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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 Dealing with RA flares There are currently no medications that can cure RA or consistently prevent flares. The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms, minimize inflammation, and prevent joint damage.
Avatar n tn Re: Some will try to claim that these problems cropping up after tx are a 'coincidence', or are due to some sort of rapid aging. How ridiculous to keep saying this. The point was that since such symptoms can be seen in the aging process, it must be difficult to definitively link them to the effects of interferon treatment. But Kalio supplied you with research that supports your suspicions, even though she/he was treated rudely on the other thread.
Avatar n tn However, a year later, the symptoms are still present, and become worse with increased standing, kneeling, or bending. Just under the right knee cap swells dramatically, and is "squishy" like fluid. It becomes extremely painful. I have gone to the doctor for this. I do not remember what tests were run (I believe only an MRI).
748543 tn?1463449675 I, as most responsible medical professionals, believe in using the most conservative successful form of treatment. As one who treats patients with most severe TMD symptoms, I can assure you that my patients are unable to manage the pain associated with these conditions by simply receiving counseling on their habits. What's more is that I find that dental malocclusion is frequently one of the principle causes of the TMD.
475586 tn?1225027354 Another heavy metal culprit aside form mercury is iron and iron overload is very common. It is called hemochromatosis, and causes the same and many more symptoms and life-threatening complications as stated and described above. You need ferritin, transferrin saturation, TIBC and serum iron tests.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, raynauds, sjogrens, osteoarthritis, and I am not sure they are the correct diagnosis. I have all the symptoms of FMS but with severe fatigue that strikes after I go away for a weekend (travel over 30 miles) and get little sleep, stress also causes it to happen. I am in bed sleeping for sometimes over 24 hours and physically unable to get up and function past just going ten feet to the bathroom and sometimes I need help with that.
Avatar f tn I recently had a labral repair (I dislocated my shoulder, which is completely unrelated to my symptoms) on my shoulder and have been doing very mininmal physical activity so I have ruled out muscle strain. *Note* My grandfather had Rheumatoid arthritis so I could be more genetically at risk. If you have any ideas on what could be causing my symptoms please comment. Thanks!
1477978 tn?1289505731 Ok! The test numbers were seperate, now bunched together. If anyone can read this, the first numbers are the result and secondary or following numbers are the reference interval. The test basically showed everything normal except the ANA, and I couldn't get anymore info on that (like a titer test). Don't know how that works but I had went back for more tests and they wanted to know why. I told them I'd already gone to three other Dr's for 2nd opinions...
Avatar n tn I figured since it was so difficult to find a doctor and treatment was hard to find I'd deal with it until the symptoms became so bad which was this past year. I've had debilitating ear pain and neck pain. Severe headaches that trigger migraines. And I have been constantly clearing my throat. Luckily I live near a bunch of learning hospitals so I called around for 3-4 months before finding gold... I just had the surgery and it went great.
1216899 tn?1288573925 I'm scheduled for my next blood workup in about a week. Perhaps D deficiency causes horrible symptoms just the way B12 deficiency does though I still don't think it accounts for everything at least not in my case.
147426 tn?1317269232 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OLD MRI's AND THE NEW 3T MRI? I came across a good back-to-back comparision of the 1.5T MRI versus the 3T MRI on MS patients with known multiple brain lesions without enhancement. They did an MRI using the MS protocol of thin slices. The neuroradiologists reading the films were not told which machine they werE done on. The 3T machine consistently picked up more lesions - on average 25% more.
1293616 tn?1272327810 Some people don't experience ANY shot symptoms starting treatment. NSAID's like Advil or Alleve will help with this. If your body is like clockwork, you can take these ahead of the shot to prevent them. Warm baths are also good for body aches and tend to give you some down time. I should note that these symptoms are often multiplied by anemia. Should you get anemic, then these "flu like symptoms" will tend to make a couple days miserable.
