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Rheumatoid Arthritis With Common Cold Or Flu
Yes: I would recommend you to "protect" yourself with homeopathic medicine that should be taken before and after the any immunization. This will help your body to respond appropriately to the immunization and avoid reaction to foreign protein that is the part of any vaccine. Look for medical practitioner who practices homeopathy in your area or call my office 212-675-9355. ...Read more
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
early rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. has me taking 2 Aleve (naproxen) twice a day no other drugs yet. Is it safe to get flu shot without making joints ache more!
Flu shot safe: The flu shot is safe and MUCH safer than not being protected against the flu. Hope you are seeing a Rheumatologist because if you really have Rheumatoid Arthritis, even if early you need more than Aleve (naproxen) twice a day. If you are not seeing a Rheumtologist, please see one. ...Read more
February 2006 I thought what was the flu but since that time I have chronic pain and fatigue. One Dr says Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibro myalgia. My prostate right lung left kidney are calcifying and?
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. No recent fever but has had unexplained low grade fevers in past. Swelling and joint pain. Inflammation in blood work.
In..................: Eastern european and america. Least common in africa! ...Read more
Joint capsule: Though it hasn't been proven, it is believed that atmospheric changes can cause the joint capsule (covering around the joint) to swell and thus feel painful. Tufts University researchers studied this in 2007 and research was also done many years ago in The Netherlands. The pain is associated with falling barometric pressure and falling temperatures. ...Read more
Yes, but.....: Humira (adalimumab) is quite effective. It is also quite expensive. It should not be considered a first-line therapy, as drug companies want us to believe. Other first line dmards like plaquenyl, methotrexate, leflunomide, and sulfasalazine work quite well. I occasionally will give Humira (adalimumab) injections for several visits until other drugs kick in. ...Read more
-prevalence: 0.3 - 1.5% of population
-women affected 2-3x more often
-twin concordance: 30 to 50%
-peak incidence ages 30 to 50 years. ...Read more
No: Although elbow replacements are done this is much less frequent. ...Read more
Uncertain: When more than one autoimmune disorder occurs in a person, it is often called mixed connective tissue disease. The combination however is not well defined but lupus is always included. In a Norwegian study, the prevalence was 3.8/100, 000. http://ard. Bmj. Com/content/70/6/1047.short ...Read more
See details: The answer is much too long to fit in the space provided. If you have RA, discuss the meds with your rheumatologist. If not, Google the topic and read for yourself. ...Read more
Age 25 with possible rheumatoid arthritis. How common is this and how will I be affected long term?
Not uncommon: Remember that Rheumatoid Arthritis runs in families. Fortunately a blood test can clarify the diagnosis in over 80% of sufferers before there is any permanent joint damage. As an inflammatory condition it can affect all your tissues, not just joints. In your case, with a serious Cancer history, you need your Oncologist as well as blood tests to begin your search for answers. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can be: Canker sores are more common when the body is stresses - either emotionally or physically. Any uncontrolled disease process places a stress on the body, and can lead to more canker sores - either directly, or by causing other stress such as a loss of sleep or poor sleep quality. ...Read more