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  • Is there a search option or do you have to browse by category?

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis June 4, 2019 10:32 PM

    I want to look up about excess calcium. Is there a search option or do I have to browse to find something?

  • Personal Story: Misdiagnosis Story

    Posted in: Arthritis November 26, 2018 09:34 PM

    I was misdiagnosed with Lupus, when I actually had Reactive Arthritis following a Campylobacter infection.

  • Diagnosis and treatment for gout/ pseudo gout

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis August 7, 2017 08:54 PM

    1) I was just diagnosed with pseudo gout. However my symptoms sound somewhat like gout. Really want a clear diagnosis.. 2) My body is very sensitive to radiation etc. I've had trouble using a computer before as it hurt my hand - not because of positioning, but due to sensitivity - recently I've...

  • I'm 31 & diagnosed with multiple trigger finger/thumb, help!

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis August 3, 2017 09:38 PM

    I've had two surgeries for trigger finger; three fingers on the right hand, & two on the left hand. Now I'm having the same symptoms on my remaining fingers & toe pain. Is this really trigger finger or something else? Any ideas?(I'm not diabetic, been tested)

  • Can anyone help?

    Anonymous 5 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis March 14, 2017 07:16 PM

    I have been ill over Xmas-started with my joints being so painful I could hardly move, a rash mainly on arms ,hands and chest, sweats at night-though no high temperature surprisingly, insomnia, fatigue-the doctor gave me antibiotics for a urine infection but I am convinced she's wrong. Now although...

  • Personal Story: Infectious arthritis/reactive arthritis

    Posted in: Arthritis January 17, 2017 09:06 PM

    During a simple surgery at age 16 ...a doctor left part of a tool in my sons shoulder during a rotator cuff surgery -the body formed a cyst around the tool and over 18 months it became full of streptococcal bacteria ,as discovered by a second surgeon and removed. His spleen was enlarged and his...

  • Theracic spine area severe pain

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis March 25, 2016 09:19 PM

    Disc protrusions T8,9, 9,10 &5,6 causing effacement of cal sac. Endplate spondylosis multilevel. Disc desiccation multilevel.Multilevel degenerative changes.From recent MRI. PLEASE help me understand this. Thank You.

  • I have severe RA gout and fibromyalgiawhat can help at home until appt 3 months?

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis November 2, 2015 10:36 PM

    They just moved to Arizona and I've had rheumatoid arthritis gout and now fibromyalgia severely all of them from head to toe in the past 4 months it has rapidly developed I'm bedridden for out of 7 days a week I can't see a Rheumatologist here for 3 months what can I do because I can't take it...

  • I have arthritis, paresthesia, fibromy alia what pain med would yougive

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis September 30, 2014 05:54 PM

    What would you give to control the pain and I have congestive heart failure and copd HBP take blood thinner IBM acid reflux migraine and other things I take Norco tramidol and a pill for migraine what would you do.

  • Personal Story: Forms of Arthritis

    Posted in: Arthritis May 19, 2014 03:38 PM

    I have had osteoarthritis for many years and have had various operations to deal with degeneration of discs, calcific spurs, etc. Recently, however, I suddenly felt under attack one morning - hands had less grip and fingers felt sore and swollen but had no appearance of swelling, legs and arms...

  • Recurrent Fifths Disease??

    Pinkcleome 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis August 29, 2013 05:17 AM

    Hi:Twenty four years ago I had Fifths Disease. My children all got the benign symptoms and it ran it's course. Myself on the other handbecame very ill. I was misdiagnosed over and over until my children's Pediatrician saw me. I was so sick for 2 months, my legs swelled & I developed severe...

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  • The Top 4 Kitchen Remedies to Battle Arthritis

    jacobedward02 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis August 7, 2013 06:12 AM

    Arthritis is a condition which affects the joints of your body causing pain, stiffness, swelling, and joint deformity. There are some very good nutritional strategies that you can do to reduce inflammation. Here are foods that are great for arthritis pain relief.Read More :...

  • Is it normal??

    jakesm001 1 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis May 15, 2013 12:28 PM

    Does Arthritis pain suddenly increase? My mother suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis but for the last couple of months she has undergone extreme pain, she is not able to walk and sit for more than 10 minutes. Why is it so? Please help her reduce the pain. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • Pain in my joints

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis May 10, 2013 10:25 AM

    I was diagnosed with arthritis in 2008.In 2010 I had my first knee surgery.My last surgery to my knee on 17 Apr was the fifth one.I saw my consultant week ago and he says everything is OK.I had 3 procedures done:arthroscopy with transpatella drilling,open large lengthening lateral release and...

  • Cryoglobulinemia, or Fibromyalgia?

    cijohnny 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis February 4, 2013 08:15 PM

    Hi All, I'm new here. About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with hep c and related cryoglobulinemia. The joint pain was the reason for medical consultation - mild arthritic aches in hands, feet and knees, in addition to some excruciating sciatica (possibly lumbar related).In addition to my HCV viral...

  • very high level of C-reactive protein

    tiger-1202 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis January 12, 2013 07:13 PM

    My 21 year old sister suffers from arthritis and has knee, arm, chest pain and sometimes is very fatigue. Recently she did some tests and the c-reactive protein test was very high: 26.17 mg/l. Also, the antistreptolysin test was high: 215 iu/ml.Can anyone recommend what to do? What tests or what...

  • I been having a lot of pain in my ankles, knees, wrests, and thumb's.

    TKTakaishi 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis October 4, 2012 03:53 PM

    I been having a lot of pain in my ankles, knees, wrests, and thumb's. This all started happening the 26th or 19th cant recall. If it help's i live in Montana.I am too young to be having this type of pain. I get up in the morning and can barely move because when i do my wrists, knees, and ankles are...

  • 'jointsknees'

    amberross 1 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis July 26, 2012 12:51 PM

    HI ALL,I have been reading a lot on other forums about this product called JOINTSNKNEES, which is supposed to be highly effective for joint pain. I just would like to know if anyone has used this product and would like to know how effective it is actually. It contains green lipped mussels which i...

  • Postive RF and Nuetropenia

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis August 18, 2011 09:24 PM

    I have had unexplained Nuetropenia since I was 12, about 20 years. Recently, it was noticed that I had a positive Rheumatoid factor and have been having ankle and foot pain recently. Does this sound like Rheumatoid Arthritis with the low white blood cell count for 20 years with no symptoms? ...

  • Spinal Arthritis

    Penelope713 1 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis August 1, 2011 02:09 PM

    Hi all. I recently found out that I have spinal arthritis. For this last year and a half, I've experienced moderate back pain. I wasn't too concerned because the pain wasn't ruining my life or anything dramatic like that. A friend told me I should go in for a free consultation with a Seattle...