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Femara Attack Joints
It causes pain!: Femara doesn't really "attack" the joints, but it definitely causes joint pain! this occurs in 4 out of 10 women taking the drug. It is likely due to lowering of blood estrogen levels. Sometimes switching to another similar drug (anastrazole, aka arimidex) can help. If your vitamin d level is low, getting it back to normal levels with supplements can help the joint pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have widespread joint pain, swelling. C-reactive protein <0.5 mg/dl, rheumatoid arthritis factor<8.6 iu/ml, sed rate 15mm/hr. Rheumatoid arthritis?
Polyarthralgia: You should be seen in person by a rheumatologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Stay away from it: Please don't use cannabis for anxiety. Some people have alternate and opposite reactions to cannabis and will get increasingly anxious or paranoid on cannabis. Also, it hurts the movement toward research and legalization when people may "just want to get high" and use cannabis "medicinally" without the research to back these anecdotal claims up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
38y female seroneg ra. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) not work. Bone scan show si joints & feet. Start 10mg mtx. Doc said may not be RA since si joints?4 relative w/ra. ?
Talk to your doctor: There are other forms of inflammatory arthritis, which include the seronegative spondyloarthropathies. It might be something like ankylosing spondylitis. Additional testing might be necessary, and a rheumatology referral may be necessary. Also keep in mind being seronegative does not mean you absolutely don't have rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crp showed high inflammation fingers /thumbs hurt and stiff after activities major joints hurt. Taking mobic (meloxicam) family history of RA knotts on thumbs ra?
I've lupus (sle), r.A., raynaud's syndrome, anemia, &hypertension. I take methotrexate, plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) Neurontin & lisinopril/hctz. I'm told i've decreased kidney function.Is that because of the medication?
Probably not: Lupus usually damages the kidneys and hypertension always does to some extent. Not all "decreased kidney function" picked up by today's lab screenings is real kidney damage -- any guy who lifts weights will get a warning from the creatinine from his muscles -- but i'd keep with your rx. Good luck -- this is a challenging disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could this be cpr 13.4, alkaline phospatose 163, aion gap 4, RA factor <10, cyclic citrullinate pep 52, demineralization of synovial joints ?
Early RA: Early stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) may demonstrate "demineralization" of joints due to inflammation. The CCP test is fairly specific for the diagnosis of RA, even if the "RA" factor is (-). Alkpo4 is found in liver/bones and with joint inflammation may be elevated . The best time to seek help to control RA is during the first 6-12 months after the onset of joint symptoms. ...Read more
Recent ana, low titer. Positive rnp. No raynauds. Muscle aches, joint pains, severe heartburn, pleurisy 3 times last year, enlarged liver, heart races?
Positive RNP: Occur in around 50% of patients with lupus and in patients with other connective tissue disease notably mixed connective tissue disease. Diagnosis of sle depend on recognition of characteristic multisystem disease and exclusion of infection and malignancy. Mctd characterized by overlapping clinical features of sle, polymyositis, systemic sclerosis and high titters of anti-rnp. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Sed rate 65, anemeic, recently panic attacks, and lupus anticoluglant elevated ( 8.2) also severe joint pain?
Abnormal labs: Best to review results of lab with the physician that ordered them. ...Read more
I'm taking allopurinol together with colchicine.if no more flare,can i drop colchicine but continously take allopurinol?will gout attack reoccur?
Joint pain in knees,left ankle & left elbow. I'm 32 & my c-reactive was 1.4, RA factor <10, uric acid 4.7, sed rate 6, pos ANA 1:40 homogeneous. Clue?
ANA+ (1:160 homologous), all other titers NEG (Lupus, RA, vasculitis, etc) Rheum thinks seroneg RA. Morning stiffness, joint/spine/SI pain. Possible?
Is lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 blood test better predictor of heart disease, heart attacks and stokes than myeloperoxidase (mpo) in men?
No, Different Issues: Mpo tends to reflect more active/prone to rupture vulnerable plaque activity, whereas lpla2 a protein on LDL particles which correlates with ?ed atherogenicity. Keep in mind artery ds typically begins age 7, ; earlier. Measured ldl, large hdl, hba1c ; BP are bigger issues. Many other biomarkers, like the ones you mentioned, also involved ; less important. Illusions of high tech often marketed. ...Read more
Possibly: While an acute gouty attack can occur anywhere, the most common place is in the foot. More specifically, the great toe joint is the #1 place of occurrence. On a side note, uric acid levels or a 24hr urine can be negative during an acute gouty attack. Visit your doctor and give them a complete history which should help determine your best course of therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be : There are many possible causes of pericarditis. Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus are known to cause inflammation of internal organs or tissues. Inflammation of the linng of the heart, the pericardium, is called pericarditis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer