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Would rum raisin ice cream affect a drug test?

Would rum raisin ice cream affect a drug test?

Not likely: Raisins contain tyramine, an amino acid derivative. Large amounts of tyramine can cause an increase in pulse and blood pressure. Rum raisin ice cream does not have enough rum or raisin to cause any significant side effects or interfere with drug tests. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Will my arthritis medication (s) interact with other medications?

Will my arthritis medication (s) interact with other medications?

Yes.: Medications for pain and arthritis can interact with many other drugs. This is why your doctor needs to know all the medications you take. ...Read more

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What medications work for arthritis?

What medications work for arthritis?

Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others. ...Read more

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What medications work for arthritis?

What medications work for arthritis?

Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others. ...Read more

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What is the future outlook on arthritis medications/cures?

See below: Each arthritis and autoimmune disease have their own course, but hopefully in the next ten years based on the current push for funding, we may finally have a drug to halt the progression of osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What medication is prescribed for inflammatory arthritis?

What medication is prescribed for inflammatory arthritis?

Many.: Steroids like prednisone, methotrexatedoxycycline, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, oral gold, leflunomide, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, tnf-alpha inhibotrs, rituxan, orencia, (abatacept) and on and on. Some are used alone. Many in comination, and a rheumatology (arthritis) specialist is in the best position to know which ones to use! ...Read more

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How to ease arthritis pain, using minimal pain medications?

How to ease arthritis pain, using minimal pain medications?

Mixed modalities.: Take 3-omega fatty acids as fish or flaxseed oil (my preference!). You should take enough to take 1500-2000mg per day. Regular flaxseed oil is less expensive and has more omega-3, which is antiinflammtory! Take adequate vitamin d3, at least 2000/day with calcium. Gentle atraumatic exercises like yoga, cardio-dancing, pilates helps. Take ibuprophen or naproxen. These will help, but not remit! ...Read more

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What medications are needed for rheumatoid arthritis?

What medications are needed for rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARDs: Ra is treated with disease modifying agents (dmards), usually starting with methotrexate. If that is not sufficient tnf agents such as enbrel, Humira or Remicade (infliximab) may be indicated. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for the treatment of severe arthritis?

What is a good medication for the treatment of severe arthritis?

Impossible to answer: It is impossible to answer this without knowing what type of arthritis we are talking about and how severe it is etc. There are vast differences in therapy depending on whether you have inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid disease or non inflammatory disease
You need to have professional help to prerly diagnose see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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What medications are usually prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis?

What medications are usually prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many drugs: Used to treat rheumatoid arthritis have potentially serious side effects. Doctors typically prescribe medications with the fewest side effects first. You may need stronger drugs or a combination of drugs as your disease progresses.
Nsaids
steroids.
Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs
immunosuppressants.
Tnf-alpha inhibitors
other drugs. (anakinra, Abatacept, Rituximab, actemra). ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter medication for arthritis pain?

Glucosamine: You can take supplements such as combination of glucosamine and chondroitin. Additionally, you can also take painkillers such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

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Is it okay that someone stop their rheumatoid arthritis medication?

Is it okay that someone stop their rheumatoid arthritis medication?

Depends on symptoms: If the disease goes into remission it may be possible to stop medication this is something to discuss with your rheumatologist. If the disease is still active it may harmful to the joints and frankly dangerous to stop your medications abruptly. ...Read more

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If I do not take medication for my rheumatoid arthritis will I die?

If I do not take medication for my rheumatoid arthritis will I die?

Probably not: This is a good question for your own doctor. In general, the short answer is: your arthritis may just get worse and worse without medicines. The longer answer is that studies are starting to show that improved treatment of RA lowers risk of heart attack and possibly risk of death. Medicines have various risks but most people do well when monitored appropriately. ...Read more

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What happens if I do not take medication for my rheumatoid arthritis?

What happens if I do not take medication for my rheumatoid arthritis?

A disaster: You will likely develop progressive joint damage, deformity and disability. This process starts often very early in the disease course. Do not risk it. ...Read more

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What will happen if I do not take medication for rheumatoid arthritis?

What will happen if I do not take medication for rheumatoid arthritis?

Shorter life: Untreated rheumatoid arthritis shortens lives. The effect on the lifespan depends on the severity of the disease and the amount of inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis commonly causes joint deformities which, if they occur, can only be reversed by surgery. It is best to get prompt diagnosis and treatment. Ra is serious chronic disease like diabetes. ...Read more

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I want to know if there are new oral medications for rheumatoid arthritis?

I want to know if there are new oral medications for rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: Recently the FDA approved Zeljanz (tofacitinib). This works by inhibiting certain enzymes called JAKs. It can be used alone or with DMARDS such as methotrexate, however not in combination with biologics like Enbrel (etanercept). There is good efficacy and safety data. However, certain labs such as blood counts, kidney and liver function tests, and cholesterol need to be monitored regularly. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone stopped their rheumatoid arthritis medication?

What would happen if someone stopped their rheumatoid arthritis medication?

See below: If you are in remission on medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis, under a doctor, s supervision and in remission long enough he may guide you to discontinue. Otherwise, you should never attempt on your own because it can recur worse than ever and the drugs that once worked may not if started again. This disease can damage your joints. ...Read more

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Can severe symptoms of psoriatic arthritis be reduced with routine medications?

Can severe symptoms of psoriatic arthritis be reduced with routine medications?

Yes, but...: Psoriatic arthritis can be a very inflammatory disease. We all want pain relief for our patients, but rheumatologists understand the need to reduce inflammation, because it portends continued damge to joints, as well as much earlier cardiac disease. My personal favorites: sulfasalazine with methotrexate, the latter given sc. Some, albeit few, patients need tnf-alpha inhibitors. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that the medication isn't working for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some reasons that the medication isn't working for rheumatoid arthritis?

Wrong diagnosis: Diagnosis is wrong or your activities prevent it from working, but medications don't always work. Your doctor should be able to provide direction. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more