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475586 tn?1225027354 My knees do have osteoarthritis in them--I had an MRI. I also have 2 herniated discs in my neck and kyphosis. My sister has RA, so I thought I had it also, but the doctors say no. I have a rheumatologist who is very nice, although most of the treatments I've been getting for fibro are not doing much. He seems sure that other than my knees and my neck, what I have is fibromyalgia. I have pain all the time, aching and soreness and also the sharp, stabbing pains.
Avatar f tn MSM, and Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother as a treatment, how each one works against arthritis, and which is the best to use, as I've had both work well (esp the ACV), but the MSM is expensive, but the ACV has negative side effects. Thank you for your time to reply.
Avatar m tn both hepc and the treatment for it can cause RA. I got RA during treatment. Research shows almost a quarter of everyone who goes through treatment comes out with a permanent autoimmune disease of which RA is the most common. Hepc is also famous on its own for causing RA though so Rheumies are really checking for it more and more with their patients.
Avatar n tn my elbows and knees, hurt alot, after I run, then drive home I can not get my knees out of the sitting position without alot of coaxing, and my elbows seem to hurt more often, if I am tlking on the telephone with my arm crooked it also locks, or if I am holding books in my arm, it hurts really bad to try to straighten my arm back out, it is so bad that now, if I am eating soup or trying to put the spoon to my mouth my hand shakes and I conciously have to try not to shake, any ideas would help...
Avatar f tn Let me start by saying I am in pain everyday from head to toe, I am 64 & otherwise in good health. I am currently being treated by a Rheumatologist for cervical spondylosis, lumbar disc disease, osteoarthritis of ankle & foot and Achilles tendonitis. and am not getting much relief. What concerns me the pain which occurs at the base of my head, if I turn my head while lying down, I can hear crackle from that area & pain follows.
1784705 tn?1314856237 Controlled trials have also shown that 400 - 600 IU's of vitamin E can be helpful in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Narclepsia is rare and linked to various genes. However, this condition is also linked to GlaxoSmithKline's swine flu vaccine Pandemrix. Hypothyroidism - symptoms can persist despite treatment. A common complaint is T4 medication not converting effectively to the active T3 hormone. Taking T3 along with T4 can help.
9376740 tn?1403414998 He would go in and fuse it and than put two screw inside the canal on either side of the spinal cord to stop the movement of the osteoarthritis? What are the complications here. I am 69 and an old dancer still in fairly good shape, good weight, but very scared because of the tingling pain and loss of balance! Help!
Avatar f tn Yucca, studies that show yucca as being effective in providing relief and remissions to arthritis patients and research points to a direct link between the yucca medicinal plant and the treatment and prevention of arthritis. Turmeric contains an active ingredient known as curcumin which is the base of these anti-inflammatory properties. By adding turmeric to dishes while cooking, you could reap the natural benefits. Horsetail is rich in silicates and other compounds.
Avatar f tn And other than these symptoms, I have joint pain in hands and arms whose cause is still unknown and tingling in my face and neck whose cause is also still unknown and syrinx in my thoracic spin ( from T 3 to T9), and mild bulging disc at L4 (lumber spine), mild scoliosis, and mild osteoarthritis in my right ankle. I would really appreciate it if anyone could respond to my question.
Avatar f tn Depending on the individual mutation, the severity of the syndrome can vary from mild to life-threatening. There is no known cure. Treatment is supportive. Patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome have a chronic, progressive, generalized form of dysautonomia in the setting of central nervous system degeneration, leading to a generally poor long-term prognosis.Dysautonomia is a broad term that describes any disease or malfunction of the autonomic nervous system.
182493 tn?1348056515 The amino acid treatment is a tool being used for recovery. There are several books out about this and it is used in some treatments centers.. The concept is that our brains get "damaged" by use of pills or other drugs.. or in some people these deficiency issues were already there and is what caused or lead us to the drugs we choose.. to 'balance" the deficiency. Either case.. by helping to rebuild the neurotransmitters that are affected my our pill use it helps us heal..
1408210 tn?1340200372 by Serenity Lane resident treatment and never looked back to alcohol, but I have a drinking problem that slowly grew as I got older. I didn't drink much until age 18, then it was seldom, ex-husband is alcoholic which is why I left marriage in 1973 and never remarried, but as the years passed I started drinking more and more, but it wasn't too bad until I retired in 1997 and started drinking during the day. Now I can't seem to help myself.
Avatar f tn -- the answer is probably yes, but what to take post treatment may be different than what to take pre-treatment like in your case. And then there are our own individual medical histories to take into consideration. You are one wise lady with your watch n' wait approach, including the supplements whose role I didn't understand very well way back then.
Avatar n tn The pain was strange and difficult to characterize, and because I am female, over 50, and a gym rat, I was diagnosed with various kinds of muscle strain and osteoarthritis, and sent to physical therapy. Nothing helped. In fact, the pain became increasingly worse. It was not actually disabling, but it was constant. Neither could I find a comfortable position for sleeping, and pain often woke me at night.
