Osteoarthritis and hormones

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Avatar n tn dee26 I am 26 years old and just had total hysterectomy forr severe endometriosis and my doctor has given me hormones called Prometrium 200mg and vivelle-dot and those things gave me crazy mood swings so I took the patch off and stopped taking the prometrium. I have three little kids and I don't have time for the major mood swings and on top of that I run a daycare center. I just had my hysterectomy five weeks ago and I may have had five hot flashes all together.
4437322 tn?1354574957 I feel just lost and alone in my struggles to fight this disease. I'm so tired and angry that after all these years of dealing with fibromyalgia that no one really understand all that I go through on a daily basis. It's a struggle to get up everyday and just live. I've been feeling suicidal lately and I just can't seem to get it together. I'm just so tired of being sick. Along with the fibro I've been getting blood transfusions ever 4-6 months. Tomorrow I have to have another one.
Avatar n tn It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Voltaren Topical Gel is used to treat joint pain in the hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, or feet caused by osteoarthritis. This medication is for pain. I do not see why a patient with respiratory condition, specifically COPD cannot be safe using the drug for musculo-skeletal pain relief, unless otherwise contraindicated or advised by the physician. Please consult your doctor for further advise.
Avatar n tn She was subsequently diagnosed with osteomalacia and degenerative osteoarthritis and at one point had an acutely low bone density. (lost all her teeth etc) She's been on vitamin d and calcium extract ever since and has an improved bone density. However, she still has *ACUTE* bone pain and constantly complains of severe pain in her joints, (she says she feels like her joints are being beaten with a hammer) and now the pain has spread to her hips.
Avatar n tn This means getting up, showering, going to my job (same one I have done for 27 years), coming home, preparing dinner and normal household chores. It has become more and more difficult just to get out of bed and by the time I take a shower I feel totally exhausted. Some days are worse than others. I have chest pain and on May 29th went to the emergency room because I became light headed while in the store with my chest hurting.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have a respiratory therapist friend that has Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis. She has filed twice now for SSD, the 1st denied, and the last one, they won't let her file SSI due to house ins. money from the big tornado we had in March, is setting in her account waiting to be paid for contractors for the house repairs. She has no income. Donations can be sent: Donna Brawley, 5504 Waddell St.,Ft. Worth, TX 76114.
Avatar f tn Instead, I have found myself working with a more holistic type doctor who handles hormones, thyroid issues and adrenal issues as well as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. He is also a PCP doctor, so he takes my insurance. I also see my Rheumatologist as well to make sure I have the specialist managing everything because I am on a Intermittent FMLA leave from work.
Avatar f tn I have severe lower back pain (diagnosed with x-ray as degenerative joint and osteoarthritis), pain at the tips of my ribs, headaches, very fatigued, insomnia (now on Ambien and still tired!!), having trouble with constipation and nausea and I have lost 15+ pounds in about 2-3 months. Any ideas at all or where I should go from here. My doctor has not called or anything so I am not sure what he will say and I am worried, my follow up is not for 3 weeks. Thanks!
Avatar n tn I've been tested for Ra, lupus, and I have osteoarthritis in my spine.I am having all these joint problems and don't know why. I have bee seeing my physiotherapist for all of it and she thinks That if I get on some thyroid med, things will help to get straightened out. My Dr. doesn't think its from my thyroid. Anyway, my physiotherapist is sending me to a muscoskelotol doctor to see what he says. I don't know why I am not being treated for my thyroid and what about my hashi disease.
Avatar n tn I have had no blood tests for RA and I have no swelling. Can all of this be caused by Osteoarthritis or are my symptoms indicative of RA?
Avatar f tn I've had headaches since age 12 and sometimes vision blackouts, just recently had a mri and contrast mri that they say my pituitary gland is enlarged. The Neurologist and Endocrinologist don't think it's a tumor, but have not ruled it out. My thyroid feels normal to the doctor, so how can this be a thyroid problem? I've just had a lot of test like tsh, t3, t4 and trh what are these test? I'm new here any help would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn Hello, These burning sensations on the knuckles and joints can be due to heat burns, arthritis like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypothyroidism, and hypoparathyroidism. They can also be due to peripheral vascular disease, vitamin B12 deficiency or malnutrition. Get your blood sugar and thyroid hormones levels evaluated. You can take some vit B12 for some days and see if the symptoms are gone or not.
Avatar f tn •Assimilating and storing fat-soluble vitamins •Creating bile •Filtering blood •Metabolizing fats, proteins, and carbohydrates •Metabolizing hormones, internally-produced wastes, and foreign chemicals •Producing urea (a primary waste product, flushed from the body in urine) •Purifying and clearing waste products, toxins, and drugs •Regulating and secreting substances important to maintaining body functions and health •Storing important nutrients (such as glycogen glucose), vitamins, and mine
Avatar f tn I too have type 2 diabetes, and fibro, and also throw in degenerative osteoarthritis. At one time I was seeing a phusical therapist, for the fibro. I had lots of fatty lumps as you describe them. The PT said they were from myofascial spasm syndrome. He would exert hard pressure to break them up. Stripping up and down my arms, legs, ribcage, exc. Left lots of bruises. Over the years they have come back.
