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Doctor insights on: Taking Methotrexate And Anti Inflammatory

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Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more


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Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

Unproven: Tumeric is thought to have antioxidant properties which may decrease inflammation. It might be helpful as an adjunct treatment but not as a primary treatment. Always discuss with your physician before starting any supplements or over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take an allergy medicine while taking an anti inflammatory medicine?

Is it ok to take an allergy medicine while taking an anti inflammatory medicine?

Yes: Typical allergy medications like antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays, and decongestants are fine to take with anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, naproxen, and the like. ...Read more

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What to do to recover from patella tendonitis fast. Already taking anti inflammatory medicine. ?

What to do to recover from patella tendonitis fast. Already taking anti inflammatory medicine. ?

Rice: Rest, ice, compression are the primary treatments for acute patellar tendinitis. If it is sport related, wearing a patellar tendon brace may make it less likely it will recur. ...Read more

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Will taking anti inflammatory meds such as meloxicam affect testing being done for a rheumatologic disorder?

Will  taking anti inflammatory  meds such as meloxicam affect testing being done for a rheumatologic  disorder?

One possibility: Rheumatologic testing may include checking a blood test for the degree of inflammation that is present in your system. Common tests are the ESR or the CRP test. These might be mildly affected by Meloxicam or other anti-inflammatories, but the degree of the effect should not be enough to make or break the diagnosis, especially since there are many other tests involved. ...Read more

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Stopped taking various anti-inflammatory meds I have be told to use because none of them is alleviating my pain at 3/12 weeks. Body immuned to meds?

Stopped taking various anti-inflammatory meds I have be told to use because none of them is alleviating my pain at 3/12 weeks. Body immuned to meds?

HMMMM: That sounds too bad that NSAIDS are not covering your pain. Be sure to first get an official diagnosis of what is causing your pain, then the best treatment will follow. Medications are often just a "band aid" to help the pain, but the underlying cause needs to be investigated, diagnosed, and then treated to get you a more definitive cure. best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some anti inflammatory foods?

What are some anti inflammatory foods?

Foods anti-inflamm: The right balance of omega-3 fish oils or choices in vegetables, like flax seed oil, is anti-inflammatory by changing membrane prostaglandin signaling. Turmeric, green tea, small berries with least sweetness, and many foods that are anti-oxidant also have anti-inflamm action. Eat color. Kelp, certain mushrooms, and in general a diet with healthy fat and leaner protein with less refined cho. ...Read more

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Which herbs have anti-inflammatory properties?

Which herbs have anti-inflammatory properties?

Tumeric............: Tumeric high in curcuminoids is the highest on my list. ...Read more

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Are there any effective anti-inflammatory foods?

Are there any effective anti-inflammatory foods?

For what in what way: In general, inflamation refers to the activity of antibody proteins & white blood cells. Digestion is a process of breaking large molecules into small fragments so as to prevent intact absorption & minimize ability of food to alter our internal control signaling. Thus most seem to have little impact. However, high sugar foods commonly worsen lipoproteins & LDL drives artery disease; best avoid. ...Read more

Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


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