IBD (UC or Crohn’s) and Lupus???

I am wondering if there is anyone out there that has both a diagnosis of either UC or Crohn’s as well as Lupus? I am now 42, I had a total colectomy at 32, ileostomy and j-pouch for last 9+ years. I have been on Cipro for just about 9 years to keep pouchitis in check. Over the course of the years I have developed some minor/occasional head tremors and mouth movements. Over the last year I have seen some fairly significant weight gain (regardless of diet and exercise), fatigue and somewhat depressive type symptoms. I am also noticing water retention (especially in my legs and feet (not severe) and I had an unexplained blood clot in my leg back in December. I just recently had blood work done and my doctor said I had some “borderline” findings which are usually ignored. Three factors were significantly high Protein C, DRVVT and DRVC and I am also Vitamin B, D and calcium deficient. If any of you either have this dual diagnosis, are knowledgable about the different forms of lupus, or have had similar symptoms develop, I would appreciate hearing from you. Please help. I didn’t find the right solution from the Internet. References:- https://www.uoaa.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25526 [url=https://jobs.vidzzy.com/hire-3d-product-video-animation-services/]3D Product Video Animation Service[/url] Thanks!


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  • Brooke Abbott moderator
    4 months ago

    Hi!

    I was originally diagnosed with Lupus. My grandmother had lupus and my cousin currently lives with it. I was told at IBD dx that they look similar in the blood work. I’m not sure if that’s true. But post surgery symptoms are often similar to my cousin’s.
    -Brooke
    inflammatoryboweldisease.net Team Member

  • JOVENNA
    5 months ago

    I was diagnosed with Chron’s in 2012 and was diagnosed with Lupus in March of this year. My doctor thought I have had Lupus for a couple years now but test always came back negative.

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