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Avatar f tn Glad you found us. I found an article online that indicated OA does not commonly effect the wrist, but I bet there will be several here who differ with that opinion. I found a table that indicated of women with OA, 27-37% have it in their wrists. How is it being treated? Is the treatment working for you?
Avatar n tn Although I have had 2 surgeries on my cervical spine for ruptured discs and lax ligaments (am now fused from C3-C6), I am now told that I have significant osteoarthritis at C1-C2 (atlanto-axial joint) Accupuncture did relieve a lot of the associated muscle spasms but I still get bone pain sometimes even at the base of my skull. I've also wrenched the left side of my neck twice in the past 6 weeks at work.
1378884 tn?1315509445 In a nutshell, osteoarthritis is wear-and-tear on the joint. It can happen at any age, not just to "old people". It can be brought on by an injury, a congenital deformity, overuse in a sport or job. RA is a malfunction of the immune system in which it mistakes joint tissue, mainly the cartilage, as something that must be attacked and eliminated. This causes the typical swelling, redness, heat, and over time, damage that causes pain and disability.
Avatar f tn Hi there! I am very sorry for the problems that you have faced and can understand the pain that you would be going through. Well, it would be very difficult for me to answer the question for you. Though age is not a factor for or for not undergoing surgeries, the associated comorbidities are; besides it cannot be ascertained without an evaluation, if a surgery would be beneficial in your case.
Avatar f tn It allegedly cured fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and hemorrhoids. It facilitated getting off sleeping pills and caffeine, balanced brain chemistry (what does that mean?), improved focus and mental clarity, allowed running longer marathons with less fatigue, saved a failing marriage, stopped irritability and crankiness, kept arm from getting sore after pitching, “Made my son interact appropriately with peers, take care of himself, and want to be hugged and kissed,” and “I made money selling it.
3202871 tn?1352133377 ------------------------------------- Did you have another viral load drawn at 24 weeks after end of treatment, in late May or early June? And did that 24 weeks post end of treatment VL come back UND? I ask because I am basing my response on you attaining SVR. "How long will it take me to feel normal again??" --------------------------------- The time it takes to feel "normal" again varies from person to person.
Avatar n tn weather changes or i get sick.. my legs and joints ache. this never happened before treatment. While on treatment.. i thgouht my legs were going to fall off and my back would break I ached sooo bad. I thought i would be free of this since i sucessfully completed treatement and was undetectable after 1 year post treatment. But i still suffer with the ache joints. Any thoughts on this would be great PS: I completed treatment in may of 04.
159785 tn?1276229625 Is your doctor testing FT3 and FT4 or just TSH? Many of us are very sensitive to meds changes and have to increase VERY slowly. This is especially true if you are prone to any cardiac arrhythmia. I don't know that you've been fired...many doctors are just clueless and think that if your labs are "in range" then your thyroid isn't a problem. This could not be further from the truth. We all have our own personal range in which we are comfortable...one size does not fit all.
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 my hubby is 60, has HCV, has Cirrhosis, and has treated and failed treatment three times in the past 6 years. To our knowledge, he does not have any specific HCV Post Treatment Issues. All three treatments were difficult, but manageable. Sadly, none of them worked for him.
1211850 tn?1266938568 If you've gotten this far with minimal side effects, you may not come out of this too badly. Only SOME people develop autoimmune issues related to the treatment; sorry if the ones of us who have developed them have scared you. I have had a few but they are resolving, slow but sure. Did not mean to alarm you. After 48 weeks of treatment, if you are still undetectable for the virus at 12 weeks post and 24 weeks post, you WILL be cured.
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 Based on my own experience, and other members, I'm convinced that with proper treatment the effects of Hashi's can be minimized and patients can feel good again. The most important thing in successful treatment of Hashi's is to have a good thyroid doctor that will treat your symptoms as I've outlined above. Based on members' experience, this is sometimes very difficult, thus the many sad stories you hear.
20063166 tn?1489404667 Passed more than 7 months after the successful treatment of my son from hepatitis C, but there were serious side effects that were not before treatment: 1 problems with the eyes-before the eyes of the mesh; If you look at a certain point it begins to blur; Wave-like movement of objects, if tired; Bright light is a problem, often there is burning in the eyes. 2 there is a fog in his head, which prevents him from thinking clearly and very much influences his memory.
1293616 tn?1272327810 I will be starting treatment on thursday and i am quite nervous about the side effects. Can anyon let me know what to expect?
Avatar f tn post treatment. But, I did get a flu shot after treatment, in Oct. I've been more bothered with the body pain post TX than w/anything else lingering. I've had 2 episodes of my lumbar bulging disk pain that have flared up significantly-to where I needed the oral steroids (taper dose). The first one was 2 mon. ago and I'm in the middle of the 2nd one now. I have 2 days left on that dose pack.
Avatar n tn Its a chance we all take when we go on treatment, the side effects and the post treatment side effects, unfortunately a lot of us didnt know the repercussions of treatment, and lingering post treatment side effects. But with everyone now warning everyone else through forums like this, better decisions can be made. We definately need more post treatment studies and follow ups.
15502615 tn?1440998653 But due to this, the joint space has been reduced much and Rheumatologist has advised me a surgery for replacement. I wanted to know if there is any treatment that increases joint space and I can bypass the surgery?
Avatar f tn I have been to numerous specialist, my primary, and even an herbalist. My rheumatologist has now diagnosed me with osteoarthritis and fibrous dysplasia, and mentioned I am not sick enough for a full Lupus diagnosis? I have a positive ANA which continues to climb, C-protein tests continue to get worth, I am not registering any calcium or vitamin D - spite me taking supplements - and my white blood cell count is increasing after every set of blood work. But.... Not sick enough...
Avatar f tn Arthritis is a pretty easy diagnosis. Have you had blood work for rheumatoid factor? Xrays for osteoarthritis?
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.
387294 tn?1207623785 ------------------- Do you mean you relapsed after being undetected at week 12 during treatment, or are you saying that you were undetected 12 weeks after treatment was finished and then you relapsed later? If you mean the latter, can you give us what weeks you were tested post treatment and what tests were used. Thanks.
Avatar m tn The results have been promising and found bromelain to be a potential treatment for osteoarthritis. The product Wobenzym contains bromelain among other ingredients and may be helpful for treating inflammation. As Wobenzym has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration there is a lack of clinical safety and efficacy trials, however, available studies have found the product is well tolerated by most patients.
Avatar f tn I've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of my left shoulder. My ortho dr said the cartilege is mostly gone. I have full range of motion and some sharp pains. What are the normal symptons of shoulder arthritis? I'm 55 and in good health otherwise.
Avatar f tn As anyone took cymbalta while on methadone treatment? I am moving and have so much pain in back and osteoarthritis, I think I will start taking the cymbalta.
Avatar n tn Pain in early morning which relieves with mild walking is early sign of arthritis. Joint infection, osteoarthritis, gout, inflammatory arthritis are few other possible causes. A complete knee examination by an orthopaedician will be helpful. Early diagnosis and treatment will definitely help. Do keep us updated. Best of luck and kind regards!
Avatar n tn US Patent 6610750 - Treatment of osteoarthritis US Patent Issued on August 26, 2003 Abstract Claims Description Full Text Abstract A method of treating osteoarthritis, which is effective not only at targeting the symptoms of the disease, but also in interrupting, preventing, and controlling cartilage destruction, to thereby favorably alter the course of the disease, comprising the administration of an effective amount of rhein or a rhein derivative, preferably diacerein, either alone or in com