Osteoarthritis treatment update

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369861 tn?1306279286 Stella, I don't have the funds to keep doing this and my job is closing. Not that I am trying to rush anything, but the RAI treatment was suppose to kill off the thyroid. At the time I had two nodules, which has shrunk and this new u/s picked up another one which is the one 1.0 cm. The endo is also sending me for the Renin and Aldseterone test. I just don't know what to do or think.
1181178 tn?1320787061 I think you should encourage him to do so. He may find some blessed relief with treatment. I'd like my Dad to be tested too. He has the brightest malar rash and I'm afraid that because he also has osteoarthritis and AS that doctors aren't looking for anything more.
20857594 tn?1543813986 The rest are all very high and I've never been told -Chronically low Platalet count -Protein in urine, Albumin, twice, same with Ketones both fasting and while not fasting - Rheumatoid Factor consistently over 10 but under 14 but negative ANA - Asthma - 20 to 30 seasonal and perennial allergies -Plantar Hyperkeratosis -Reynauds Syndrome secondary to systemic condition -Osteoporosis -Osteoarthritis - Migraines, neck stiffness - Gastrochisis (Under 1 year old) Some interesting things
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.
483733 tn?1326802046 They got him off the 100 mg fentanyl patches and onto oxycontone and his pain (osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis) is under control. They gave a list of what drugs he should be continuing on so worked with Mom to get rid of everything else and to put his meds into organizers so he knew when to take what. They figured out he is diabetic (not insulin dependent) and that there are issues with his lungs, heart and kidneys but don't know why. At 2:00 am (Sunday) my Mom woke me up.
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 Re: Some will try to claim that these problems cropping up after tx are a 'coincidence', or are due to some sort of rapid aging. How ridiculous to keep saying this. The point was that since such symptoms can be seen in the aging process, it must be difficult to definitively link them to the effects of interferon treatment. But Kalio supplied you with research that supports your suspicions, even though she/he was treated rudely on the other thread.
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.
872994 tn?1247868806 Obtaining the tests will enable the doctor to recommend appropriate treatment. Post with an update and any additional questions/concerns you may have.
Avatar f tn I would give your neuro a call to update him of this development and seek some advice. I am not sure about redness and cannot answer your question about arthritis but you could also go to your g.p.? It is never worth sitting at home doing nothing when you are feeling unwell with M.S. particularly if things deteriorate further and there is no need to suffer with pain as treatment will be available to help you.
Avatar m tn Once the underlying cause is determined, your doctor can make recommendations for treatment. Post again with an update and any additional questions/concerns you may have. Best wishes ----.
Avatar f tn Is this a permanent disability or is there a cure? Will it get worse w/o treatment? What are my options? I have always been very active and have never broekn a single bone in my lifetime (so far - knock on wood). Ever since I allowed to have the steroid shots in my back, I hace gained an enormous amount of weight (30 pounds) within a week/week and a half. Bad swollen legs and numb arms/hands. My left side of my neck is so painful also.
Avatar m tn update, my wife is showing some signs of inproving,i guess. she states she is having less pain some days. she has now stopped taking the lyme anti-biotic, i think that may have been making her feel worse. she says on a scale from 1-10( of pain) she has been a 2 on a couple of days. then she goes back to a 9-10 the next day. does anyone have on and off days with symptoms of pain? the doctors has prescribed cymbolta for her.
1388332 tn?1285350047 Have you checked with your Doctor at all concerning this pain in your Hip? You might be encountering the beginnings of Osteoarthritis in your Hip Joint. I've lived with that for the past 36 years. I've had 2 hip implants and I'm getting ready for a third in September. It would benefit you to make an appointment with your PCP (Family Doctor) and see what they think and depending what they discover from possibly some x-rays go on to either an Orthopedic Specialist or a Rheumatologist.
Avatar f tn Conservative treatment with anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy is the initial course of treatment. Steroid injections may be indicated. If conservative treatment does not produce effective relief of symptoms, referral to an orthopedic spine specialist or neurosurgeon may be indicated. Riding your horse may not be harmful, but it would be dependent on whether your symptoms intensify with this activity. Repetitive lifting could contribute to your symptoms.
