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How to reduce bone and muscle pain I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis my medicine methotrexate weekly 15 mg but still have too much pain?
AS BELOW: For RA experts recommend starting on disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy as soon as possible. The choice of the initial drug therapy upon the degree or severity of RA disease activity. If you are not responding to Methotrexate [MTX] then your doctor can combine that with other DMARD therapy. Like adding a TNF inhibitor or SSZ and HCQ to MTX ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got my Rheumatoid factor blood test 23 IU/ml, anti - HCV negative. What does it means?
Im experiencing muscle pain & muscle twitching. Any advice?
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?
Pain when I swallow between my rib cage. Pain travels around to my back. Hurts to breathe. Recently diagnosed w Fibromyalgia & Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid: The rf elevation reflects an antibody measurement. If you have symptoms and signs of arthritis and this blood test result then you might have rheumatoid arthritis. However, an elevated rf does occur in other conditions, in particular other autoimmune conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to heal rheumatoid arthritials that i had two months ago at a young age (28 yrs old)?
See below: I believe you mean rheumatoid nodule? If so, they are soft tissue nodules caused by the same autoimmune reactions that cause rheumatoid arthritis. They are not dangerous in and of themselves, but if you have rheumatoid arthritis, make sure you are getting treated. Hope this helps! ...Read more
None really!: Most patients can be remitted! so locale is less important. That being said, when barometric pressure falls, usually indicating precipitation, joint will have increased pain. Patients with rheumatoid are "walking" barometers. Therefore seattle and buffalo would be less desirable, and locations with chronic high pressure-phoenix and the desert west would be better! ...Read more
It depends: A rheumatoid factor (RF) is a non-specific result. It can be positive in Rheumatoid Arthritis and a variety of other conditions. Many have a positive RF and have no disease at all (false positive). What's most important is your symptoms. Certain patterns of joint pain, stiffness and fatigue can be related to rheumatoid arthritis for example. Then the positive RF is significant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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