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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the use of ibuprofen and codeine more effective then ibuprofen alone in managing rheumatoid arthritis pain?
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 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
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