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  • 6 months ago

    Someone please help me

    Please help me I am 25 years old. Mostly healthy. I have had joint pain in my fingers and hands for as long as I can remember. The pain gradually got worse as I got older. It shoots up my wrist into my forearm like poison flowing through my veins. I would get stinging feelings through my back and shoulders like a million needles were being thrown at me. I wake up stiff and sore everywhere and extremely nauseous. I couldn't do sports like the other kids, I was and still am always so fatigued.....
  • 6 months ago

    Please help me

    I am 25 years old. Mostly healthy. I have had joint pain in my fingers and hands for as long as I can remember. The pain gradually got worse as I got older. It shoots up my wrist into my forearm like poison flowing through my veins. I would get stinging feelings through my back and shoulders like a million needles were being thrown at me. I wake up stiff and sore everywhere and extremely nauseous. I couldn't do sports like the other kids, I was and still am always so fatigued. I could sleep forever....
  • 6 months ago

    Coming out of remission?

    I was diagnosed with RA in May of 2014. I took Methotrexate and various different biologics, trying to find one that didn't give me petechial rashes. I was on Enbrel last year. In November I was diagnosed with breast cancer, so I stopped all RA medications in preparation for surgery. Then after surgery my doctors told me to stay off those meds during radiation as well, which occurred in February and March. After finishing all my treatment, I went back to my rheumatologist, who asked how I was....
  • 7 months ago

    Total Knee Replacement: Left done considering the Right one

    My left Knee was replaced 15 months ago. Now, the Doctor said I need the Right one replaced. I still am dealing with the left one uncomfortable. However, it is 95% better than what it was. I have had shots which helps but the Doctor said I am bone on bone. I want to wait for surgery because the last one still frightens me. It was a big deal to get over. I think I want to wait on the right one until it gets worse. What are your thoughts?
  • 8 months ago

    OA shoes?

    I am 20 years old and was recently diagnosed with early osteoarthritis in my big toes. Does anyone have any shoe suggestions? I have Oofos flip flops that have nice arches but I need something for walking around campus all day. And I was wondering if Chacos would be any good.
  • 9 months ago

    What's wrong with my knee? Please help! Frustrated and in pain.

    What's wrong with my knee? Please help! Frustrated and in pain. I was seen at the ER 2x by ambulance when I injured my knee on 4/17/18 and again on 5/8/18 going on 10 weeks now with no improvement at all. Knee is unstable, LOCKED up at a 20 degree angle, unable to bend. I'm unable to bear any weight at all on it. I am on crutches with an immobilizer that were prescribed by the ER was diagnosed with IDK 1st time 2nd time was diagnosed as being a meniscul issue. Was referred to an Ortho attending....
  • 10 months ago

    Test Results

    Does anyone know why I can't get my test results (blood, MRI, etc) until after the doctor reviews them? I keep forgetting to ask when I'm there. After all, it is my test results.
  • 10 months ago

    Osteoarthritis in hands

    What works the best to do for hands?
  • 10 months ago

    Need Advice

    I desperately need some advice. I am sorry this is so long. I've been pursuing a diagnosis for a longtime but haven't been given anything definite yet. I have seen a rheumatologist for the first time. He gave me several prescriptions and lab orders for blood work and x-rays and I was to return for the results in two weeks. But while at the pharmacy trying to get the prescriptions filled I found out that my insurance had dropped me. This put a hold on it all for almost 2 months while I had....
  • 11 months ago

    Knuckle and hand swelling...

    I recently started a very physical job that involves a lot of pushing and pulling. It is heavy work on my wrists and shoulders, but I never experience any pain during work. I'm realising, however, that every morning I wake up with swollen knuckles and hands. It is only slighlyt painful, more of a discomfort really, but the swelling takes a while to go down. Usually goes down after my morning shower. I'm worried this might be rheumatism. Does it sound like it? If so, is it dangerous for me....