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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.
475586 tn?1225027354 A dear friend told me I ought to skip these doctors and just head up to Mayo, but I don't think they treat anyone that doesn't have a more concrete diagnosis do they? Anyway, let me know what you think.
Avatar n tn These injuries damage the menisci and the articular cartilage, eventually leading to osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis. The primary goals in treatment of ACL rupture are restoration of function in the short term and prevention of long-term pathologic changes in the knee Conservative treatment consisting of exercises and stretching is recommended.Surgery can be considered if your physician suggests. Refer: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic3.
Avatar f tn Aside from weight reduction and avoiding activities that exert excessive stress on the joint cartilage, there is no specific treatment to halt cartilage degeneration or to repair damaged cartilage in osteoarthritis for your stage of problem. Applying local heat before and cold packs after exercise can help relieve pain and inflammation for you.
329994 tn?1301666848 Unfortunately for me, you are the only doctor covered by my insurance so I was forced to see you again. Below is a direct quote from the Mayo Clinic regarding Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia occurs in about 2 percent of the population in the United States.
Avatar n tn I have polyrheumatica and so did my sister, It is no fun and is very hard to tell if it is the fibromyalgia or the PMR.
Avatar n tn tina, before the neurologist can respond, it would be my advice to gather all of your test results and reports, along with any other records you have, and call either the Cleveland Clinic (in Cleveland) or he Mayo Clinic (in Minnesota). I know with the Mayo you can go there as a "walk in" ( I did) and basically wait for a cancellation or an opening with an internist who will get the ball rolling.
1711722 tn?1356491154 It resembles multiple myeloma and similar diseases, but the levels of antibody are lower, the number of plasma cells (white blood cells that secrete antibodies) in the bone marrow is lower, it has no symptoms or problems, and no treatment is indicated. However, multiple myeloma develops at the rate of about 1-2% a year, so doctors recommend monitoring it yearly. In rare cases, it may also be related with a slowly progressive symmetric distal sensorimotor neuropathy.
Avatar f tn I'm willing to travel anywhere for a more clear understanding of this illness and a better treatment plan. In August I had no symptoms. I was healthy, busy and active. The tingling and numbness began on the left side of my face the day after a root canal where I had an abcessed tooth. Then the symptoms migrated all over my body and developed into these seizure like episodes which I have come to know as syncope and I now struggle with, shortness of breath.
566042 tn?1216545709 At 23 years of age I was diagnose with RA and have been treated for it since then, I am now 50 and have had blood tests every month because of the treatment plan. I then moved out of state and am told I dont have it! Move back to the original state I came from and they do another panel and another blood panel they say I have itl. I move to another state and they say I dont. This goes on for back and forth for 2 other states!
Avatar n tn I have osteoarthritis and stenosis with facet joint degeneration. I was not having neck pain when this started only extremely chronic painful bilateral headaches eminating from the sub occipital areas in my head not my neck. Now I have headaches worse than before and neck spasms with really weird shotting pains in my neck and it feels like something is twisitng in my neck.
Avatar m tn I am also thinking of trying to go to the Mayo Clinic although I don't really have the funds for it (flying from Texas to Minnesota and staying for weeks). I'm just hoping that I can find out what is causing all these symptoms and then find the best way to deal with it. I'm doing everything I can from a diet standpoint (eating fruits, veggies, fish, nuts, and seeds), but I'm not getting much help from the doctors. Any advice would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn My muscle movement disorder specialist has now referred me to the Mayo clinic because she said she doesn't know what is causing my choreathetosis. My life has completely changed in a short time and I am always moving, always in pain..yet I can honestly say that I try to focus on other things because I wouldn't make it. So now I have an appt set at Mayo and hopefully someone will know what this is. I need someone to see the 'big picture' and connect the dots for me. At this point I need answers.
Avatar f tn I think the reason I have these 6 is because I have major back/neck problems since I was 12 years old and am now 38. I have osteoarthritis and have bulging/herniated disks in both my back and neck. I don't know, what do you guys think? This last neuro diagnosed FM because of my history - that's it oh and because ALL of my testing came back normal with the exception of my cervical MRI.
