Fibromyalgia symptoms rheumatoid arthritis

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1550149 tn?1340004330 This is one of the reasons that vitamin C is helpful for reducing some of the symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other related diseases. Detoxification IS Important Since the major cause of arthritis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and other related diseases is toxins, it is very important to help the body detoxify effectively.
Avatar f tn The most probable causes suggested by your symptoms of Joint pains, Pleurisy, Stomach problems and positive ANA could be SLE( Systemic lupus erythematosus) or Rheumatoid arthritis(RA). SLE presents with the same symptoms as Rheumatoid arthritis but the joints of neck and spine are not affected in SLE but they are affected in RA. As you have pain in the spine along with other joints, the most probable diagnosis of your symptoms could be Rheumatoid arthritis.
1120857 tn?1264115949 I have all the symptoms of arthritis for years but when I do x rays and blood tests nothing shows up I've nodules stiffness, can hardly dress myself in the morning can hardly sleep with the pains in my shoulders what do I do now I have this approx 14yrs and was once hospitalised when all of my jonts just seized up. My mood is very low and I've had it up to my eyeballs with doctors.
Avatar f tn The studies were done in Italy, I believe, and were mostly applicable to rheumatoid arthritis, but it's long been felt in many schools of traditional medicine that nightshades promote inflammation. If I recall, they found about 10% of people responded incredibly well to removing nightshades from their diet as to relief from arthritis in the study. Of course, people in Italy have come to eat a ton of nightshades, most of which are from the Americas.
Avatar n tn And I have had a series of bloodwork come back fine also.(I was also checked for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as well.) Almost all of my pain, stiffness,tender spots are symmetrical so my doc. is not concerned. I have not had any official mapping done. In Sept. I had such pain that I actually went to the ER where they gave me a "cocktail" because I had not taken my protonix in two months they figured that I was suffering from heartburn/acid reflux.
Avatar n tn Many people suffer the symptoms of Cushing's syndrome because they take glucocorticoid hormones such as prednisone for asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other inflammatory diseases, or for immunosuppressant after transplantation. Others develop Cushing's syndrome because of overproduction of cortisol by the body. Normally, the production of cortisol follows a precise chain of events.
1033336 tn?1252509731 Since you are suffering from pain specifically located at the joints, and it started after the flu, the pains are related to the viral infection.
483733 tn?1326802046 He says my blood work is still progressing but that it and my symptoms are leading him to feel I have Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. He has started me on Plaquenil (an anti-malarial) that should hopefully start working on my inflammation, pain and fatigue within a few weeks and hopefully by the time I start my new job. I am glad that there is something they feel can help and that I don't need to go on Prednisone as I took way too much of that back when I had ulcerative colitis.
1550149 tn?1340004330 For example, one study compared patients with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and those without chronic pain. They were surveyed to assess their response to pain and noise. Of the three groups, the fibromyalgia patients were least tolerant of and most attentive to such stimuli. A 2001 analysis of studies on fibromyalgia, however, found no strong support for the hypervigilance theory.
Avatar n tn The rheumatologist thinks I do have ostoearthritis because I have some nodules on my fingers and feet that would be associated with that rather than RA. He also diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and feels that a lot of symptoms are from that, too. I should also mention that my gastro tested me for cryoglobulenemia which has symptoms which are also very similar to RA. Have you been tested for Cryoglobulenemia? How do you know that you have RA?
1353650 tn?1429466974 I have read that microplasma is a possible cause of rheumatoid arthritis and want to know if I should continue taking the doxy. My lyme md wants to put me on I.V. Rocephin and oral zithromax for lyme. Should I check further into microplasma before being treated for lyme? or Can the I.V. help both?
Avatar n tn Hi I am suffering from fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis on my knees and wrists, (diverticular disease, asthma, restless leg syndrome (thanks to fibro) and possibly loads of other ailments and diseases (oh throid and another hernia, and narrowed esophagus) phew!
1550149 tn?1340004330 Bykerk is currently working in collaboration with the Inflammatory Arthritis Center to develop a clinical research program in early rheumatoid arthritis. Because of the volume of questions, not all may be answered. More answers will appear next week on Booming. INTRODUCTION Thank you to all of you who wrote in with questions. I’m sorry I cannot answer each of you individually; however, I chose to answer questions with themes that you frequently addressed.
