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23 years old female suffering from arthritis from last 8 years

hello doctor i m shipra n i m 23year old .i m doing my mba n i m unmarried .i m suffering from arthritis from last 8 years. i have consulted to many doctor. now a days i have pain in my joints and even waist. The problem has erupted so much that its hard to tolerate any more. I am still in consult of the doctor and going through the medicines provided by him. I face much pain in the bone of my right side of body
Asked On : Sun, 7 Aug 2011
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Hello Hema ,
Would like to have some more information
1) Have you been to a specialist (Rheumatologist).The diagnosis that you might have been given,may change if you are under care of Genreal Practiotionar and hence the tratment may also change drastically.
2)What investigations have you with you.{eg.ESR,CRP,Rheumatoid Factor & X-Rays of hand joints and in you case X-Rays of SI joint (waist & buttocks)}.
3)what medicines you are on.Pain killers (better clled Plain Killers) are only for temporarily symptom control.They do not control the disease & should not be the mainstay of treatment.If you are having some sort of rheumatic disease,you will need DMARDs (Disease Modifying Aanti Rheumatic Drugs).
Consult a Rheumatologist nearby.
Answered: Fri, 12 Aug 2011
Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases Dr. Hema Yadav's  Response
Hello Shipra
Welcome to HealthcareMagic
You have not mentioned any details in your query.
Arthritis is term for joint inflammation causing pain and damage to joints.
But there are many types of arthritis like rheumatoid or ankylosing or osteoarthritis etc
Each has a different way of treatment so it becomes very important to get thoroughly investigated and diagnosed before treatment. Since you have been to many doctors I hope you have been fully diagnosed.
As for pain relief your doctors must have prescribed you analgesic-anti-inflammatory drugs which are mostly used for pain relief apart from treatment of the disease.
I would like to suggest you also try physiotherapy for better results
Till then pls be positive have a healthy lifestyle eat nutritious diet , you may even need multivitamin supplements.
Consult a good orthopedician or rheumatologist
Thank you

Answered: Sun, 7 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chirag Soni's  Response
Welcome to HCM.

What type of arthritis you have at this age,,,?

Sometime in arthritis we can control the pain but difficult to control the disease.It also depends upon the causative factor.

Consult rheumatologist for this.
Answered: Sun, 7 Aug 2011
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