... full and productive life if you attend to it now. My arthritis started in my teens but doctors were not equipped back then ,but you got a lot of things available to you now. ... (10 replies)
... years ago. Since then, I have developed full body arthritis that seems to have ramped up very quickly to horrible pain and more back issues. ... (4 replies)
... Hi there, I literally feel your pain. I have full body arthritis AND fibromyalgia. Combined, you get no break in pain unless one or the other calms down some as your joints are hurting and your muscles. ... (6 replies)
... body, I would suspect that it isn't rheumatological but neurological. Something is interfering with muscle function and that means nerves are involved. And whole body means brain, not spinal cord. Something is with the brain chemicals that control muscle function to the whole body. ... (2 replies)
... on the anti inflammatory diet. I must admit I have never heard of one before, but they have dietary changes for just about everything. I am on anti inflammatory arthritis medicines, but when I flare it seems that nothing except rest and heat helps the pain. ... (4 replies)
... Yes, I lost a tremendous amount of weight and I've kept it off. I also sacrificed my health for vanity. I take full responsibility for my choices. However, the problems the surgery caused have far outweighed the benefits for me. Absorption issues have depleted my bones. ... (3 replies)
... have knee problems, same thing and so on. Longer you will walk with bad hip, more ortho problems you may endure. ON the other hand, I know so many people who had full hip replacement and all of them fully recovered and doing great. I dont know anybody who would become disabled from hip surgery. ... (5 replies)
... I've had all the tests are you except for the MRI....never had one and I don't think I could tolerate it. I had enough trouble with the bone scan. I was fine with it until it got to my neck and then they had to do the rest like a chest x ray. I probably won't see my Rheumy until February so we'll see what he comes up with then. I just need some help soon.
Thank you for... (14 replies)
... rays, full body scans etc. But I guess everybody goes through those lovely machines. ... (14 replies)
... Overall, I am anxious for a diagnosis other than you have hip arthritis and you may have arthritis in some other body parts. ... (5 replies)
... Thanks for your good thoughts and insights Jenny!
Any thoughts about the mechanism(s) that might be creating the gradual bottom-up 'lifting' of all my symptoms that I can actually feel occurring while it is happening? (2 replies)
... Does anyone have a name for this, a similar condition, know the cause, or have a treatment?
Two dozen or so times in the last 10 years, I have gradually gotten tighter, heavier muscles and tight joints in all appendages and neck so that it is hard to move or lift my arms over my head that lasts 3 days to 7 months then, without warning or identifiable antecedents, rapidly,... (2 replies)
... Thanks Oh! Someone recently mentioned the flaxsee and fish oil, so I will definitely start on those!
Mim Gregg (4 replies)
... While you are doing the research on diet get yourself some of the Omega -3 oils. Flax oil, fish oil, or evening of primrose oil. Take 2 tablespoons of the flax, or 4 of the high potency fish oil or 2 to 4 of the EPO.
You may find that it helps greatly.
For me it was about 90%.
Good luck (4 replies)
... Mim Gregg,
Did your doctor recommend any dietary measures to fight or prevent inflamation? Inflamation is often brought on by poor diet and lack of exercise. Medications can cause side effects, then you might need more medications to deal with the side effects. I would at least try an anti-inflamation diet first. (4 replies)
... rder NOS so it's alot with a family of seven and for the mom to have all these issues with arthritis, and i found out that my dad had the scan done and found his body is full of arthritis so kinda a downder there too, but i am trying soo hard!Take care and i hope your rib pain eases up, and if it helps get the SI shot! ... (12 replies)
... HELLO MY PROBLEM IS I BELIEVE I HAVE SOME FORM OF ARTHRITIS BUT NOT SURE . ... (2 replies)
... For starters, neither of them would tell me what kind of arthritis I have. They say it's "just arthritis". I did take blood work for RA, and they said that the blood work didn't seem to indicate RA. ... (1 replies)
... Hi there, I am sorry your arthritis began so early. I had 2 knee surgeries by 19 to correct cartilage issues and another a year later. ... (1 replies)
... ng to the heart. It is amazing , the skill they have. Some practitioners are like this. They don't have the internet or computers or they don't even know your full name! So, they are very real and very skilled and not hoaxes. ... (7 replies)