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Taking Vitamin D For Psoriatic Arthritis
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take nabumetone, methotrexate, enbrel, plaquenil, vitamin d and folic acid for RA & dermatomyo. Which of these is making it difficult to lose wight?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!: Fish oil and flaxseed oil contain 3-omega fatty acids which improve inflammation, make the blood less likely to clot, and inprove certain aspects of metabolic syndrome, including raising good cholesterol (hdl), and lowering triglycerides. Remeber, inflammation in the body increases Insulin resistance. All thes effects are best potentiated with omega-3 intake of 1500mg per day and higher! ...Read more
Possibly: Although there are studies showing that calcium and vitamin d slow the loss of bone after menopause, recent studies have been suggesting that taking calcium supplements is not the same as getting calcium through foods in your diet. Calcium supplements may be associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, whereas high calcium diet is not. At your age you should be concentrating on diet. ...Read more
I am currently taking cod liver oil glucosamine chondroitina and 10pg of vit d ... I wish to take calcium magnesium too but has 5.0 vit d isit ok?
Have taken enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg sq x 10 weeks for RA + psoriasis. Ra barely better. Psoriasis worse. Would enbrel (etanercept) 2x per week help the psoriasis and RA or not?
Is taking supplements such as omga-3, fish oil, glucosamine and vitamin C sufficient enough to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis?
Absolutely not!: The omega-3s (flax seed oil and fish oil) will help ra. Vitamin c over the mdr has no benefit. Results are mixed with glucosamine. Anti-oxidants such as green tea extraqct, grapeseed extract may also help, but if you truly have ra, you will sustainm progressive joint damage with time, if you are not taking remitting agents! see someone in rheumatology! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm taking 50, 000 iu vitamin d monthly for osteomalacia. I also have osteoperosis and diabetes. Should i also take vit D3 daily? If so how much?
Stop D2, Take D3: The 50, 000 iu form of d is vitamin d2. I don't know why doctors prescribe this as research shows it increases mortality by 2% whereas vit d3 reduces mortality by 6%.I advise stopping dangerous d2 & taking d3- most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels-best to take with vits a&k.See http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/30/taking-the-right-type-of-vitamin-d.Aspx. ...Read more
Is it safe to take fish oil for arthritis, EPO for menopausal, calium+d for osteoporosis together?
Why would a rheumatologist prescribe Fosamax , plaquenil , calcium with vitamin d for systemic lupus ? Is this the right treatment for moderate lupus
Not unusual but...: Placquenil is a standard treatment ; vit d is helpful in autoimmune disease ; can prevent osteoporosis (as can calcium). Those with lupus are at increased risk of osteoporosis (esp. If put on steroids) but it is questionable if Fosamax (alendronate) is helpful for preventing rather than treating it. I personally question Fosamax (alendronate) but would add vit. K- see http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs see my comments for other ideas:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take Prilosec, glucosamine, msm, chondroiton, chlorophyll, calcium citrate, multi vitamin, and vitamin d together and daily?
Multiple meds: That is a big load of meds. Some, such as Vitamin D, do not need a prescription or blood test. Over-the counter vitamin D is inexpensive and does not need a prescription. Even better it is already in your milk and you don't really need to buy Vitamin D separately. Do you really need all the others? Look up "NuVal" on the web and see what foods are best for you rather than meds. ...Read more
Psoriasis+psor. Arthritis..Methotrexate 15mg for 2 mos. Already+humira weekly..Dr say stelera no good for arthr...Says remicade (infliximab) or enbrel maybe..Ok?
Do i take vitamin b complex with magnesium or can I take vitamin B12 ? For better absorption of magnesium. Currently also take vit D3 thanks
OK but not 4 absorb.: It is perfectly fine to take b complex/b12 with magnesium but won't enhance absorption. Magnesium is best absorbed on an empty stomach ; b vits can cause stomach upset on empty stomach. B vits, esp. B6, often work in synergy with mag. The best-absorbed forms of mag. Are glycinate ; taurate; citrate is ok too. Epsom salt baths ; topical "magnesium oil" are also good ways to get magnesium into you. ...Read more
Any vitamins, supplements, etc. that help w/ rheumatoid arthritis pain? Used to take Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) don't like it. The joint pain is getting unbearable.
Is it okay to stop taking enbrel (etanercept)? I haven't injected in about 6 weeks and my psoriatic arthritis symptoms haven't returned. Is remission conceivable?
I'm taking methotrexate along with folic acid. Are there any holistic medicines to treat my psoriatic arthritis?
Yes, many: There are a huge array of holistic/complementary approaches to treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. See http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/12/4/319.Pdf ; http://www.Familynaturopath.Ca/tips-resources/articles/solving-psoriasis/ ; http://homeopathyplus.Com.Au/psoriasis-treated-by-homeopathy/ ; http://bit.Ly/17eaeuh i advised working with a good holistic md ;/or homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psoriatic arthritis: Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and spine. No cure for psoriatic arthritis exists, so the focus is on controlling symptoms and preventing damage to your joints. Without treatment, psoriatic arthritis may be disabling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options.: You can go to your PCP, sports medicine doctors, rheumatologist, orthopedic specialists or physical medicine & rehabilitation specialists. Depends on what you are trying to accomplish, each has their strengths and weaknesses in their treatment options or you may need to see a combination of these specialists to treat your issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Definition: An inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The arthritis can affect a few joints (oligoarticular), many joints (polyarticular), tips of fingers (dip only), the spine (spondylitis) or a severe deforming of hands (arthritis mutilans). Arthritis severity does not relate to skin severity. ...Read more
I have psoriatic arthritis and take prednisolone. What are long term effects of taking prednisolone?
What to do if I have psoriatic arthritis. I take 3 lortab 10 pills a day. If i stop taking the pills what are the withdraw?
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