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1378884 tn?1315509445 RA is a malfunction of the immune system in which it mistakes joint tissue, mainly the cartilage, as something that must be attacked and eliminated. This causes the typical swelling, redness, heat, and over time, damage that causes pain and disability. Cartilage is eaten away; even connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments can be affected as well. The confusion often arises because RA damage *can* lead to OA in the joints; however, OA does NOT cause RA. Make sense?
Avatar m tn I mentioned this to my MD at my annual physical and she felt that it was probably osteoarthritis (mainly due to the fact that there was no redness around the joints). She didn't order any kind of tests to confirm this diagnosis. I've also started to notice some tenderness in my elbow joints when resting my elbows on a table, and my knee joints have been a bit stiff and sore after using my exercise bike.
3060903 tn?1398568723 In healthy joints, cartilage allows bones to move smoothly, but osteoarthritis (OA) causes the cartilage to wear away and the bones to rub together, leading to pain and stiffness. A flare-up can be brought on by several factors, including: injury stress changes in the weather OA affects 27 million Americans. In this article, we list the best ways to treat and prevent flare-ups, which are marked by increased pain and stiffness. What are the symptoms of a flare-up?
Avatar f tn If these conditions are ruled out , please check for other causes of knee stiffness like arthritis, knee tendonitis ,osteoarthritis,meniscus injury etc. Please consult an orthopaedic surgeon for the same .Hope this helps you .Take care and regards !
Avatar f tn First, a little bit of background - I suffer from several chronic pain issues, including fibromyalgia, lupus, severe osteoarthritis. For the past month or so I've been having a major issue with my right hip and lower back (mostly the hip) - it began with pain in the groin/inside hip area and has now totally encompassed the entire hip and does also affect the lower back (although not all the time).
Avatar n tn What did the savella side effects do to some people i hear they are horrible?
Avatar n tn I experienced the side effects I was told could happen, worse cramps and heavier bleeding. I am fine with these because my choice for birth control is very limited because I get blood clots and cannot take the pill. However, I am wondering if anyone has experienced a decrease in thier sex drive becasue of it. I am only 29 years old, married to a very wonderful and attractive man, but honestly I could care less about sex.
Avatar n tn Has anyone experienced any bad side effects from the hcg shots? I am administering them myself and just want to know what to look out for.
Avatar n tn Hello, Kenalog is a steroid (Triamcinolone) and Synvisc is a hylan which is used for osteoarthritis.Long term use of both can cause changes in the skin,facial swelling and redness and flushing of the skin.However as you have been diagnosed with rosacea,so other causes also need to be looked into. The exact cause of rosacea is still unknown but some of the aggravating factors are gentics, mite sometimes found in hair follicles (Demodex folliculorum),H.
1293616 tn?1272327810 The short answer is - it's different for everyone. Some will tell you the first shot is the worst. Some will say they felt fine until week 5 or 6. For me it was pretty much the same every week - do my shot on Friday and feel like I had a low grade flu until about noon Monday. Try using the search engine at the top of the page to read old posts on a particular topic - but don't worry - there's generally more trauma and drama there than what you'll experience.
20063166 tn?1489404667 1 problems with the eyes-before the eyes of the mesh; If you look at a certain point it begins to blur; Wave-like movement of objects, if tired; Bright light is a problem, often there is burning in the eyes. 2 there is a fog in his head, which prevents him from thinking clearly and very much influences his memory.
Avatar f tn The doctors seem to think that I have begun feeling the effects of arthritis and are talking eventual hip replacement as soon as 10 years from now. Is there anyone to whom this has happened? If so, how have you gone about physically making the best of it? What courses of action have you taken (cortisone, arthroscopic surgery, etc?) I just want some guidance from someone who has been through it, not a doctor telling me what "could" happen. Thanks.
306455 tn?1288865671 J, A lot of longer term Sub users have reported (to each other here on the forum) some side effects like numbness in the arms, pain in elbows and hands falling asleep. Have you heard of these side effects and are there others that we don't here about often but are definitely related to long term Sub use? My 2 sisters and myself are all on Sub and have been for over a year. We have all developed this problem as have others I've talked with. Any idea what causes this?
Avatar f tn com website and reading the side effects, I would be extremely concerned about the side effects that you are experiencing. From everything I've read it doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility that at least some of your problems that you have. You should get hold of your Doctor immediately and go and see him and talk with him. See what he says and if he doesn't have answers for you if it were me I'd consider consulting other Doctor's.
