Fibromyalgia vs rheumatoid arthritis

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Avatar f tn I ordered the surgical reports and both stated rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. I am now enjoying a very improved quality of life. I can not do what I used to, but am very happy for what I can do at this point. What is the difference in types of arthritis???? My Rheumatiod blood test was negative several years ago.
Avatar m tn Wide spread body pain is manifested in many conditions like neck pain syndrome, low back pain, local tendonitis, trauma-related pain syndromes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis of the knee or hand, and other painful disorders. These patients have some symptoms that mimic fibromyalgia.
149087 tn?1258457420 I've had fibromyalgia,then lupus and rheumatoid arthritis for 17 years.I built and ran a world wide business helping children with autism and other disabilities and illnesses.I've been in medicine and psychology and therapy for 27years.I lost my dr to a move he made to the cancer treatment I hope I show cancer so I can go to him so I can be treated with trust and respect and dignity as I deserve.I have been resistant to meds and require high amounts.not my fault.
Avatar n tn In 2007 I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hashimoto's, IBS, and dormant ebstein-barr and HHV-6. I still struggle with symptoms, random infections, and overall have a difficult time leading a normal life. I have recently read that the standard tests for Lymes are often not sensitive enough to discover the disease, and wonder if I am not really suffering from chronic Lyme.
217229 tn?1192766004 We determined the prevalence of HCV infection in 112 FM patients, in comparison with matched rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients from the out-patient clinic of a teaching tertiary care general hospital. Furthermore, we looked for evidence of FM in 58 patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis due to HCV, compared with matched surgery clinic patients, HCV antibodies were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA).
Avatar f tn Plase take a look to this interesting article: I develop Polychondritis during the use of Allergen Immunotherapy. Be informed first and see the risk vs benefits before use AIT.
Avatar n tn and while I didn't take them daily, I'd binge on them if I got the prescription refilled. So, I have rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and several other auto-immune issues. I have been taking 4 -50 mg of Tramadol for the past year or so. If I don't get my prescription refilled, I have odd feelings... doubled or tripled anxiety, restless legs, sleeplessness, extreme irritability... to name a few.
Avatar f tn Sarcoidosis Rheumatoid arthritis Lupus Myasthenia gravis Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura Infectious mononucleosis Lyme
310397 tn?1193971582 Ok, so now that I've got the '****' out of my system (22 days CT) I am looking for solutions to ongoing pain due to Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia that doesn't require pills that give you a buzz. I get some relief from my hot tub, and some from massage, but don't think my employer is going to buy me that groovy submersible laptop so I can log in and work all day from the hot tub.
Avatar n tn Unexplained aches and pains could be due to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, H pylori infection, anemia, liver disorders, diabetes, hypothyroidism, Vit B12 or Vit D deficiency and due to calcium or magnesium deficiency. It can also be due to sleep related disorders. The best thing would be to consult a general practitioner or PCP and try and assess what is the cause of your problem.
Avatar n tn same thing here. I am 33 yo. negative tests for lyme, lupos, thyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, liver, kidney, .....and i even have low inflammation in my system according to blood tests. several tests for lyme have showed up negative, even the senstive one. so no false negative (altough false positive is the most common result). no muscle pain, so sounds like fibermyalgia is ruled out. diet changes haven't worked, nor have Rx drugs.
Avatar f tn Most of my tests the ANA comes out positive, my rheum factor was high,( rheumatoid arthritis runs in my family), I had hilar adenopathy at one point, I have proteins in my urine, and my ace level was high. I'm now on long term disability, but would like to go back to work as a nurse. What is it? Please Help me!!!
10947 tn?1281407852 Nicolson will also be answering questions on the role infections play and various treatments for ADD/ADHD, Autism, Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Asperger's Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Hashimoto's, Sjogren's Syndrome, Reiter's Syndrome, Graves Disease, Gulf War Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease and cancer metastasis. Dr.
Avatar m tn By then, it was considered late stage Lyme and it had already wreaked havoc on my body (causing rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and a number of other things as well). Maybe you could mention Lyme to your doctor and see if he could test you?
