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What to do if I have rhumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. what can I take to benefit both?

What to do if I have rhumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. what can I take to benefit both?

Very Different: Medications that help RA are anti-inflammatories and they don't treat FMS well. Medications that help FMS are neurological and don't treat RA well. To benefit both - clean, healthy eating; moderate exercise; sleep. It's a tough combination to have. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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


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Rhumatoid arthritis possibly lupus - possible diagnosis for my 45 year old uncle. Could I get it?

Rhumatoid arthritis possibly lupus - possible diagnosis for my 45 year old uncle. Could I get it?

Genetics can play : There are genetically controlled immune responses that can be stimulated to cause connective tissue disease. There are these genetic issues in 2/3 of sle people but environment plays an important role. Even twin studies show that not all lupus is seen in both twins. Yes you have a risk but it is not that high. ...Read more

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I have rhumatoid arthritis and am taking azathiaprin since monday I have increased gut motility stomach cramps terrible wind and runny poo.

I have rhumatoid arthritis and am taking azathiaprin since monday I have increased gut motility stomach cramps terrible wind and runny poo.

Stop it and call MD: It may or may not be related but your physician needs to know and evaluate you. Stop the azathioptine and see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes athritis?

What causes athritis?

Arthritis: Form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases. Septic arthritis is caused by infection. ...Read more

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How to get cured my athritis?

How to get cured my athritis?

No cure .: There is no "cure" for arthritis as such. However, depending on what kind of arthritis you have, arthrtis can be controlled with a combination of medicines and exercise. You should talk to your doctor as well. ...Read more

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How to makes stop pain athritis?

How to makes stop pain athritis?

Many ways!: If you have inflammation, you must put it out.(someone in rheumatology would know best). Most pain will improve with drugs like naproxen, usually at full doses. If the arthritis pain is due to cartilage loss, then surgery may be the only feasible answer. ...Read more

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Whatcan be done for athritis ostio?

Whatcan be done for athritis ostio?

Keep on moving: Is this osteoarthritis? It is mostly due to wear and tear. I know it hurts to move, but you need to have certain exercise so that you body is not stiff. Depends on where your arthritis is, you can find different exercise. Discuss with your doc for different options. ...Read more

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What is the best manage about my athritis?

What is the best manage about my athritis?

See below: The management for arthritis depends on what type, but in generally maintaining a healthy weight and exercise such walking and swimming are key. ...Read more