... m. They did a spinal tap and said I had a positive RF in my spinal fluid. But it never showed up in my blood test.3years ago. I have a rheumatologist appointment next we'd. BecAuse everything is out of whack. If anyone knows about those nodes. Let me know, please and TY. ... (0 replies)
... 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. Even on the paper, an "L" is written next to this for "low." Could a low ph level be causing symptoms of osteoarthritis? ... (0 replies)
... poor lifestyle is what caused it. I've lost 15 pounds or so since moving cities and jobs and look forward to losing the next 40 and getting my metabolism up to where it should be at age 27! ... (0 replies)
... Welcome to the forum. There is a wealth of information here. Feel free to read through some of the threads in this section related to your surgery. I think allot of your questions will be answered.
Good luck with your surgery and recovery. (1 replies)
... I am having CMC with LRTI next week. My right thumb is killing me. I want to know what to expect, and what I can do to aid in the healing process! ... (1 replies)
... Hi everyone. I am a new member to this site and I am having my surgery next Monday. I have read a lot of your posts but I am at work and have SO much to do before I am out for the surgery. ... (10 replies)
... along the dmage is BUT has told me that arthroscopy would not be a choice for me and I am to young for knee replacements If he can't do anything then what is the next step.Also when I extend my knee to a certain extent it locks what is that is it a bone spur. ... (4 replies)
... Have just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and start on MTX next week. ... (7 replies)
... ubstantial with my fingers. I can now say that when it comes time to do my other hand, I will not hesitate. I may change my mind after I start Physical Therapy next week though! ... (8 replies)
... Hi Ė
While Iíve not been diagnosed with any particular type of arthritis at this point I would value any thoughts from this forum.
Iím 49 years old and in good health. I was diagnosed with Duyputrens Contracture earlier this year. Had a small nodule in my left pinky ---- had a procedure done and for the most part straightened the finger out.
I also have what I... (3 replies)
... Good to know you are post op. Each new day gets better & you wont be needing the pain meds. Remember to keep your arm raised above your heart & use ice packs to reduce the swelling.
I wish you well.
Haydena. (8 replies)
... I suspect I definitely need some tests next year. I do have sensitivity to light, but part of that is the clonazepam I take for epilepsy management. At least, so I think. ... (5 replies)
... the next night and I have only had Advil. I did end up having general anesthesia so I had a bit of a sore throat yesterday and today. ... (8 replies)
... ed because I was trying to be responsible, in case it was shingles. Sorry, trying to figure out what else to add. I will go to the doctor, but probably not until next year now. It's not horrendous, but I'm crippled by the end of the day, with a ton of aches in my legs and feet. ... (5 replies)
... m not sure what to do if it isn't from past TB exposure. I will discuss the results with my primary care physician as well when I see him for my annual physical next month. ... (10 replies)
... defined, so my dr said we'll wait and see what the CT scan says. Hopefully I'll find out more next week! Did you have any symptoms with the first one they found? ... (10 replies)
... I don't think you're crazy. Try vitamin D and calcium supplements to see if it helps? (5 replies)
... Thank you for your input,and yes I totally agree with your comment
That once I have a diagnosis it will be easier to start meds
However when there is. Not enough evidence w blood work,you go around in circles .i did find the courage to ask him once if he thought I could have lupus
And immediately he answered no and that was it,my gp keeps suspecting lupus
But at the end... (7 replies)
... All of these meds for some reason are dangerous. I personally met few people who got Lymphoma after being on biologics.
I met them after their fight with cancer while we all been having IV infusions for RA...I would think they will never go back on RA biologics, but they are right back on it...
I been on med for RA for many years, but only once went in remission for 8... (8 replies)
... Few years ago I was laying under Orencia IV infusion and start talking to a young man next to me. He told me how well he was doing on his biologics but then he developed Lymphoma from it... ... (8 replies)