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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Can you have weakness in the arms and legs, like having the flu without actually having the flu with rheumatoid arthritis?
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!
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?
Fibromyalgia: Might be difficult to diagnose, rheumatoid arthritis can be determined but will take more than what you've described
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!
URTI and flares: A possibility but not definitive or highly probable. Flares can be triggered by many and any things. Drink plenty of fluids/electrolytes and rest a lot which helps mitigate flares. Good luck
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.
Rheumatoid arthritis: -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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
No: Although elbow replacements are done this is much less frequent.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me is diarrhea a common problem with rheumatoid arthritis and the medicine remicade (infliximab)?
How does caffeine affect rheumatoid arthritis? Can drinking coffee (other common drugs) cause or aggravate rheumatoid arthritis?
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.
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.
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