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What is seronegative arthritis compared to regular?

What is seronegative arthritis compared to regular?

No R A factor prsent: In the blood test.A seronegative arthritis is an arthritis that is distinguished from rheumatoid arthritis due the absence of rheumatoid factor .The following are types of seronegative arthritis that can be described as rf-factor negative psoriatic arthritis reactive arthritisor reiter's syndrome enteropathic arthritis ankylosing spondylitis undifferentiated seronegative arthritis. ...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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Is there a difference between seronegative arthritis and fibromyalgia?

Is there a difference between seronegative arthritis and fibromyalgia?

YES INDEED: 'Seronegative arthritis" may be anything from gout to osteoarthritis it simply means NON-RHEUMATOID joint disease. FIBROMYALGIA is a MUSCLE/FASCIAL DISEASE with TRIGGER POINTS which are determined by a COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My doctor thinks i've got seronegative arthritis, what could I have?

My doctor thinks i've got seronegative arthritis, what could I have?

It could be many : Psoriatic arthritis reactive arthritisor reiter's syndrome enteropathic arthritis ankylosing spondylitis undifferentiated seronegative arthritis. ...Read more

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Is it normal to take plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for arthritis?

Is it normal to take plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for arthritis?

Depends: It depends on the type of arthritis. For inflammatory arthritis like RA or lupus it is common to do so. Some md's even prescribe Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for really severe osteoarthritis with some modest success. ...Read more

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Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). When does it start to work? When will it be fully working n treating for rheumatoid arthritis? When will i notice improvement?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).  When does it start to work? When will it be fully working n treating for rheumatoid arthritis? When will i notice improvement?

Takes time: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) often takes at least 1-2 months for significant improvement with rheumatoid arthritis -- sometimes it can take up to 6 months for full effect. Be patient. If no improvement at all in 2-3 months though i would check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What supplements are good for psoriatic arthritis beyond prescription of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

What supplements are good for psoriatic arthritis beyond prescription of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Anti inflammatory: There are numerous supplements that can have beneficial, antiinflammatory properties. Omega3is just one example. Rather than a specific supplement, though, I am a fan of the whole food, antiinflammatory diets. The results for many health conditions are well documented and can be pretty amazing. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I'm using plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg and prednisone 10mg for rheumatoid arthritis, can I take vitamin C while using these medications.

I'm using plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg and prednisone 10mg for rheumatoid arthritis, can I take vitamin C while using these medications.

Yes: Vitamin c is fine to take while taking these medications. Not sure why you would take it, though. Recent studies have shown that your food should provide you with enough vitamins so if your food is inadequate, dietary modifications are necessary to get it where it should be. ...Read more

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I am on prednisone an, d plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for rheumatoid arthritis. I woke up with a horrible headache and my eyes hurt to move them around. Is this serious?

I am on prednisone an, d plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for rheumatoid arthritis. I woke up with a horrible headache and my eyes hurt to move them around. Is this serious?

HA ; eye issues: I am not certain whether your headache and eye troubles have to do with either rheumatoid arthritis or any medication you listed. Plaquvenil is known to affect the retina of the eye but in a more chronic fashion rather than acute. You may be having a migraine headache or another type of headache (cluster) but without further questioning and examining you, it's hard to tell. Don't delay, go see doc. ...Read more

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I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and everynight around 930pm I have a fever that last about 1-2 hours. I take Methotrexate, Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) Prednisone and Soma.

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and everynight around 930pm I have a fever that last about 1-2 hours. I take Methotrexate, Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) Prednisone and Soma.

Nightly fever: Medications like benadryl (diphenhydramine) can raise your temperature through anticholinergic activity. With all those immunosuppressive agents on board I'd run this by your doctor. You may need to get some cultures drawn. ...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


Seronegative (Definition)

Having or being a negative serum reaction especially in a test for the ...Read more