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  • Joint Inflamation and stiffness

    shultz 3 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis December 9, 2006 03:29 AM

    I'm 45 years old and I have border line hypertension. I take a diurectic (Benicar) to control the hypertension. for the past two years, i have had gout outbreaks. I constantly have joint inflamation in my hands and ankles/feet. When i have flare ups, colchicine and indometh general relieves the...

  • help - in pain

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis December 4, 2006 05:21 AM

    I have had shoulder pain (right) for about 2 years. I had surgery for a bone spur & rotator cuff repair (very small tear). Now my other shoulder (left) is in major pain as well as my hip & knee all left side. I feel this pain that shoots down my leg from my buttocks (i think, could be from my...

  • please read

    raymae 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis November 23, 2006 07:25 PM

    hi everyone im not sure im on the right section but if anyone can give any advice i would be so grateful!a couple of months ago i fell down the stairs luckily i managed to grab the handrail but i landed with my left arm stretched right up holding hand rail and my body stretched out straight with my...

  • Arthritis In Throat????

    debi2005 3 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis October 29, 2006 11:23 PM

    Is it possible to have arthritis affect the throat? my friend has difficulty swallowing and pain in throat which his doctor says may be caused by arthritis.

  • Just diagnosed with Psoriatic arthritis

    graciejoy 13 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis October 7, 2006 10:35 PM

    My new dermotologist just diagnosed me with psoriatic arthritis. I have had psoriasis since I was a kid and bad nails for 30 years but now I have all of this hand and finger pain and swelling. I am very active and depend on my hands a lot. She has suggested Embrel. But I have an HMO and I don't...

  • seronegative rheuatoid arthritis

    emma87 12 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis October 5, 2006 08:58 AM

    Hi, I'm in the process of being diagnosed. Apparently I have all the physical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis but not the blood tests to go with it. I'm at university at the moment and find it really difficult to sit down for so long in my two hour lectures, it usually starts hurting my hips and...

  • Arthritis of the Heart Wall. Does anyone know?

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis October 3, 2006 02:43 AM

    Hi, I am 24 years old and have been having chest problems for 2 years. I was first told I had Pericarditis after having pheumonia, but after several months with no improvement, my doctor sent me to a rheumatologist. She believes, but can't be certain, that I have muscular skeletal arthritis of the...

  • Reiter's - Peeling Skin

    Anonymous 15 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis September 5, 2006 08:06 PM

    I have had continuous peeling of my palms/fingers and feet/toes for the last 3 years. Doc's have diagnosed as Keratolysis Exfoliativa. I had prostatitis prior to the peeling skin over 3 years ago and was tested for everything (std and otherwise) and nothing was found (including cultures and PCR -...

  • Finger pain

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis August 26, 2006 10:21 PM

    I've been having pain in my fingers for about a month now. I went to see my Dr., and she sent me for blood tests and x-rays. Everything came back normal, except that I tested positive for strep. My only symptoms are the arthritis-like pain in my fingers. I took antibiotic for three weeks, but I...

  • Chest PAin

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis August 15, 2006 01:25 PM

    Had a heart valve replaced last year, now have a mechanical valve, had complications, they cut a artery in my neck during the operation, let too much blood drain, as in intensve care for 8 weeks, one year later I am stll down 40 pounds in weight and lack strength. The other day I was in bed and...

  • My sister may have Rheumatoid Arthritis...

    Anonymous 3 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis July 6, 2006 03:32 AM

    My sister has literally been to ***l and back this past year. She has been very very ill and no one can really explain why. She has been to many many different doctors and no one can give her a direct answer as to what she has. A few months ago she had was told that she had cervical cancer and need...

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  • more than arthritis????

    Anonymous 22 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis June 28, 2006 01:11 AM

    stiff painful joints, especially in the am. about an hour before I can walk without extreme pain and stiffness, weak crampiing muscles. Also nausea, extreme tiredness as well as hot and sweating. Can do very little after about 5-6 hours of activity. I can no longer walk a mile a day and get all...

  • Had it for 2yrs!!

    Anonymous 10 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis April 11, 2006 07:03 AM

    Hi anyone out there with this really quite "popular" autoimmune disorder. I have been on steroids 20mm a day 2yrs ago down to 2mm now! ESR normal now, BUT seem to be having loads of what seems to be joint pains( not muscle pain normally **s. with the PMR):cool: in hips and knees, has anyone any...

  • No Curebut close to it

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis March 27, 2006 12:30 PM

    My wife has had Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis since she was 6. She was crippled until her late 30s when she got onto Minomycin, an antibiotic used to treat acne.It has made her much more flexible and for those sceptics, she has one of the leading Rheumatoligists in Australia prescribing it.Two...