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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
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
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
Sacrum pain, swelling after prolonged standing.4 weeks severe. Arthritis, inflammatory disease present but ruled out. Insufficiency fracture possible?
Negative results for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, kidneys disease, thyroid disease, no protein in urine still having mild headache joint pain..etc?
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
What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various
The : The reason thrush occurs when there is a health crisis is due to the fact that the immune system is working hard to fight off whatever infection is going on; in addition antibiotics kill a lot of the good bacteria, which gives the yeast an optimal environment to flourish in. Fortunately there are good treatments available. Take care. ...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
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