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Why Does My Neuropathy Pain Increase With A Lupus Attack?

Whether or not your neuropathy is related to lupus, there has been some increased symptoms noted by many patients when having a lupus attack.  This is due to the inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis) that is related to lupus.  When the vaculitis is aggrevated by a lupus attack, circulation is decreased to an already compromised or weak nerve and symptoms are increased.  So whatever the cause of your neuropathy, lupus can make the symptoms worse.

Brandt R Gibson, DPM
Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute