Is Profuse Sweating A Symptom Of Lupus?


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Sam Easterbrook Profile
Sam Easterbrook answered
Lupus symptoms are wide and varied. Lupus may strike aggressively as an acute and severe illness, or grumble on undiagnosed for many years. Alternatively, Lupus may appear as a transient disease. Earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment has meant that for the majority of patients a normal life span and lifestyle can be expected. A pinkish rash on the cheeks is present in approximately one half of hospital patients - in fact the rash is seen in a minority of sufferers. Inflammation in small blood vessels of the skin may give rise to a variety of rashes - the most common is a pinkish spotty rash on the elbows and around the fingers and toes.
Hair loss is one of the common symptoms of Lupus. While it is normal for hair loss to be noticed on combing the hair, much more significant is the complaint of finding considerable amounts of hair on the pillow in the morning. The hair grows back after the attack is brought under control, though it may take several months to do so. The majority of lupus patients suffer from aches and pains. During a severe attack, these may occur all over the body, affecting muscles, ligaments and joints. Perhaps the most common rheumatic feature of active lupus is inflammation in tendons. The patient may not, for example, be able to stretch the fingers flat.
Profuse sweating has been known to be a symptom of Lupus but is not generally a tell-tale sign that someone is suffering from the disease. This could simply be the result of a fever or a chill. If you feel you are suffering from any of the symptoms here and the sweating continues it is imperative that you seek medical advice immediately.
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Anonymous answered
My husband was diagnosed with systemic lupus a year ago in September 2008 and this is one of his main complaints is cold sweats along with the muscular aches. He can have them sitting perfectly still or doing the smallest of jobs moving about. Clothes are totally soaked by the end of the day. He is/was taking lyrica meds for his fibromyalgia but he is being winged off them as to some of the side effects are showing in his symptoms. Cold sweats and hot flashes are some of the side effects so we're hoping thats what is enhancing the sweats to be this bad. Cymbalta is another meds he is taking that shows some side effects of sweating but not profusely like the lyrica meds state. If you are taking any of these meds I would suggest reading up on them making a decision if you think that they may be causing your troubles, then make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your symptoms and findings.
Dava Martin Profile
Dava Martin , Skin rash on the face or body, answered

Lupus symptoms can vary from person to person. So Read the following symptoms of lupus.

  • Profound fatigue
  • Low-grade fever
  • Severe joint pain and muscle aches
  • Skin rash on the face or body
  • Extreme sun sensitivity
  • Weight loss
  • Mental confusion and seizures
  • Chest pain on taking a deep breath
  • Nose, mouth, or throat sores
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Poor circulation in fingers and toes
  • Bald patches and hair loss
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ray of light answered
The lupus is an autoimmune disorder. It has many general and typical symptoms. The profuse sweating has many reasons. It is not necessary that all patients of lupus develop profuse sweating.  A differential diagnosis of lupus and other diseases is required. So I will advise you to visit a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. For more details, visit Lupus symptoms.

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