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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Is it bad to use the arthritis drug ANA kinra kineret (anakinra)?

Is it bad to use the arthritis drug ANA kinra kineret (anakinra)?

Speak w/ your Doctor: Only you and your physician can make the final decision as to which medicatinos may or may not be right for your situation. All medications have known side effects. As long as the good effects significantly outweigh the bad effects, then you may condsider Kineret (anakinra) as a reasonable option for treating your rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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How safe is the drug kineret (anakinra)?

How safe is the drug kineret (anakinra)?

Relateively safe: Kineret (anakinra) is a biologic drug fda approved for rheumatoid arthritis. It is not terribly effective for this however. It is relatively safe compared to other biologics. Very few adverse effects or infections. ...Read more

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I am 51 female w fibro hbp udmctd , athritis, chrfatigue +ana+rnp depress myosiitis daughterw sle ivebeen treated 6 yr feel worse 11meds suggestions?

I am 51 female w fibro hbp udmctd , athritis,  chrfatigue +ana+rnp depress myosiitis daughterw sle ivebeen treated 6 yr feel worse 11meds suggestions?

Impossible to answer: This is impossible to answer without knowing specifics about past and present meds and more complete lab results. However, if you feel that you condition is worse or not getting better then it never hurts to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left thigh from 4 mths. I got pelvis MRI . My rheum. Said there is infection around left hip but couldnt confirm arthiritis/tb due to -ve ana, mantaux, hlab27.Can any doc please advise?

I have pain in my left thigh from  4 mths.  I got pelvis MRI . My rheum. Said there is infection around left hip but couldnt confirm arthiritis/tb due to -ve ana, mantaux, hlab27.Can any doc please advise?

Many issues: Pain in the thigh should not be tested by ANA unless lupus is specifically suspected by multiple other signs, symptoms (s/sx). Hla-b27 also not a "screening" test w/o s/sx of other disease. Infection would be very serious requiring antibiotics, possibly intravenous. Mri very helpful but history ; physical exam are most helpful. Need answer if problem in joint, ligament, or muscle. Get 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I take kineret (anakinra) injections sub-cu.I didn't notice that i accidentally hit & possibly injected the med into a vein until i was finished.Advice?

I take kineret (anakinra) injections sub-cu.I didn't notice that i accidentally hit & possibly injected the med into a vein until i was finished.Advice?

Ignore it: I doubt you injected it into a vein. It is more likely that the needle passed through a small vein and caused some bleeding. If nothing has happened by now, nothing will. ...Read more

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Why are my breast tender and sore on kineret (anakinra)?

Why are my breast tender and sore on kineret (anakinra)?

Unknown: Breast tenderness is not known to be associated with the use of Kineret (anakinra) but there are many other possible causes of breast tenderness.One rarely reported side effect of prednisone is breast tenderness. Hormonal changes(different stages in the menstrual cycle or from oral birth control meds)are common causes.Be sure to talk to your doctor about it just in case it is a symptom of a different problem ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about kineret (anakinra)?

Does anyone know anything about kineret (anakinra)?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Kineret (anakinra) is manufactured by amgen as an fda approved treatment alternative fro rheumatoid arhtritis. The fda.Gov website is an excellent source of information, but definitely speak with your physician regarding your particular situation. ...Read more

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I have still's d. I've been on kineret (anakinra) for 5days, but pain n swelling is not going away, am I causing damage to my joints by walking w.Swollen knees?

I have still's d. I've been on kineret (anakinra) for 5days, but pain n swelling is not going away, am I causing damage to my joints by walking w.Swollen knees?

Limit weight bearing: You didn't indicate your age or how long you have had this problem. In early childhood it is important to rest the affected joints as well as splinting with intermittent range of motion to prevent contractions (stiffness) and preserve motion. Sequelae in the adult years are treated with anti-inflammatory medications. An adult needs to limit weight bearing until the joint swelling improves. ...Read more

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Why is foot numb on 20 prednisone 100 kineret (anakinra) with stills disease?

Why is foot numb on 20 prednisone 100 kineret (anakinra) with stills disease?

Neuropathy: This is a neuropathy but haven't you addressed this issue with your own rheumatologist? ...Read more

Ana (Definition)

An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more