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  • 1 month ago

    Osteoarthritis success

    I had osteoarthritis show up in both my shoulders ??? I have never had even an inkling of shoulder problems in my entire 55 yrs. Then one day I woke up and thought I had slept on my shoulder the wrong way - I continued to carry on with daily activities and exercise but immediatly started treating the pain as osteoarthritis and encorporated stretching, strength exercises to deal with the stiffness, loss of range of motion , weakness, and pain - It has been 1 yr that this has been going on and along....
  • 2 months 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....
  • 2 months ago

    is it RA?

    hi! i have been experiencing joint pain in my fingers, toes, wrists, elbows, jaw, knees, and ankles for three months now. it started after a course of antibiotics from a hospital acquired infection. along with the severe joint pain, i have headaches and fatigue. some days the symptoms are so bad i don't leave my bed. weirdly enough, i have no visible swelling in any of my joints. my pcp has run simple blood tests and everything is normal. my ANA and RF are both normal. i have been referred to....
  • 2 months ago

    High Cabinets Survey

    Hello, we are a group of High School students attempting to design a product that would help reach items on high shelves. Would you please take a moment to fill out a quick survey, it would help us out a lot. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBgskxgr81qUsDA0jDPnn_v1ldA8Tt9wsKc-FIAHjkyJ-gDw/viewform?vc=0& ;c=0&w=1
  • 2 months ago

    Shoulder pain for 8 years now...

    It started in 2011 when I was in the military. I was lifting things and did something to my shoulder and for a few weeks could hardly do anything without pain. When I returned, I was told it was an impingement and did PT. It never went away and I have been told several different things from that to a pinched nerve in my neck because I most likely sleep in a bad position. Roughly 3 months ago I had an x-ray for the first time. They said there was nothing structurally wrong, but had me do more physical....
  • 3 months 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.
  • 6 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?
  • 7 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....
  • 9 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....
  • 9 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