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1257704 tn?1269493583 My neck is very swollen on the sides from the Osteoarthrtis, I cant' take meds like NSAIDS, as I get very sick when I take them. Ok so my question is, I get really bad migraines I am getting the one I get normally that lasts for 4 days in a row when I get them. Yesterday it got tolerable and I was ok. Today I taken Tylenol 3, and later a Imitrex 50 mg's from my dr. he gave me both as he knows I struggle with these. Can my migraines be from my neck being swollen from the Arthritis?
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.
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 Hello. Is it osteoarthritis in your neck? If so, treatments can include NSAIDs (like ibuprofen), hot and cold therapy, steroid injections, muscle relaxers, physical therapy and massage. In severe cases, sometimes surgery is performed. How long have you had arthritis in your neck? How is it being treated now? Is the current treatment working?
Avatar f tn my mother has been told by her physician there she has a blood clot under the bone in the lower leg area under the knee. she has osteoarthritis and needs knee replacements. my concern is the doctor advised the treatment for this clot as cold compresses and anti inflammatory medication. does this sound correct to anyone else, does this sound like enough? To me issues with blood clots are always serious and it just seems like more should be done?
Avatar n tn With osteoarthritis due to wear and tear and also due to past ligament injuries and unstable joint the best treatment is total knee replacement. You can try various NSAIDs to fight the pain. You can also try viscosupplementation or steroid injections. Talk with an orthopedician and explore various options before you consider total knee replacement. Take care!
Avatar f tn I have rheumatoid arthritis, and for me it takes different medications depending on how severe the symptoms are. Sometimes NSAIDs help, but sometimes I have to take a mild narcotic. Also, I would recommend seeing a pain management doctor. My father has osteoarthritis and he gets relief from Aleve and applied heat. I hope you find something that helps you.
Avatar m tn i suffer from radiating pain at night.it bothers me while sleeping.what is the best supportive treatment for it? i mean any relevant exercise or particular calcium vit d dose that is recommended for us? plus would osteporosis make osteo arthritis worse? should i go for a dexa scan or preventative bisphosphonates ?
Avatar f tn They have been this way for two years. Have been given steroids and they work through treatment but afterwards things return. Swelling can be severe at times and any movement will split the skin. Fingers stay swollen all day long. Main swelling is atop of the middle joint. A doctor at the clinic said osteoarthritis from xray. She gave me naproxen which I cannot take. What else can cause this and is NSAIDs the only line of treatment. Thank you for your time.
Avatar m tn Because incorporating dairy products into your diet can be a long-term preventative aid against osteoporosis, people who are lactose intolerant are strongly advised to consider potential treatment options such as Lactagen ®. For more information visit their site at www.ritternutrition.com Angie Best-Boss is a women’s health consumer advocate and health writer, and is the author of “The Everything Guide to Digestive Health: What You Need to Know to Eat Well, Be Healthy, and Feel Great.
Avatar m tn Here is some info that you might find useful. From Pfizer's for healthcare professionals(manufacturer of Celebrex) web site... "Hepatic Effects: Borderline elevations of one or more liver associated enzymes may occur in up to 15% of patients taking NSAIDs, and notable elevations of ALT or AST (approximately 3 or more times the upper limit of normal) have been reported in approximately 1% of patients in clinical trials with NSAIDs.
Avatar f tn Hi all, I have Fibro and Osteoarthritis, Of course the big dreaded HEP C. Does anyone take celebrex?I started Prozak last week and they want me to take celebrex too. They say my liver can take it, (stage 2 fibrosis). But I am afraid of the NSAIDs in celebrex, any one else taking it? Oh, I am on Methadone too. I am having my first liver biopsy in the morning, so I will find out more about my liver. I am scared to death about it coz I have had so many problems lately.
Avatar n tn They are most commonly associated with osteoarthritis, although it also might be a result of your body's natural reparative process by the remaining cartilage after the surgery. Treatment can include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and other analgesics, as well as physical therapy. Surgery is only indicated as a last resort. Consult your neurologist on other possible treatment options for your condition.
Avatar f tn Causes of impingement include acromioclavicular joint arthritis, calcified coracoacromial ligament, structural abnormalities of the acromion and weakness of the rotator cuff muscles. Conservative treatment (rest, ice packs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy) is usually sufficient. Some patients benefit from steroid injection, and a few require surgery. The coracoacromial ligament can also calcify, usually secondary to trauma, and cause impingement.
Avatar m tn Treatment at this point will probably involve physical therapy and NSAIDs. Always take NSAIDs with food and do not take more than the daily maximum dose on the bottle.
