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  • 1 day ago

    New to Osteoarthritis

    Hi all, I am new to this site and condition and in need of some advice and a sympathetic group to chat to. I am 52 years in 3 days time and still full of life, active and energetic as much as possible. I work part time for a company and my husband and I run two businesses from home. I had a car accident in December last year where I was left with a shoulder injury and under the circumstances I thought my car had come off second best, being written off (the other driver was unharmed and her car had....
  • 23 days ago

    New to RA, need advice!

    About 2 1/2 weeks ago I woke up with both of my hands swollen and throbbing with pain in the joints and wrists. It fades a bit by noontime but every night around 3 am it all returns with a vengeance only now it's creeped up into my elbows and shoulders. I'm searching for advice on how to cope with this. How long do your flares last and how often do you get them? What do you do to help? This is so scary and depressing....... Do you take ibuprofen? Have you tried moringa yet? My wrists are....
  • Alternative medicine vs prescriptive medicine

    Hello, I have been away for a awhile, and I now I am back. I have completed my classes in sociology, naturopathy, and just recently, relaxation therapy. I hope the knowledge I have received in taking these courses, will allow me to share my thoughts/suggestion/opinion with your health concerns. Again, glad to be back. Sha
  • 1 month ago

    Advanced RA after chemo

    At 58 I was diagnosed with breast cancer after I had been healthy my whole life. Always ate healthy, exercised and took care of myself. I had a triple negative advanced ductal cancer that required strong chemotherapy.I went through that with flying colors I had radiation I suggested testing for the BRCA gene to my oncologist which unfortunately I tested positive for,went to physical therapy but after the chemotherapy treatment I developed advanced rheumatoid arthritis. The chemo ate through the Cartlidge....
  • 2 months ago

    Entresto - Arthritis.

    I had Arthritis in my hips for years; its normally only a seasonal problem; by Apr 1st I don't generally have pain till next winter. And that is mitigated by keeping a heater in my bedroom Recently, My Cardiologist increased my dosage of Entresto to 97/103 I believe; since my Arthritis really seems to have flared up; I'm wondering if its a bloodflow issue to my hips on the new dose; or some other interaction. I do have Heart Failure; and a pretty low EF about 20; so I appreciate the Docs....
  • 2 months ago

    Bluish/purple on the skin over both my arthritis knees

    Hi, Today I noticed that both of my knees have light bluish/purple all over my knees. I have not injured myself so that they would be this way. I recently (2 weeks ago) began a walking program which I do twice weekly. I have not gotten injured through that. The knees were not this way when I showered last night, I literally just noticed it. There is no extra pain
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 4 months ago

    Joint pain in knee and both feet

    I was treated for gout and got no relief, went back to the Dr. and my uric acid had decreased but my pain went away for a few days but came back in a big way. I was sent to orthopedic Dr. and they did ex-rays and saw nothing, followed by MRI with nothing showing on that either. I am a 52 year old male, I have stopped drinking and I am taking medication as prescribed but I can hardly get in and out of bed and after brief respites after rest my mobility is limited. Trying to use crutches but now both....
  • 4 months ago

    RA & Bowel inflammation

    Hello... Does anyone with RA also experience what I call Bowel Attacks? I'm developing more food intolerances too as time goes on. I first noticed reaction to Pork. I'd get a distended stomach and painful cramping followed by urgent watery diarrhea and cramping that both lasts an hour or more until there is nothing to expel. Sometimes it is accompanied by vomiting too. It's absolutely horrible and no GI can really say what's wrong with me except they suggest it is IBS?!? It is too....