Osteoarthritis symptoms uk

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1459410 tn?1285698605 Im in PT to help as well but if anyone would like to share a short summary of their story from pre-diag symptoms through successful treatment, I would really like to see how the different docs have handled your speciific case. The most effective thing Ive done on my own was recently bought an herbal cream that has capsicum in it whihc has done more than any of the other pharma routes. Its still kinda unbearable but Ive at least noticed it being somewhat alleviated.
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 Last reviewed Thu 24 May 2018 By Jayne Leonard Reviewed by William Morrison, MD Symptoms Triggers Treatments Seeing a doctor Prevention Takeaway An osteoarthritis flare-up refers to a sudden and temporary increase in symptoms. The condition affects the joints' cartilage, which is slippery tissue at the end of bones. 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.
Avatar n tn When I first sought medical help, I was feeling a pain in my right side (right under the rib cage). My blood tests were actually normal (at the time I was several weeks sober). When the pain persisted, they did a CT Scan and found fattly infiltration of liver. At this point, I feel fine if I don't drink. If I do, I get a pain pretty quickly. The longer I stay off alcohol, the better I feel.
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.
1216899 tn?1288573925 With all the sites out there that have info on Vitamin D, their just doesn't seem to be one that has all the symptoms that can accompany vitamin d deficiency. I'm going to list my symptoms, so that others may have some insight, in layman's terms. I hope anyone else with the deficiency would also post theirs.
Avatar n tn I had mine inserted this past Feb. I just started having the exact same symptoms. I am going to take a hpt. Let me know if you find out whats causing your problems.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn As for what I DO have - well, I have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Disk Disease, Vitiligo and at one time, Carcinoma In Situ of the Cervix, but have been fine ever since Leep Surgery. SO, that's it. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder, so I assume I have the generalized autoimmune thing going on and am susceptible to other AI disorders as well. My Chiropractor has two done full evaluations on me, one in 04 and the other in 07.
Avatar m tn So here I am I asked him where now and will ask my GP likewise but am really getting to my wits end the only things that come close to my symptoms are Lymes (although no rash) and decompression sickness!!
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 n tn (I'm assuming this is your rheumatologist) I was lucky (if you could call it that) and had enough symptoms and signs (positive ana, positive lupus panels) to be diagnosed my first visit w/rheumy. I have never had the "butterfly" either. You're symptoms do sound alot like SLE. Has your doc ran the DSDNA? Or the anticardiolipin antibodies test? I hope you get some answers soon and just hang in there. If all else fails it wouldn't hurt to get a second opinion!
Avatar f tn 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.
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 n tn The lateral meniscus becomes inflammed or has degenerated. Osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis (also called degenerative joint disease) is the degradation and degeneration of this articular cartilage. As the disease progresses, the cartilage itself becomes thinner and in some cases may wear away altogether. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome One of the most common knee injuries with pain originating from the patella or kneecap. A common overuse injury and running injury.
Avatar f tn I wan't depressed at all, but I took them, and the nsaids for my neck which decided to start giving me trouble. Dx with osteoarthritis, and I was only in my twenties. Given Lodine, to which it was some relief. Numerous endocrine tests were done, some positive some negative..but all in all they still didn't know what to do with me. I started having heart trouble at this time. Cariologist dx me with just a venous stasis problem, so I didn't worry about it.
662727 tn?1225056947 Sounds like your flu like symptoms may be addictionn withdrawl symptoms if you have been taking this medication for so long. Don't beat yourself up over this, you have a grave debilitating condition and if I were you I would talk to my doctors and see if there were any other medications that you could take as well as getting a better picture of the disease process that may be happening.
Avatar f tn ) I am a 31 yr old female from the UK - last year after suffering with fatigue and strange symptoms for a couple of years I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease (TPOab and TGab are both currently >600). My thyroid levels were always low in range but not below it, so I missed diagnosis for a long time. I am on thyroxine (synthroid) now and for the past year have been messing around with dosages and types of meds (tried T3 and desiccated too) all with limited success.
