Hello, I have been on the lupus site, but after hearing about
Churg's Strauss Syndrome related to asthma and allergies, I thought I should ask on here if anyone has that? With what I read about
it the symptoms are so much like mine. I have had adult asthma for 19 years, have chronic sinus infection and have gastro problems and esophogus problems. Some of you may want to read up on that and check with your doctor. I am in the process of having my allergy/asthma doctor read up on this and check my blood reports. It would be the esinophil cells that would be elevated. Some of the symptoms are: fever, weight loss, sinus or nasal passage inflammation in the patient with asthma. Fatigue is common. Sometimes the asthma actually improves somewaht as the diesease intesifies elsewhere. Cough shortness of breath, and chest pain can occur as the lung are affected by vasculitis. Skin lumps are call nodules, can appear on the extremitites. Diarrhea and pain in the belly occur with blood vessle inflammation within the abdomen. The bladder and prostate gland ca become inflamed. Nubness or weakness of extremeities is the result of nerve injury from the vasculitits.
I know this struck my interest with my history of sinus and asthma problems.