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37 yr-old woman has 2 years of pain and swelling in multiple joints, including stiffness, and is hoping to get her normal life back as aerobics.....?

Joint pain. Multiple joints swelling and pain sounds like you have active arthritis, Have yourself examined to rule out Rheumatoid arthritis or any other connective tissue problem. Read more...
Arthritis. Arthritis (http://www.arthritis.org/) is a general term describing inflammation of joints. Of note, more common osteoarthritis (OA) is from wear & tear, and not truly linked to inflammation (despite name). OTOH, rheumatoid arthritis is classic inflammatory arthritis. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis/basics/definition/con-20014868 then see your FamilyDoc. Read more...
Rheumatologist. Your symptoms are consistent with an inflammatory arthritis as seen in rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you after appropriate tests are ordered and completed. Read more...
Joint pains etc. Non-specific joint pains and night blindness in vegan with an irregular diet and Fe deficiency would cause me to seek a Vit A and Vit D level FIRST before invoking rheumatological diagnosis, because adult rickets and Vit A deficiency would cause all these symptoms thanks. Read more...
Rheumatoid Arthritis Frozen Shoulder. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease with symptoms that can be caused in part by inflammation. RA symptoms can vary from person to person, including: Joint pain, swelling and stiffness Fatigue and muscle pain Advanced RA complications include joint damage that leads to deformity and limited range of motion.? Analgesics Used for pain relief. A commonly used analgesic is acetaminophen and it can be found over-the-counter. In some cases of severe pain, doctors may prescribe a prescription analgesic. Corticosteroids Often called “steroids”; used to help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. They are often prescribed to relieve acute symptoms, with the goal of gradually tapering off the medication. DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs) Reduce pain and inflammation, like NSAIDs. However, they can also slow further RA joint damage. DMARDs, such as methotrexate, are only available with a doctor’s prescription. They may take a few weeks or months to have an effect. Biologics Used in moderate to severe RA to reduce signs and symptoms; some may help slow or prevent the progression of joint damage. Biologics work by blocking part of the immune system that contributes to the inflammation seen in RA. Biologics are often used in combination with methotrexate or other DMARDs. Read more...
Eating disorder. By history patient maybe experiencing an eating disorder in combination with gut dysbiosis, creating an auto immune response, creating pain, insomnia, swelling, stiffness, etc....needs to health the gut. Read more...
Multiple systems involved. Hormonal imbalance as per Hx of low sex drive, menopause. Needs to see a doctor specializing in BHRT. Poor nutrition consult a functional nutritionist not just a regular RD. May have food allergies. In view of RA would advise cutting out Gluten and dairy, avoiding Soy. Cut down on intense exercising instead do more walking, yoga or Tai Chi. Will reduce joint damage. She needs to accept and be resigned to the fact that her previous "normal life" will be bad for her RA. Counseling for stress management & binge eating. Read more...
Reassessment. I do not know who the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis was made, initially. Sounds like you need a reassessment for the more general term "inflammatory Arthritis"as well as other autoimmune disorder such as Lupus. Also, hydroxychloroquine can be associated with vision changes so I also suggest a visit to an Ophthalmologist. Read more...
Polyarthralgia. Your symptoms could be caused from various issues. It could be some type of arthritic problem. However, given your diet and complaint of headache or being "Postmenopausal" for 3 years I would consider some type of endocrine or nutritional issue. Have you checked vitamin D or iron level? Read more...
RA. I think your rheumatoid arthritis is not well controlled. Seek out a rheumatologist and discuss adding a biologic. Read more...

Can HPV cause rheumatoid arthritis?

Not likely. We don't have a complete understanding of hpv viruses and what they may be fully responsible for. We don't think that they cause arthritis. Read more...
No. No studies have shown a link between hpv or other viruses and the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. Read more...

Can taking 80mg of simvastatin daily for 7yrs cause rheumatoid arthritis? I'm 69 yrs old

Synvastatin . Synvastatin is a statin that has been shown to reduce the inflamation in infklammatory arthropaties , or better known as arthritis. There is no evidence that the statins could contribute or be part of the etiology or the cause of rheumatoid arthritis. Read more...
No. Absolutely not! i'm sorry to hear that you've developed ra, but Simvastatin isn't the cause. (nobody knows what causes ra). Read more...

Whats the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis? Does rheumatoid arthritis cause CKD?

See details. JRA is arbitrarily defined as rheumatoid arthritis starting before the age 16 and adult RA as starting at age 16 or later. RA does not cause chronic kidney disease unless there is a secondary amyloidosis and medication toxicity. Read more...
Age at dx & prognosi. JRA is diagnosed under age 16 Both are an inflammatory disorder that cause joint swelling and stiffness. Children may experience symptoms for a short time and recover completely or they may have a lifetime of symptoms. Adults usually don't experience complete absence of symptoms after dx. RA itself does not cause chronic kidney disease but some of the medications used for RA may impact kidneys. Read more...