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How can rheumatoid arthritis pain follow my menstrual cycle?

How can rheumatoid arthritis pain follow my menstrual cycle?

Depends on the RA: Some people may notice a flare with their cycle while others don't. The pain may be from the ra, but sometimes sleep can change and changes in sleep can affect pain. Your physician will be able to clarify whether the RA activity is present or not during this time. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have severe rheumatoid arthritis pain,what can I do?

What to do if I have severe rheumatoid arthritis pain,what can I do?

Many Things: I'm sorry that you are so uncomfortable. The pain is usually a sign of increased disease activity. The best way to treat the pain is to get the disease under better control. A rheumatologist is experienced to help you with this. There are many old and newer medications that can help. They will also make sure the pain is not coming from osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia which can coexist with RA. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe rheumatoid arthritis pain, what can I do?

What to do if I have severe rheumatoid arthritis pain, what can I do?

What is the cause?: The best thing you can do is discuss the situation with a rheumatologist. You need to determine if the pain is due to joint damage or uncontrolled inflammation. That makes a huge difference. ...Read more

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How can I help my mom's rheumatoid arthritis pain?

How can I help my mom's rheumatoid arthritis pain?

Help: Help her with chores that stress her joints such twisting off lids. Lubricate stuck doorknobs. Buy her hot packs that she can microwave and apply to stiff joints. Go with her to her next rheumatology appointment and ask her doctor what you can do to help. Encourage her to stay active. ...Read more

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What will help my mom's rheumatoid arthritis pain?

What will help my mom's rheumatoid arthritis pain?

Control the disease: The pain is best controlled by using medications that control inflammation. You should address this with your mother's rheumatologist. If she does not see one, she needs to. ...Read more

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What can cause very bad rheumatoid arthritis pain in my knees?

What can cause very bad rheumatoid arthritis pain in my knees?

Other : Ra should not have predilection to larger joints such as knees. Other things such as osteoarthritis or degenerative joints, gout/pseudo gout, tendonapahy, infection are some causes. ...Read more

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Would taking 4mg of diazepam help with rheumatoid arthritis pain?

Would taking 4mg of diazepam help with rheumatoid arthritis pain?

No.: I would not recommend diazepam for rheumatoid arthritis pain since this is a benzodiazepine. It can be used as a muscle relaxer but i would not recommend it long term. ...Read more

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Is the use of ibuprofen and codeine more effective then ibuprofen alone in managing rheumatoid arthritis pain?

For temporary pain : Relief Yes, but long term benefit No. Neither one should be used as sole therapy for pain control or disease management. I would highly recommend for you to be eval by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are someways to prevent rheumatoid arthritis pain?

Control the disease: The major way is the optimal control of the inflammatory disease. See a rheumatologist and aggressively control the inflammation. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more