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I am suffering lot of joint pain in my knees neck wrists 24 7 What is the most effective and safest NSAID drug.am on 2000 mg Naproxen daily. No relief?

I am suffering lot of joint pain in my knees neck wrists 24 7 What is the most effective and safest NSAID drug.am on 2000 mg Naproxen daily. No relief?

Meloxicam: Although Meloxicam (Mobic) is being marketed as a COX-2 inhibitor, it is classified in the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) as a nonselective nonsteroidal analgesic because it has higher COX-1 inhibitory effects than the other COX-2 inhibitors. Nevertheless, Meloxicam is more potent against COX-2 and is more favorable to the GI system than other nonselective NSAIDs. Ask your PCP for more info. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Does thyroid problems cause joint pain and problems?

Does thyroid problems cause joint pain and problems?

Yes: There are several types of arthritis associated with thyroid disease. Both an inflammatory arthritis (myxedematous arthropathy) and an very acute arthritis called pseudogout can be assocated with a low thyroid. Generalized joint pain can occasionally be seen with an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Vitamin d level of 11.4 with ongoing joint pain, all arthritic tests normal including xrays. Enlarged thryoid, all thyroid tests normal.

On the right track: Vit d very low would need to supplement to level at least 30 40 would be nice whole body can hurt with that level of vit d joints and muscles ask dr to rx 50, 000 units every week for 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Having joint pain back pain and pain while standing ANA profile; thyroid all blood tests are normal I was vit d deficient now normal at cud be this?

Having joint pain back pain and pain while standing ANA profile; thyroid all blood tests are normal I was vit d deficient now normal at cud be this?

Further Evaluation: Which joints ? ( All, several , one ) Where is pain when standing (Whole body, lower back , hip, leg ) Vitamin D is essential for normal bone formation . At present there is a lot of research interest in vitamin D possibly affecting other body systems.(heart, blood vessels,immune system ) ...Read more

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What does having high thyroid antibodies/severe joint pain/lupus mean?

Lupus related: Lupus, an autoimmune disease, happens when the immune system attacks its tissues, causing inflammation, swelling, pain, and damage. Lupus symptoms vary, and early lupus symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fever, and a lupus rash, especially after being in the sun. Lupus may increase antithyroglobulin antibodies levels without having any other underlying disease. ...Read more

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Does low bone density causes joint pain all joints Rh ANA factor thyroid are normal?

Does low bone density causes joint pain all joints Rh ANA factor thyroid are normal?

Not bone density: Low bone density does not cause any symptoms unless you have a fracture due to osteoporosis, then there is pain. Pain in joints can be from osteoarthritis or other forms of arthritis. See your doctor or a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment of joint pain. ...Read more

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Have joint pain. All rheum tests negative! thinking outside the box...What else can I consider? Neurological? Endocrine? Thyroid ok too.

Have joint pain. All rheum tests negative! thinking outside the box...What else can I consider? Neurological? Endocrine? Thyroid ok too.

Joint pains: Cause of joint pains can be multiple in reference to endocrine apart from thyroid hemochromatosis, gout, parathyroid disease growth hormone disorders all of these have either clinical signs or simple blood tests. ...Read more

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I have a 'meatball -like' lump near my left hip. i have had movicol but it remains. i have joint pain after resting & have under active thyroid?

I have a 'meatball -like' lump near my left hip. i have had movicol but it remains. i have joint pain after resting & have under active thyroid?

Hernia?: If its more towards the groin, could be a hernia. A primary care provider should be able to sort it out with a physical exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi my skin is drying, my hair is dull and lifeless. I have joint pain, no energy, burping, chest pain, normal thyroid testing, could it be low acid?

Hi my skin is drying, my hair is dull and lifeless. I have joint pain, no energy, burping, chest pain, normal thyroid testing, could it be low acid?

Work up needed: A variety of other conditions will need to be ruled out including iron and vitamin D deficiency, malabsorption syndromes, specifically celiac disease. Talk to your doc about your persisting symptoms. ...Read more

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Hypot taking levothyroxine, have enlarged thyroid with swelling on left side what would cause this also hoarse, tired, joint pain, moody, sometimes nausea?

Hypot taking levothyroxine, have enlarged thyroid with swelling on left side what would cause this also hoarse, tired, joint pain, moody, sometimes nausea?

Unclear symptoms: Many of your symptoms could be from hypothyroidism if your thyroid blood levels are too low. The thyroid swelling should be evaluated by your doctor, with an ultrasound, maybe scan. A goiter can sometimes interfere with inside structures, although it usually does not. It is also possible your symptoms are not related to thyroid. ...Read more

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57 yr old female w/ Lyme and having night sweats and significant joint pain. thyroid TSH was 1.47 and free T4 was 1.3. Are these numbers ok. ?

YES: Your TSH and free T4 are in the normal range which means your thyroid gland is functioning normally. However, I'm very concerned about the other symptoms. Have you been adequately treated for Lyme disease? Have other likely causes of your symptoms been ruled out? If I were you, I'd want to be sure. ...Read more

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Should I consider decayed wisdom teeth a possible cause of my joint pain? Top corners of thyroid stab pain, swollen nodes/in neck, axillary. No fever

Should I consider decayed wisdom teeth a possible cause of my joint pain? Top corners of thyroid stab pain, swollen nodes/in neck, axillary. No fever

Very possible: If you know you are having problems with your molars I would suggest getting them out sooner than later. If your dentist has recommended having them out it would be wise to follow their advise. Inflammation can develop rather quickly around the wisdom teeth and can cause a sore jaw! Best of luck! ...Read more

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My TSH Reflex is 0.9 previously 0.665 year prior. My TSH level 0.44 I'm overweight have back/joint pain, muscle weakness. Could I have thyroid disease?

My TSH Reflex is 0.9 previously 0.665 year prior. My TSH level 0.44 I'm overweight have back/joint pain, muscle weakness. Could I have thyroid disease?

Anyone "can": have thyroid disease, but only a percentage of people do, and it's diagnosed by lab tests not symptoms.. Your lab values are essentially normal. Discuss other causes of your symptoms with your doctor, ...Read more

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Symptoms ; joint pain & chronic cough.ANA TITER 1:640, C3= 89, RNP +, ASMA =42, Thyroid peroxidase AB= 663, liver enzymes elevated. Help?

Symptoms ; joint pain & chronic cough.ANA TITER 1:640, C3= 89, RNP +,  ASMA =42, Thyroid peroxidase AB= 663, liver enzymes elevated.  Help?

Autoimmune disorder: With this profile, you clearly have an autoimmune disorder. The manifestations can be very targeted or diffuse. Autoimmune diseases include lupus, Goodpasture's syndrome, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis. See your doctor ASAP, this can be treated before organ damage is irreversible. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more