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Medicine For Crest Syndrome
Read: Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that involves changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. It is a type of autoimmune disorder, a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001465/. ...Read more
Lab work: If you have some of the classic findings and an anti-centromere antibody, you're likely to receive the diagnosis. It's not always severe and sometimes the best treatment is supportive measures and observation. ...Read more
I have hashi moto andtested positive for crest syndrome. Dr. Thinks could be false positive. What should I do to know for certain false positive?
Basic doctoring: We have a joke in clinical medicine -- if a $10000 workup comes back without a clear answer, do a history and physical exam. The anti-centormere is sensitive and specific enough for crest, but it's easy for the lab to do wrong. If you do not have raynaud's, calcium chunks and hardening in the fingers, a stiff esophagus won't do its job, and odd vessel formations, stop worrying about crest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The. R in CREST is : Raynauds which can show up as darkening if the fingers or hand due to spasm in blood vessels. But having ray aids dies not mean it is crest syndrome. Calcinosis. Esophageal dysmotility. Sclerodactyly and telangectasia are the other letters. Many causes of raymaud a are NOT associated with a known issue. Speak to your doctor about being evaluated ...Read more
Is there anything else besides lupus and crest syndrome that could lead to high centromere anitbodies on a nuclear ab screen? Could it just be a fluke
The Mighty Vitamin D: You may do better in warmer climate closer tot he equator for 2 reasons: more vitamin D and more exercise . Receiving more sunlight would naturally raise your vitamin D levels. Adequate vitamin D is essential for fibromyalgia relief, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.More exercise, especially light walking or yoga on the beach would add to the benefit of vitamin D. ...Read more
Is crest syndrome with high centromere b antibody considered a rare disorder with rheumatologists having only a few such patients? Should i seek out a scleroderma specialty center for regular care?
Is Neurontin (gabapentin) useful for joint pain or just nerve pain? Is it safe to take if you have CREST syndrome?
CREST & Neurontin (gabapentin): Hello. Neurontin (gabapentin) is useful for joint and nerve pain. It boils down to the type of pain you have. Stabbing, burning, pins & needles, tingling, electric, numbness, etc. type symptoms usually respond to Neurontin (gabapentin). It's safe to take with CREST Syndrome. Rare for Neurontin (gabapentin) to exacerbate CREST symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crestor (rosuvastatin): And Lipitor (atorvastatin) are both effective statin drugs. Crestor is a bit more mg for mg potent than Lipitor (atorvastatin) but the outcomes with both drugs are similar. Lipitor (atorvastatin) can be had as a generic, Crestor is still on patent so is lots more expensive. ...Read more
Are statin drugs safe for long-term use? I take 5 mg. Crestor (rosuvastatin) 5 x week. It's keeping my numbers in check, but at what cost over time? 48 yr old male.
Statins: As far as we presently know statins are safe over time. There are some questions whether long term there might be some abnormalities of glucose handling produced. There are liver and other abnormalities which we've seen with statins that sometimes require the statin to be withdrawn. The great majority of patients on statins have no problems to the present time. ...Read more
I been taking the drug crestor (rosuvastatin) a statian for around a week now i been noticing my heart is racing its 5 mg should I stop it?
Probably not: Crestor (rosuvastatin) in this dose does not often cause a racing heart. It might be that your heart is rented for another reason. I would check with your doctor regarding this symptom and consider wearing a 24 hour monitor. It may be that your symptoms are unrelated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking crestor instead of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 2 mo., but now exper. Severe body aches, is this a side effect? Reading more and more about this drug causing problems! should I go back to lipitor (atorvastatin)?
Side-effects similar: But some people react differently to each statin was your switch for Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 to Crestor 40, or 20mg. Or were you at the highest dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) (80mg)? If so, only cestror 40 is more potent. Lipitor (atorvastatin) has gone generic and may have a price advantage. Discusss with your prescribing doctor. A CPK is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An addendum - totally happened within 6 months of taking crestor! cannot convince dr. That gets a kickback from this drug. Coronary arteries-clean!
Angry?: Why don't you just stop the drug if you don't want to take it? No one can force you to take it if you don't want to. Btw, correlation does not prove causation. If a red car drives by your house and your forget where you put your keys, did the red car cause you to forget? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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