Avatar n tn I have 2 herniated/bulging discs, I have osteoarthritis in my back and neck. I have stenosis on left side of my neck. Been through 2 MRI's, physical therapy andand my chiropractor and all has gotten better, with no surgery. I go once a month for an adjustment. I don't have much time to write right now, but YES, I fully believe in my chiropractor. remember, they are not all the same. Find one that works with the types of adjustment youwould like.
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 n tn Dear Virgo, Thanks! By the way, I can't really refer anyone to the original page, because it's in my computer. But, in the "tips" I refer to the SOURCES of the tips, wherever possible (books & websites). Some of what's in these "tips", I learned from kind people working in health food stores, who educated me, when I was hurting! :-) Good luck to all! Concerned lady http://cantbreathesuspectvcd.
Avatar m tn See if you can talk to the doctor that ordered the CT about the results and following up with treatment. You may need oxygen treatment. Do you feel exhausted all the time, short of breath, etc.? Any fever now?
182884 tn?1259316506 Hi, thanks for the post and the info . It sounds then from what I have read, if correctly, that it is just recently that you have been diagnosed with thyroid disease. It sounds like you have been proactive in your health, so you have been getting your medical records. I can not believe the cold heartness or I guess I should say Callanouss of SOME DOCTORS. There are some Very good Drs.
1550149 tn?1340004330 They're merely Latin terms, combined with fancy medical English phraseologies, for pains doctors don't understand and conditions for which they have no effective treatment. The key problem for conventional medicine, when it comes to aches, pains, and degenerative issues like "arthr-itis", is that most doctors are only diagnosing and treating side effects, and not the true cause of the problem.
1450453 tn?1293764571 I have done extensive research into Lyme, ive read all the books, read every bit of the websites, ive read dr. burascono's treatment guide, ive seen Under Our Skin. My gut tells me this is either definately Lyme, or definately Lupus. I have been going on these forums trying to get Lupus' patients opinions and such because I really believe that in alot of these cases patients know more about the disease than doctors do.
Avatar n tn I feel like I am reading myself. I have the same problems with my back. I am unable to stand or walk for no more than a minute or two. I have been diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease & Osteoarthritis. I have 2 discs in my back that are completely dried out. Absolutely no fluid. So it is just vertebrae on vertebrae. Because of my weight i feel like my dr's wont help me. But please tell me if I am in constant ppain and unable to get around how am i suppose to lose weight??
Avatar f tn Anyone have any ideas its driving me nuts.
1161075 tn?1262992028 Have you tried the injections? Let me add that I have horrid side effects to oral steroid treatment and have none to these. Not a pharmacological expert so I cannot explain why. I am just offering a bit of suggestions for change or addition in hope that it may help a bit. OHHHH, almost forgot, I was also prescribed Lyrica for my Fibro and it helps me too. So far nothing negative from them (100 mg 3 X daily).
Avatar m tn I am so glad I urged caution to you on the cardio situation and then you posting you were on heart treatment. It sounded like you were pretty convinced on the T3 med. This is where details are critical in responses and posts. Try to read up as much as possible on conversion enhancers and see if there is a link that could help you. Also bare in mind and keep that forefront the heart issues could be complicated with too many forms of treatment.
230948 tn?1235847929 I feel for your journey. You are not alone in going through this...as you know from your searches and reading this forum. I continue to get my first impression. You symptoms can be something else and the rule out is critical - which you are actively doing. You fit the CFS/FM profile to a tee. The burning, skin contact pain with clothes, flu like, can't stand, are all classic symptoms of CFS. FM of course can overlap CFS with pain being more prevalent.
Avatar f tn I went to see a rheumatologist and I just found out I have Osteoarthritis which explains my excruciating pain when it flares up. Osteoarthritis fatigues you also the pain is horrible from top to bottom you feel stressed as well as depressed because you feel it will never end. But their is hope, I take diclofanac for the pain, but now I have to go back to the specialist to see how far it's advanced.
Avatar n tn Do you have diabetes, vasculities, vitamin B12 or folate deficiency, drink alot of alcohol, osteoarthritis, etc? Does the pain come and go, or is it the same every day? Are there specific areas in your shoulder and arm that hurt more than others? Where in your hand, which fingers hurt? How did the pain start? What is your age? Any medical problems other than your pain? Pain medication might help but you need to find the etiology of the pain.
Avatar n tn I saw a shooting star 2 nights ago also! Can't have been the same one as it would have been daytime over there. Glad to hear you'r keeping busy - I've learned that is the best thing to do. When I was younger, and ill, I"d often stay in bed all day - convincing myself that I was unable to do anything and then I'de get horribly depressed thinking about what I'd missed out on.