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I have migratory arthritis. It has acted up after years in remission. I ran out of medication, saw my local internist. She did not want to renew the prescription as it was old and newer meds are available, wants me to see a rheumatologist. However I cannot get an appointment with a rheumatologist...
2 1 Wed, 4 Jul 2018
I have had some knee pain for some time now problems with bending stooping getting out of the bathtub and with increased activity both knees have swelling I am post menopause could I have arthritis
2 1 Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Hi I recently had A Knee injury. got x rays and an ultra sound the dr said its aurthiritis. I can only use my leg for an hour normally and then it hurts feels like it is going to break in half. and now my opposite hip is in a lot of pain almost like its out of place my muscles ache constantly, I...
2 1 Wed, 13 Jun 2018
I have pain in my Lt foot near great toe and 2nd toe. I have broken this toe and the next toe when walking on gravel road, but it healed. An xray showed arthritis. The pain seems to be increasing. I am considering different shoes that do not have as much pressure on the front of my foot.
3 1 Wed, 13 Jun 2018
I plan to climb 100 rock hewn stairs during my trip to Greece in mid June. I ve scheduled to have a parrot s beak shaped tear of my left medial meniscus cut off this Friday. I m active and not over weight at age 74. I have a little arthritis behind the knee cap. What are the chances I will have...
2 1 Mon, 11 Jun 2018
My husband has just gone through a gout attack in his finger joint. It presented with a boil like eruption and swelling and redness of the finger which required surgical cleaning. He has had arthritis in his hands for years but we did not know about gout. His Dr. has prescribed allopurinol along...
3 2 Fri, 8 Jun 2018
Would Hyaluronic Acid 300 mg be good to use for an arthritis condition? My 42 year son has psoriatic arthritis and he s just had his second hip replaced because of it. His first knuckle on all his fingers are bend down and he s concerned that all his joints will start crumbling away like his hip...
2 1 Fri, 1 Jun 2018
People with arthritis and sjogren disease fibromynalgi what is the treatment I ache and suffer with stiffness and have arthritis in my spinal cord I m getting no relief or strength to do anything cause of aching How do you enjoy life or live I m not getting relief or plan they have me on not...
2 1 Fri, 1 Jun 2018
My left lower leg trembles sometimes. I am diabetic and have various health issues. Sometimes when I get in bed I notice again, the tremors. Also, been diagnosed with osteopenia arthritus an currently tak meds dfor rheumatoid arthritis. Take meds for gout due to 2-3 flare ups. A1C this month was...
2 1 Thu, 31 May 2018
I have severe osteoarthritis in my left knee, spine and both thumbs. Had both hips and right knee replaced. NSAIDS don’t even touch the pain unless Intake them round the clock. But then I get severe acid reflux. Now I am taking Celebrex and it helps but I still have pain. My Dr has been giving me...
2 1 Thu, 31 May 2018
I broke my tibia and fibula about 25 years ago, left leg about halfway up. it was not compound, but it did almost come out. The break was diagonal across the bone. there were no screws or plates put in. From time to time, it just aches terribly, there is obviously some nerve damage there too,...
2 1 Wed, 25 Apr 2018
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have been taking two medications: Hydroxychloraquin (Plaquinil), and Leflunamide (sp?), which I stopped taking because of skin irritations that I thought were caused by that drug. Also, I was using Ketoconazole for a fungus infection of the foot. I see that there...
3 1 Fri, 20 Apr 2018
I have been diagnosed with Psoriatric Arthritis and Palindramic Rheumatism. I was on Lefluminide and have been switched to Methotrexate. I like the occasional glass of red wine. Are there any prescription medications that I can take instead of methotrexate or lefluminide that permit me to drink...
4 2 Mon, 16 Apr 2018
i am female 61 yrs old. was diagnosed in 2013, with Rumitiod arthitis. I have tried all meds available and have had allergic reactions to them all except ,one pill Leflunomide 20 ml. per day. i last used Embrell it worked so well for 6 weeks. Now my R. A. doc. says infussions. what if I had...
3 2 Mon, 16 Apr 2018
i have had two neck injections to relieve arthritis in my neck that have caused numbness in my shoulder and down my right arm - have been off my accounting job and doing PT but I really do not see any relief - are there other options - my doctor wants to do one more injection - thank you for...
2 1 Mon, 16 Apr 2018
I began using cimzia one month ago with two injections week zero, week 2 and week 4. I have severe psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis, RA and AK. After one month arthritis symptoms (flexibility and pain) improved dramatically however psoriasis got worse. My RA Doc and I are looking into changing from...
2 1 Fri, 13 Apr 2018
I have been experiencing increasing pain in my hip joint that quickly moves up and down to my knee. This began on Saturday. Today I was free of pain until about 10 a.m., and then quickly escalated in pain. This evening, it increased in pain and my back and knee joint began to swell. I first...
2 1 Wed, 11 Apr 2018
I am 47, not overweight, and in generally good health; however, I use chewing tobacco (15+ years) and have drank vodka in binges of 1-2 evenings every week or two for the last 5 years - mainly when I travel for work and stay in hotels. This morning I flew from Indianapolis to Boston, worked all...
2 1 Wed, 11 Apr 2018
I have been taking celecoxib 9100 MG) but can t get a preauthorization from my insurance now .. They have switched me to Meloxicam 7.5 mg How safe is either drug? Is my dosage right? The Meloxicam doesn t help for my arthritis like the celebrex did
2 1 Tue, 27 Feb 2018
I am a 61yr old male, worked hard labor, coalmine, construction type work. two weeks ago ( monsoon season in western Colorado) joints got achy, swollen to my feeling but not to look at. wake up with a headache most mornings. headache leaves in a few hours and joint simmer down by afternoon for...
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