522415 tn?1242941355 I've had symptoms for about 3-4 years, but the pain really came and stayed a few months back. They put me on Lyrica 75mg 2x daily and Tramadol 25mg, I have to be on Zofran for the nausea and Lasix for this swelling, and Ambien for the insomnia... I am on an anti-depressant and anti-anxiety med for panic disorder (had for a few years), But I am very low right now, like really bad. Today I hurt from the tip of my head to the tip of my big toe, and felt tired and weak.
Avatar n tn I have the EXACT same symptoms. I'm 49 years old, and have never been an athlete, or jogger, etc. I haven't had any injuries or anything that should be causing this. It came out of No Where! It's very weird ... I wouldn't even know I have this problem if it wasn't for walking up and down stairs, or getting up off a chair or couch! Just recently I went to a wedding and danced. I was in SO-O-O-O much pain the next week I thought someone was going to have to carry me up and down our stairs.
761423 tn?1237206890 Although the pain is diminished quite a bit, I feel like I am in a fog most of the time and it does nothing for my other symptoms, like depression/mood swings/etc. I have a mood disorder as well, which she referred me to a psych for. My question is, she said if the Lyrica didn't work or what have you, that she was going to try Cymbalta next. Should I do that since it also is for depression or just ride out the Lyrica? What are your experiences with these drugs?
Avatar f tn Lyme Disease, as you may or may not know, is a tick-bourne infection that is present in a lot of countries including the UK, USA and others. Awareness of it is still quite limited but it's affecting a lot of people everywhere. I guess the biggest point I'm trying to make here is just exactly what Lyme disease can mimic.
Avatar m tn My Question Is Do You Think It Is MS Or Something Else,My Guess It Is MS. I Am A 49 Year Old Male Living In The UK, And The Health-Care System Is The NHS Which Is Rather Slow To Say The Least. Any Feedback Would Be Most Welcome.
469901 tn?1276567223 Many of us here have autoimmune forms of arthritis meaning that our immune systems have gone awry and are attacking healthy tissue. Some of us have osteoarthritis, which can provide similar challenges. All of these conditions share discomfort, pain and limitation of our abilities. This common denominator binds us together as we conquer the challenges of these conditions. To get the most from our forum, please post and share your questions, thoughts, concerns or funny stories.
Avatar n tn Thing is i have seen some excellent neurologists here in birmingham (UK) and that is what they say.I have had countless bloodtests done, they say nothing congenital can be confirmed. They even checked for Spinal Muscle Atrophy gene. They reckon it will not get worse and will stay the same. How can they say that when they don't know what is the cause. But they said we all have thousands of genes, so it could be congenital, it is all guesswork. Everything comes back negative.
Avatar f tn I believe the sonographer more, but I guess its all down to money and the NHS health system in the UK. Mine tumour/cyst has remained at 7cm (since it was drained) and is very rounded so not irregular which is a good sign, but still this doesnt mean to say its benign, the fluid tested from the extraction was benign, but again this doesnt mean to say the solid part left isnt.
Avatar f tn I was 62 last year. I have a condition called DISH and osteophytes as well as osteoarthritis everywhere else. As you feel very stiff when not moving about for a while, you have some type of arthritis. A xray would show any degeneration in the bones and a blood test would be able to show if you have the autoimmune arthritis called rheumatoid arthritis. Don't give up - keep badgering your doctor until you get a confirmation of your problem.
Avatar f tn Your primary diagnosis ? Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/osteoarthritis Your current treatment ? several types of pain medications, muscle relaxers, sleep medication, and I also take tons of supplements. Is your current treatment working ? Yes, although I still have some pain it's nothing like it is without taking my meds. I have noticed that this disease has progressed since my DX. What type of physician is treating you ?
14993501 tn?1437776467 I feel fine when I sit, whenever I lift my leg or stretch my back. Any position in which im flexed and I don't have any radiating symptoms. When I go for a walk, at first I feel no pain at all and then slowly it starts to feel like something is tightening or pressure until it hurts so bad that I have to stop and bend over for relief. After I do so, I can walk about the same distance before I have to stop and stretch again.
1027802 tn?1253125706 I am a midwife and when I started getting symptoms, it affected my ability to mobilise with women in labour and it affected my enthusiasm for the job...I am not a practising midwife at the moment.. Basically 3 years ago I started getting stiff and aching joints/muscles with minimal inflammation in the fingers. I haven't had inflammation since but wake every day with stiff hands/fingers.