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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?

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 more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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Pain when I swallow between my rib cage. Pain travels around to my back. Hurts to breathe. Recently diagnosed w Fibromyalgia & Rheumatoid arthritis ?

Pain when I swallow between my rib cage. Pain travels around to my back. Hurts to breathe. Recently diagnosed w Fibromyalgia & Rheumatoid arthritis 
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You will need to: get checked for blood clots or infection in the lung. Fibromyalgia or intercostal myalgias/ costochondritis may also be causing this type of pain. Please proceed to the nearest healthcare provider to get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid factor339 what that actually means?

Rheumatoid factor339 what that actually means?

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 more

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Is it possible to heal rheumatoid arthritials that i had two months ago at a young age (28 yrs old)?

Sooner the better!: Your best chance of curing or healing your arthritis is to treat it early with effective medications. See a rheumatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is a rheumatoid module?

What is a rheumatoid module?

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

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Can you tell me exactly where are the best places to live having rheumatoid?

Can you tell me exactly where are the best places to live having rheumatoid?

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

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What does a mildly positive rheumatoid factor test indicate?

What does a mildly positive rheumatoid factor test indicate?

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 more

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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Muscle pain is a symptom where a person has acute or chronic pain in one or more muscle groups, that can be due to a variety of causes ...Read more