Osteoarthritis symptoms vs rheumatoid

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Avatar f tn somatic symptoms Erythromelalgia Bladder retention Bowel control problems Heart problems Esophageal problems Chronic Pain Syndrome Acid Reflux Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Restless limb Migraine
Avatar m tn Is it normal for a doctor to recommend such a dosage of Diamox without any other supplementary medicine/vitamins? Looking at her diagnosis of Intercranial pressure vs her symptoms, could she be having Fibromyalgia?
653169 tn?1303449969 My initial blood test showed negative for RA,but I have all the signs and symptoms and am an orthopedic nurse so I have alot of knowledge, but of course don't know everything. My niece has RA and her initial blood work also came back negative, then later positive. Has anyone else heard of RA blood test coming back negative, but patient was still found to be diagnosed with it. I have done extensive research and I fit all the criteria.
Avatar f tn -my feet feel as though they are swollenSwollen glandsbut they are not and only after sleeping or sitting -they are so sore on the bottoms and upward through the middle of my feet that it is very difficult to walk -the pain is throughout both footAthlete's foot Athlete's foot, tinea pedis Clubfoot deformity Clubfoot repair Clubfoot repair - series Diabetes foot care Diabetic blood circulation in foot Erythema toxicum on the foot Foot, leg, and ankle swelling Hand or foot spasms Hand, foot, a
Avatar n tn I fall asleep with no problems. No redness or swelling visible Pain and stiffness tend to heighten at night vs the morning Symptoms are atypical of osteoarthritis I have tried anti depressants Pain is non stress related Possible Fibromyalgia, but no offical diagnosis I sometimes doubt my pain until I am having another episode which can be a few days to a few weeks There is probably nothing anyone can say that hasn't been said, but I thought it was a shot.
Avatar f tn Osteo Bi Flex is more for Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is essentially a blood pathogen that is a disease of the blood and would necessarily respond to the same things, I hate to be Debbie Downer but absence RA or connective tissue diseases I would not put all my eggs in one basket. I have so many people finish treatment and spend so much time trying to study the effect the Hepatitis C meds could have contributed to a certain illness - only to hit many stone walls.
1652468 tn?1302904098 Bad Diet Promotes Arthritis There is no question that diet plays a large role in the development and continuation of arthritic symptoms. The standard American diet, full of refined foods, is a pro-inflammatory regimen. Inflammation is what causes the redness, warmth, swelling, and joint destruction associated with arthritis. Eating pro-inflammatory foods will not only create the environment for arthritis to begin, it will fuel the illness once developed.
Avatar f tn 1.3 vs 5.7 and 1.9 vs 10.4, respectively; Disease Activity Score [DAS28] < 2.6: 43 vs 21% and 49% vs 25%, respectively). Moreover, approximately twice as many patients receiving combination therapy demonstrated no radiographic progression at two years compared with placebo (mTSS &#8710; from baseline < .05 units: 61% vs 34%). Data also showed that 62% of patients receiving adalimumab achieved ACR 50 at one year compared with 46% of those treated with MTX alone.
Avatar n tn Joint pain and progressive stiffness without noticeable swelling, chills, or fever during normal activities probably indicate the gradual onset symptoms of osteoarthritis. There are a lot of factors which contribute to this condition like obesity, age, menopause, heredity, sedentary life style, medical conditions like rheumatism, peripheral neuropathy etc.
Avatar f tn I also have scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and have continual hip pain into my lower back, which I was told was bursitis. Could (or should) these problems be corrected with surgery, and could you explain this in layman's terms on the MRI findings? Thank you for any assistance you may be able to help with.
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1310611 tn?1279927443 The pathologist was unable to determine what disease or condition caused the damage and determined whatever caused it was in remission. Since that time I have had several symptoms related to liver disease and was once again tested for HCV. The screening came back positive for HCV antibodies. I am going for further testing this week. During the past two years my doctors have done nothing as far as treatment for my existing cirrohsis.
Avatar f tn I also suffer from the symptoms described. But mine has been going on for years...comes and goes. It is getting worse though now. No rhyme or reason. Just arms get weak and tingly....have to lie down and pray that it goes away. It lastes anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes maybe. I am unemployed and have no medical insurance, so can't go to dr. Should I be concerned?
Avatar n tn When I switched, I had absolutely no withdrawal symptoms. However, when I attempted to go two days without ultram, got chills, etc..flu-like symptoms. I think its more addictive that originally thought. However, its better than the vicodins..never tired, never irritable.
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.
Avatar n tn Exactly the same symptoms here - I have Diabetes so the first thought was that my blood sugar was out of control so that I might be getting what is known as Diabetic Neuropathy, but after testing my A1c (glucose counts) it was found that was not the case. Since then, every time I mention it to my doctor I get the same response, take some Motrin, it will go away, etc.
Avatar f tn I MAY have some information that would shed some light. Gradual body aches that grow progressively worse, turning into chillls that will rattle your teeth.The pain deep in your bones is unbearable. Piling on clothes doesn't help, I've had to sit in front of the forced fan heater, but in the summer this isn't possilbe. A tub full of hot and I mean HOT water, will sometimes stop the chills and aching. The first year it happened only once. Each year thereafter it happened more frequently.
544292 tn?1268886268 Severity of withdrawal can be estimated by considering that each 100 mg tramadol oral (hx daily use) will be roughly equivalent of 10 mg morphine (IV daily use) in severity of withdrawal symptoms. Differences are that standard opiate withdrawal seems to cause more physical illness (vomitting, diarhea, bone pain etc.) Tramadol withdrawall seems to cause significantly more anxiety and emotional distress.
Avatar f tn Do you have any symptoms in the area of the implants? Do you notice your symptoms are worse after any kind of activity?
551343 tn?1506834118 Thanks for starting this new group, Mrs. Aristotle!! I have been suffering with symptoms on and off for 20 yrs, but since 2006 they have been constant and worsening. I think it was around 2001 or 2002, when I knew that something was terribly wrong, due to extreme fatigue. Went to a neuro this Jan and was dismissed because I am without health ins and could not afford all the required testing.
Avatar n tn When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? Grinding is characteristic of osteoarthritis; locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries and osteochondritis dissecans (meniscus injuries are much more common than osteochondritis dissecans); and giving way is more characteristic of ligamentous injuries. Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable?
Avatar n tn I have been having the same symptoms. I am a 59 year old African American male. This started about 5years ago and is still going on, intermittenly. And as with you my doctor do not seem to be concern. Still looking for some answers. Someone once told me that they was told by their doctor that it was from a muscle strain. I don't know. I was lifting weights when it started though. But I need a professional diagnosis.
Avatar n tn I've the exact same symptoms, 3.5 years running. Mine, too, started while doing frequent lifting while working at a retail location, often with 12 hour shifts, standing on unpadded concrete. I've since had 100% desk jobs with no improvement. Pain isn't really all that big of a deal since it rarely lasts past 30 minutes after I wake up. I'm just sick of the insomnia. I've been to a variety of "care providers." with absolutely no results.
Avatar f tn 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. I've read that it is caused by one of two (or both) things: prolonged exposure to sun, and /or something with a nerve in the cervical spine.
Avatar n tn The doctor diagnosised it as demertitis. I had the same symptoms as your son, no visible signs of anythings. My doctor suggest benadryl, and told me to take two hydroxine at night. She doesn't have an idea what it is. She told me if its still bothering me in three days, to come back to see her.