What is the difference between osteoarthritis and osteoporosis

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Avatar n tn can t wrap my head around it- how do you tell a five year old what is the difference between low tsh and supressed tsh there is a difference in the research outcome- does it mean that if its supressed you are more likely to have heart probs and osteo?? but if its low you re not?
211940 tn?1267884866 I think at least if we can find out what the problem is and the causes then we can deal with the pain and whatever possible treatment is prescribed. This is a great site and I will be checking back to see how everybody is doing. I will suggest that they test my daughter for carpal tunnel syndrome or some other nerve disorder. At this point I am not sure if we should see an orthopedic specialist or a neurologist. Good luck to eveyone with your treatments.
Avatar n tn I would like to know the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthrits?
1684282 tn?1505701570 I have tried tapering down and that is not working... I have gotten myself to the point that I am out of medication and I am now dealing with the withdrawal symptoms without any relief. I cannot handle the restless leg and the sweating and chills along with not sleeping. I have called my dr to see if he can call me in anything to help with the symptoms but I don’t think he will help me out.
Avatar n tn I think seeking other opinions, is the best way to go. But where, and what type of Dr's should I be looking for. That's about all I have to offer at this time. Any suggestions would be extremely welcome.
921323 tn?1268679412 Some say, why don’t we save the millions of dollars spent on drug research and instead invest them in education, legislation, and regulations that will help us eat better and exercise more? Put the money towards the health costs of the uninsured. Or, use it to fund research in diabetes, heart disease, or any of the other countless complications of obesity. But is it too early to admit defeat?
Avatar n tn the sagging skin on my arms and legs and the little ripples on my thighs and arms. If anyone has any suggestion for something for skin elasticity, I would love to hear about it. I started taking lutien because i read that there was a 2006 study it improves skin elasticity. Its 2010, you would think they would invent something for skin elasticity and aging skin by now. thanks!
Avatar f tn Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and also affects internal organs. Both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis are similar in that there is wear and tear of the bones called degeneration and the discs (the cushioning substance in between each vertebrae in the spine starts to shrink with age). The discs can bulge or slip and press on nerves causing referred pain away from the main site. Rheumatoid arthritis is confirmed by having a blood test to measure inflammatory markers.
Avatar n tn the thing with me is that all of the pain i had before surgery is gone and now i have pain and swelling where they did the surgery. the pain might be expected i guess, the swelling is another matter. I dont know of any one that has swelling in the back of the neck where the surgery was done . being i am completly fused i also wonder why its so tender to lightly press on that area?
Avatar f tn Don't count on the nutrients from the soil anymore, as it is mostly depleted. Commerial fertilizers contain very few elements and usually only the cheapest. Corporate farming has no obligation to supply products with high nutriotional value. Their only goal is profitability, my dear. You gotta read the book: "The End of Food" How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply-And What You Can Do About It The author Thomas Pawlick is a very brilliant researcher.
1551275 tn?1295372703 I already have an appointment and I am also hoping that all is well and my pain is from the previous surgeries and damage, and not from the hip prosthesis. Thank you for your input! you stay well and as healthy as possible.
Avatar n tn one herniated discs. I have Spinal Stenosis, Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Osteoarthritis and Diabetes. In the past 10 years I've put on 60 lbs and have not been able to exercise much because of my chronic pain. I've been in Pain Management since 2012 and taking Morphine & Oxycodone daily as prescribed. I have a TENS Unit which helps some, along with hot baths, ice packs, Lidocaine patches. I had to discontinue PT because my insurance only covers short term therapy.
1139187 tn?1355710247 Your conventional doctor may stop testing you once you reach their ideal of 30, but you need to remember that their training coincides with what the AMA and the FDA tell them is all that is required. As I mentioned previously, the latest raise in the RDA for vitamin D was only about bone health and not over all immunity or optimal health. So, their newest RDA is pitifully too low even for healthy people.
Avatar m tn Everything came back fine. The pain is only in the morning and there is zero pain during the day. Here is an excerpt of a back pain post that I created to fill you in. Morning Back Pain – Should I Spend Money? Hello Everyone, I know there is so much out there on back pain; but I have a tough money question. I am a returning college student with not a whole lot of money. I am 33 year old male is I would say good shape. I work out decently and have a nice physique.
159785 tn?1276229625 My back problems are mainly due to arthritis (osteo), and, of course, that just doesn't go away. However, the difference between when I was hypo and now is unbelievable. I could barely walk. I was so close to getting steroid injections (I was actually at the facility, but HBP due to anxiety about the procedure saved me...they sent me home and told me to get on BP meds, a story for another day!).
Avatar f tn Dear Toolmaker & Tuckamore, Thank you both for responding to my questions and my venting. It's not like I can talk to any of my friends about my pain med problems because if I even mentioned the type of pain meds I am being prescribed now, well, you can just imagine the looks I would get, oh yes, and all the comments too. I'm sure you're both correct in that things have gotten worse with me physically, and I've also gotten a tolerance.
