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  • 5 days ago

    ankle joint inflammation..

    I wasn’t sure what category to ask this question under so I chose all I could for some answers. I’m 16 years old and I have seen three doctors about my left ankle (only one affected). It’s given me trouble for nearly a year now and the doctor diagnosed it as an inflamed ankle joint. The end of my foot swells along with my toes but my ankle itself does not. However, it aches constantly. It also has tingling and numbness randomly. He prescribed prednisone to relieve the inflammation + swelling and....
  • 9 days ago

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient for 25 years

    I am on ini methotrexate 20 mg weekly and Tab leflunomide (Cleft) 20 mg daily for more than 20 years. I have stopped inj methotexate. What effect it will create on my health? Are my joints dereriorate fast and cripple me. If so in how many days.
  • 14 days ago

    Fungal athritis?

    Hi. I’m 28 years old. My mother has athritis. About two years ago I noticed knee pain after doing an 8 mike hike.it occurred again a few months later after heavy exercise. Last year I noticed increased joint pain in both knees much sooner after doing exercise. Additionally I experienced fungus rash on my underarms, lightly on my forehead, nails, scalp, and I experienced itchiness on my legs and arms. I took medication for fungus which helped with all except the itching on my arms and legs. A few....
  • 18 days 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....
  • 1 month ago

    Suffering from dibilatating RA..

    Started having symptoms last September.. Scared to go to doctor because I was not looking forward to what I had.. Diagnosed 3 months ago with severe RA, have had numerous steroid shoots, started on MTX.. Only helped a day or so at most then I'd swell right back up.. Hands and fingers mostly.. But MTX makes me exstreamly sick to my stomach also makes me feel outa my mind.. Changed script to ARAVA., helps for a day or 2, now I've been swollen back up for over 3 days, can't use my hands....
  • 1 month ago

    RA Drug Interactions

    I’m writing on behalf of my mom. She has been suffering for the last 15ish years with RA, but was officially diagnosed about 7 years ago. She is getting worse by the day and is almost immobile because the doctors (her family physician and her rheumatologist) have been unable to find an RA medication that she can take along with her depression medication (an MAOI, which has a long long list of interactions). She has been on this particular medication for about 25 years and is extremely miserable and....
  • 1 month ago

    Joint Pain (feet,knees, hands)

    Please someone help. In November I started waking up with locked knees and pain in both feet when I applied pressure. I addressed it to my doctor and he ran blood work to check for arthritis but everything came back normal. Over time it became worse and I started getting pains in my wrist and fingers. My doctor then referred me to a hand specialist for steroid injections. This did not help. Everyday it has worsened and I can hardly walk and use my right hand. I am only 39 and do not do physical labor....
  • 2 months ago

    Sudden onset joint pain hip shoulders

    3 weeks ago I awoke to pain in hips and shoulders, severe enough to prevent normal walking of pullups. after 1 weeks i went to doc who prescribed prednisone. taking this for a week did not substantially reduce symptons of pain. Have appointment with rheumatologist but that not for a month. Blood test shows C-reactive protein at 12.4, high limit is 4
  • 3 months ago

    Balance Problems

    Hi all. I’ve been diagnosed with RA for 2 years and it started in my feet. It’s now also in my knees, hips, and elbows. My feet are still my greatest source of pain. I have lost a great deal of my sense of balance. Lately I have fallen on multiple occasions. I’m not a klutz! I’ve always been athletic and have never taken a spill in my life before this. Anyone else experience this? It’s freaking me out.
  • 3 months ago

    Advise about pain

    I am 43. For around seven years I have had on and off, more often in the last 6 months, burst of pains in muscles and joints. I have had two positive ANA results. It's been hard bc I have no health insurance. I have ended up in the ER several times I do know my feet have so some type of arthritis in them. At the time my right knee is hurting. I'm about to lose my job I am not able to work many days. Has anybody got a clue what I might have?