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3060903 tn?1398568723 Medication and medical treatment Medication may be prescribed to treat osteoarthritis flare-ups. Medication may be prescribed to treat osteoarthritis flare-ups. Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications can relieve OA symptoms. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often used to reduce arthritis symptoms.
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.
872566 tn?1283004416 I am 52 yrs old. I have a rare Mitochondrial Disease that I would like to share. Mito... what? This is what I am always asked when I try to tell someone what I have. Can you spell that? Again? How did you say that? For the ones that don't know what this is, I will first try to explain what Mitochondrial Disease is before I start on my experience with this Mito... Mitochondria exist in nearly every cell in the human body, producing 90% of the energy the body needs to function.
Avatar f tn I would not recommend surgery while undergoing treatment for Hep C. Treatment drugs will lower his white count and likely cause some anemia, both of which could make surgery more risky. Also, depending upon the exact stage of his liver damage, a surgeon may or may not be willing to do the surgery. Surgery can cause the liver to decompensate (stop working properly), so usually a surgeon will need a hepatologist to approve the patient for surgery before agreeing to do it.
Avatar n tn Here's an article re: the treatment in the journal of chemotherapy so I would say yes to the chemotherapy question. Reversible alopecia universalis during treatment with peg-interferon and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C TALIANI G. ; BILIOTTI E. ; CAPANNI M. ; TOZZI A. ; BRESCI S. ; PIMPINELLI N.
1183618 tn?1277368706 Pray, research, and demand thorough treatment. The only reason I discovered these problems was because I decided they would not find out what my illness was on autopsy. The doctors, unfortunately, is not ALWAYS looking at you as an individual, but as a textbook case. My endocrinologist (2nd in 4 months) prescribed 50,000 I.U. 2 times a week for 4 weeks and then it decreases to times a week for 4 weeks.
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.
700223 tn?1318169294 The January 2008 issue of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine observed the effects of acupuncture on cyclists. Participants were divided into three groups that either received acupuncture, sham acupuncture or no acupuncture prior to periods of high-intensity cycling. The study revealed that the group who received acupuncture that adhered to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine had a higher performance scores and rode faster than their counterparts.
Avatar m tn It aids in stability of the knee and minimizing the stress across the knee, thus minimizing the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Meniscus tears are incredibly common. Although meniscus tears occur in all age groups, they are most common in adults over 50. There are many different types of meniscus tears. By far the most common tear is a degenerative tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.
Avatar n tn A Bone Scan was ordered and shows very little other than osteoarthritis and a couple of bone spurs. X-Rays followed shortly after and confirmed osteoarthritis and bone spurs but obvious evidence of metastic cancer. TRUS needle biopsy with 7 cores produced the Gleason Score of 9. More blood tests and an abdominal CAT Scan was ordered last friday(still waiting on results of that). My urologist has said I have cancer but is not very forthcoming on details just yet. What's going on?
Avatar n tn She does have a herniated disc (lumbar region), fibromyalgia, hx of lymes disease, osteoarthritis and just chronic fatigue/pain. Her ortho doctor wants to r/o Jacksonian Seizures. These "episodes" she has looks like shes having a seiz but she is aware of them and can tell when they are about to happen. Also she has been experiencing excruciating shooting pains in her hip/legs and knee and feet. The pain is "off the charts".
Avatar f tn I'm 71 years old, normal weight, fairly healthy, other than osteoarthritis in both knees and have Reynauds Syndrome. Had a lumpectomy Nov 11. Low to intermediate grade DCIS. No Comedo Necrosis. 1.5 cm. Negative margins. The radiologist recommended... no radiation, just keep up mammograms. The oncologist wants me to take Femara for 5 years. From what I read Femara causes many problems in a lot of people that take it. I already have osteoarthritis.
Avatar f tn I told my PCP and she said I would not be able to tolerate those medications if I do have WG. (I am 74, 109 lbs, with Crohns disease,osteoporosis and osteoarthritis). Renal blood tests and CBC were OK. I do like the 2nd ENT the most but she never suggested I might have WG -could 3rd ENT be overkill. Almost too anxious to biopsy. Thanks.
440194 tn?1204711957 Some people IN RECOVERY ACUSE me of relapse but I am taking my medications as prescribed by my VA Doctor who is aware that i have been in Recovery for over 2 years i started going to AA because they said that if I'm was on Methadone for pain that I could not serve on committees that I was on so I left NA I had not done any street drugs for 20 years so I really belong in AA i thought and When they found out that I had a Brain Tumor Surgery they would not sponsor me or hang out with me I still had
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 161–169. Ossipov MH, Lai J, King T, Vanderah TW, Porreca F. Underlying mechanisms of pronociceptive consequences of prolonged morphine exposure. Biopolymers. 2005;80:319–324. Pasternak GW. Incomplete cross tolerance and multiple mu opioid peptide receptors. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. 2001;22:67–70. Perry SJ, Lefkowitz RJ. Arresting developments in heptahelical receptor signaling and regulation. Trends in Cell Biology. 2002;12:130–138.