Avatar n tn It is my prediction that the current wave of new age medicine that messes with the levels of naturally occurring subanstances in the brain will be the worst medicine that this country has ever known. What is the difference if you HAVE to take every day for the rest of your life and addiction? I'm sorry for rambling, but some of these "care-givers" have never experienced chronic pain so you will never be able to take a dose of an opiate like you can a dose of Zoloft.
489867 tn?1209210894 What you may be running into with the MDs is the split in the medical community about Lyme and how serious it is (or isn't) and how to treat it (with a short course of antibiotics or with a longer course). Oddly enough, infectious disease MDs, who should be on top of the situation, often are not and are using diagnostic tests and treatment guidelines that other, more progressive MDs have left behind. Your docs sound like they are following the less up-to-date approach.
Avatar n tn Also, many of the larger teaching hospitals run trials where they pay for the cost of your treatment. But your first step is to find out what is going on with your hep c and the rest of your health problems. Once you know that, you can make a more informed decision how to proceed. Meanwhile, check out our site and absorb what you can. Also, there's a lot of basic information over at the Janis Hep C site you might want to look into. http://forums.delphiforums.com/friendship7 Good luck.
Avatar n tn Hey I am the guy who wrote the original question, It is now 4 and a half years and it has just gradually got worse, while all joints crack now my knee cracks every few minutes if it is moving, and I still have strange sensations all over particularly around the knee and legs and most areas are tender and sore to the touch. My doctor has put me on amitriptayline or some name like that, which is a mild depressant, and advised I see a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
Avatar n tn I'm not sure which is the cause and which is the effect! My excessive sweating is not under the arms, or feet or hands. Instead it seems localized above the neck, which I found is called "cranio facial hyperhidrosis".
Avatar f tn I work as an audio tech, and while I kind of fell into the job, I know most of my peers got into it to do music and TV and what not.... but unless you are a top engineer, what pays the bills is corporate work, and of any segment, by far and wide, the deepest pockets are pharmaceuticals. If you dont know what an "ad board" is, its an advisory board that is set up by pharma companies that are pushing their drugs through the FDA.
Avatar n tn Most women do not handle the extra molecule that makes the synthetic estrogen the synthetic that it is well and that is when the awful side effects as well as the estrogen dominance (Estrogen, no matter the source, needs to be balanced with Bioidentical or Botanical Progesterone) can cause all sorts of havoc and actually don't address the problems you have after a surgical menopause but only mask the problems with drugs.
Avatar f tn I also get a pulsing sensation in that leg that only occurs when I lay down. The weird thing about this is that it is the same rate and rhythm as my pulse. I can suppress it by tying something tight around the leg (gate control theory, perhaps?) and that is how I manage to sleep at night. Like you, I tend to get the vibration feeling during periods of stress. For me though, this tends to make me more anxious which brings out more paresthesias and I get a nice positive feedback loop going.
Avatar n tn At first I thought it was because I was wearing a hair band, but it is now 4 days later and the indentation is still there and it is still sensitive, especially in the center. Starting today it has also started to feel like it is on fire at times and then goes to a dull ache. Just like a few of you, I had a head injury when I was younger that required a trip to the hospital complete with x-rays. I did have a concussion, but can not recall exactly where.
Avatar n tn but it's exhausting. My energy is still very low. This is and internal allergey and the only thing that I can think of is the titanium inplant. Kaiser is my health care provider and they do not test for titanium. I've been bumped back and forth. I contacted member services looking for a referrel outside of Kaiser and they tell me to contact my doctor.. when i did she said she spoke with the allergist(who has not seen me at all) and he told her that I don't have a titanium allergy.
Avatar n tn I know you understand. Does the Ambien help for you and what is the hydrocodone? I am very interested to hear the results of your blood tests. I sincerely hope you get an answer.
Avatar n tn I am hoping its nothing serious I have throw around every idea know to man on what this could be, my guess is the prednisone killed all the bacteria and the bad bacteria grew back faster then the good bacteria???.
1216899 tn?1288573925 Taking the Vit D at 50,000 per week things are just 100x's worse. What I feel taking it is Usually the day after I take it all I do is sleep or just lay around. And it's not a normal just laying around it's BAD. If the closest thing to me is the floor then I'll lay on the floor and just sleep. It's a very tired and terrible feeling. It's almost as if it's a drugged type feeling. I'm also having to pee a lot more often on the Vit D. I have almost no appetite at all.
4226456 tn?1354123528 I'm so sorry to hear of this new problem for you. My own joint pain came up way before tx and seemed to be autoimmune triggered by the virus. Yours is quite a different story, but it is one that we hear occasionally on this forum. It does seem that a very small number of people have joint problems that are triggered by the interferon use.