Osteoarthritis and its management

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1459410 tn?1285698605 I have it at a relatively young age, and was prescribed celebrex, which I hate the headaches from and stomach pain (and its not all that effective) which irritates my stomach ulcer. All my doc said was to up the protonix. Im in PT to help as well but if anyone would like to share a short summary of their story from pre-diag symptoms through successful treatment, I would really like to see how the different docs have handled your speciific case.
3060903 tn?1398568723 The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis Many osteoarthritis blogs can provide support and helpful tips for managing what is often a chronic condition. READ NOW Emotional stress High levels of stress lead to physical symptoms, even in healthy individuals. In people with OA, stress can exacerbate joint pain, which in turn amplifies stress. This may lead to difficulty sleeping, which can further increase a person's sensitivity to pain.
Avatar f tn There are no surgical options for me and therefore pain management and pain meds are all I can rely on right now. I too feel like all this pain has ruined my life. I have to say you definitely need to speak with your doctor about the pain that you are suffering, he/she can try some opioids to help with the pain untill your operation. I can imagine 5 weeks can feel like forever when you are in so much pain and you really need something to help with it.
1388999 tn?1370046414 Deramaxx is a cox-II inhibitor like human Celebrex that worked the best for my dogs with osteoarthritis and one with hip dysplasia. Rimadyl is cheaper and worked fine for early symptoms but once they reached 10 or 11 years of age it just wasn't as effective. Tramadol (Ultram) is a pseudo-narcotic that can be used for pain in dogs. It's mild enough that most vets don't have a problem dispensing it for home use. You won't know until you ask your vet.
Avatar m tn I have osteoarthritis in six cervical vertebrae, and without management the pain is incapacitating. I prefer Tramadol because of the reduced/nonexistent side effects. It stops the pain, and allows me to function- no "high". I am also prescribed one half Endocet up to twice daily for severe flair-ups. Sometimes it works, as it's a fast-acting, short term medication, and the small amount keeps the withdraw sickness away. But it is habit-forming, and I treat it with caution.
Avatar f tn Hi there, you sound exactly like my husband, he has had 2 knee surgery's and still is in a lot of pain. Its really strange. There are days when he has trouble just getting to his feet. Anyway, he got blood work and is positive for gout, so you may have more going on, I've read that gout can occur in any of the joints, not just in the foot because its a form of arthritis, so maybe you should ask for some blood work to rule that in or out.
Avatar f tn It effects ur everyday life and i would just like a little relief i know its never gonna go away its only gonna get worse down the road but i would like to run with my kids and go for long walks and just have a little less pain/ tolerable would be a good word.
Avatar n tn I suffer from extensive disc degeneration, spur formation, Schmorls nodes formation, an annular bulge, bone marrow signal changes indicative of fatty degeneration, levoscoliosis, a pectus excavatum, joint deformities (my jaw dislocates spontaneously), gross anatomical abnormalities, bilateral facet arthropathy, and unbearably painful osteoarthritis.
Avatar f tn I have had fibromyalgia since a near fatal car accident 10 years ago. I am currently on Celexa and Methadone, and I have gained about 35 lbs. and I can't figure out how to stop it or why it is happening. My pain management doctor is a neurologist, and he just says it is a combination of the meds, menopause,not being as active, but he is not a diet doctor and his main concern is my pain. Is there another combination of meds that doesn't do this?
Avatar n tn I have osteoarthritis and a sever injury in my left ankle, I wear a brace and walking or exercising is almost out of the question. I'm not supposed to pick up anything over a pound and I have lost 1/2 inch in leg length. I also went through menapuse early. Maybe I had hep then. I'm not sure. I need a good Dr. They have not treated me except with pain meds. I also have herniated disc in back and degenerative ones. I eat plenty of yogurt, hope this helps.
1684282 tn?1505701570 The medical industry has to look at itself and evaluate the education of its doctors about the side effects and drug interactions. We also have learned how to listen to our patients, which is not easy with the busy schedules and busy waiting rooms. However, no matter how busy, a doctor cannot practice good medicine if he does not take time to educate him/herself and carefully listen to the patient.
433485 tn?1321816990 Hi. I have chronic gastritis as well as GERD. I am also in Pain Management due to osteoarthritis in my lower back. Has any found relief from gastritis flares with Oxycodone? Thanks.
Avatar f tn The management plan would depend on the condition and its severity. It would be difficult to comment on if intra-articular injections (?steroid ?hyaluronan) would be best suitable at this time. It would be best to discuss the situation and the suggested management plan in detail with her treating orthopedician and rheumatologist. If in doubt you may seek a second opinion with another rheumatologist. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar m tn The difference between compensated and decompensated is the when decompensated the liver is no longer able to perform all of its function and so complications manifest themselves. The classic signs of ESLD are; ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, varices, jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin). The Child-Pugh score is usually used to measure the 3 degrees of cirrhosis.
