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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 A few bits of information will be helpful- Genotype 1a, diagnosed 2004 and treated but viral breakthrough in month 6 due to riba reduction to 600 after anemia development. Was early responder both treatment times. Und at week 3. Viral load 11.8 stage 2(3 of 6) in March biopsy. Weight is 140 so the 800 mg/day did not worry me as much as this 600 does. Anyone out there have any information that would be helpful. My Hb is 8.
Avatar f tn One of mine is displaced with reduction, the other without reduction. The one 'with reduction' means it goes back into the right place, if I remember correctly, when I open my mouth. The one 'without reduction' for me remains in the wrong position- a forward position- whether my mouth is opened or closed. I encourage you to take the step of completely cutting out the chewing gum for the sake of your TMJs.
136956 tn?1425609872 I considered getting nerve block shots for my migraines (I also believe TMJ plays into some of my migraines), but opted against it due to the co-pays with each one and how many I would have to commit to getting done, along with the risk each time. I'm sorry you had a bad recovery from your TMJ surgery in the past. What do you mean by 'DDD'?
1550149 tn?1340004330 Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most destructive forms of arthritis. Unlike the more common osteoarthritis, R.A. is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and inflames the joints. It can cause serious damage to large and small joints and to many other organs in your body. I have found that early diagnosis with frequent early follow-up, along with an initially more intensive treatment strategy, is crucial in optimizing the best outcomes in this disease. MEDICATION Q.
2126606 tn?1346348724 Long-term opiate use can hinder or even stop the body's ability to produce natural endorphins, which is why many patients receive relief from pain once their bodies are able to recover this natural function. If a patient is experiencing tolerance or opioid-induced hyperalgesia, the risk of dependency is very high. Increasing dosage, which many patients do without consulting their physicians, can increase dependency risk and can even lead to overdose or death.
612876 tn?1355518095 Fecal matter sitting in the colon causes an increased risk for colon cancer, so they really SHOULD try to help you! I take a cocktail of generic miralax (usually a half dose) along with a heaping spoonful of generic original texture metamucil. It's thought adhesions from laporotomies aren't helping the bowel moving situation. Not having the urge must be very difficult for you, but still feeling the pressure.
931217 tn?1283484935 Another factor to consider in interpreting studies about the risks and benefits of neutering is how we measure and describe risk. Differences in the risk of a given condition between groups are often described in terms of relative risk. For example, intact animals may be seen to have a given disease 5 times as often as neutered animals (500% greater risk).
Avatar n tn Chronic lower back pain usually has a more insidious onset, occurring over a long period of time. Physical causes may include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae, or a spinal disc herniation, a vertebral fracture I hope this helps. Take care and keep us posted.
1765695 tn?1313673183 If you know anything about heart disease, the Ornish diet is better because it most effectively cleanses the system of excess fat.The South Beach Diet is usually for those with risk factors but no known heart disease. This diet allows more latitude and can still get a person to the recommended targets.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with buldging L3 - L5 disks with a bone spur. I also have osteoarthritis in back and both hips. I was diagnosed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in spinal treatments. I began an excercise routine and found the pain too great to excercise. I have had MRI w/contrast and spinal X-rays. I was told to start with steroid epidural shots to the L4-L5 area. I have had first shot.
Avatar f tn Some investigators have postulated that genetic variations in receptors, often referred to as genetic polymorphism, can account for interindividual differences in pain sensitivity, opioid analgesic response, and risk of psychologic dependence (Bond et al 1998, Estfan et al 2005, Thomsen et al 1999). Approximately 500 genes have been identified that influence pain in animal and human studies, with about 100 variations in the human mu opioid receptor gene alone (Ross et al., 2006).
Avatar m tn I used to take tramadol but the side effects were too much, could not stop crying etc, I am on co-codamol along with pregabalin but try to only take 3 a day as they have said it is because of them i have diverticular disease..I have osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in top.mid & lower spine, my thumb joints have been removed and now have the same happening with my feet...
1840891 tn?1431551393 I've had autoimmune arthritis for decades now, but in just the last year I've also developed osteoarthritis in both thumbs. It's very painful and quite debilitating. I complained to my PCP about how I couldn't take NSAID's, and she suggested I try Voltaren gel, a topically applied NSAID. She said if used as directed only very minute amounts would be absorbed into the general circulation. I googled the drug and immediately found an alarming FDA safety report at http://www.fda.
4173379 tn?1355360151 Excessive or misplaced tissue iron now is recognized to pose a substantial health risk for an extensive array of endocrinological, gastrointestinal, infectious, neoplasmic, neurodegenerative, obstetric, ophthalmic, orthopedic, pulmonary and vascular diseases. Ingested, injected, inhaled and decompartmentalized iron contributes not only to disease, but also to aging and mortality.
438383 tn?1204667562 That's why there are SO many kinds of drugs for the same conditions, and why the pharmacuetical companies are always developing more. I for example, have had good pain reduction using the Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) EXCEPT for my low back pain. That hasn't been responding to anything lately. I also get muscle spasms in my legs, which requires a different medication. I also have osteoarthritis, which responds to yet another type of drug.
