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Does rheaumatoid arthiritis flare up more in the evenings?

Does rheaumatoid arthiritis flare up more in the evenings?

No: Rheumatoid stiffness tends to be worse after inactivity. Thus, mornings may be worse. Some people are sore in the evenings after a full day's activity but flares do not generally occur in the evening. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more


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Can a fall cause a rheumatoid arthritis flare up?

Can a fall cause a rheumatoid arthritis flare up?

Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis can affect several joints. Depending on the severity, the joints may not be able to recover from trauma as easily as non-injured joints. A fall or other injury can irrigate the already inflamed joint. ...Read more

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Does rheumatoid arthritis always show up in blood work?

Does rheumatoid arthritis always show up in blood work?

Possible negative: Rheumatoid factor (rf) and cyclic citrinullated peptide (ccp) are the two tests that help confirm a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Other tests are done to measure inflammation, determine which drugs may be used, etc. About 15% of people with RA are rf and ccp negative. ...Read more

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How long can a juvenile rhumetoid arthritis flare up last?

How long can a juvenile rhumetoid arthritis flare up last?

It vary: People usually know an arthritis flare is getting under way when morning stiffness increases. That is, they wake up in the morning feeling their joints are stiffer than usual, and it takes longer until the joints loosen up sufficiently for daily activities to be performed. Flare up can persist for weeks or months unless there is a change in treatment plan. ...Read more

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What causes gout flare ups?

What causes gout flare ups?

Many: They can be caused by medications, kidney function and other medical reasons, hereditary predisposition, and (controversially) diet. Hyperuricemia can cause the gout. The underlying cause of hyperuricemia needs to be addressed, and sometimes management with medications are necessary. ...Read more

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+ana1:640terrible flares >4yrs of fatigue, arthr/myalgia, pleuritic pain, photosen rashes, sicca.Exten rheum work up all neg even during flares.Rheum tried methotrexate which stoped sx! diagnosis w/neg work up?

+ana1:640terrible flares >4yrs of fatigue, arthr/myalgia, pleuritic pain, photosen rashes, sicca.Exten rheum work up all neg even during flares.Rheum tried methotrexate which stoped sx! diagnosis w/neg work up?

How is it neg?: ANA strongly positive, with multiple symptoms that are consistent with autoimmune disease (likely lupus based on info provided); response to meds used to rx autoimmune disease. Sounds like autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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+ana1:640, intermit low wbc.Exten rheum work up all neg even during flares.Bad flares >4yrs of fatigue, arthr/myalgia, pleuritic pain, photosen rashes, sicca.Rheum tried methotrexate which stopped sx.Ctd?

+ana1:640, intermit low wbc.Exten rheum work up all neg even during flares.Bad flares >4yrs of fatigue, arthr/myalgia, pleuritic pain, photosen rashes, sicca.Rheum tried methotrexate which stopped sx.Ctd?

See below: Obviously your doctor felt that you have an active autoimmune when they tried using the medications you mentioned. But beyond that it is hard for me to comment on what exactly you have. ...Read more

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Does jaw arthritis usually show up with pollyarticular jra or puaciarticular jra?

Either one: It can be present in either situation but is more likely to be present with the polyarticular form. ...Read more

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Why does my flexi joint and fibromyalgia flare up more before my period?

Why does my flexi joint and fibromyalgia flare up more before my period?

No one knows: This is not a consistent occurrence in patients with fibromyalgia but it is an occasional complaint. The exact cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Do psoriatic comes first or psoriatic arthritis?

Do psoriatic comes first or psoriatic arthritis?

Either way: In most cases the skin involvement precedes the arthritis. In about 30% of cases the arthritis comes at least 6 months before one sees any skin issues. ...Read more

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Having a flare up of copd?

Having a flare up of copd?

See your physician: A COPD exacerbation can be an emergency. I would highly recommend seeing your doctor and getting on appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do you end up with joint damage from rheumatoid arthritis?

How do you end up with joint damage from rheumatoid arthritis?

Bad synovial tissue: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease which affects the synovial tissue, which lines the joints. Instead of lubricating the joint, the synovial tissue overgrows, stretches out the joint capsule and destroys the articular cartilage. This leaves the joint unstable, poorly aligned and without a smooth surface for motion. ...Read more

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What things can cause rheumatoid arthritis symptoms to flare up?

What things can cause rheumatoid arthritis symptoms to flare up?

Fatigue,stress,infxn: There are several possible causes of flares include stress, fatigue & overexertion which can trigger RA inflammatn as well as possibly food allergies vs. a chemical sensitivity.RA meds suppress the immune system,which means a higher risk for infections.Thus even the common cold or flu may trigger a flare of RA.Thus learn to recognize your triggers, get rest,work w/MD & decrease stress w/meditaiotn ...Read more