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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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Pain lower back spasms from rib cage, got it overnight while asleep. I d however suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

Pain lower back spasms from rib cage, got it overnight while asleep. I d however suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

Back pain: This could be all muscle, but you do have risk factors for occult fracture because of your rheumatoid. TYLENOL (acetaminophen) OR Motrin for starters. You should have a low threshold to get checked if not improving. ...Read more

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I have red and swollen hands all the time and they feel like they are asleep I went to a doctor I did not have any arthritis. And my feet are swollen.

I have red and swollen hands all the time and they feel like they are asleep I went to a doctor I did not have any arthritis. And my feet are swollen.

Thorough evaluation: A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely determine the cause of your pain and swelling; which can come for a variety of causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I wake from sleep with leg pain is the arthiritis or trapped nerve?

What to do if I wake from sleep with leg pain is the arthiritis or trapped nerve?

Depends: The location of the pain (joint or between joints), whether it feels better to move it or not, whether the pain radiates or spreads to other areas, and what makes it better or worse are all questions your doctor will ask to try to determine the likely cause of your pain. See your doctor if it continues or worsens over a few days. ...Read more

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I on tramadol 50mg every 6 hours, can I take diazepam 2mg at bed time to clam down so I can sleep? Tramadol is for my back pain do to arthitis

I on tramadol 50mg every 6 hours, can I take diazepam 2mg at bed time to clam down so I can sleep? Tramadol is for my back pain do to arthitis

Team afoul: Yes. Try taking tramadol (ultram) 50 mg at breakfast, lunch, dinner and at bedtime (with valium 2mg). Purchase over-the-counter zostrix (capsaicin) cream to be applied twice a day to the back. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does sleeping with a fan blowing right in your face cause you to catch a cold?

Does sleeping with a fan blowing right in your face cause you to catch a cold?

No: Colds are caused by viruses. A fan blowing won't increase exposure to viruses.
Many studies have looked at whether getting cold increases odds of catching a cold and for the most part there's little evidence of this; perhaps extreme cold may lower resistance but a fan won't cause that.
See https://www. Nytimes. Com/2016/07/19/upshot/repeat-after-me-cold-does-not-increase-odds-of-catching-cold. Html ...Read more

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Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?

Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?

Cold muscles: Absolutely... A cool stream of air, even it if feels nice, can cause stiff neck- and shoulder muscles and make you wake-up achy... try a fan or so with indirect flow of air directly to you as an alternative. Or wear a thin shirt with a collar maybe? Good luck! ...Read more

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Fans blowing on you when you sleep, harmful?

Fans blowing on you when you sleep, harmful?

No: Not harmful. I am in mexico now and have had the fan on at night for 4 days. ...Read more

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I ve been sleeping with the fan blowing, I wake up with a stiff neck. Is it bad on the joints can t turn head without pain, what?

I ve been sleeping with the fan blowing, I wake up with a stiff neck. Is it bad on the joints can t turn head without pain, what?

No it is not but it: Maybe related to the muscles feeling tight or stiff but it is not harmful toneck or your joints. If your neck is painful and it persists even without exposing it to a fan at night then see your physician for a diagnosis and recommendations especially to make sure it is not related to swollen glands due to an infection. ...Read more

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Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Probably clenching: Most probable cause is clenching or gritting your teeth while you sleep. Try sleeping on your back or a different position and try to remove all distractions from your sleeping area to get a good nights rest. ...Read more

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I had a head injury when I was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to Have Hot flashes I sleep with 3 fans and im still hot or I get hot and cold?

I had a head injury when I was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to Have Hot flashes I sleep with 3 fans and im still hot or I get hot and cold?

Hot Falshes? Why: Past head injury is not likely to be the cause of your present problem. At your (young) age there is no good reason to have hot flashes. But it can be a symptom of some metabolic disorder or stressful emotional problem. Therefore I would advise you to seek a medical evaluation by your internist or family physician so that they can check your overall health including your thyroid /metabolic health. ...Read more

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I had a head injury when I was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to get hot flashes I sleep with 3 fans at night and im still hot or I get hot and cold?

I had a head injury when I was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to get hot flashes I sleep with 3 fans at night and im still hot or I get hot and cold?

Unlikely: But it depends how bad the head injury was when you were younger and what issues you had afterwards (i.e. severe concussion with loss of consciousness, seizure/fainting spells, difficulty with memory/concentration, etc.) ...Read more

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Why does sleeping under fan cause joints to ache?

Why does sleeping under fan cause joints to ache?

Sleep: Many people complain about joint ache when they sleep under a fan, try getting more fresh air, the reasons for aches are not clear. ...Read more

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I have 24/7 headache in forehead. Dr said tension. MRI was clean. I sleep with fan in my face all night. Could it be the cause or making worse?

I have 24/7 headache in forehead. Dr said tension. MRI was clean. I sleep with fan in my face all night. Could it be the cause or making worse?

Persistent headache: Does it occur in cold weather too? Does it go away with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen? Do you have stuffy nose or nasal allergies? Is your B/P ok, did have an eye exam lately? I don't think the fan has anything to do with it. Try to sleep without the fan one night & see what happens may be it dry your nasal mucosa, use aline nose drops before bed time. If they persisted consult a neurologist. Good luck ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more