Call or other emergency services immediately if you have symptoms of a heart attack. These may include:
- Chest pain or pressure, or a strange feeling in the chest.
- Shortness of breath.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Pain, pressure, or a strange feeling in the back, neck, jaw, or upper belly, or one or both shoulders or arms.
- Lightheadedness or sudden weakness.
- A fast or irregular heartbeat.
After you call , the operator may tell you to chew 1 adult-strength or 2 to 4 low-dose aspirin. Wait for an ambulance. Do not try to drive yourself.
Call or other emergency services immediately if you have one or more of the following signs of a stroke:
- Sudden numbness, tingling, or weakness in or an inability to move (paralysis) part or all of one side of the body (such as the face, arm, and leg)
- Vision changes that come on suddenly, such as dimness, blurring, double vision, or loss of vision in one or both eyes
- A seizure
- Sudden difficulty speaking or understanding speech
- Sudden nausea or vomiting
- A sudden, severe headache, different from previous headaches, that occurs without a known cause
- Sudden dizziness, clumsiness, staggering, or fainting (loss of consciousness)
Call a doctor immediately if you:
- Are short of breath.
- Have blood in your urine or are urinating less often and in smaller amounts than usual.
- Have a fever over 100.5°F (38.1°C), with or without headache and body aches, but you haven't recently been exposed to a cold or the flu.
- Experience depression or any changes in behavior or thinking.
- Have numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
- Are dizzy or have muscle weakness.
- Have swelling of the lower legs or feet.
Call a doctor as soon as possible if you develop any new symptoms of lupus. Also call your doctor if any symptoms that you have had for a period of time get worse.