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Doctor insights on: Rapid Onset Arthritis Attacks

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Can trauma trigger an aggressive onset of rheumatoid arthritis?

Can trauma trigger an aggressive onset of rheumatoid arthritis?

There may be some : Truth that there can be environmental stimulus or component to onset of rheumatoid disease. It could be secondary to other factors like stress associated with the trauma. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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


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Cause of gradual onset high heart rate? Specifically during exercise with pounding palpatation.

Cause of gradual onset high heart rate? Specifically during exercise with pounding palpatation.

Cardiac evaluation: preferably a basic exam, baseline EKG, exercise stress echo test and other imaging based on findings, I suggest a cardiology consultation ASAP or ER if symptoms are worrisome. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain and rapid heart rate during a panic attack?

What causes chest pain and rapid heart rate during a panic attack?

Panic: You are flooded with adrenaline, which would normally occur in fight or flight stress responses, when you are faced with life or death emergencies. This activates nerves supplying muscles in heart and elsewhere. If the heart muscles blood supply is compromised, pain or even angina can occur. But initially, the lactate from metabolism of glycogen as an energy supply can cause muscle pain. ...Read more

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What is the symptom progression of teen onsetting juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

What is the symptom progression of teen onsetting juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

Damage if untreated: Children under the age of 16 get juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia) which is an autoimmune disease affecting the joints but very different in many respects from rheumatoid arthritis. Even as older adults, they are adults with jia. Older teenagers can develop rheumatoid factor positive polyarticulatar jia that looks very similar to RA and may develop into a disease that looks similar to ra. ...Read more

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Can heart attacks signs last days 23yo female?

Can heart attacks signs last days 23yo female?

Heart attack: Heart attacks are extremely rare in 23 y/o females. Should one have prolonged symptoms consistent with myocardial infarction, the possibility can't be discounted but statistically would still be unlikely to be a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

Yes to all: Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart beats or irregular heart beats and can affect respiratory pattern in many ways such as drive and hypo can cause hypoventilation. ...Read more

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Can panic attack cause flashing zig zag vision and sudden spike in blood pressure?

Can panic attack cause flashing zig zag vision and sudden spike in blood pressure?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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What can cause rapid heart rate (up to 174 bpm), severe headache, rapid breathing, adrenaline rush to occur multiple times a night every night.

What can cause rapid heart rate (up to 174 bpm), severe headache, rapid breathing, adrenaline rush to occur multiple times a night every night.

See your Doctor: All these symptoms are a warning that are telling you to be seen, when we lie down fluid changes in our system can trigger underlying heart disease and trigger some of your symptoms, and could also be an endocrine (gland and hormone) problem, so please get to your Doctor and get this evaluated right away! ...Read more

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Sudden onset acute polyarticular arthritis. Mild thrombocytopenia. Substantial swelling at knees, but also small joints hands feet. Mild fever, malaise, no skin invlmt. Happens every 10 yrs > hospital?

Sudden onset acute polyarticular arthritis. Mild thrombocytopenia. Substantial swelling at knees, but also small joints hands feet. Mild fever, malaise, no skin invlmt. Happens every 10 yrs > hospital?

Outpatient.: If this is recurrent we already have some insight into what it is or at least what it has not been in the past. Don't see any reason for the hospital but sounds like you would benefit from rheumatology involvement and perhaps some routine lab studies. ...Read more

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Triple coronary artery disease, diabetes type 2, sleep apnea, rhuematoid arthritis, psoriasis, extreme fatigue and alot of stress. Need relief!!

Triple coronary artery disease, diabetes type 2, sleep apnea, rhuematoid arthritis, psoriasis, extreme fatigue and alot of stress.  Need relief!!

Coordination of Care: You need your Primary Care Provider to coordinate all of your medical care, including ordering necessary laboratory, x-ray, and other diagnostic tests, arranging for hospital admissions, and working with specialists when medically necessary. In your case rheumatologist, endocrinologist, pulmonologist, orofacial pain management and pain psychologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause a rapid heart rate?

Can diabetes cause a rapid heart rate?

Yes: Muliple mechanisms 1. Most common is poor control, relative dehydration 2. Occasionally damage to autonomic nervous system causes loss of parasympathetic modulation of heart beat and fast heart beat 3. Coronary heart disease yieldind intrinsic heart abnormalities. ...Read more

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New onset cataplexy attacks. What are the next steps?

New onset cataplexy attacks. What are the next steps?

See your doctor: Cataplexy is the sudden loss of muscle tone often triggered by strong emotions such as laughter, surprise, crying. It is a condition associated with narcolepsy. Cataplexy attacks can be mistaken for seizures. If you are having these types of spells, see your doctor and let them know your concerns. Treatment is available to help lessen the symptoms. ...Read more

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Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

RPC: As a rheumatologist, I have quite a few patients with relapsing polychondritis (RPC). Patient is do respond to therapy but do require routine evaluations every 3-4 months. There are multiple drugs that may be used but this depends on clinical findings as well as laboratory and imaging findings. I recommend that you be seen by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause an onset of panic attacks?

What could cause an onset of panic attacks?

Anything/Nothing: The thing about panic attacks is that they can come out of the blue and for no particular reason. Or they may occur as the result of certain stressful situations, or other non-stressful situations like going to the store. One problem is, let's say a person has a panic attack at the store. He or she may then relate that store to the panic and avoid going to the store afraid they will panic. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more