Avatar m tn For treatment approach, first it is essential to get (MRI) done to detect the brain or spinal abnormalities after that injury. Treatment commonly may be suggested for symptoms such as pain-killers, some antidepressants, physical therapy and regular exercises. If you suffer continuous headache, please arrange an appointment with a neurologist right away who will evaluate the possibilities here and can provide you an appropriate treatment.
20063166 tn?1489404667 Passed more than 7 months after the successful treatment of my son from hepatitis C, but there were serious side effects that were not before treatment: 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 Hello All, So, I finally have an MRI scheduled for June 10th 2011, which was only ordered because I had 3 separate incidences of unilateral pupil dilation ranging from 10 minutes to an hour each time - no pain, no weakness, no paralysis - in fact no other symptoms other than my everyday symptoms & these were not worsened during the events (see list below).
Avatar n tn Well, Sjogren's is believed to have a genetic component, and believe me, my whole family has got the symptoms and are now being tested. There's nothing to be done yet about genetics! The second component is supposedly a viral infection, and I agree with that too. Mine started a couple months after I got Mono. I like the idea that something could get my immune system to calm down, but looking at my family, I don't think it's likely.
527589 tn?1301681778 Since you have bone spurs, osteoarthritis and cervical stenosis, the symptoms are being aggravated. Please get an MRI of the brain. In fact you may need a series of MRI to diagnose to rule out MS. I think you have not consulted a neurologist so far and that is why you have been made to run around. Please take the MRI reports of brain, pelvic region and spine and consult a good neurologist.
Avatar n tn Muscle pain and knots, vision problems, memory loss( terrible anxiety would strike me several times a day because I couldn't rememeber where I was suppose to be or where I was on my way to kids had to remind me how to drive them to school eeryday) I was treated with steriods prior to the lyme diagnose then an antibiotic the symptoms persisted for a year after treatment. Vision problems and joint pain and now cracking are still present.
Avatar n tn Doctors have told me that I need no treatment and that Thallassemia has no symtpoms. I go to sleep tired and I wake up tired. I can be tired after 12 hours sleep! Can I be suffering symptoms from my thallassemia. Does any one else feel the same way that I do? This is a little bit hard for me, but I don't want to complain.
1139665 tn?1382714550 Hoping someone may have similiar symptoms and can HELP!.I'm really scared and just looking for some reassurane or information. Since i had my daughter three years ago i've been having really strange symptoms and i'm afraid it's all pointing to brain tumour which both my mother and grandmother have both died from. Anyway here are the symptoms in a nut shell..after having the baby i had head aches daily and on and off numbness in my left arm and side of head.
3134561 tn?1342629375 For an effective hip pain management, one should know the symptoms and causes of hip problems. Hip replacement surgery is one of the most prescribed treatments for hip problems. The Stryker hip replacement recall broadens definition of metal-on-metal hip. There are several people all over the world who are dealing with hip pain problems on a daily basis.
Avatar n tn Hi - Your hand pain can be a combination of the numbness/tingling resulting from the problems with your neck, but you could have co-existing arthritis. There are two main types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disorder causing loss of cartilage between the individual bones. This causes the bones to rub together and produces pain and loss of movement. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic and chronic disease affecting the synovium (lining) of the joint.
1422878 tn?1284588193 Please consult a neurologist. The treatment is to remove the compression. You have to discuss the best treatment option with a neurologist, which can range from medication to physiotherapy to traction, cervical collars or even surgery. Take care!
Avatar f tn I think it is impingement syndrome. Symptoms include pain, weakness and loss of motion. Causes of impingement include acromioclavicular joint arthritis, calcified coracoacromial ligament, structural abnormalities of the acromion and weakness of the rotator cuff muscles. Conservative treatment (rest, ice packs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy) is usually sufficient. Some patients benefit from steroid injection, and a few require surgery.
Avatar n tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! The various causes are carpel tunnel syndrome, inflammation of the tendon of the hand due to repetitive work, gout, lymphangitis, deep vein thrombosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. You need to consult a doctor and rule these out by blood tests, X-rays, nerve conduction studies, rheumatoid factor, ESR, etc. Since the thumb twitches uncontrollably, symptoms could be due to carpal tunnel syndrome.