What causes weakness in legs when diagnosed with arthritis?

Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hello ,I AM DIAGNOSED with Arthritus ,and have been taking pain killers + HERBAL REMIDIES ,for some years ,I HAVE LIVED WITH THIS COMPLAINT FOR YEARS ,I becme a widow 3 years ago .,but recenly I have become increasingly tired.one day of effort to do something ,even grocery shopping.has me hurrying home to my reclner chair
Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
What tests have been done?

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for using HCM.

There can be many causes for the weakness. Tests are needed to rule out some common causes.
I would like to know what tests have been done. Was cardiac work up done? Please upload the test reports.
I would like to go through the complete blood count, thyroid function test and blood glucose report.

Krill oil may have some side effects.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 2 hours later
No tests have been suggested.please can you tell me the side effects of krill oil.
Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Usually safe.

Detailed Answer:
Krill oil contains beneficial fatty acids that lowers cholestrol and makes platelets less sticky. This is used to treat heart disease, lower cholesterol and for osteoarthritis, deperssion etc.
Krill oil generally considered safe.Some of the side effects are - heartburn, nausea, loose stools and bad breath.

I hope that answers your query.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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