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748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar m tn The chondroitin tested in the study was a tablet containing highly purified (95% pure) chondroitin of fish origin and is marketed as Chondrosulf (IBSA, Switzerland) in Europe where it is approved as a “Symptomatic Slow Acting Drug for Osteoarthritis” (IBSA website – accessed 9/21/2011). Chondroitin is believed to promote water retention and elasticity in cartilage and inhibit enzymes that break down cartilage.
Avatar m tn The chondroitin tested in the study was a tablet containing highly purified (95% pure) chondroitin of fish origin and is marketed as Chondrosulf (IBSA, Switzerland) in Europe where it is approved as a “Symptomatic Slow Acting Drug for Osteoarthritis” (IBSA website – accessed 9/21/2011). Chondroitin is believed to promote water retention and elasticity in cartilage and inhibit enzymes that break down cartilage.
Avatar n tn Research has implicated vitamin D deficiency as a major factor in the pathology of at least 17 varieties of cancer as well as heart disease, stroke, hypertension/high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, diabetes, depression, obesity, chronic muscle and/or joint pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, muscle wasting, birth defects, periodontal disease, influenza, and more.
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 I was there for fatigue and a sore joints in my hands, along with nodules that have suddenly appeared on my joints. I'm 37. He thought it was osteoarthritis and said there's no way it's RA. He looked at the clock and said "I have 15 minutes, I don't' know what you're trying to accomplish here". I told him I had a history of Grave's Disease and since it's autoimmune does he think it could be the beginning's of RA and maybe that would explain the fatigue?
1763947 tn?1334058919 The color change is from the salt water (you add salt) dissolving some of the metal of the unit- depending if more Cu or Fe dissolved can be green to orange to brown. We send the post treatment water for analysis and that is what we found. I think the people doing them are honest but just believe the company.
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 Synvisc is not a drug to relieve pain, it will take time in acting as this is one of the hyaluronates used in viscosupplementation. Synvisc is a treatment for osteoarthritis which is injected directly into the knee joint. Take care!
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.
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.
Avatar n tn I have been told by the NHS pain management clinic at my local hospital to try Butrans 7 day patches. Has anyone tried these patches and could let me know if they work.I have a 20 year back problem, have had many steroid injections and nerve blocks, many different drug therapies and physical therapy. I am currently taking 8 co-codamol 30/500 tablets,900mg gabapentin and up to 6 Baclofen a day, occasionally amitriptaline to help me sleep.
544292 tn?1268886268 Went on to say that it had been used in Europe for a couple years and only 4 )if I recall correctly) caabuse/dependence had occured. We thought it was great... we often DID have to detox people from opiates who had genuine pain. Great that at least we could do something about the pain while we tried to get them through withdrawal. Second day after we had been giving a couple folks ultram, started noticing that nurses didn't need to go find patients when time for their next dose of ultram...
Avatar n tn On the other hand, if it's not in good shape, you might want to formulate a treatment plan soon. As far as treatment is concerned, some of the drug companies have financial assistance programs. Also, many of the larger teaching hospitals run trials where they pay for the cost of your treatment. But your first step is to find out what is going on with your hep c and the rest of your health problems. Once you know that, you can make a more informed decision how to proceed.
Avatar f tn Hello folks, I am somewhat surprised to find myself talking on a bulletin board about being an oxycontin addict, but oh well. I have some chronic knee osteoarthritis. I was reading an article on it, last year, when up popped an ad talking about an osteoarthritis clinical trial. I clicked on it, took the survey, and ended up getting enrolled.
931217 tn?1283484935 In the United States, the uterus is typically removed along with the ovaries in females, and virtually all dogs and cats are spayed or castrated. In Europe and some other parts of the world neutering is far less common, and when females are spayed only the ovaries are usually removed. The primary purpose of neutering is to prevent reproduction, but like most medical interventions the procedure has a variety of other effects, both beneficial and undesirable.
Avatar n tn Very little is known about this syndrome. There is no specific treatment of this condition but it is the cause of low back pain in quite many people. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3767/is_200609/ai_n16756169 This link may be helpful to you.
Avatar n tn For years glucosamine and chondroitin have been well recognized alternative solutions to pharmaceutical options in treating arthritis patients in Europe, Asia and Russia.
Avatar n tn Regarding sharp jaw pain when drinking alcohol and eating - I've had this a few years too very painful that I can't drink for a while after. No doctor I asked had heard about it and I've finally worked it out! I now have osteoarthritis (I'm only 44yrs old but have done repetitive heavy lifting work quite a lot and been very stressed for a long time and done a lot of clenching of my jaw and even used to grind my teeth. I think its called 'Bruxism'. Found this useful site http://www.medicinenet.
Avatar n tn *visual observation of great grandpa* Not sure what it is so treatment is unknown at this point. No changes of diet or other possible skin irritants.
665881 tn?1248930597 Hi, There can be several reasons of your generalized body numbness or stinging feeling although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. Most likely your symptoms could be due to peripheral neuropathy such as injury to a nerve, pressure on spinal/peripheral nerves (neuropathy),diabetic or alcoholic neuropathy, vitamin deficiency ( esp.
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 Hi, I think, for me, it is where do I hurt less. I have traveled all over the world. Right now I am in St. Louis Mo. Fibro is in a mild state but a couple years ago when I moved here it was horrible and I was unable to get out of bed. Before that I was in Seattle WA. There I didn't know I had Fibro and just thought it was the flu. I could still get out everyday. I thought about trying New Mexico.
Avatar n tn I've been waiting 3 years for disc replacement surgery to be a little more mainstream treatment. I'm interested in hearing anything about this procedure for the C-spine. I'm considered a surgery candidtate for c-5/6 and c-6/7 levels.
Avatar n tn That is an apt title. I have been thru HCV and successful treatment. I have CLL, but my oncologist practually swears that my condition is unrelated to my ongoing fatigue. My gastroenterologist states the same. I do not have cirrhosis and all blood tests come back as near normal. My problem is fatigue that is close to being incapacitating. This has been hounding me for 12 to 14 yrs. I have been using the fenfanyl patch for for over 10 yrs., and as high as 50 units a day.
Avatar n tn lower back MRI OK. Treatment is 50,000 units of D per week for 4 weeks and thereafter once a month. Been on it for 4 months. Feel at times like I was in accident.Have researched on the net, and still find it difficult to believe that this can cause this much suffering. Anyone familiar with anything like this?
Avatar n tn Just dropped in after kicking about 5 or 6 months ago. I started on tramadol for osteoarthritis pain and was on trammies for approx. 18 months before I wanted my life back. I was at 14 -20 pills a day (700 -1000 mg.) just to be "normal" and was going to 3 different docs to obtain that amount.
1216899 tn?1288573925 Multi-level degenerative disc disease (4 herniated discs, 3 bulging discs, osteoarthritis, 2 areas of moderate spinal stenosis) Bone scan findings: Severe osteoporosis in lumbar spine (T-score 3.8), osteoporosis in cervical spine (T-score 3.6), osteopenia in hip (T-score 2.5) Visual tests normal, including visual field test Ear tests normal although I've been accepted into the Rusk Institute vestibular balance program.