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   Posted 3/9/2008 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have both lupus and MS? is it common or has anyone heard of it
SLE, APS, Food Allergies, Gerd, Migrains
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   Posted 3/9/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, folks can have lupus and MS. Or MS and almost any other autoimmune disorder. Or MS and any other sort of health problem. Having one illness does not preclude you from having another, unfortunately.

I don't know how "common" it is to have both lupus and MS. Sometimes I wonder if doctors and patients are confusing symptoms, and think the patient has two disorders when in fact the symptoms are of just one. But then, I'm not a doctor.

Several folks here have been diagnosed with both. I'm "blessed" in that I only have MS.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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   Posted 3/9/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a first cousin with Lupus, and also...first, second and third generations..with MS.(also my son).All from my moms side.None of my family history had both together. That we know of anyways..Just my thoughts ...Deb
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   Posted 3/9/2008 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jesse

One of our former moderators has both MS and Lupus. Not an easy combination for sure!
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   Posted 4/9/2008 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   

One neurologist thought I might have Lupus based on a rash on my face, while the other thought MS.  I found an interesting website that has a comparison chart for MS, Fibro, and Lupus:


~ Symptom Cross-Reference Chart ~


I would be interested in any other autoimmune comparison charts, if anyone knows of one.

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   Posted 4/9/2008 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Great site Nautical! Thanks! I have a friend who's been on a merry go round dx for a long time, recently diagnosed with lupus then diagnosed with Addison's too.

I was originally diagnosed with fibromyalgia but then learned my GP's essentially didn't fully understand that not everything fit fibro which is why my neuro feels it's too often used as a "garbage bucket" to excuse eveything as nothing they can do for a patient, and now I've been diagnosed with MS. That cross reference chart lays out the differences quite nicely, thanks!
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   Posted 4/9/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   

Fantastic site, thanks for sharing this.......


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