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Many things can...: Infections, auto-immune disorders, vasculitis diseases, hormone disorders, degenerative joint disorders, etc..., are some of the causes. The list is huge. The web site has a detailed list of things that can cause polyarthralgia: http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/doctor/acute-polyarthritis.Htm. ...Read more
I quit taking cymbalta for polyarthralgia due to severe side effects. It did work can I take pristiq (desvenlafaxine) as alternate?
I have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis as well as polyarthralgia. Negative rheumatoid factor. Often i have spasms in my back and frequent?
Dx: bilateral dequervain's ,polyarthralgia (tendons), neuritis in elbows/forearms/hands. Steroids ineffective. Rheum workup normal. Unsure what to do.
Ask someone new!: Your tests are normal, but your symptoms are not. They seem to indicate some form of collagen vascular disorder. You probably need a Rheumatologist to consider more testing to indicate the source of inflammation. Unfortunately, some real diseases like yours remain undiagnosed- a skilled rheumatologist should recommend a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms. Look into it again- get better soon! ...Read more
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
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Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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