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Muscle Cramps And Joint Pain
I had a 25mg Haldol (haloperidol) depot test dose on Monday. I have intense muscle cramps, aches and joint pain. Will this ease?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Neither: Really neither. It will be interesting to know however why the need for anti histamines in the first place as urticaria is common in individuals with autoimmune thyroid disease let it be grave's or hashimoto's disease. ...Read more
I feel very weak. I cant do any excercise beacuse my of muscle cramps. I have vit deficiency of vit d, and low hb. I also have minor joint pain.
Workup needed: You should ideally have comprehensive testing done by a good physician, to rule out parasites, celiac or gluten sensitivity, and test for micronutrient deficiencies. A free way to see if gluten may be the issue is go gluten free for several months and see what happens. You may also be magnesium and potassium deficient. ...Read more
My dr. Said I had mps but the pain doesn't go away with rest or meds. I also have joint pain and type 2 diabetes. I have reg muscle cramps. What do I do?
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Should I have blood work done? What kind of doctor? I have been having muscle cramps and spasms. (even though I take potassium). I have been fatigued. Joint pain and stiffness
It: It is not readily apparent what the cause of your symptoms is. Suggest that you start with a work up by your primary care provider. It may be something that can be treated at that level. However, the results of the evaluation should be able to give your provider a direction to go in if a specialist is needed. ...Read more
My joints very weak I am D deficient I take 60k vitamin but still I frequently have muscle cramps sorenessCan it be due to my pcos? Back, knee, hipain
Right side only dizzy, fullness/ringing in ear, see yellow spots, off balance, joint/muscle cramps, routine headaches, forgetful, disoriented, shoulder pain?
Get evaluated: Are those sx new or something you've experienced before? In any case, call your primary care doctor to set up a meeting and discuss your symptoms to figure out "why? " you're experiencing them. Once you've done that, you can decide on a course of action. Good luck! ...Read more
I have sore muscles, joints, and bones, puffy eyelids, lots of muscle cramps, itching jaw line, very tired, have osa, low d, rdsw high, bun high, help?
I am having horrible arm and leg cramps and joint pain while taking latuda/trileptal, began during 4th week of treatment, why and will it go away?
Nerves: Trileptal is a nerve related to nerves (depression/mental health), the pain may be related to the medication. The side effects do include weakness and uncontrolled muscle movements/spasms, so I would return to the prescribing doctor and discuss the issues that are occurring. The symptoms may resolve, or the physician may choose to change your medication. ...Read more
May be a coincidence, since I started levothyroxin I get leg cramps, and joint pain. Thumb on my left hand currently in a brace. Hurts!
Joint pain: Unlikely to be a thyroid issue. Start by seeing the doctor who prescribed the levothyroxin but as I noted I don't think there is a relationship. ...Read more
Palpating: Muscles exist between joints. Joints turn structures in diferent directions (have range of motion) if the joint hurts while being touched or while moving you have arthritis or joint problem. When you palpate muscles and they hurt you have miositis or mialgia or disease of the muscles. ...Read more
Yes, somatic symptom: Yes it can. In otherwise healthy adults, depression often presents to primary docs as physical symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, headaches, insmonia etc...Some people do have muscle/joint pain as in arthritis/fibromyalgia and depression can make those symptoms worse--more noticeable to the patient. So, I would recommend a follow-up eval with your doc and express your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more
Not that I know of.: All artificial sweeteners had to go through clinical testing for approval, testing never required for sugars. However this testing was months, not decades. The larger problem with artificial sweeteners; even though no sugar, the sweet taste itself (brain controls body) seems to inhibit body fat loss & promote wt gain, probably via Insulin release. Look up dietdoctor test of pepsimax on ketones. ...Read more
Find out why: Get evaluated by an orthopedic doctor. Once you have a good diagnosis or explanation of why you have the pain you can then go over your options with the doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Ask pharmacist: There are ways to do this but I would consult a pharmacist, they would have all the answers. ...Read more
Will going to the gym help relieve joint pain in hypermobility syndrome or will it stress the muscles more?
Strengthening: Exercising the muscles surrounding a hypermobile joints will help with dynamic stabilization and become less prone to injury. ...Read more
My sedimentation rate is 27. Normal rate is 1-20 can something be wrong? I'm 19, female and I've been having headaches and some muscle/joint pain.
Not a reliable test!:
Sedimentation rate is an old fashioned test, rarely used in modern medicine. Your value is not bad. I would not worry about it as it is close to normal. You may have some reason to worry if it is over 50-100 mm/hr.
You should quit worrying and exercise, take a daily walk for 30 minutes...It will resolve many of your health concerns. ...Read more
I have taken cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 1 1/2 days and I am having major muscle and joint pain. I stopped taking it, how long will it stay in my system?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Not too long. It depends how quickly your body metabolizes it. ...Read more
It hurts all over: I work in palliative medicine, and I have seen patients w. Various types of pain when on chemo. Often, they are given opioids (morphine, etc.); some patients do better w. "adjuvant" pain medicines such as seizure meds & anti-depressants, even though they are not having seizures nor depressed--like a fibromyalgia patient! Doses vary a lot; close followup w a palliative care doc is a must. ...Read more
Yes: Some develop chronic symptoms that can last for extended periods of time. ...Read more
What to do if I am a 48 year old black male. I have constant muscle and joint pain with popping of the joints. Healthy male?
Get it evaluated: This issue needs evaluation by a rheumatologist. There are many possible causes for your symptoms. ...Read more
I suffer from severe muscle and joint pain with unknown cause. Now, every time I am in the sun it feels like needles on the back of my neck. Why?
Unknown cause of pai: Assuming u have been to several doctors for evaluations, it is important to understand that we don't always gain explanations for causation of pain. The best course to take is to seek an evaluation from a tertiary Med ctr like a university, Perhaps I have an unusual condition which is not readily recognized ...Read more
Every day I have neck, back, and other muscle\ joint pain that get gradually worse as the day goes on. Sometimes it gets to the pint that I can't even function because of the pain.?
See your MD: With a history that complex you'll need to see a doctor who can listen, examine, and test you. ...Read more
Knee low back pain: Knee pains wilt low back muscle spasms is indicative of either referred pain from low back to knee or primary problems related to low back and knee separately or they can coexist. Good clinical exam by a doctor will dictate appropriate diagnostic and treatment decisions. ...Read more
Can muscle and joint pain caused by divalproex be prevented without reducing the dose or switching medications?
Uncommon: Was the diagnosis of pain made by your physician? These are unlikely to be caused by valproic acid, particularly since the drug can be used in some circumstances to treat pain. Would speak to your prescribing physician about this and determine if this is the true cause of your pain, or if there are other things in your history which would be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Took Amoxicillin for an infection, had a reaction & still have muscle & joint pain two weeks after stopping. What should I do?
See your Doctor: Probably need to get some Blood Work to see if there is an continuing inflammatory process going on. On the other hand you might have a totally coincidental process that is causing your symptoms. Either way, you need to get checked. ...Read more
Joint pain lasts for one second then moves to another joint/muscle. Doesn't restrict mobility or hurt with movement. Consistent with lupus?
Lupus can cause: Multiple joint pains. I would mention to your Rheumatologist though any new findings you have related to your medical condition so that they may accurately follow and help you. Sometimes, they may decide to change your medication based on changes in your symptomology. ...Read more
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