I had a scary new symptom yesterday....

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   Posted 8/21/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday, I was cleaning the Bathroom, just finshed cleaning the sink, then I started on the toilet area as I bent down a little my legs started shaking uncontrollably (sp?), confused I stood straight up, it stopped, I moved again then it happened again, I felt like maybe I was going to faint, so I layed down, legs felt numb but weren't shaking.
This has never happened before, this lasted about 10min total., I've been having a slight headache this week, not sure if this is related. I've been loosing lots of hair too, yesterday I just fixed my hair, whole bunch of strands came out, have alot of loose strands on clothes too. 
Has this happened to anyone one?

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   Posted 8/21/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Syl,
Oh.  That doesn't sound good.  I wonder if you pinched a nerve or something when you bent down? I might consider contacting your doctor about this.  Especially if it happens again.  The headache thing is something to address too.....
Take it easy,
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   Posted 8/22/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm experiencing the same thing now but with my arms. Haven't gone to the doc yet because I have been waiting to see if it goes away. It has been going on off and on for about 2 weeks now. Some days worse than others. Since my arms and hands were related I immediate thought carpal tunnel, but never had any symptoms before. Keep us posted.

Diagnosed with Lupus in January 2008.
Currently taking Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquinel), Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide.

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   Posted 8/22/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, been there! Doc tells me to rest and believe it or not, it has worked. Im told its FM related in conjunction w the SLE.
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