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is chest pain or discomfort, severe a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Some of the drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can cause damage to lungs. The most common would be the drug methotrexate. This drug requires l ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
YES: Methotrexate has ben implicated in causing lung damage. It is often difficult to make a determination as RA also causes lung disease as nodules, effus ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
36 years experience Occupational Medicine
RA: Local injections can be considered. Surgery is not recommended.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David True
24 years experience Rheumatology
Breastfeeding in RA: Acetaminophen is regarded the safest medication. Ibuprofen may be used but should be taken just after breastfeeding so that the lowest amount of the ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: She is probably suffering from severe lung damage probably compounded by arthritic damage to her rib cage and spine. These issues are not easily rever ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Social distancing: Prevention of COVID-19 is no different in persons with autoimmune conditions or immunosuppression is no different than for anyone else. Follow the we ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I don't know if your use of a vibrator has contributed to clitoral shrinkage. However, because you are postmenopausal your estrogen levels have ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Fibromyalgia: might be difficult to diagnose , rheumatoid arthritis can be determined but will take more than what you've described
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
15 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Best is to speak to your physician and have him listen to you, examine you, perhaps run some blood tests and you may need to see a neurologist especia ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee instability: If buckling of the knee is the only symptom your having with or even without pain, it's not a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. Buckling is usua ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Wrist pain: Rheumatoid arthritis can indeed cause joint pain in the wrist. However, there are many causes of wrist pain: osteoarthritis (degenerative wear-and-tea ... Read More
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