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  • 1 month ago

    Post-Surgery Aids & where to get them

    Hi-- Looking at all the equipment recommended for post-knee surgery and wondering which ones are really the most useful and worth getting ahead of time. Any recommendations? Also, where can I go to find these that has the best prices / selection? Thanks!
  • 1 month ago

    Can you have Ankylosing Spondylitis symptoms but NOT have AS?

    Hello! And thank you for checking out my post. Two months ago, I awoke with severe lower back pain. Enough to wake me up. Since then I’ve had some degree of back pain which either A) wakes me up around 5am or 6am or B) gives me pain when I get up. Stiffness in the morning. Since this began I’ve noticed these little bubbles on the side of my finger tips. I’ve had this before but they seem a bit more pronounced the last 2 months. Today they’re gone. But my skin looks older where they were. I’m only....
  • Help! Multiple possibly permanent complications from thumb injury

    Hey guys, this could qualify as a short story but I need answers so please bear with me. So, this injury happened on the night of a local Carols event in late November. Most of the younger population of my town go out in groups and get drunk for the Carols, see where the night takes them and whatnot, and naturally I was with them. I definitely didn't get the worst, a mate fell on his own Jack's bottle he threw on the ground and split his hand open quite badly. Later that night, I was at a....

  • 1 month ago

    why won't my health insurance pay for the shot's i need in my knees? i do get cortazone shot's every month. they don't help at all. the other injection my doctor want's to give me is sopose to last 6 months .

    if my doctor will explain to them why i need the shot's they will consider paying for them. how can i convince my doctor to explain to them why i need the shots? i've ask him 3 times to put a referal into them for me 'all he's say's is ( they know why i need the shot's)
  • 1 month ago

    Total knee replacement

    I had a total knee replacement 1 1/2 years ago. Still sometimes aches but 5 days ago I slipped and fell on my bad knee, it's swollen and feels like I set myself back a year. How long should I wait before I go for x-ray? I'm thinking it might just heal in time. I think I remember Dr telling me I would have a hard time hurting the new knee.
  • 1 month ago

    Remission or beat down immune system?

    For about 8 years I was on a weekly injection of Enbrel for my psoriatic arthritis. While taking Enbrel I could take "killed virus" vaccines only. Now my arthritis is in remission. It is not clear to me if the disease has backed off or if my immune system has been permanently beaten down. The question is can I take vaccines with weakened viruses or not? Has my immune system bounced back and the arthritis remains in remission or my immune system has been compromised and I cannot take the....
  • 1 month ago


    I am looking for gout. Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner, snacks until I get it under control. What are your thoughts on cherry juice? Too sweet?
  • 2 months ago

    Living w/ RA

    I've been living with Rheumatoid Arthritis for 14 years. Just recently my doctor did the Vectra DA testing to see were I was and the results were not good. The new medicine that I have been taking for a year is not working like we have expected. My doctor thinks we should try another medicine but I have taken almost everything. The only two RA drugs that I have not done is Rituxan and Kineret. I've been trying to go the holistic way because I'm tired of taking all this medicine. Most....
  • 2 months ago

    Is Total Knee Replacement an option?

    I have severe arthritis in my right knee due to an RTA in 1985. As a result of the RTA my legs are very mis-aligned. The only option to get pain relief now appears to be a knee replacement; can this be done without straightening my leg?
  • 2 months ago

    In constant pain from RA and back problems

    I am 72 and was diagnosed with RA when I was 30. I have osteoporosis and scoliosisosis too! I'm in constant severe pain. Please, if there are any suggestions, I would be so grateful!