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Loestrin Side Effects And Rheumatoid Arthritis
Yes.: My colleagues believe it is the first choice (acr and eular), but while I use it as a second or third drug, the benefit/risk ratio is incredibly good. Methotrexate has little or no justification to be taken orally though. Unpredictable absorption, stomach concenbration build up, and going to the liver on first-pass! the liver sees 600x the ultimate concentration in the blood. ...Read more
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
I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis frm past 20 years.Hv been on medications which led to side effects.Is physiotherapy a good option to deal with it?
Is edta safe and without side effects? I hear it's good for clearing the arteries. I am 62 years, have rheumatoid arthritis and osteo arthritis.
Controversial: Currently the one accepted indication for edta chelation is for lead and other heavy metal toxicity. It is a very controversial treatment for other conditions including coronary artery disease. Most mainstream medical organizations do not advise this treatment. Organizations like acam which is an alternative medicine organization advocate its use. I do not recommend this myself. ...Read more
Undetermined: Ra is caused by unknown factors. It is believed that the tendency to develop rheumatoid arthritis may be genetically inherited (hereditary). Certain genes have been identified that increase the risk for rheumatoid arthritis. It is also suspected that certain infections or factors in the environment might trigger the activation of the immune system in susceptible individuals. ...Read more
My dad is 70 and is a diabetic with rheumatoid arthritis. Since yesterday he's been having a headache on only one side. Is it just a normal headache?
I have sarcoidosis and am having severe joint pain on both sides of my body. Could it be rheumatoid arthritis?
I have rheumatoid arthritis and when I have a flare up I get a rash on my left side near my bra line that looks like ringworm and itches. ?
My wife has extreme pain in her shoulder and wrist on opposite sides bad enough to make her cry re doc thought it might be rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatism?: Polyarthralgia it is called and can be due to systemic arthritis like RA. But, need know lab tests, age, occupation, history of injury, bone density, symptoms, tenderness to pressure, numbness, weakness, duration and response to OTC meds and much more. Take some Aleve (naproxen) and get tested if it persists. ...Read more
I have had rheumatoid arthritis for 10 years and my foot on side when applied pressure has extreme pain. will ice or heat work? and will ibuprofen?
Works: Methotrexate has become the standard of first choice forra treatment but rarely results in remission, ie no one can tell if you have it including the doctor. The risk is extremely low, although you cannot use alcohol, and is not usually used if ther is preexisting liver disease. Most patients have to add several other disease modifying drugs to get better. ...Read more
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