Avatar n tn 1. Osteoarthritis. 2. Ligament damage. 3. Meniscus damage. 4. Patello-femoral disorder. In your case your pain at the joint line is the result of a collateral ligament or meniscus problem. You had twisting of knee and then you started to have pain which is typical of a ligament injury. Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? I think you should be seeing a specialist as early as possible.
Avatar n tn Hopefully you will find some answers soon and treatment can be more appropriately initiated. Post with an update and any additional questions/concerns you may have.
548668 tn?1394190822 An x-ray shows some degeneration at my neck with spur, 'early osteoarthritis' Mmmmmm I don't have problems anywhere else in my body. My physio says it's my posture and after two weeks of torturous exercises I am getting great relief and making huge improvements... 12 years of sitting incorrectly at a PC had taken its toll. Lack of using a PC as much during tx probably made my muscles even slacker for my return to work and the load went on the neck, with poor posture and stress combined..
Avatar n tn It would be beneficial to try one injection to determine if this treatment modality could be effective in providing longterm pain relief. Please post again with an update and any additional questions/concerns you may have.
Avatar f tn She thinks the fact that I couldn't feel my legs last week is due to the disc bulges at the C3-4 area I have JUST LIKE HER! She says it's probably osteoarthritis. She will show me the stretches she does. I love my Mom and would never say unkind things about her. I told her stretches are good, we all need to exercise, yes, I am taking allllllllll those vitamins she gave me, the dr. said it's okay, etc. etc. But this sounds like she just doesn't get it.
506791 tn?1439846583 I am now 2 years out from the 1st chemo treatment, 22 December will be 2 years from the end of chemo.
678069 tn?1254426377 Well, I figured I'd give a bit of an update on my situation, and try to get some insight in the process... I completed 45 weeks of treatment (rapid responder), 1a, VL of 6 million, etc etc... My last post was a few months ago, and was because I was having lingering aching and pain in different parts of my body. That was almost three months post treatment. Well, I just had my 6 month post treatment bloodwork and I am clear.
Avatar f tn They then sent me to a pain center and I have been having injections in my spine and I just choose the area that is hurting worse at the time. Since then I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and ddd, sleep apnea and now to top it off some of the medicines have caused stomach, duodena,l esophagus ulcers and a hiatus hernia. Last summer my neck and arm started hurting much worse than usual. In fact so bad that I went to the emergency room.
Avatar n tn With regard's to your Degenrative joint disease of L1 to S5 level which is also referred to as Osteoarthritis, I think you should consult an orthopaedician. I think the surgeon will exhaust all his options on conservative management and then put up suggestion for surgery. What has the neurologist explained you regarding the ailment? What has he planned treatment for you? Hope this helps.
230569 tn?1189759426 I'm 20 years old, living on my own with my fiance, disabled from degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis and 3 herniated discs that are compressing all the nerves in my left leg. My hubby-to-be is paying my bills and taking care of my sorry butt. I'm in lots of pain (esp. now without any meds) but I'm a happy girl. My doctor sucks.
Avatar f tn UPDATE : also i forgot to add after the other night when i knelt on it and all that my ankle has also been hurting actually my whole leg get tingly and numb but hurts real bad
1039578 tn?1293981696 } Looking forward to your NEXT update..........
Avatar f tn I'm 31 now... my mum was diagnosed with osteoarthritis last year and our symptoms are very similar. Although I've always thought mine seemed more like rheumatoid arthritis. I forgot to mention earlier but recently I have also developed a pain in my left heel... especially when I stand on it... like I've trodden on something sharp, I also have pain in my coccyx and also my fingers become stiff very quickly if I hold them in the same position for a few minutes... e.g.
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”.
1415174 tn?1453246703 May I ask what area of your body has the pain and the type of pain you are treating? Again thanks for the update. I am so happy for you.