Avatar n tn I've discussed with my pysch, but not sure about these effects? ... and Ive seen my family doctor twice who isn't too concerned with this because "I'm too young" for all of this. Ive started physical therapy in the past week to reduce the pain, they are treating for neck immobility. But this has not really changed the situation. And as the day wears on through use of my arms typing and working it gets to be unbearable.
4226456 tn?1354123528 Finished triple therapy Jan 28, 13. (early) due to side effects and now I am experiencing joint pain, stiffnes that started a couple months after treatment. When I sit for any period of time, my hips are so stiff and my feet are stiff too. My feet feel like they can't hold me up. Ambulation is not so easy. After a few moments of being up on my feet and walking the discomfort and stiffness goes away.
Avatar n tn I have hypothyroid, High blood pressure, high cholesterol, Sjogren's, some unidentified autoimmune disease, osteoarthritis, my back is mess. I'm always in pain. I did everything right for most of my life, and now at 53 (starting around 50) I am so sick and miserable. I'm sure the MS people might feel the same. There's nothing wrong with what you are saying, but I also get angry when people tell me, *oh, just change your diet and lose weight.
1211493 tn?1266563966 Do you have any other conditions diagnosed that might be linked to pain or nerve problems? I found out recently that I have had osteoarthritis evident on X-ray since I was 19, and no one ever told me. I would go in for x-rays and they would always say normal. I know that isnt normal to a 19 year old, did they even look at my age? So I understand how it feels to be in that position, not knowing why you have pain so young.
Avatar n tn Typical symptoms of MAC include night sweats, weight loss, fever, fatigue, diarrhea and enlarged spleen. So indirectly it causes Osteoarthritis as it effects, bone marrow, spinal fluid etc. Take care and come back to us on further queries.
Avatar n tn The joint pain can be due to this medication or some other cause. Few other causes of joint pains are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis etc.It is best to seek medical help and get evaluated. A complete examination will help. Take care and regards!
Avatar n tn fibroadenomas of the breasts, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endocervical thickening and cervical cysts. Also osteoarthritis in both knees along with grade 4 chrondomalacia in both knees, and osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine. All this in two years. Does anyone know if there is a relationship between the two?
Avatar n tn Hello, Going by your age and menstrual status(perimenopausal),I have the possibility of osteoarthritis in my mind.It is a form of degenerative arthritis that effects the elderly. It is a clinical syndrome in which low-grade inflammation results in pain in the joints, caused by abnormal wearing of the cartilage that covers and acts as a cushion inside joints and destruction or decrease of synovial fluid that lubricates those joints. Diagnosis is done by x-ray and MRI of the joints.
Avatar f tn Sorry to confuse - I can take the co-codamol which is 8mg of codeine phosphate and 500mg of paracetamol (side effects managable) but the 30mg of codeine phosphate with 500mg of paracetamol causes bad side effects, similarly 30mg of straight codeine phosphate causes bad side effects. Added complication is that I also need to be able to function well enough to drive and work.
662972 tn?1270169901 J, A lot of longer term Sub users have reported (to each other here on the forum) some side effects like numbnessNumbness and tingling in the arms, pain in elbowsElbow pain and handsHand or foot spasms Hand tremor falling asleep. Have you heard of these side effects and are there others that we don't here about often but are definitely related to long term Sub use? My 2 sisters and myself are all on Sub and have been for over a year.
Avatar f tn Other Facts About Generalized Osteoarthritis A gene defect that causes primary generalized osteoarthritis has been discovered. Generalized osteoarthritis develops spontaneously. Generalized osteoarthritis is more prevalent in patients with advanced knee osteoarthritis than in patients with advanced hip osteoarthritis. Older women are more affected by generalized osteoarthritis than any other group.
Avatar f tn and spinal stenosis. Will side effects make conditions worse. It is painful now. Anyone experience this?
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 m tn live with severe chronic pain; Osteoarthritis and Tendonitis. I've been in recovery and sober for years. I have P.T.S.D. and have been told by doctors it's what causes my hyper-sexual ability that my girlfriend hates. With the exception of my pain my physical/ sexual health is fine. I don't like taking anything except vitamins, supplements for health benefit & Tylenol/Motrin for pain, but sometimes when the pain gets to the extreme I need to take a Norco or Vicodin.
1619005 tn?1298868460 controlling some sports-related osteoarthritis/compressed disks in my spine with Motrin regularly and cyclobenazprine rarely, as needed; regularly receive chiropractic work; I am also in the process of being treated for endometriosis with Lupron (has been working wonderfully, alleviated a lot of pain so far) and still, I occasionally have these weird attacks of extreme fatigue and weakness that seem unrelated to any of the previous conditions - severe pain and weakness, primarily in my arms an