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1 0 Sun, 11 Feb 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...
2 1 Thu, 1 Feb 2018
I have arthritis and my left index finger has become extremely painful and swollen in a short amount of time I also have a round sore like spot of top of finger by cuticle this sore spot comes and goes but tonight my untire finger is swollen I am wondering if I should go to the emergency or wait...
2 1 Wed, 31 Jan 2018
hi... i have got a 90 years old gran fater who is hypertentive and diabetic for 15 and 18 years respectively. he is taking amylodopin 10mg daily and insulin 14 unit. before 2 month he was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and he was prescribed a medication that i dont remember wright now and a...
2 1 Tue, 30 Jan 2018
I have had a sudden attack of what I think might be arthritis. It started with soreness in the left lower leg (anterior), and then progressed to aching in the left thigh (anterior), and soreness in left hip. It is hard to get up out of a chair, difficult to walk, and especially to walk up stairs....
2 1 Tue, 30 Jan 2018
I have rheumatoid arthritis I was diagnosed with 3 years ago. I have been taking Simponi injections once monthly for less than a year, but they really seem to work. I have to have lab tests every 3 months as per directed by my RA doctor. Earlier this year, my AST and ALT were elevated . I took...
2 1 Tue, 30 Jan 2018
I have been on ultra for a long time. Fibromyalgia arthritis several other long term health problem. My doctor is no longer available. Have not seen one since Nov. 4 weeks ago started at MU Clinic. Didn t pay close enough attention to new prescription got Ultram every 8 hours. 1 tab. Old...
2 1 Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Wondering how effective an ablation will be for Arthritis (C3,C4,C5) pain? Have had first series of Lidocaine injections. 2nd set scheduled for 8-3-17. If successful will be scheduled for an ablation. Had MRI which showed Osteoarthritis affecting nerve-roots.
2 1 Fri, 19 Jan 2018
I am taking 2 .5. Mg clonazepam pills at night in combination with 2 15 mg oxycodone pills. I have severe rheumatoid arthritis and have found this to be the minimum amount that makes life bearable. Now my ra DR says I must quit clonazepam. I quit everything slowly taking the last of everything...
2 1 Fri, 19 Jan 2018
My daughter age 38 has complained of upper back aches and feeling of gaseousnous. She says when she presses on her back it causes her to belch. Are these things related? Are they symptomatic of something serious. She was told she has early arthritis in her neck because of many years of dancing as...
2 1 Fri, 19 Jan 2018
I have recently been experiencing extreme fatigue in my legs with tingling or buzzing that seems like it is going to make me fall or my legs give out. It almost felt like I was not going to make it to the bathroom at the other end of the house which I would guess is approximately 75 feet. I am a...
3 2 Fri, 19 Jan 2018
While i am waiting for the full effect of the sulfasalazine ER 500 to occur, what can i use for the pain for my arthritis? I have only been on this med for a couple of weeks and i have worked my way up to 3 tabs in the am and 3 tabs in the pm. I am still in a lot of pain while waiting for it to...
2 1 Thu, 18 Jan 2018
I have on the outside of left thigh, deep, pain that causes numbness. It seems to start about 6 inches below the hip and moves downward to the knee. It is only located on the outside of the leg and only on the left leg. Not similar pain on the right leg. It seems to be worse when I sit or lay in...
2 1 Thu, 18 Jan 2018
I m 70 and basically healthy except for arthritis in my shoulders and arms. My doctor is taking me off Tylenol 3 and Lorezapam. I take them for Migraines that get out of control of Sumatriptan as well as constant arthritis Pain. I ve taken the combination of Diazapam and T3 for over 25 years. Now...
4 3 Thu, 18 Jan 2018
My 38 year old daughter has severe debilitating pain in her fingers and toes that radiates up her limbs. Her labs were supposedly not significant though her sed rate was high, the first time she was tested for RA is was positive, the 2nd time negative. Prednisone does relieve her pain for about 6...
2 1 Wed, 17 Jan 2018
i have a lot of pain phybromyalgia arthrits to many car accidents my bodys healing for a year back brocken in to places seven broken ribs to shoulder sugery my back they say wiil never be the same need strengh nutricin and myhealth back andhelp with pain can this help me in some way,you see im a...
4 3 Tue, 16 Jan 2018
One of my fingers has suddenly swollen. It wont bend all the way. Right at the base is where most of the swelling is. This area is also painful. Don t recall hurting it. There is also a little discoloration to it. Is this symptomatic of arthritis?
2 1 Fri, 12 Jan 2018
I have an constant ache near rt shoulder blade going up to neck and down right arm. There is a slightly swollen area in my back next to the shoulder blade. I have osteoarthritis and didn t know if this is just an inflammation related to that. Even my pain medication that I take daily doesn t help...
2 1 Fri, 12 Jan 2018
I was just informed by my general practitioner that my white blood cell count is 2.1 and should be 3.9 or higher. I was also informed that my cholesterol total number is 305 and should be 200 or less. I do have Rheumatoid Arthritis with an RA factor of 171, but I m not on anything for it yet. I...
2 1 Fri, 12 Jan 2018
My sister, treated and cured of colon cancer in 2008. Now has aching joints, red elbows, pain and stiffness. Trouble getting out of bed, knots on hands and cant squeeze. Had a physical Feb 2017 and told everything looked good but needed to take more calcium and vitamin D. Could this be arthritis...
4 3 Thu, 11 Jan 2018
I have swelling in one ankle...It isn t warm, or bruised--I didn t injure it. The only anomaly is that I have an insect bite that I got 5 days ago above the swollen area...It never really swelled hen, but it is still red...I do have arthritis, and I have been on my feet a lot--however, this is...
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