Avatar n tn weirdness has been related to the perimenopause and menopausal stages of life and how much to a thyroid gland that was slowly but steadily failing. The two kinds of hormones (reproductive and thyroid) are so intimately linked that it may never be possible to be sure of which has been which for me. In regard to what I do about the symptoms: the twitching has not been with me steadily throughout the years. When I have a spell of it, I have not been able to do anything about it but ignore it.
Avatar f tn I have severe fibromyalgia pain as well as cervical dystonia, degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis. I tried many medications from Lyrica to strong opiates, but the side effects always outweighed the benefits or else they just were not effective. I never had a problem with addiction and at 5' and 100 lbs., I don't want to lose weight.
Avatar n tn a miracle is happening and I think that my hormones were the cause of my migraines. I still take the topamax, just 25 mg a day to wean myself off of it. I used to get ovarian cysts but since I started to progesterone regimen I don't anymore. Think about it ladies, pharma companies can't get rich off of selling natural progesterone - there's nothing to patent - so of course they are going to promote these outlandishly expensive drugs instead of looking at the ROOT of our migraine problem.
Avatar f tn I also feel depressed all the time and I have horrible muscle pain and body aches. I can be perfectly fine one day and the next day I wake up and my whole body aches for weeks. It's so bad I feel like I've been run over by an 18 wheeler truck. It's so bad that I can barely move and I'm miserable. Then it will suddenly go away just as quickly and mysteriously as it came on. I also can't do anything physical now without getting severe muscle pain.
329994 tn?1301666848 I do like that Lyrica makes me feel better as far as the muscle pains and even my osteoarthritis. The only reason I can not stay on it is the weight gain, It makes me so hungry everyday. I can not afford to gain weight with the arthritis. I am 190 and just 5ft 4in now. I have savella and it has helped some as well but it makes me sweat so much, people look at me like "what is going on with you"? So embarrassing to be ringing wet with sweat and it is the middle of winter!
Avatar n tn I think it has something to do with hormones and/or vaginal flora. It seemed like mine would show up around my period as well. Lately, they've been giving me a lot of trouble and I've had major reoccurence of BV. Still waiting for my retest on HSV-2.
Avatar n tn I have been having a difficult time getting words out, and writing and typing have been more difficult. I have a history of kidney stones, as well as reproductive problems. I have always had irregular menstrual cycles, and have almost completely lost my libido in recent years. I also have been having a lot of joint and muscle pain, especially in my feet. I literally cannot walk some nights when I get home from work, and I also have very frequent headaches.
Avatar n tn Lodine is used to relieve the inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain of osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis) and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used to relieve pain in other situations.
1415174 tn?1453246703 HI, To know whether you are in menopause, hormone panel should be done. Birth control pills affect the normal hormones of the body and they need to be stopped before testing. The frozen shoulder can be because of orthopaedic problem and not related to menopause. For weight loss a combination of dietary modification and exercise is necessary. Also do consult a gynaecologist for an evaluation. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn hypothyroidism is an illness and like any other illness, recovery takes time. It's not easy to get our hormones readjusted once they've been out of balance...
Avatar f tn i have turned 50 my periods are errectic backache never had that before and deppressed
1047234 tn?1253547296 All the surgeries exaserbates these problems, and I feel sure the thyroid has a lot to do with all this, and even though they can treat the thyroid problems, I don't think they are treating it completely because the thyroid affects a lot of things, and contributes more hormones than what they give you and it helps some symptoms, but doesn't just fix it. You will be in my prayers, and hope your surgery goes well. Please go to the sites I mentioned in the earlier posts about negative blood.
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Avatar m tn These additional hormones have a direct effect on most bodily organs, including the heart which beats faster and harder under the influence of thyroid hormones. Hyperthyroidism, by increasing cardiac output, can cause a pulsatile or rushing noise. Vitamin A and/or B12 deficiency has been described as causing tinnitus. Other tinnitus causes : Another cause of tinnitus is presbycusis (hearing loss that occurs as people age).
Avatar n tn I get night sweats and wake up with similar things but have back pain and osteoarthritis...have you mentioned it to the doc?
921323 tn?1268679412 Some say, why don’t we save the millions of dollars spent on drug research and instead invest them in education, legislation, and regulations that will help us eat better and exercise more? Put the money towards the health costs of the uninsured. Or, use it to fund research in diabetes, heart disease, or any of the other countless complications of obesity. But is it too early to admit defeat?