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My mom 58 years old take methotrexate for her rheumatoid arthritis disease and ibuprofen (everyday) to relief joint pains is this safe ?
Probably: Methotrexate and Ibuprofen have been around to treat RA for a long time. With Methotrexate i monitor patients every 2-3 months with blood counts and liver function tests. Ibuprofen is an nsaid. Kidney function and blood pressure need to be monitored every 4-6 months. If she has underlying liver or kidney disease she needs more frequent monitoring as then the risk of side effects increase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.
Yes many types: You need to see a rheumatologist to clarify what you have . This could be muscular, or joint. If it is rapid we would worry about infection but it may not be that at all. You need to get this clarified as soon as possible. ...Read more
Every morning i wake up with a stiff neck and have no arthritis or similar diseases. My pillows are confortable and have no ac. What are some causes?
As we enter middle : Age, there is some degeneration of the structures of the cervical spine which may not be apparent on x-rays but do develop and can lead to this stiffness feeling. You can try some simple range of motion exercises and isometric stengthening ones and sleep with only one thin pillow. If it is still annoying, then try otc meds before going to sleep if no medical contraindications ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild suppression: In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system acts against one's tissues. So, part of the immune system is too active, but in a detrimental way. On the other hand, patients with RA may be more likely to develop infections. Even more so, if they receive medications that suppress the overactive immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have aggressive arthritis in my hands started 6 months ago. Most common things ruled out. Have read of arthritis with Celiac Disease. Possible?
Yes: I would see a rheumatologist. This certainly seems like some type of rheumatic condition. I do not know how the "common things" were ruled out, but you should be seen. ...Read more
Yes : People with psoriasis (including psoriatic arthritis) have higher incidence of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hyperglycemia, hypertension and obesity, all risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis, presumably due to the inflammatory nature of the condition is more common in pa. There is some evidence suggesting anti-tnf therapy lowers the cardiovascular risk in patients with pa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have burning sensation in my right ankle, and sometimes it hurts when i walk on it, almost like a nerve is twisting, my other ankle swells at times too, I have rhuematoid arthritis and athersclerosis disease, could these be symptoms of either of those d
Tarsal Tunnel: Most likely nerve compression called tarsal tunnel syndrome. It may or may not be related to the ra. It can be treated with injection therapy and orthotics or relieved surgically. An EMG for nerve conduction velocity can be a good diagnostic tool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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