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Rheumatoid Arthritis And Swollen Lymph Nodes
My wife has moderate to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis.on few medications for RA. but can't take any NSAIDS at all. She is allergic to all Nsaids(rash n swell) all including the new nsaids celebrex. I hate 4 her to be on Norco for life.Any suggestions?
Diet: I know this might not fall under the realm of traditional medicine, but I have seen rather dramatic changes in patients who undergo a change to a vegan diet. There are some that believe that dairy products in particular can cause chronic inflammation that can worsen arthritis. Two good resources are- the china study and forks over knives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
37 yr-old woman has 2 years of pain and swelling in multiple joints, including stiffness, and is hoping to get her normal life back as aerobics.....?
I had an arthroscopy on my knee for rheumatoid arthritis three months ago. Th eknee is still painful and swollen. Why?
Depends: Arthroscopy can only help you if you have any structural abnormality like a meniscal tear. Ra is an autoimmune that can prematurally destroy a joint. You may need some form of oral treatment for RA if you are still symptomatic. You should follow up with your rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Rheumatoid Factor went from 29 to. 53. Could this be mild start to rheumatoid Arthritis, have severe painful feet red hot & swollen.
I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in- of allplaces- my eyelids! i'm thinking sarcoidosis is possible. Thoughts? For many years, I have had swollen upper eyelids with a bumpy texture (looks like chicken skin). I've also been to an optometrist
Rheumatoid : Rheumatoid arthritis unfortunately can present in many ways. To be sure of the diagnosis you really need to see a rheumatologist and have blood tests to confirm the diagnosis. A biopsy would have shown the probem to be sarcoidosis so that probably can now be eliminated. If you have not seen an oculoplastic specialist, i would do this as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have intense joint pain in my fingers and wrists of both hands. The joints do not appear swollen. Could this be early rheumatoid arthritis?
My mother has swollen fingers. They are treating her for rheumatoid arthritis although they say the blood tests and x-rays showed no real signs of this. Steroids took away all the swelling and pain, but both are now back. Today she now has a stiff ne
Not complete...: The scenario above was not completed due to character restriction... But i would recommend bringing up your concerns with your mother's rheumatologist. ...Read more
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