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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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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How common are neurological&permanent effects of Colcrys? I have carditis &other inflammations,doc prescribed,but reading about side-effects, yikes..

How common are neurological&permanent effects of Colcrys? I have carditis &other inflammations,doc prescribed,but reading about side-effects, yikes..

Relatively rare: I've seen Colchicine used many many times since I've practiced medicine. I feel Neurologic side effects are quite uncommon. Where possible use it for shorter periods of time, with occasional holidays to be safe. ...Read more

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Is 1000 mg of ibuprofen too much?

Is 1000 mg of ibuprofen too much?

YES.: Maximum single dose in 800 mg for adults and maximum daily dose 2400 mg. BUT I do not recommend the max doses for more than a few days. Also certain contraindications for some patients may apply as well. ...Read more

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Article I read states asa can cause tinnitus?

Article I read states asa can cause tinnitus?

Side effect: When we push asa dose to therapuetic blood levels, those high enough to help for rheumatoid arthritis, tinnitus is often reported by those under treatment. The emergence of other treatments for this disorder has reduced its use. ...Read more

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Which NSAID is stronger for more severe OA pain? Ibuprofen 800 mg, diclofenac 50 mg, or meloxicam 15 mg?

Which NSAID is stronger for more severe OA pain? Ibuprofen 800 mg, diclofenac 50 mg, or meloxicam 15 mg?

Diclofenac has been: shown to be best drug for OA. I would take it cautiously,as it is associated most recently with liver problems(although rare)) ...Read more

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Are people taking fish oil for rheumatoid arthritis?

Are people taking fish oil for rheumatoid arthritis?

YES!: Fish oil and flaxseed oil contain 3-omega fatty acids which improve inflammation, make the blood less likely to clot, and inprove certain aspects of metabolic syndrome, including raising good cholesterol (hdl), and lowering triglycerides. Remeber, inflammation in the body increases Insulin resistance. All thes effects are best potentiated with omega-3 intake of 1500mg per day and higher! ...Read more

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Primera vez sexo con penetración, tuvimos que detenernos por sangrado abundante mío. Van tres días, sangro en las mañanas, es incómodo sentarse, al revisarme se ven ligeros rastros de sangre pero el himen no se ve roto. ¿Qué sucede?

Primera vez sexo con penetración, tuvimos que detenernos por sangrado abundante mío. Van tres días, sangro en las mañanas, es incómodo sentarse, al revisarme se ven ligeros rastros de sangre pero el himen no se ve roto. ¿Qué sucede?

You should be seen: Something was torn if there was any pain, even if you believe your hymen is intact. You could try sitting in warm baths several times a day to see if it gets more comfortable, but if you are unable to sit you should be checked. Hope you are not on your honeymoon! ...Read more

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Can taking 80mg of simvastatin daily for 7yrs cause rheumatoid arthritis? I'm 69 yrs old

Can taking 80mg of simvastatin daily for 7yrs cause rheumatoid arthritis? I'm 69 yrs old

Synvastatin : Synvastatin is a statin that has been shown to reduce the inflamation in infklammatory arthropaties , or better known as arthritis. There is no evidence that the statins could contribute or be part of the etiology or the cause of rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Naproxen 500mg, mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg, acroxia 90mg n celebrex 200mg. Which one doesn't cause anxiety n more effective as anti-inflammatory for joint/ muscle?

Naproxen 500mg,  mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg, acroxia 90mg n celebrex 200mg. Which one doesn't cause anxiety n more effective as anti-inflammatory for joint/ muscle?

Personal Choice: Acroxia is not available in my country, so i can't answer there. For the others, different people have different results and what you end up loving your brother or sister might hate. There is no way to know in advance, just have to try and see! anxiety if very unusual with all of these. ...Read more

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Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!

Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!

I am not sure what : P.A. is. I personally do not use plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for psoriasis as it has been link with causing flare or outbreak for psoriasis. I would recommend to choose other DMARDs or biological esp there are a lot of choices now. ...Read more

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Fuí diagnosticado con Mega Cisterna Magna después de haber ido al doctor porque tuve 3 días con dolores de cabeza. Necesito una cirugía?

Fuí diagnosticado con Mega Cisterna Magna después de haber ido al doctor porque tuve 3 días con dolores de cabeza. Necesito una cirugía?

Evaluation: Although unlikely, you should consult a neurosurgeon regarding a "diagnosis" of an enlarged cisterna magna. They will be able to assess whether any of your symptoms can be ascribed to a surgical fix. ...Read more

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Henoch-Schonlien Purpura as child from Lyme and given Aspirin. Portwine stain on arm. Digestive/skin/neuro symp. worse w/ age and b4 Mcycle. link?

Henoch-Schonlien Purpura as child from Lyme and given Aspirin. Portwine stain on arm. Digestive/skin/neuro symp. worse w/ age and b4 Mcycle. link?

Unrelated issues: Your HSP could give you transient issues for a few months & rarely long term kidney issues. If you didn't die from REYE syndrome after aspirin use (with flu or chickenpox), its a non issue. It is a good med we still occasionally use in kids. Your digestive/other issues could easily be food allergies/gluten related. I can't cobble these together as anything other than acquiring problems with age. ...Read more

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Buenas tardes, desearia preguntarles que solucion puedi darle a un quiste pilodinal que me ha salido en la parte del coxis. Espero alguna respuesta.

Buenas tardes, desearia preguntarles que solucion puedi darle a un quiste pilodinal que me ha salido en la parte del coxis. Espero alguna respuesta.

Pilodinal cyst: Pilodinal cysts are relatively common and are often found near the coccyx (tailbone). These can cause discomfort, pain, get infected, become a fistula and can lead to more problematic complications. Any general surgeon can take of this problem, usually in the or with no overnight stay required. Some fp's & gp's have also learned to manage these when access to a surgeon is limited or not possible. ...Read more

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Tengo dos quistes en el hígado, he perdido el apetito y siento muchas molestias en todo mi sistema gastrointestinal. ?

Tengo dos quistes en el hígado, he perdido el apetito y siento muchas molestias en todo mi sistema gastrointestinal. ?

Evaluación necesaria: Hay muchas causas de pérdida de apetito y dolor abdominal. Usted necesita una evaluación por un médico para averiguar cuál podría ser la causa para usted. ...Read more