690327 tn?1255358111 I have at the tender age of 16 juvenille Rheumatoid Arthritis, at first it was horrible, then at the age of 24, I was told in remission, but I have it back, also I have osteoarthritis very bad. My Mother had osteoporosis, so of course I also inherited that. Now, I am told I have Fibromyalgia. I used to not ne sick, but now, I am in pain all day every day! Fibro is absolutley horrible, Along with Fibro goes IBS syndrome, Restless leg syndrome adn who knows what els. HA! But, I try to keep going.
Avatar f tn and nerve tests over the years, I strongly suspected fibromyalgia.(I was even tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis 11 years ago when I had my first experience with these symptoms.) Upon examination, I did have almost all of the tender points. However, the surprising results were in my bloodwork. I had a positive ANA titer of 1:320 with a nucleolear pattern, however the remainder of the panel came back negative or inconclusive.
Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me if these are symptoms of fibromyalgia and what you do to help aleviate all the pain, since I am not getting anywhere with my physicians. I would appreciate any adivce given to me.
1036532 tn?1335412967 I have a number of questions. Quick stats: I’m a 25 year old white female, acceptable weight and decent exercise, currently on the GF diet. I’ve been experiencing a lot of health problems over the last year, and after various doctors and tests, I was diagnosed with Celiac sprue, with a possible comorbid fibromyalgia. I saw a Rheumatologist who gave me this second possibility – he did a few simple joint tests and took some blood to narrow it down.
Avatar n tn Currently, I am about 8/9 weeks into something resembling polyarticular arthritis. No real movement problems with joints although a bit stiff if sitting too long. If I do too much exercise can be painful next day. Knees and hips are painful when standing still - better to move about. No visible signs of swelling, redness or heat in affected joints. Joints pop and click noticeably until 'released' but not painful when they click.
Avatar f tn Here is a complete list of LYme symptoms Many Lyme patients were firstly diagnosed with other illnesses such as Juvenile Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, Infectious Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Raynaud's Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Interstitial Cystis, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Fifth Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, scleroderma, lupus, early ALS, early Alzheimers Disease, crohn's disease, ménières syndrome, reynaud's syndrome, sjogren's syndrome, irrit
Avatar m tn Had anyone seen a rheumatoid specialist for this condition? Are they offering any treatments for it, other than the standard antidepressant treatment? Those treatments don't work for me, and there is no need to waste the money seeing a specialist for an antidepressant treatment that a family doctor could give me. My symptoms of chronic fatigue seemed to start with Epstein Barr, now I have the joint/nerve pain.
434278 tn?1324709825 The pain across the back of your shoulders is very typical of fibromyalgia. It is not uncommon for lupus patients to also have fibromyalgia. The one thing that seems to help with fibro is sleep. I take a benadryll and a melatonin to help me sleep. I'm not saying that you only have lupus. I was also told that all I had was fibro and deep don I knew I had more than fibro. I know people w/ fibro and they have never been as sick as I was.
Avatar f tn Hi, Forgive me for what may seem like an intrusion here as I can see that you lovely people have a history which has helped all of you in terms of support, empathy, encouragement and genuine caring. I am new to this forum. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Sleep Apnea. The apneas are what prompted me to write as I can see that Chreey is about to have a sleep study done.
Avatar n tn this site has really started 2 open my eyes 2 alot of dishopes & hopes threw God!! But with this being my first post on this site & understanding everyones pain with fibro not sure if i have the bursitis yet! I do know im 47 yrs old i have lost my job 3 yrs ago was told i am 18 for 18 points which i know is the worse. but my main question is does any of you all on this forum also have the wonderful experience of having Chronic Hepatitis C which i am in stage 2 & grade 2.
494623 tn?1278282952 RA is a disease which can cause many symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome (a group of symptoms) not a disease. So a fibro diagnosis just tells you that you have a group of symptoms but you still don't have a cause. Also you should have 11 of the 18 fibro tender points if you have FMS. Were you checked for these? If it were me I would consider a second opinion. Lab work and tests are usually normal in true FMS.
1187243 tn?1268400611 what are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? how long do you have it? what medicines are used to treat it?
Avatar m tn That is a Rheumatoid Arthritis doctor. They also take care of other autoimmune disorders. Look up Rheumatolgy in your phone book yellow pages. Also check out what the last poster said.