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Forum Name: Rheumatology Topics
Question: Migraines, URIs, UTIs, and IBS
|pscut - Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:11 am||
I have been diagnosed with lupus since 2004 and I experience problems with Migraine Headaches, Upper Respiratory Infections and Chronic Sinusitis, Urinary Tract Infections and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, including other symptoms of lupus. Would these symptoms be due to lupus?
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:31 pm||
Yes, the symptoms you are suffering can be caused by active lupus.
Vasculitis can cause colitis or general GI symptoms (sometimes GI symptoms are secondary to medicine like NSAIDs); headaches can occur; urinary tract problems including kidney disease certainly can occur.
Respiratory illness can also be a part of lupus.
So take care to follow up with your physician for medical management.
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