2033947 tn?1329441252 Regular exercise is the most basic way to combat back problems. Consider it part of long-term health management and risk reduction program. Exercises focus on improving strength and coordination of the low back and abdominal muscles. The emphasis of therapy is to help you learn to take care of your back through safe exercise and self care when symptoms flare up. Therapy sessions may be scheduled two to three times each week for up to six weeks.
Avatar f tn I am a 38 yo female with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis throughout my whole spine. Last week Monday, I woke up could not get my head off my pillow. I was in excruciating pain on the right side of my neck, shoulder and pain going down my arm. My husband came in after I called him and helped me get up to a sitting position. Got me dressed and hauled me off to my chiropractor. Every bump on the way there, hurt and I could not move my neck either way.
748543 tn?1463449675 I went to yoga class for a few years and wore my splint at night off and on for several years, but eventually I stopped each. He did mention that I would have a risk of developing osteoarthritis later in life in my right jaw. Forward on to 2016 and I started to notice my neck and shoulders tightening. I do not know if there is an association but last summer I did fall off a boat and hit my head on a wood dock .....I ended up cracking the 2x4 where my head landed....
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 For that reason, the FDA suggested that the drug be restricted to patients with severe nocturnal reflux. Although the risk of a hearty problem is increased if you take propulsid in conjunction with other drugs e.g. certain antibiotics, drugs used in psychiatric conditions, individuals with vomiting, renal disease or electrolyte abnormalities are also at risk. I suggest that you discuss the use of this medication with your doctor as quickly as possible.
Avatar n tn I get the same pain as some of you have stated. A left sharp pain in my neck that lasts for several seconds then goes away and repeats itself. I have had a full cardio workout, so I do not think it is heart related.
408795 tn?1324939275 All of them took the risk of ending up as susan, would you have taken such a risk fret? Now Im gonna talk about two geno 3s both relapser flguy and gauf, flguy pretreated with riba and doubledosed peg for 4weeks RVR week 2 UND in soc now SVR . gauf treating third time using supplemenst recomended by HR before and some still on tx I think. Doubledosing peg and also (not sure here) higher ribadose then requested. dont think gaufs doc knows his true doses correct me if I`m wrong .
Avatar n tn I would NOT go straight from Vicodin to Ultram without giving your body a chance to totally detox from the Vicodin because it may cause some withdrawal symptoms. I think Ultram is definitely a lesser risk than Vicodin for a person who has chronic pain. Unfortunately, I think Ultram does cause drowsiness but I am not sure how that compares with the drowsiness caused by Vicodin. Melanie, R.N.
567489 tn?1297254314 If it imporves my quality of life, it's worth the risk for me at this point. Best of luck to you all.....there are no right or wrong decisions, and nothing is black and white with all this...
220917 tn?1309788081 You've both been through so much, and still there is so much ahead. Osteoarthritis is so painful. I wonder, did you both have the same risk factors? Rich has it in his knees. He began taking glucosamine chondroitin years ago, and it helped him immensely. I can no longer hear his knees 'squishing' when he climbs stairs. I think 'Thanksgiving Friday' sounds like a wonderful traditon! I agree with you, when you're with family, and having a good time, what difference does it make what you eat?!
Avatar f tn If you don't react to soy and don't have a high risk of breast cancer, you could add a soy supplement. They don't have a lot of evidence as to whether this raises any health risks or not, but some people get help with the slow drop of estrogen of perimenopause or actual menopause. Or it could be your thyroid. There is an autoimmune thyroid condition. Have you been checked for Celiac disease?
Avatar n tn What has been proven, by scientific method, is that Interferon alpha 2b causes a reduction in fibrosis and lowers the risk of heptocellular cancer for a substantial number of patients to name just a few of the HOST of BENEFITS it has long term on patients. And that's a FACT.
Avatar n tn Went to my gp they refered me to ortho consult he ordered ultrasound and mri they showed swelling and fluid around my sacral joint/hip. He said i had osteoarthritis in my right sacral joint/hip.He gave me local anesthetic injection into my lower back which gave me relief for about two days.Then i was refered to a spinal surgeon.He disagreed with the arthritis diagnosis as my pain was getting worse and worse.Ihave had so many pain killers i give up finding 1 that works.
Avatar n tn Benign Hasimoto's Thyroid Disease (Had Thyroid removed 24 yrs ago) 4. Bowel Disease 5. Rheumatoid Arthritis/Osteoarthritis 6. Migraines 7. Meniere's Disease (Inner ear issue causing Roaring or ringing in ears as well as vertigo) 8. Numerous Allergies 9. TMJ 10. Anxiety (probably due to all of the above- ha ha) I'm forwarding our info to my nephew at Cal Poly so he can research and try and get some answers for us. Might take a few months but I will post any info available as soon as possible.