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1266954 tn?1270221125 For the past years, I have been taking 3-4 7.5/325 Vicodin per day for "total body osteoarthritis". I have tried NSAIDS, aspirin, and Ultram without any relief. Also, because of a previous HA, I want to avoid NSAIDS. When Vicodin was changed from Schedule III to II this year, my GP became more reluctant to continue my 3-4 pill per day "habit" due to regulatory pressure to wean patients completely off opiods of any strength.
Avatar n tn can anyone tell me if osteoarthritis is a dominoing effect on the spine..to reach the base of neck to shoulder pain up to wrist..occasionaly painful. also have ddd in l5-s1 lumbar..leg spasms,and ackes.can't do daily activities without pain..simple things. many different symptoms have started since... and does thing impair me at 30's from working.
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 n tn A Baker's Cyst also popped up last month at an also bad knee (torn ligaments never corrected). As of a few weeks ago, my Rheumatologist told me I have osteoarthritis in my hands. Last week I had a bone scan and was told I also have osteoporosis. I take 10 different meds a day( asthma, thyroid, high blood pressure, hot flashes,ibs,gird, and lupus) and am so tired of it all. Is it possible to have all 3 (Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis) and if so, is it common?
Avatar m tn Have you tried the Healthwell Foundation? They helped with my Rhemacaid copayments. The HealthWell Foundation P.O. Box 4133 Gaithersburg, MD 20878 ***@**** This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
Avatar n tn How do I get rid of the chronic stiffness in my foot(right; & hand) ? Doc surmises(diagnosis) inflammed tendons( I ran for <20 years, now ceased). What's the cure for osteoarthritic inflammation, or does everyone cop out with, "there's no cure" & go enjoy life(while others suffer) ?
Avatar m tn Osteoporosis Prevention According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, taken together, the following five steps can optimize bone health and help prevent osteoporosis: o Get the daily recommended amounts of calcium and vitamin D. o Engage in regular weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise. o Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol. o Talk to your healthcare provider about your bone health concerns. o Have a bone density test and take medication when appropriate.
Avatar m tn Apart from fibromyalgia multiple joint pain is seen in hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Low Vit B12 levels, anemia, Hasimotos thyroiditis, gout (can sometimes cause multiple joint pain), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, SLE, electrolyte disturbance particularly those involving calcium and magnesium, parathyroid gland problems, chondrocalcinosis and chronic fatigue syndrome. Low testosterone hormone can be a cause too.
Avatar m tn Have you ever seen a house sitting on a bad foundation? Your vertebra, above a bad disc, is going to tilt just like that house. The tilt in your spine has the potential of putting the two associated facet joints under abnormal strain. This leads to facet hypertrophy, and osteoarthritis of the spine. Many people with moderate to severe disc disease suffer severe pain from facet arthropathy.
Avatar f tn I have recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips, one worse than the other. While not in constant pain as yet, my hip joint "catches" every time I get up from sitting and has to crack before I can straighten up. This is very painful. (It is also a problem when turning over in bed.) In a couple of months, I have to take a 7-hour flight, and I am dreading it. It's an overnight flight, which might make it difficuilt to take frequent standing breaks.
587778 tn?1261400718 My doctor sent me for an X-ray and it reveal mild osteoarthritis. Well, in the last week, the are between my patella and thigh began to hurt badly, along the outside of my knee hurts all the way up into my thigh, on the inside the tenderness has progressed, also on the inside of my knee midway up my inner thigh I have a severe line of pain that I can also palpate. My knee and thigh are noticeably larger than the other other one. I am in so much pain.
Avatar f tn Hurt even when my kids hug me. I'm always having bruises on me. I do have osteoarthritis. My dr doesn't think anything is wrong with me and won't run test or refer me to specialist. He insisted it was from steroid shot he gve me for my back pain. I gained 5 lbs over night and more since then. was told by er dr that it sounds like it could be auto immune disorder. Im desperate and frustrated. I want to add that last time this happened I was not taking ANY meds. Please help.
Avatar n tn Is there any procedure I might be able to relate to my physician that she might be able to do to stop this from happening, or to give me some relief? I am on disability with a history of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis,pancreas divisium,raynauds phenomenum,degenerative disk disease,and tmj.(the tmj has not been bothering me) My neurologist seems to want to think that the major problem going on and causing all of this is my TMJ. I just don't think that is the problem., can anybody help??
Avatar f tn I denied my diagnosis for years. I also have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, a seizure disorder, and cardiovascular disease. According to what I've read recently, it isn't unusual to have fibromyalgia AND arthritis. Peachy, huh.
Avatar m tn Sant’Andrea Hospital, Neurological Clinic University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy A Tonini - Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS Rome, Italy L Pace - Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS Rome, Italy P Casillo - Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS Rome, Italy A Cuccaro - Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS Rome, Italy A Pompa - Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS Rome, Italy E Troisi - Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS Rome, Italy Background PAIN IS A FREQUENT AND DISABLING SYMPTOM IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) PATIENTS.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis. What kind of exercise can I do? I need to lose about 25 lbs. and I was walking but now I'm not sure if that is good for me.
