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Does this sound like lupus ?

I recently was told that after some testing I have parthesia, issues with my sympathetic and parasympathetic system. Which explains most of my symptoms but I am getting this extreme internal flash of heat all over my body. It went away for the first time like two days ago but now it’s back. It’s been constant for well over a few months. I also have extreme brain fog, blurry vision, gastro issues and gait problems including freezing gate. My neurologist says no signs of Parkinson’s, and all my physician could say is I don’t know .

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Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching. I assume blood tests have shown whether you are lacking in vitamins eg B12 etc.

This can signal a condition called peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage. This can occur in systemic lupus erythematosus.

If you have blurry vision, you should ask your GP for a referral to see an ophthalmologist, not an optician, but a medical doctor who specialises in eyes.

I think it's right you see a neurologist as this is the area of your problem. I don't understand "freezing gate" and if you have gait issues, this comes under a neurologist.

Only a medical doctor can help find a diagnosis.

No one can diagnose what is wrong, other than your doctor. I realise this may be very frustrating.

With good wishes and wishing you a happy and healthy 2018.



Well I don’t expect a diagnosis from here but thanks .


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