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  • 2 months ago

    Leflunomide

    Hi, Has anyone been on Lefluomide? I am on 10 mg for sever inflammation from R/A. I am having deep depression and dark thoughts since starting this medicine. I also am having carb cravings like crazy. My Dr. is frustrated with me as I have tried Metho and had the same side effects. Has anyone else had mood disorders with R/A meds?
  • 2 months ago

    My Story, Hello & Advice Welcome

    In 2011 I started noticing a soreness in my right shoulder from time to time. Thinking I'd slept on it wrong or bumped it (I'm a somewhat clumsy person, I don't really keep track of all the bumps and bangs I incur. I've always been a klutz). Anywho, shortly after i had a flu like feeling that lasted for almost two weeks. When it came back the next time I went to my primary care and told him of both. His first statement was that they weren't related. The shoulder was a suspected....
  • 2 months ago

    can you explain these radiologists findings

    C4-C5 No significant canal nor foraminal narrowing. Mild left unconvetebral joint spurring evident. C5-C6: Disc height loss desiccation. Broad based dorsal disc osteophyte complex, facet arthropathy. Mild to moderate canal stenosis. Flattening of the cord with partial effacement of the CSF. No significant foraminal stenosis. T1/T2 hypointense material courses down along the C^ vertebral body, favor ossification of the posterior longitundinal ligament. C6-C7 Disc height loss and desiccation. Broad....
  • 2 months ago

    Recurring skin rash I think might be connected to my RA

    Hi everyone! For about a year I have experienced recurring itchy hive like rashes on my arms, hips, back, and thighs. It usually starts out in one spot and slowly then very quickly spreads causing a pink hive like looking rash that can be rather itchy. It last a month or so then clears up on its own only to come back a few months later. I finally broke down and saw the dermatologist because I was worried it could be a side effect of my RA. He did several biopsies but said the results were inconclusive....
  • 2 months ago

    trouble walking

    My 73 yo brother has trouble walking. It takes him awhile before he can get out of bed. He barely goes anywhere because he has such a bad time walking; which means that he does not go to family functions nor has he been able to take a trip to see his 97 yr old mother who is in failing health. The doctors can not tell him why; tho I do not know the medical details could this be shrinking tendons, arthritis, vitamin/mineral deficiency or ? If anyone has any info I would be extremely appreciative. Thank....
  • 3 months ago

    Just talking about my sudden onset of symptoms

    I have had back problems forlong time.im also a stage 3b Cancer survivor.i was given the wrong hysterectomy i needed a radical hysterectomy but got regular.then it got infected and had to be packed 3 times a day we lived 45 mins away by freeway.he had them show him what to do so he did it.i couldn't start chemo and external radiation until out was completely healed.i was only given a 17%chance of survival with all the most aggressive treatment possible.and I Beat Cancers Butt.Anyway i have allot....
  • 3 months ago

    Second hip replacement

    Is it common to need a hip replacement on the left hip after having the right replaced
  • 3 months ago

    What does osteoarthritis in the knees feel like?

    I’m concerned I’m developing OA in my knees. 1 knee has been hurting intermittently for a year. The other just a few days. The last few days they have really bothered me. It mainly hurts on the inner part of the knee. If I don’t move for awhile they start aching really bad. They feel better when I keep them moving unless I’m doing high resistance excercise. For example I will up the resistance on my bike and ride up and down a hill. When I stand on the bike during this they hurt. Sitting With my....
  • 3 months ago

    Can I still have Arthritis? I’m at my wits end with all of this stress

    Main question at the bottom, sorry I’m a young adult who has experienced at least 2-3 years of pain in my body (mostly the joints). I have been to the doctor several times seeking resolve but to no avail. The pain gets worse with every week and I don’t see an end in sight. I’ve had several tests done. I tested negative for arthritis but my mother still has the notion I have it. Can I still have arthritis but test negative from a blood test? The pain is making it harder to do things I could do in....
  • 3 months ago

    Bedding

    Can anyone recommend a specific make and model of bed that might help me? I'm a side sleeper. It takes me forever to get out of bed in the morning due to my stiffness. I'll appreciate answers.