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What Should I Do If My Ra Gets Worse
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?
Have copd, worked out 5 days a week extremely. It kept my lungs healthy but made my RA worse. Dr. Said i had to quit. Now lungs r bad again. ?
See below: Looking over what details you have provided, you are not listing any medications that are disease modifying agents to treat RA which is a concern. Also if you do have ra, do have RA lung involvement in addition to the copd? You need to meet to with your rheumatologist, but also consider seeing a pulmonologist. ...Read more
I started taking enbrel (etanercept) 5 weeks ago. Major + response for 2 wks. Now, irritation @ inject site +ra symptoms suddenly worse. Is this typical? Why?
Lower back pain..Getting worse..Tried stretching, heat, rest..I have RA and is. I didn't do anything but bend down and started back up and boom pain!
Lately my feet&ankles have been hurting.My knee was randomly swollen,pain is worse in the morning.I have herniation in back.Is that it?could it be RA?
Can RA hurt worse at night ? My joints hurt worse at night but more stiff in the morning. Have pos ANA and high ESR but negative rf family history of ra
Yes but: We see you all different kinds of manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis. If you seen a rheumatologist you should be clear as to what's going on. A rheumatology evaluation is complex, but it needs to be done correctly to help you. The blood test you describe are not enough to make a diagnosis. You need this to be correlated with the rest of your evaluation. You have excellent rheumatologists in columbus ohio and they should be able to clarify this for youmorning stiffness is classy, but pain can occur anytime of day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Morning stiffness and swelling both wrists for several hours. Redness, pain, warmth in several joints, worse with activity. blood work negative. Ra?
Arthritis. 3 options: Osteoarthritis: blood work negative, possible family members with similar findings Autoimmune arthritis: Rheumatoid, psoriatic or other. Blood work frequently negative. Infectious/crystal-induced arthritis: Lyme disease, viral infection, syphilis, gout, pseudogout. See a rheumatologist who will sort these options out for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hep c, genotype 1 and take enbrel (etanercept) for my ra. Is the chance of worsening RA symptoms the only reason not to use peg-interferon treatment?
Pain in hand joints, they pop a lot, and hurt worse when typing, could this be RA or OA? The NSAID I'm on is not curing the pain. Thanks! :)
Fingers stiffness/pain bilateral- top near nail &middle knuckles/worse in morning - RF 10.4- anti CCP -1 ESR-2 CRP- .9 - RA or OA or what?
I'm being treated for rheumatoid arthritis the pain is getting worse toes, ankles, feet, hands, fingers and wrist. My RA level now 176 is this normal?
There are: Many markers titer slab results and scores used by physicians to monitor effectiveness of treatment for RA but arguably the most important one is your symptoms. If you feel you are getting worse call your tbeumstogust. Modifications in your medication regimen may be needed but do not alter this without discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chrondolamacia getting worse, pinched nerve in back, symmetrical joint pain, esp in hands & wrists. Morning stiffness. Fatigue. A little redness. RA?
Needs work up: Diagnosis of autoimmune arthritis (such as RA) includes blood work, clinical exam, and if nec. a variety of imaging. See your Dr. From a radiology viewpoint, there are many tools. First and foremost are plain films. Quantitative dynamic MRI may actually be good for RA prognosis as well as early response to treatment. There are now good biologic drugs for RA, so it is not as scary as it once was ...Read more
What is ra?
Rhumatoid arthritis: One of the most common medical conditions for whic the term "ra" is used is rhuematoid arthritis, which is an inflammatory arthritic condition. Ra can stand for oher things as well, for example it is also used commonly to refer to the term "room air". Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Very complex...: Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of autoimmunity, the causes of which are still not completely known. It is strongly associated with the inherited tissue type major histocompatibility complex (mhc) antigen, hence family history is an important risk factor as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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