977806 tn?1249070946 The study drug is Eltrombopag (I have ITP) On Pegasys/Ribavirin Genotype 1 No placebo (if it was my platelets would have gone down and they skyrocketed to 425000 from 21000. So off Eltrombopag 2 weeks/on 2 weeks seems to work so far.) Thanks for everyones input and support.
3297715 tn?1349023948 Consider that you are on a roller coaster ride. You'll have ups and downs and the good part is eventually, the ride will be over. Do eat. If you can't think of food then try soups and smoothies. You need nutrition and walk as much as you are able. Gentle exercise helps too. If things get really bad, talk to your team about reducing your dosage. But try to stick it out. Good luck.
401890 tn?1372717129 I have a lot of the bone things going on, but I also suffer from Osteoarthritis, Level 2 Osteoporosis and possibly Fibromyalgia. My PCP has said he can no longer provide me with anything for pain, but he said he's done all he can. I tried to mention a Rheumatologist (sp), but he told me to tell the pain management doctor, that I needed to see one. I have officially, as of today, hit my MENTAL PLATEAU!!! I am so tired of having to prove that I hurt!
329994 tn?1301666848  Chronic fatigue syndrome  Depression  Endometriosis  Headaches  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)  Lupus  Osteoarthritis  Post-traumatic stress disorder  Restless legs syndrome  Rheumatoid arthritis Obviously, there is more on the Mayo Clinic website, but I do believe I have made my point. There is no excuse for a doctor that specializes in the above co-existing conditions to tell me that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is “all in my head”.
Avatar m tn No treatment. No relief. No specialist even. Im telling you…if it hadn’t been for the knowledge that God is ever present and with me…I would have walked out in front of a bus. He is the reason I am sane…well mostly. I am writing this in hopes that you will educate yourself and your families. Don’t take that antibiotic in ignorance one more time. Don’t take your chances. Don’t be afraid to demand an alternative. You get only 1 life.
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?
798555 tn?1292791151 //www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/news/20080708/fda-warning-cipro-may-rupture-tendons ******************** "Apparently there has been a change to the Black Box Warning for Floroquinolones. The FDA announced on August 15, 2013, that fluoroquinolone drugs such as Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox will be required to change packaging inserts to contain a warning for severe, permanent and disabling peripheral neuropathy.
Avatar f tn So he diagnosed me with osteoarthritis, gave me 6 day round of steriods and pain meds. It was a short term fix. Several months later pain returned and several more months later my stubborn butt went back to PCP. This time he referred me to an orthopedist. They did another 6 day round of steroid, more pain meds, and had me go through physical therapy. Again, short-term fix. So, per orthopedist request, I went back in mid Sept. to have an MRI of the cervical spine.
488264 tn?1226523907 The registrar today even said he couldn't see any arthritis, which showed I think his inexperience, I've had it diagnosed from a bone spot scan and senior consultants and osteoarthritis never gets better. What the report did show though in as far as the areas they were looking at, was inflammation, some in my right side trocjanteic bursa, my gluteus medius right insertion, and the insertions of both the hamstrings, in this case worse on the left.
783212 tn?1295031606 My PCP finally heard me say my hip hurts and I limp at times. Xray showed Osteoarthritis. But, she didn't want me to go to a Rheumatologist? My father has rheumatoid arthritis as well as my mother. My Grandmother has had a stroke, my father has had two heart attacks and is not losing to lung cancer. My Auntie has Scleroderma and my brother has Epilepsy. SO, for me to have constant issues with my head and muscles and bones is worrisome.
Avatar f tn In my constant search for ways to get antibiotics (in a state that won't treat Lyme--- Oregon) I came across this: (Yeah, I have antibiotic-seeking-behavior!) If your doctor won't treat you for Lyme disease (or for too short a time) this might be a way in the backdoor. "People with arthritis and who have negative blood tests for arthritis are often told that they have degenerative arthritis.
335728 tn?1331418012 In summary this 45 year old woman with a diagnosis of MS (1993), paratrigeminal neuralgia, osteoarthritis, asthma and pain. On testing, she endorsed a severe level of depressive symptoms. Given her history of MS, pain and fatigue, the etiology of her cognitive problems may be multifaceted. Given her endorsement of a severe level of depressive symptoms, her psychological status may also be contributing to her cognitive picture.
3049976 tn?1340144108 -Low platelets since 2004 (idiopathic thrombocytopenia not immune thrombocytopenia)- #'s used to be around 100 now are around 70 with dips down into the 30's. - No treatment protocols. -Iron Deficiency Anemia now showing in blood iron but on Bone Marrow Biopsy last year showed "zero stainable iron" and "significantly decreased iron stores". Now on Iron supplements. -Slight b12 anemia. Take a shot once a month. -borderline/pre diabetes a1c of 5.8 now was 6.0 a year ago.
580765 tn?1274922960 I am absolutely exhausted- and have been severely fatiqued for over 1 year, but I made myself follow doctor's orders today. He also wants me to keep a journal for the next month on how this works. He stated that he would prefer to try to treat it this way before turning to meds. What input can you all offer? Thank you in advance for your help.