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I ve been suffering from chronic pain .I have severe rheumatoid arthritis osteoarthritis fibromyalgia congenitive disc disorder had one knee replaced?
Chronic pain: As you may (or may not) know, organized medicine is in midst of turning 180o on its stance on opioids for chronic pain. While we don't want to see our patients suffering, there are some tremendous risks associated w/narcotics such as addiction, overdose & death. See your Family Doc who can start working on non-narcotic options & refer you to Rheumatologist, Orthopedist & Pain Medicine specialist. ...Read more
An autoimmune joint-: An autoimmune joint inflammation which can involve most joints in the upper and lower extremities. The exact trigger is not yet known, but untreated, it can cripple. Also, the inflammation from the RA can accelerate atherosclerosis of the arteries & lead to premature heart disease or stroke. There are many non-joint issues which can also occur. Consult with a rheumatologist to quiet inflammation! ...Read more
I'm resmi, for last 3 years i'm suffering from a disease rheumatoid arthritis.Now also my health not good .?
Right treatment : If you have rheumatoid arthrtis manybtherapies are verybeffective now days for the control of rheumatoidbarhrtitis . You need tomfind the rightbrheumatologistb. ...Read more
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Rheumatic fever : People who get acute rheumatic fever secondary to streptococcal pharyngitis are the recipients of rheumatic heart disease. During ARF patients get pancarditis, an inflammatory process which involves all layers of the heart tissues and which can produce differing degrees of permanent damage. ...Read more
Mild suppression: In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system acts against one's tissues. So, part of the immune system is too active, but in a detrimental way. On the other hand, patients with RA may be more likely to develop infections. Even more so, if they receive medications that suppress the overactive immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does the genetics affect rheumatoid arthritis is there any mutations responsible for having the disease?
Perhaps: Rheumatoid arthritis is a mystery as to cause. Genetic factors do not seem to be a certain causal factor, but cannot be ruled out. In recent years there was a study of thousands of sufferers who had in common significant exposure to chemicals used to kill weeds and agriculture pests. ...Read more
What is the best medication to start for mixed connective tissue disease that has more rheumatoid arthritis symptoms? When to start?
It depends on you...: If you have RA type findings, your doctor will likely want to select a medication that is used for RA even if your diagnosis is mctd. The choice of medication depends on the severity of your arthritis, your response to previous medications, allergies, other medical problems, and the potential for drug interactions or side effects. It's a complex decision! speak to your doctor. ...Read more