This week’s questions were ad-libbed by Dr. Connie due to the extensiveness of the answers. Please click on the video above to hear and listen to this week’s Lupus Q&A answers!
Elissa Lyons: Im having issues with swelling. My eyes, eye lids, behind my ears and my stomach swells. I can’t find any link with food, hormones, or medication. My stomach swells to the point I look pregnant. My BMI is normally low however when I swell it jumps well over 30. My eyes literally feel like they are growing in the socket. It’s accompanied with blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and a migraine that is all over my head. My doctors dismiss it and can’t seem to find the cause but it’s extremely painful.
Cynthia Hildreth: Does Vertigo have anything to do with Lupus or Fibro?
Angela Castrovinci: I was diagnosed today with systemic Lupus. Is that any different than normal Lupus? Is there anything that helps with energy?
IAmLove Unity: Hi Dr Connie… I want to know can you please tell me more information about esophageal spasms and raw swollen painful esophagus?
- Comprehensive stool test to rule out H. pylori
- Make sure to get enough vitamin D, magnesium, and zinc
- SIBO breath test if it is suspected
- Food sensitivity testing as it’s so common for those with esophagitis to have such issues