Avatar m tn Your description of sand feeling in your joints is a symptom of osteoarthritis. Perhaps you're not old enough for the tests to show yet and it's the beginning of arthritis? I would try surfing for information on "benign crepitus" which is what they call what you have without a diagnosis. I understand working on one's health to reduce inflammation has helped some people. As well, there are anti-arthritis diets which follow the same principles of reducing joint inflammation.
Avatar f tn http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=2499&topicId=100015118&docId=l:615922493 That is a link that I wanted to give you to read about this LYME DISEASE controversy. I found this when I decided to go over to the "arthritis foundation" homepage so that I could send a friend some information re: arthritis. She and I got into an almost heated discussion regarding winter weather and arthritis.
Avatar n tn By then, he started having problems with osteoarthritis. Your concerns are real and serious.... Have you considered consulting your child's physician for referral to either a neurologist or physiatrist (physical medicine/rehabiliation)? If your child does have this problem, she needs to get into exercise therapy soon, before muscle contractures develop, which will cause her problems later in life.
Avatar m tn Drinking wine can ward off early symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, according to recent research from the UK. Drinkers who sipped 4 to 6 glasses of vino a week were 45 percent less likely to develop knee osteoarthritis than those who abstained from alcohol. But it's not alcohol that contains the antidote for better health; it's the specific ingredients found in wine that keep your creaks from becoming more serious. (Beer drinkers actually increased their risk of arthritis!
Avatar f tn but the supplements didn't stop my pains. You also could have a mixture of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid. Just my thoughts. I know what it's like to live with constant pain.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, osteoarthritis, like any other type of arthritis has flare ups and then you feel a little better for a while and it can flare up again. Ask your doctor to refer you to physiotherapy who can give you specific exercises to do so that you do not become too stiff. Although rest is important, you still need to be active, but not to the point that you get exhausted. Unless you have been told otherwise, a healthy balanced diet with fish, fruit and veg would be fine.
Avatar f tn Most ppl are unaware of the fact that there are over 100 kinds of arthritis. We all seem to think arthritis is either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis's and a few know about gout - which is an arthritis. It's simply called gouty arthritis. There are lab tests like Sed Rates, Antinuclear antibody (ANA), Rheumatoid factor (RF) and more that will reveal inflammation. Lab tests holds many microscopic clues to what’s going on throughout the body.
Avatar m tn effect of acupuncture in the treatment of back, neck, and shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, and headaches. Physical and massage therapy has been shown to be as good as surgery for painful conditions such as torn cartilage and arthritis. Astaxanthin is one of the most effective fat-soluble antioxidants known. It has very potent anti-inflammatory properties and in many cases works far more effectively than anti-inflammatory drugs.
Avatar m tn Drinking wine can ward off early symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, according to recent research from the UK. Drinkers who sipped 4 to 6 glasses of vino a week were 45 percent less likely to develop knee osteoarthritis than those who abstained from alcohol. But it's not alcohol that contains the antidote for better health; it's the specific ingredients found in wine that keep your creaks from becoming more serious. (Beer drinkers actually increased their risk of arthritis!
Avatar f tn I have been to numerous specialist, my primary, and even an herbalist. My rheumatologist has now diagnosed me with osteoarthritis and fibrous dysplasia, and mentioned I am not sick enough for a full Lupus diagnosis? I have a positive ANA which continues to climb, C-protein tests continue to get worth, I am not registering any calcium or vitamin D - spite me taking supplements - and my white blood cell count is increasing after every set of blood work. But.... Not sick enough...
531416 tn?1213149279 I need blood work and a 24 urine test (I have Lupus Nephritis as well) One more thing. This past weekend I forced myself to attend the Lupus Foundation Symposium (Greater Washington Chapter) In spite of my pain I am sooo glad I went. It was very insightful. So what do you think ...
Avatar n tn I haven't been bothered with the pain in years so I guess I might be in remission and it was traded for Graves' Disease. Have you been checked for Arthritis and osteoarthritis ? Arthritis causes tenderness, pain, swelling, and stiffness of joints as well as abnormalities of various soft tissues of the body osteo- (meaning bone) arthritis, mostly affecting the weight bearing joints (hips and knees) plus the hands, feet and spine. Arthritis and thyroid are connected by both being autoimmune.
14993501 tn?1437776467 Imagine a house when a part of the foundation fails -- that house will tilt. Same when a disc bulges, the upper vertebra tilts, tearing connective tissue, decreasing the intervertebral space, and placing pressure on one or both of the facet joint capsules, which leads to facet hypertrophy and osteoarthritis of the joint -- another source of LBP. Broad-based disc bulges often efface the thecal sac, and sometimes spill into the intervertebral foramen.