625530 tn?1221870270 I don't think I've had any other symptoms associated with Lyme or lupus, though I've had occasional mild joint pain in the fingers (diagnosed as early osteoarthritis). No diabetes as far as I know -- blood sugar levels have been fine. I have an upcoming neurology appointment, but I'm having to wait quite awhile for it. These sensations are really not that bad in and of themselves, but they're scary. I guess I'm wondering how scared to be. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.
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.
184420 tn?1326743408 Before treatment I had been infected about 33 years. I'm pretty sure I've narrowed the time down pretty closely. I had made it to early cirrhosis. The longest infected that I've read here is Andiamo. If I recall, he can trace his back to the '60's. Jmjm also has a pretty long history, exceeding 30 years - I think. All svr, by the way.
739070 tn?1338607002 This is fine but I want be sure that we haven't overlooked a mimic or wished I had asked something before I start treatment. I know Wanna Feel Well had similar symptoms to mine but her labs were positive and mine are not. Signs/symptoms pointing to MS- 2 lesions-non-enhancing. One , 3 mm in size, in the corpus callosum, other lesion right temporal parietal region which is "somewhat ovoid in shape and runs perpendicular to the periventricular space".
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 It started about three years ago after fertility treatment, after a jump into water from a cliff in Hawaii and after exposure to chemicals while we were having our house renovated. The problem or trigger could be any of the three…or something else. That makes the diagnosis even more difficult. The docs have no idea and have given up. I have had many, many mri’s, bone scans, blood work, emg’s (most of which are abnormal).
Avatar f tn My rheumy took back his original dx and now suspects MS. Fibro treatment is really tricky and when paired up with myofascial trp's physical therapy can be brutal. They say keep active with fibro and it flares up the myofascial component. If the bodyworker does not treat the trp correctly it flares up the fibro. Where is the win-win with it? I wish you good luck in all of this. It is so tricky. Let us know.
Avatar f tn There is something very empowering about taking the initiative to get treatment and to ask to adjust treatment in view of your results. One example of how one small lifestyle change has made a huge difference in my life is that I noticed that my skin was very dry, my heels calloused and cracked. This is common with hypothyroidism, and with diabetes, both of which I have. I also know that diabetics need to be particularly careful with their feet.
4226456 tn?1354123528 (early) due to side effects and now I am experiencing joint pain, stiffnes that started a couple months after treatment. When I sit for any period of time, my hips are so stiff and my feet are stiff too. My feet feel like they can't hold me up. Ambulation is not so easy. After a few moments of being up on my feet and walking the discomfort and stiffness goes away. I am also experiencing wrist pain, carpel tunnel type symptoms in one hand that I dont use much for writing or anything.
551343 tn?1506834118 They treated my feet with hot packs and strapping, and even though i was screaming for them to stop, they continued the treatment. I then sufered a few more days to a week of restless nights, painkillers and ice packs to help me to sleep. I then consulted with my GP and he didn't know what it was who then referred me to a Rhumertologist who also didnt know what to do for me. He put me on to high dosages of Naprosen (NSAIDs), 1000mg to 1750 mg per day.
Avatar m tn It convinced me that the remainder of my pain and problems are coming from the other herniated discs that over 25 doctors (including those at the Mayo Clinic) said was not causing pain. The pain that was relieved is the exact same pain that is in my chest and is causing the autonomic dysfunction symptoms. I have nothing but contemp and disgust for the entire medical profession now. I have spent two years in agony that is too horrible for the english language to describe.
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.
408795 tn?1324939275 If the diuretic isn't helping the swelling, could the swelling from another cause, such as osteoarthritis? I'm pretty sure that if lasix "stops working" they can prescribe a diuretic pill for you that contains more than one type of diuretic. There are 3 basic types of diuretics; each of which work in a different way. Attached is a link describing diuretics by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diuretics/HI00030 Good luck with this.