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Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Try DMSO: DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide)--aka horse liniment--is available at a health food store or feed/veterinary supply. For systemic inflammatory conditions as you apparently have, I suggest one tsp per day orally. It tastes terrible. Mix with a small amount of water, and chase it with something else to kill the taste. Major adverse effect is that you will "off-gas" the DMSO in your breath and sweat. ...Read more

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Divalproex (Definition)

Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, ..Etc.It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, ...Read more


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What causes joint stiffness?

What causes joint stiffness?

Multiple: Multiple potential causes including arthritic and inflammatory conditions within the joint and contractures of soft tissue structures around the joint. ...Read more

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Can joint injections help ease rheumatoid arthritis joint pain?

Can joint injections help ease rheumatoid arthritis joint pain?

Rheumatoid joints: Absolutely. Cortisone injections into joints with inflammation of any cause can be helped . It's more important to get in with a rheumatology specialist as there r medications which can slow or reverse the disease . ...Read more

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Joint hypermobility cause of tendonitis?

Joint hypermobility cause of tendonitis?

Sometimes: One of the potential causes of tendonitis is overuse by the muscle/tendon unit trying to stabilize a hypermobile joint. This is certainly the case with the posterior tibial tendon in individuals with flexible flatfoot. However, not all tendinitis is related to joint hypermobility, so you would need to consult with your doctor to determine the cause of your tendinitis. ...Read more

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will geodon (ziprasidone) and risperdal cause joint weakness when bearing weight?

will geodon (ziprasidone) and risperdal cause joint weakness when bearing weight?

Not usually: Geodon (ziprasidone) and Risperdal are medications commonly prescribed and are usually well tolerated. With that being said, they can cause adverse reactions such as dry mouth, dizziness and weakness. Joint weakness specifically is not a commonly known reaction of these medications. Speak with your doctor about these concerns. ...Read more

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What helps alleviate finger joint pain and stiffness?

What helps alleviate finger joint pain and stiffness?

Movment: Try over the counter anti inflamatory medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). You should keep the joints supple by moving them as much as possible. ...Read more

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What health conditions cause joint stiffness other than arthritis?

What health conditions cause joint stiffness other than arthritis?

Very few.: As many people feel stiffness, as feel pain, when their arthritis begins.Tight muscles is simple answer, but not the answer most often. Hypothyroidism can make you feel stiff. I feel stiif, but with some soreness after too vigorous exercise. Age stiffens us all, because or collagen fibers crosslink with ageing. If anti-inflammatory drugs help your stiffness (aleve (naproxen) or motrin), you have arthritis. ...Read more

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Can geodon (ziprasidone) cause weakness numbness pain in knees?

Can geodon (ziprasidone) cause weakness numbness pain in knees?

Not likely: Hi , i just answered your earlier question about geodon (ziprasidone). It sounds like u may have recently started Geodon (ziprasidone) and are nervous about how it is making u feel and what effects it might have on you. Taking medication of any kind worries people as we all know they can have undesired side effects. Please talk to your prescribing physician about what is happening to u so s/he can help u sort this out. ...Read more

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What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain.. ect ...

What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain.. ect ...

One disease: is unlikely to do all this (Lymes Disease, Neurosyphilis, Porphyria , SLE ? Each could account for all but one of symptoms listed) I spent the better part of an hour trying to come up with one disease.......I give up. Must be one disease plus the side effects of a treatment or more than one condition. Lets figure it out!! Need more information!! www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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Is morning stiffness fibromyalgia?

Is morning stiffness  fibromyalgia?

Many causes: There are many causes for morning stiffness, most of which can be diagnosed by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is having joint dislocation a muscle, bone, or joint disorder?

Is having joint dislocation a muscle, bone, or joint disorder?

Joint dislocation: A joint dislocation involves the joint, capsule, and possible boney fracture or avulsion. Depending upon displacement, nerve, muscle, and tendons may be involved as well. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain and stiffness?

What causes joint pain and stiffness?

Too many to list: There are over 100 different types of arthritis or soft tissue causes for your pain. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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Hematospermia, joint pains hips stiffness foot and finger ache are symptom of what?

Hematospermia, joint pains hips stiffness foot and finger ache are symptom of what?

Hematospermia : The hematospermia is unlikely related to the joint pain. It generally is a self-limited problem warranting urologic evaluation in those with recurrent hematospermia, age greater than forty, and those with associated pain or urethral discharge. ...Read more

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Finger joint swelling/redness,fever,fatigue,back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos,RF neg,other tests normal. Possibilities?

Finger joint swelling/redness,fever,fatigue,back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos,RF neg,other tests normal. Possibilities?

Several things: In young women finger swelling,fever,stiffness,muscle aches ,other joint pain can be the onset of lupus,Rheumatoid arthritis (RA test does not have to be positive). Other less common connective tissue diseases and even some infections can do this. A Rheumatologist should be able to work this out.Not all tests are positive early. ...Read more

Depakote (Definition)

Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more


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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more