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Overlap Between SLE and RA

Discussion in 'Lupus News, Awareness and Research' started by MissDaisy 1, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. MissDaisy 1

    MissDaisy 1 New Member

  2. mark176

    mark176 Active Member

    I can well believe that there is a strong overlap between both. The only thing that distinguishes one from the other is the type of antibody produced.
    Ultimately they all merge into the same class autoimmune. They are all treated same way using immunosuppressive drugs
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  3. keebler

    keebler Moderator

    We do have members who have both RA and lupus.
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  4. wolf1

    wolf1 Registered

    It's real. I have had sle and RA for years now but no wiser which one is causing what. It can get very painful and I don't want to move. Raynards and fibro on top, so never know what one the pain is coming from. It's not easy coping with it all but always remember to rest it's important.
  5. MissDaisy 1

    MissDaisy 1 New Member

    My last ANA came out negative although I've had mildly positive ANA's in the past. I will find out more in late January. Waiting is always so hard.

    Rest is important and hard for me to remember. I am so used to running around.

    Do you have any tips on how often to rest? Would love to read any advice at all.

    Many thanks and Happy New Year!
  6. lazylegs

    lazylegs Moderator

    There is no formula on how often to rest. My body usually lets me know I've done too much if I pay attention to it. I usually get shaky and stumble but that is due to my CNS symptoms. Otherwise it is usually the fatigue taking over or my concentration getting worse.
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