lupus & fluorescent lights - can it cause fevers?
I was diagnosed with lupus (SLE) almost 9 years ago and take prednisone and plaquenil on a daily basis. I work in a building where there are fluorescent lights. I have been running a fever everyday, anywhere from 100-102 since August when I started work again (I have the summers off). I have worked there for years, and I only seem to get these fevers on a regular basis when I'm at work. I have recently read that ultraviolet rays can come from fluorescent lighting and that they can trigger lupus flares. I am also extremely sensitive to the sun. Is it possible that the fluorescent lighting is causing my fevers? I rarely have a fever when I'm at home. It usually only happens when I'm at work. I just want to know why I'm having these fevers and if the fluorescent lighting could be causing them. Thank you for reading this, and any advice is GREATLY appreciated.....thank you for your time.
Yes, I've seen this info regarding fluorescent lights and also halogen lights. You have to wear sunscreen even indoors when there is this type of lighting especially if you are this sensitive to the sun.
I have been working on my job for twenty years. I was just diagnosed with Lupus and I sit at a computer everyday directly under a big flourescent light and a vent. It makes me miserable. I havent had a fever but I am sensitive to light. I have not told my job about my condition. I do not want to stop working. I felt so bad last week I went to Human Resources about disability retirement. I am 44 years old. I am taking Prednisone and Plaquenil also. Being weaned off Prednisone. I am going to asked to be moved to an area where the light is a little dim. Maybe you should too. My major complaint right now is my vision. It has me miserable. I had an MRI/MRA of the brain/neck (normal) EEG - will get results next week. Saw opthalmology today - no optic damage. Will go back later this week for another eye test. I am not giving in or getting up. I rode my internal medicine doctor and insisted that there was something that he was missing. There was inflammation in my body. I could tell by the reaction I had from a sinus cocktail shot. He finally did some test dealing with inflammation and that was how I found out about the Lupus. Didnt take years to find out becaused I was not gonna allow it. Just venting!
I am 32 years old and was diagnosed with lupus 11 years ago. i have alot of issues with flouresant lights such as; dizzines,headaces fatigue,strange tingling sensations,an awful blurry drugged feeling and iseem to also get fevers after being exposed to them.
I was diagnosed with Lupus Feb 2012 I was started on Plaquenil 400mg a day, I was so upset about the fact that I had lupus and didn't really think about the medication. I waited for it to kick in for the joint pain, fatigue and it helped some. All of a sudden other things started to happen some blurry vision that would come and go during the day, confusion and spoke to my Ruemy about it. He called it lupus fog. Then about a year later, fevers started 99-100.6, okay and I felt awful and had every test under the sun and moon and came back normal. I lost about 20 pounds in one month as well. Strange lumps popping up on my stomach and waist. My lymph nodes started to swell as well in my neck and had a lump. All the other dr would say well you have Lupus, it's the lupus, lupus its a funny disease. If I had a dollar for every DR that said that to me, I would be a rich lady. I found a new Ruemy dr who took me off the Plaquenil and within a 5 days, my fevers and lymph nodes went back to normal. I will give you my joints pain and fatigue is not good at all. I would have never thought I was having bad side effects making me sicker from the medication I was on for over a year and didn't know, its not like the fevers started right away. My brain lupus fog has even gotten better. I just wanted to share, I was so dead against going off this mediation cause I was on it for so long and never thought it was the medication. I need to find a new medication cause I am hurting, but I am waiting for my blood work to come back :(
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