The Lupus Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
My legs cramp and my veins seem to be really enlarged down the leg that hurts.. Also my head tingles and burns, hurts to brush my hair and I also have funny feeling inside my head , almost like it's my sinus. popping and crackling. Someone suggested it might be Vasculitis. I don't know who to tell this about. I told my rhummy and he said stress. I don't think it's that. Anyone with Vasc.. think that these symptoms sound familuar. Please feel free to respond. I don't even know what kind of Dr. to go to . Why does this have to be sooooo hard. Specialist here, specialist there, I feel as if I am going to Dr. after Dr. and know one knows whats wrong with me. Thanks for listening.. This group really is the only thing keeping me sane. :hehe:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,444 Posts
My recommendation is to take it to your GP if you have a good one and let him/her decide if you need to see a specialist. Those aren't exactly textbook typical of symptoms of vasculitis from what I know though... probably why you're rheumy attributed them to stress more than anything else. I really have no ideas what it could be myself!

Hope they haven't lasted for long or they go away soon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,583 Posts
Vicki, hi there, I would recomend either a Dermatologist (skin is his speciality. )

Or I would suggest a Hemeatologist (blood is his speciality ). Those are the two that I would recomend. Please see one of them soon, get some answers, and treatment, and get well soon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,854 Posts
I get vasculitis, but don't experience any of those symptoms for it. For me, it's just a rash on my skin, and of course vasculitis in my brain, but that doesn't feel like anything, I just get a variety of neuro symptoms.

Have you tried calcium or magnisium for the cramps ?

If you had widespread vasculitis that was affecting multiple areas (which you seem to be describing) it would be showing up in your blood tests. Have you had your ESR and you anti-ds-dna's checked ?

The popping and crackling thing sounds more like a regular sinus problem than anything to do with lupus

hth

raglet
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top