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1763947 tn?1334058919 I had my right hip replaced 4 years ago and now my left side is bone on bone and I will eventually need a left hip replacement. My neck is a mess as is my back. Just wondered if I am the lucky one or do others get it along with their Lyme.?
Avatar n tn Hi was just reading about your back and I have the same trouble , am full of osteoarthritis and just had a thr a month ago but while my hip is fine it's my back that's the problem, walking ,doing dishes , getting out of bed in the mornings etc and my lower back gets to a point were my legs won't work and I stiffen up completely , the doctors just keep upping my morphine but am going to a chronic pain clinic next week so I hope they will look into it more .
Avatar n tn Hi Dear Synvisc is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). It is approved for those patients who do not get adequate relief from painkillers such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy. Synvisc is injected directly into the joint to restore the lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. The therapy is generally well tolerated. However, it may not work for everyone.
Avatar n tn I had the scope because of osteoarthritis of the knee with severe osteoarthritis of the patellofemoral joint and was hoping the surgery would buy me a few more years to work. This was a big mistake because I am in more pain now than before the surgery.
Avatar n tn My worry is that if I were running for some reason, or just walking at a fast pace -- normal for me -- the weakness in the groin area would cause me to fall suddenly, possibly injuring my hip. I haven't seen any docs about this because it would probably entail endless, very expensive tests, with a possible "no diagnosis" or "ambiguous, multi-opinioned diagnosis." Anyone out there with a clue ... especially about the feeling of extreme weakness when it happens?
Avatar n tn I have bulging discs and osteoarthritis and the avascular necrosis. The hip pain has been the worst of what I have experienced. The Dr's tell me having my hips replaced will cure most of the pain. I am now bone on bone , no cartiledge with cysts. I am just worried I have waited too long as now I have lost my muscle tone am not able to exercise at all now, sleeping more than an hour or so at a time is not possible most nights. My legs have a weird feeling now are numb and my feet and tingle.
Avatar n tn I have already been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis ((degenerative arthritis) is a joint disease caused by the breakdown and loss of the cartilage of one or more joints.)). I feel quite sure this is a symptom of it, but with the pain I am having in that leg at the hip and the vibrations down the leg, I need relief, not diagnosis. I am already taking arthritis medication, though it appears that may need to try another type to address this issue.
Avatar f tn Just had second cervical fusion at c 5-6 and replacement disc at c 6-7. Had a fusion at c 4-5 18 months ago, After both surgeries I have been able to eat and or drink and take my medications with no problems. My throat all the way down my chest area was sore/tight. Drank a lot of ice water to help with swelling. Soreness.tightness completely gone by day 3-4. Have slept in bed as normal since came home after just an overnight stay. Pain completly gone.
Avatar f tn When I started taking Tramadol I was using a cain because of severe hip and back pain, but I hope I can at least get by taking it "as needed" for pain. Any thoughts?
Avatar n tn I doubt this is related, but I have some sort of muscle strain in my hip/groin area that is possible due to an intense backpacking trip in October. Any feedback appreciated. Guess I could consult dr. after Xmas if still going on . . . but it's vague and one of those deals like when your car won't act up for the mechanic.
Avatar n tn Along with this I just started (two weeks ago) right Iliac Crest pain. Not sure what to do about that. I did use my own bone for this surgery. The hip pain is just another in the whole thing. Why has it started after about 4 months? I am a smoker but am on Wellbutrin to quit ad my Neuro says this may help. Any help would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn prescribed them for my osteoarthritis in my knee's, and Wow! It sure took the pain way! However, had I known the addictive nature and how hard it is to come off these, I would have never started taking them. During those 7 months there were times when I'd have to wait a day to pick up a new prescription and there go a day without them. Those were rough days.. I'd have zero energy, could barely make it to the kitchen from the livingroom and got the restless legs at night.
Avatar f tn I looked on other forums about unexplained chills/tingles/goose bumps and saw multiple sclerosis blogs about it. (mono is a common finding in medical history for those who develop MS) but am not diagnosed with MS. I notice getting sick makes the chills worse (without fever) and makes me fatigued as if I had mono again.
Avatar n tn There are too many posts on here about the exact same thing for this to be going undiagnosed. I've been told it's my hip, back, urinary tract, bladder, intestines.........well, I know it's SOMETHING down there. It seems that it would be muscle or joint related because of the way the pain goes away with movement. Any internal organ problems I would think the pain would stay. Glad I'm not the only one, I thought I was crazy!
Avatar n tn but I take them for engery and get away from my problems! hearing and reading other peoples blogs and addictions have really just given me new hope!!! Do u all think I should go to my doc and tell him I have a problem, or just let the withdrawls take over???
Avatar n tn On his they used some of his hip bone for the fusion. He complained more about hip pain than neck pain. Good Luck with your surgery and don't take it as lightly as other poster did. Everyone is different in the way they heal and some push themselves through the pain when they should not.
Avatar f tn ( I have been up many nights over 10 years reading blogs like this, see that thousands of people suffer with it, men and women of all ages, living in all parts of the world...I have not been able to distinguish a common thread for the cause besides the symptoms and the temporary relief from ice. I hope there is a doctor out there, or a team of doctors, that is aware of this and will take the time to find the cause and cure of brachioradial pruritus.
203342 tn?1328740807 I have an 8 year old male basset hound that has been just diagnosed with Cushing's. For a few years now he has had arthritis and hip problems as well as chronic ear infections but in reading about Cushing's, I'm now wondering if it was the gradual start of the disease. Recently, Muggs has been waking us up at 4am to go out to pee and drinks water like it is going out of style, even eating snow outside till he shivers!
Avatar n tn Im been testet and teastet by the doctors, but im perfectly healthy if you can put it that way. A few years ago i was in an accedent where i destroied my hip. It was very very stressful as i lost my job and all. 3month ago i broke up with my boyfriend and he moved out. Bla bla bla, but all this coust stress and hormon differences. The docters say i suffer from servere stress and they say it normal that your hair fall out 2-3 month after the "thing" that coust the stress.
Avatar n tn All tests normal so far (still waiting on results from HIDA/CCK). I've read a lot of blogs where people have this issue and it goes undiagnosed or they are told to accept IBS as the diagnosis. If I draw a blank this time I'm going to get my doctor to look into Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction (SOD). I will not accept being fobbed off with a diagnosis of "IBS" as I know people with that condition and it is altogether different from this. Best wishes and remember you are not alone.
Avatar n tn As a 34-year old mother of 3 with osteoarthritis in both hips, the lower back and left knee, along with mood swings out of control, this drug has done wonders! The best part is that there is no weight gain side effect. In fact, I've started to lose weight again. I also started kickboxing around the same time and it has helped with the mobility of my hips, as well as helping me feel more energetic. I actually enjoy exercising and find myself working out at least 5-6 days a week now.