Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an inherited condition usually occurring in males. It's more common in those of African and Mediterranean descent. Triggers include infections, stress, fava beans, aspirin, and other drugs.
When symptoms are triggered, they include fever, dark urine, abdominal and back pain, fatigue, and pale skin.
Most people recover in… read more
Recently diagnosed with SLE my first bloodwork showed titer of 1:160 with a homogenous pattern 3 months later my titer showed 1:640 with a speckled pattern. Days prior to my second round of blood work I was taking amoxicillin as precaution after having an ingrown toenail removed. Did the antibiotics have an effect on the ANA?
So, I've been tracking my b.p. at the gym and my resting b.p. has been around 105/43 (before starting to exercise). During activity, it increases to 142/72. Afterward, it is 120/64. Pulse has been fine going from 52 up to 132 and back to 111 for those numbers. I know that it is normal for systolic to change drastically. Everything I've read does show that diastolic should be mostly stable during all… read more
I don’t have an official diagnosis yet. However, I have been sick for 10+ weeks with low grade fever, rash on my neck, enlarged glands, mailaise, painful joints, etc.
I went to an infectious diseases doctor thinking it was some sort of rogue infection. She believes I probably have Lupus.
I have an appointment at a rheumatologist. However, after hearing so many people’s struggles with getting diagnosed (and getting relief for the symptoms), I am becoming nervous that I… read more