Avatar f tn If you have been diagnosed as lupus then yes, all your symptoms can be explained by it. Physiotherapy and exercises such as swimming and water aerobics help. Steroids and NSAIDs are the mainstay of medical treatment. Apart from fibromyalgia multiple joint pain with cold hands and finger tips is seen in hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Low Vit B12 levels, anemia, and Hasimotos thyroiditis.
Avatar m tn Green lipped mussel arthritis treatment offers you some much needed relief from joint pain and inflammation. The most effective part is the relief from the inflammation, as that is most of what is causing your pain in the first place. By effectively controlling the inflammation, you will be decreasing you level of pain. The best part is, if you begin to take a supplement of the mussel extract on a regular basis, you may find that you no longer suffer from the pain and inflammation.
Avatar f tn Hi there. These symptoms could arise from the forceful pull of various muscles originating from the ischial tuberosity like adductor and hamstrings, sacrotuberous ligaments sustained during sports, trauma, other injuries, overuse of hamstrings or avulsion fracture of ischial tuberosity. it is also triggered by sitting for extended periods on hard surfaces and better known as weavers bottom.
Avatar n tn I had a lower lumbar spinal fusion 4 years ago due to a bulging disc which was causing excruciating sciata pain. The disc was L5 with some mild osteoarthritis. The fusion was with instrumentation. Four years out now I definitely no longer have sciatic pain but when I stoop or bend there is some pain but its more like pressure, like when I stoop and raise up my legs feel like I'm benchpressing weights. Is this normal?
Avatar m tn However, it may also be a combination of medication(s), chronic depression, changes in appetite, and lack of exercise due to depression and/or osteoarthritis. This is directly from the manufacture package insert or drug label on paroxetine (Paxil) under Adverse Reactions: "Metabolic and Nutritional: Frequent: Weight gain" Note: frequent is defined as "one or more occasions in at least 1/100 patients".
Avatar f tn This type of arthritis is not hereditary but is associated with osteoarthritis. Usually treatment is NSAIDs, cortisone injections and reducing pain inducing activities. For many people, the standard treatment provides relief during flares. If you're not getting relief with the standard protocol and the doc still does not want to do surgery, it will be time to get a second opinion. Hang in there. I know it is tough!
Avatar n tn Diclofenac is a medicine used routinely for osteoarthritis, as are many NSAIDs. It does have adverse effects that includes liver toxicity and thus, requires monitoring of liver function tests. I must mention that many other treatment options have similar adverse effects. However, if he tolerates the medicine and it works for him, he may not need an adjustment. Long term use will need to be under the guidance of a physician.
Avatar f tn Mild multilevel lower lumbar spondylosis and lower lumbar facet osteoarthritis as detailed below. No canal or foraminal stenosis. No disc herniation or nerve root impingement. Inflammatory changes in the right L4-5 facet joint. Findings: Vertebral body heights, alignment, and bone marrow signal is preserved. Mild diffuse disc desiccation with loss of the normal intrinsic T2 signal. Mild multilevel disc height loss L2-L5. The conus terminates at a normal level.
Avatar f tn Many people don't realize that there are over 100 different types of arthritis. Most think that it is all osteoarthritis which is due to age and use of the joints. Other than replacing joints and pain meds there is not a lot that can be done with that. However, if his issue is something like Rheumatoid arthritis, they can stop the deterioriation from getting any worse and use anti-inflammatories to help the pain. With swelling there is a good chance it is something like rheumatoid.
1840891 tn?1431551393 I've had steadily worsening osteoarthritis in both thumb joints for that past two years. My rheumatologist can offer nothing other than steroid injections, but I've had those in other joints in the past and at least half the time I end up with worse pain and swelling as a result. I can't take any NSAID's due to cirrhosis. What I'm wondering is if I can wait it out will the joints eventually fuse themselves and stop hurting so much, or will I have to have surgery for that? Thanks for any help!
Avatar f tn Can Penicillin VK (500mg) treat arthritis pain? Before you say, "no," please read further: I had a back molar crack/fracture. This tooth had a previous root canal so, while there was little pain directly from the tooth, an apparent infection set up. The dentist prescribed Penn VK (500mg) to treat it for five days prior to pulling it and another course of five days after the extraction.
Avatar n tn How do I get rid of the chronic stiffness in my foot(right; & hand) ? Doc surmises(diagnosis) inflammed tendons( I ran for <20 years, now ceased). What's the cure for osteoarthritic inflammation, or does everyone cop out with, "there's no cure" & go enjoy life(while others suffer) ?
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.
Avatar m tn Also, an x-ray of an affected joint may be of use. The treatment typically includes NSAIDs (if there are no contraindications). However, if an underlying cause is found, then the treatment would then be adjusted for that. Thank you for using the forum, I hope you find this information useful, good luck.
Avatar n tn unable to get the medication so they could compound it themselves. Any suggestions. I cannot take po NSAIDS.