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  • 9 days ago

    Possible RA diagnosis ?????

    About 3 months ago, I broke out in hives and a major rash. I was itchy mainly on my arms, then it moved all over. I went to the doctor, was given meds thinking it was stress related. The rash didn't go away and went to see a dermatologist. They ended up doing a biopsy (he seemed to think a drug allergy) the results came back that it could be some kind of blood cancer. He still believes it was drug allergy as the skin doesn't resemble blood cancer's. I went to my regular doctor the other....
  • 24 days ago

    Coffee and arthritis

    Why is it that my arthritis flares up when I run out of coffee? Seriously feel like the pain is twice as bad than usual. I only have one or two cups a day, and tea doesn't help at all.
  • 3 months ago

    Cortizone Shot

    I got Cortizone shot 2 weeks ago. Right after I got it I got a migraine that lasted 6 days it was awful. Now my foot is swollen bad. At night I try to keep it up and put ice on it.. is this another side effect on getting this shot?
  • 4 months 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....
  • 6 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....
  • 6 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
  • 6 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....
  • 6 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....
  • 6 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....
  • 7 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....