... Hi Amanda and welcome to the boards. I think you will find help here, and I'll answer what I can. It seems like you have several symptoms of autoimmune arthritis and I think the rheumatology consult is absolutely necessary. Xrays are often sufficient to diagnose RA if erosions show up. ... (2 replies)
... I'm new here. I've been suffering for years with arthritis type pain. I am almost certain I have SOME kind of autoimmune condition but won't see the rheumatologist until the 18th. ... (2 replies)
... I had a blood test done in July because I was having extreme chest pain, and the doctor said my test came back fine. I'm now looking at the results myself. It turns out I had a Ph level of 5. ... (0 replies)
... Dear Gail,
I have very advanced RA although all my life I was athletic and active, ate right, never smoked or drunk.
I am on treatments for about 6 years but not even once I went into remission. My RA Dr tried all treatments they have for RA patients in pills/shots/fusion but nothing ever brought symptoms or blood numbers down. Very soon developed RA lung which complicated... (1 replies)
1-pain in upper parts of hands and sometimes on feet
2- pain in left chest sometimes
3-varicose veins on hands and feet
5-feeling of weakness in legs
6-Ringing ears/ pressure in ears
8-random skin redness (itchy) which happens 4-5 times per day bur resolves in 1 minute when happens (1 replies)
... health. One of it is possible arthritis. I was told to give up all wheat and gluten. About 6 months later, my arthritis started to get better, and now a year later, my joints don't hurt anymore. ... (2 replies)
... I was able after a few days to do anything one handed, one arm---a little creativity, but had to hold the surgery hand above the chest---the sling helps with that. I'd say, you can compromise. I looked at it this way---there are people out there with no arm or hand and they lead normal lives and compromise.
Open a jar, put it between your feet and open it with the good... (26 replies)
... I've also got basal joint arthritis and am scheduled for surgery on Jan. 7. I've got tons of questions about the recovery period as well! ... (4 replies)
... to find out. They won't give me the results over the phone. I feel that the RA is "ramping up" to the next level. She increased my arthritis meds which also irritate my pouch, and prescribed Lorcet and Tramadol temporarily. I've tried both before. ... (3 replies)
... ainly causes arthritis, migraines, sometimes nausea and sweats. I would still see a rheum and take all your test results plus xrays with you. I wonder about your chest pain. If it is sharp, occurs with a deep breath, it could be pleurisy, which is another symptom of lupus. Does sun exposure bother you? ... (9 replies)
... SED rate and others, about 5 of them, I have symptoms, of nausea, migraines, asthma, I feel faint at times, sweat like crazy when I feel faint, at times I have chest pains but I don't know if that is asthma related. ... (9 replies)
... Welcome to the club. Your story sounds very familiar to me. Right now I'm 4 weeks post surgery from a left thumb CMC Arthroplasty and will also have my cast removed today.
I'll try to answer all your questions. I really only wore the sling on the way home from hospital. You do need to keep it elevated the first two weeks after surgery. So if you are around the house or not... (26 replies)
... What is the pain like? Does it feels like something is compressing his chest? or does the pain radiates to his left arm or back. You better have him checked by a medical professional. (3 replies)
... Hi, I'm no expert but if he's having chest pain, take him to the hospital so he can thoroughly get checked out. ... (3 replies)
... a joint paint in knee.he felt a pain of knee after he walking a long distance.he consulted a arthritis at thrice time and take medicine now also which is contained of Glucosamine hcl 1500mg and Chondroitin Sulphate1200 mg .he has Asthma , take medicine. ... (3 replies)
... Men are also affected by Chest Arthritis but most commonly women are affected by it a lot. Even a small laughing, sneeze causes pain to the affected part. ... (0 replies)
... in your rib cage. My chest and sides hurt so bad, I had to go to the ER. The pain mimics a heart attack, so they put me through all the paces before the final diagnosis. ... (5 replies)
... regnant again and December 18th would be about the date of conception. I was headed to work the 23rd of december and while going on to the express way had severe chest tightness that kept getting tighter until I felt like i couldnt breath..it sent me into a panic attack and I AM NOT a panic type of person. ... (0 replies)
... is it possible to have arthritis in the chest? ... (2 replies)
... Anyone else been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the chest?
Its very painful and I wanted to know if there were any treatments available other than NSAIDS? (2 replies)