteria that causes syphilis. The first stage of Lyme disease also causes some hepatitis (swelling of the liver). Later stages of the disease can cause arthritis which will test positive for reagin, the same stuff found in patients with lupus and RA.

      Hope that helps

  8. C

    Are there any other conditions that could be mistaken for rheumatoid arthritis?
    My mom was hospitalized in January with pneumonia, upon her stay at the hospital she contracted a staph infection. Within a few weeks of leaving the hospital she began having pain all through her body. About a month later when she finally got into the doctor, they ran some tests and discovered that she has rheumatoid arthritis. It just seems strange that she never had symptoms prior to being at the hospital, and now she’s hurting all over every day. I’m afraid that it could’ve been a misdiagnosis, as she is cared for by the VA and they missed my stepdads non hodgekins lymphoma (which thank god was caught at another hospital, thanks to his persistance ) I’m just curious if there are any other conditions that could have been overlooked, or If there are any treatments herbal remedies or anything she can try. I feel so bad for her cause shes active and can’t do things that she wants to do. She also is experiencing anxiety attacks from the stress. Any help would be awesome! Thanks!

    1. Sturm und Drang

      Could be tons of things: lupus, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis for just a few examples.

      You know, all doctors miss things – it’s not just the VA. It took a year-and-a-half to diagnosis the chronic illness I have. I’ve known people with lupus or MS where it took 5 years to get a diagnosis. It’s unfortunately very common.

  9. 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?


      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!

  10. angiola

    Can you still join the army if you have lupus?
    My brother’s gf is in the army and she says she has lupus. Wouldn’t they kick her out if she really had it?

    1. Linda R

      Actually it is very easy to conceal a mild to moderate case of lupus. Many of us choose not to disclose that we have it because of discrimination in the work place. Mild to moderate cases can be well controlled with immunsuppressive drugs, a healthy lifestye, and stress management.

      Lupus is a remitting/flaring disease. Some people stay in remission for a long period of time.

      As for an army doctor knowing that she has it. That is unlikely unless she presented with symptoms. There is no definitive lab test for lupus, which is why many patients take 3-5 years to even get a diagnosis.

      The standard joke among us lupus patients is “But you don’t LOOK sick!”

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