Avatar n tn The best thing an expectant mother can do is continue to use the medications as directed by physician and/or pain management specialist, and try to take the least amount possible while not letting the pain get out of control. For instance, if you are prescribed "1 (ONE) TABLET BY MOUTH EVERY 4 (FOUR) TO 6 (SIX) HOURS MAXIMUM OF 5 PER DAY" try to take it every 6 (six) instead of 4 (four) hours which lessens the amount in your system.
Avatar m tn but if he didnt think it was going to be good giving me more per month then i surley wouldnt do that and i would go one week out of the month with out if needed and would happily take a urine test to prove im not taking it the last week he kinda laughed and said no its not a problem . i took my honesty to him and with no hesitation or app. he called in the next day when i ran out for 180 per month, instead of making me wait the week i got it when needed i didnt lie or beat around the bush...
Avatar n tn The data of 50 patients with chronic hepatitis C who had been treated with Peg-IFNalpha2b and ribavirin combination therapy or pegylated-interferon-alpha2a monotherapy for more than 24 weeks were analyzed. The effects of these treatments were evaluated clinically by the serum uric acid level and its urinary excretion rates. RESULTS: In patients with pegylated-interferon-alpha2a monotherapy, no significant elevation was shown either in serum uric acid concentrations or excretion rates.
Avatar n tn i think they think i am a nut case but i know what i'm feeling isn't in my head!! any answers suggestions....and i take this for osteoarthritis in my neck and back and deg disk disease.
Avatar f tn Its pretty complex and they have a VERY good endocrinologist and require careful management and close monitoring. I'm sorry I don't know if that helps you at all. It is a REALLY complex area and what I've passed on is about the extent of my knowledge about it all. Best wishes and wellness to you!
1318375 tn?1274324381 Thank you for your feedback. I've really learned through this ordeal that I have to be my own advocate when it comes to my health. I picked up the report today from the hospital today from my myleogram (after a struggle on their part to release it, thank god I know about hippa regulations). The diagnosis on the the myleogram and post CT says cervical spondylosis.
691233 tn?1228734020 I have had my share of car accidents in the past, but nothing recent. About three and a half years ago I was in a hurry and threw my head back quickly when I was gargling. It felt like something snapped. Since that day, I have had nothing but problems.
Avatar f tn I'm so sorry for all you're pain, I hope you can get some answers from all these tests. Its no wonder you are depressed when in undiagnosed pain and sleeplessness. There are no easy answers it could be any of diseases you've mentioned. First of all you need to have someone to prescribe a good med for pain control its not necessary to suffer as you are even without a dx.
Avatar f tn Afterward, we found out that the reason was because they don't like to bring up Arachnoiditis and its evil cousin, Adhesive Arachnoiditis, because by doing so, they admit that they are doing something that can cause you harm. Even after a person developes arachnoiditis they are loathe to diagnose it because it implicates their brethren since the only way you can get it is through medical intervention.
Avatar n tn If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again! And I'm gonna just give up soda now even though im kinda curious to see how bad its gonna taste! Thats all for now! Keep posting I find this soooo interesting!
1331115 tn?1536365740 Krill oil is used for heart disease, high levels of certain blood fats (triglycerides), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, osteoarthritis, depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and painful menstrual periods.
Avatar m tn dont know, cant explain, therefore it must be in your head and see a shrink! It is easier for them to say its a perplexing multitude of symptoms with no clear diagnosis therefore its must be mainly caused by a psychological condition. OHSU has nothing to offer but a dead-end and empty pockets. I have searched the States looking for a DR that is at least willing to investigate and help with the management of the symptoms.
329994 tn?1301666848 For the CFS i have taken Adderall XR for almost 6 years and it is the only thing that has worked for me. i take a rediculous amout but my doc says its safe and its the only thing that has allowed me to be normal-ish. I don't know how amphetamine would affect your heart condition though, so it may not be a good choice for you. hopefully that helps, at least to have another perspective. feel free to ask me any other questions you think i could help with.
Avatar n tn She told me not to use the cream and to see if it heals on its own. She tested me for yeast and bacteria and all was negative. WHATEVER. I don't think she quite understands what this is all about. I used the cream two weeks ago and now it's back. My appointment is in a couple of days so I am going to try and hold off so she can see what I am talking about. I am also going to print out this forum so she can see all of you share the same problems.
Avatar n tn cataracts mature earlier than had been expected) and pain management (i.e. sedatives and Tylox #3). Should I seek the advice of a larger-town specialist, and if so, what kind--a neurologist, orthopaedist, or rheumatologist? I need help and quickly!
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