Avatar m tn The bruise could also be petechiae, which are pinpoint-sized red dots under the surface of the skin. They can result from autoimmune disorders, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, bone marrow disorders such as leukemia, inflammation of the veins, as a side effect of certain medications. Since you have a facial rash, possibility of lupus should be seriously considered and followed up. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn I am very aware of the dangers of this drug. The reason I take it is because I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I'm 37 years old. Without them I would have no quality of life. I'm not to concerned with withdrawl because my doc told me I will prob be on them for life. I was just wondering about the codiene because I am going to run out of the tramadol this month for the first time a few days early and I do not want to experience any withdrawl symptoms.
Avatar n tn Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis Viral infections, such as mononucleosis and measles (rubella) Medications, infections, blood disorders etc. You need to get a few blood tests done to rule out any of these conditions. Apart from this the only explanation could be injury which could have caused this. ref:http://www.mayoclinic.
667923 tn?1421466324 Schizoaffective disorder Multiple sclerosis Bell’s Palsy Amylotrophic lateral sclerosis Alzheimer’s disease Parkinson’s Disease Thyroid disease Hyperparathyroidism Lupus Rheumatoid arthritis Polymyalgia rheumatica Fibromyalgia Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Bipolar disorder Addison’s disease Depression Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Autism Chronic Heart Failure Toxins produced by Borrelia have a particular attraction to fatty tissue, nerve cells and the brain in general.
182884 tn?1259316506 kidney stones can cause severe back pain) or a muscle problem, such as fibromyalgia? Were you checked for rheumatoid arthritis? Have you had your thyroid and Vit. D. checked? This can cause back pain also. Also, have you been checked by a gynecologist lately? I have two herniated and one bulging disc in my back, but I am getting some relief from the severe pain now that my thyroid medicine was increased and I am taking Vit. D. It's not a cure, but it helps. Just some ideas.
217229 tn?1192766004 I'll sit up straight --- and I'll get those gellie keyboard thingies... Wooohooooo! I CAN FIX THIS.... Well - she ruled out Rheumatoid Arthritis --- and she ruled out carpal tunnel... (I noticed she didn't rule out the overweight stuff.... Sigh... Ah well... darn...) It kind of left me in a slump - because I'm feeling horrible pains...
291885 tn?1404896807 What they are finding in many of these diseases like autism, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, CFS and fibromyalgia... is that we have a high rate of infections. This may include viral, but also intracellular bacterial infections, such as mycoplasma, Chlamydia pneumonia and Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease). I have at least both (bacterial and high EBV titers... possibly others). So obviously if we have a low-grade, chronic infection and pathogens are involved...
Avatar m tn The global pattern of varying prevalence of diseases such as coeliac disease, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, cardiovascular disease and insulin dependant diabetes mellitus, suggests that some dietary factor specific to plant foods could initiate these diseases.
5504286 tn?1369696842 I also have a family history of autoimmune disorders - my father and younger sister have rheumatoid arthritis (so that was checked pretty thoroughly back in 06) and my mother has Fibromyalgia. I think I'm a bit stressed just because last time I saw a lot of specialists and they made me feel like a hypochondriac (trust me I'm not).
Avatar n tn One point, since they did the MRI for the TMJ, did they get a view of your C-spine? Laxity in C1/C2 can occur in things like rheumatoid arthritis. The C1/C2 joint is not the typical vertebral synovial joint but is like a ball and socket where C1 rides ontop of C2. I am not sure how one manipulates this since it if more or less free flowing to allow the head to turn. I think I would push to see a neurologist who will be able to try and fit the picture together.
Avatar f tn EBV isn't an autoimmune disease, it is caused by a virus ( herpes family) and it affects B-cells but there is evidence associating the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). You have positive tyroid antibodies, looks like your developing an autoimmune diasese of your thyroid. First you should had seen if your TSH (it was 2.4, which is normal) was raising before taking meds (that's why you become hyper).
Avatar f tn 3) Plaquenil is a prescription drug used to treat Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and also Malaria. My speculation is this drug has some kind of anti-bacterial effect. In your professional opinion, would doxycycline and/or other antibiotics have the same effect as the prescription drug Plaquenil with less side effects? PROF. NICOLSON'S RESPONSE: Plaquenil may not yield the same response as doxycycline because they are different anti-microbial drugs that attack different targets.
Avatar f tn I have rheumatoid arthritis and work on my deformed feet about 50 hours a week.I take methotrexate 7 weekly and it seems to keep my arthritis under control. Over 5 months ago i quit tylenol#3 because i found myself needing more and more for pain relief and also was looking forward to the high more than the pain relief.I was taking about 8-10 daily.