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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 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 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.
Avatar f tn I can tell you I know that Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic both specialize in dysautonomia. Also Dr Blair Grubb in Ohio but there is quite a,wait to get into him I hear. I noticed much of your symptoms started after a root canal and access. This caught my eye as my pots and ncs got worse and stayed that way after I had a tooth pulled and it abcessed. After that things didn't improve for me. I also have ms and am told mine is secondary to the ms.
566042 tn?1216545709 Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be straightforward when the disease presents itself in its classic form with deformed joints and rheumatoid nodules. When RA is in its very early stages, however, recognizing it can be tricky because other diseases can sometimes mimic the symptoms. Diagnosing RA is based on medical history and a physical exam.
Avatar n tn There is some great information at the Mayo Clinic Website, here's some info about the headaches. Screening and diagnosis The signs and symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica are similar to those of a number of other conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and polymyositis — a disease that causes muscle inflammation and weakness. For that reason, your doctor will diagnose polymyalgia rheumatica only after ruling out other possible causes for your pain and stiffness.
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 n tn I do get a day off here and there but I am on SSDI since no definitive treatment (no energy either plus fogginess) so far. Maybe the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota may have something for you? I am not optimistic. What I do may help you (prophylactic Zanaflex). I did try Flexeril with the klonopin but that doped me up longer on the days I did not need Tramadols. Zanaflex less so. Get the Zanaflex tablets not the capsules they cost less with Humana Walmart class 1 or 2 not 3 or 4(more costly).
Avatar f tn I've already got 100,000 IU vitamin D2 on board (the little green pills). A friend who goes to the Mayo Clinic gets 50,000 IU D2 a month for vitamin D deficiency. A study in JAMA found that giving huge mega doses 500,000 IU was not a good strategy. I think given my side effects I'd rather go up slower on D3. My strategy is to start taking D3 oral at the end of this week.
Avatar f tn Those trigger point test aren't always the solution or answer. I went to mayo clinic and I have fibro mine is atypical all over the place. The best thing to do is just get a full workup at Mayo I am so glad i went. Now I know what i have! Before that I saw a neurologist, infections disease specialist and several mris and ton of blood work. I went to mayo and my bill wasn't so bad either!!! They gave me my diagnosis and that was the end of that.
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.
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.
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Avatar n tn Oh My Gosh...You might be my medical twin -except I'm 44! I could have written your post myself (except for the falling asleep in the car part) and until now, hadn't found anyone with issues like me. I have all those symptoms...major laxity of joints that is progressive. 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.
Avatar f tn This is good news. from the mayo clinic: Introduction You hurt all over, and you frequently feel exhausted. Even after numerous tests, your doctor can't find anything specifically wrong with you. If this sounds familiar, you may have 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.
184420 tn?1326743408 If it wasn't that transfusion, then the other choice is that I got it in 1974 when I worked at Mayo Clinic. I had my wisdom teeth removed by the dentist that I worked for there. He did not put me in the hospital but rather he did it right in his office at the Clinic and I can still remember to this day how he had to practically crawl into my mouth to get my impacted wisdom teeth to come out. It was horrible...I think he misjudged how deeply rooted those suckers were. Very traumatic.
408795 tn?1324939275 I am prescribed methadone from a doctor for my osteoarthritis, I know what a struggle methadone can be to get off of as I've had to travel that road as well. Prior to getting away from the H monster in January of 2003 I was offered sub as I had two incidents when I had abcessed and I couldn't go to my regular doctor for the fear that he would cut me off of the methadone cold turkey. I am prescribed 60mgs. a day now after being off everything for a year and a half or so.
1840891 tn?1431551393 As always, it depends on how extensive your cirrhosis is and any bleeding and coagulation issues you have. Varices, low platelet count, INR (which measures vitamin k and other clotting factors). Remember the topical drug still has the warnings that apply to the oral form even though absorption in the blood supply is less. General warning for person with cirrhosis who take NSAIDs from the Mayo Clinic web site.
Avatar m tn teaching hospital/diagnostic centers like Mayo Clinic or Cleveland Clinic? If the doctors you have now aren't helping, the best thing you can do for yourself is move 'up the food chain' of doctors to more highly skilled practitioners. There is all kinds of testing and technology available at these big name hospitals that just doesn't exist elsewhere. It is worth the trouble, in my experience.
Avatar f tn Deep, aching pain in a muscle Pain that persists or worsens A tender knot in a muscle Difficulty sleeping due to pain (all of the above from Mayo Clinic) Elsewhere: Many of those already suffering from the pain of fibromyalgia also suffer from myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is another form of chronic pain that can affect the entire body, particularly the face and jaw.
551343 tn?1506834118 I was diagnosed with erythromelalgia in the late 80s. I went to Mayo Clinic when my doctors suspected it but weren't sure. I had already been dx with raynauds earlier when the symptoms of EM started. I was really desperate. I didn't wear shoes for years and was in bad shape. I slept with my feet hanging off the bed in a bucket of ice water or would lie on the floor by the sliding glass door with my feet in the snow in winter.
220917 tn?1309788081 The psychiatrist essentially thought the neuro was lazy, and sent me on to an MS clinic. He told me to continue to seek medical treatment, that it was NOT in my head. My next neuro was FANTASTIC, spending 3 hours with my husband and me, noting my severe weakness, hyper reflexes, Babinski sign in at least one foot, and increased muscle tone in all 4 limbs. He did testing, which all came out normal, and sent me to the endocrinologist who is treating HIM for CFS.
408795 tn?1324939275 //www.mayoclinic.com/health/diuretics/HI00030 Good luck with this.
4226456 tn?1354123528 PMR responds to steroids (Prednisone) in as quickly as 24 hours as a diagnostic tool and then long term use. The Mayo Clinic is just one source of info, you may want to take a look: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/polymyalgia-rheumatica/DS00441 I have a slightly elevated ana, but arthritis was ruled out and the Prednisone worked like a miracle; however, I won't continue to take it due to its horrible possible side effects.
Avatar f tn Having a sore throat and feeling tired can be symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Avatar n tn ALT levels are not indicators, Total Protein and Albumin markers, which are part of most Liver panels done by the good Labs.......eg Quest, Mayo Clinic, are important indicators for damage. As long as they both stay in the HIGH range, scarring will be minimal. Of course the biopsy is the king, but monotoring the two mentioned above can give you some peace of mind between invasive tests. Total Protein...........ref. range 6.0 - 8.3 Albumin.................ref. range 3.2 - 4.
Avatar f tn covers a full range of of problems, from nerve misfirings and erratic sensory signals that cause tingling and pain AND hypersensitivity to touch, to outright numbness on the other, like Sandy's experiencing. As I recall the Mayo clinic has a decent page or two on it at its site.