... to hurt today. I haven't had a pain free day in over a month. I'm exhausted and tired of hurting. I was finally able to get into see a rheumatologist. My appt is next thursday. I'm a single mother of an almost 5 year old, and I feel like a horrible mother to her. I work full time right now 8. ... (0 replies)
... This does not sound like RA. RA is an autoimmune disease which would explain the pain and the inability to move the joints, but not the seizures or the dementia like presentation; both of which can be caused by dehydration OR by his blood pressure meds.
Somehow, you have to get him to list his wife as his POA and have the ability to take him to the doctors and be in the... (4 replies)
... I also carried it around with me during the day, putting it on the arm of a sofa next to me. ... (9 replies)
... op appointment 9 days after surgery and the next day I was in tremendous pain because of swelling. The next time around, I elevated for 6 weeks. Yes, I know that is a long time but it was well worth it for me. ... (9 replies)
... weeks in a hard splint or cast, then a gradual resumption of activity over the next 8 weeks with full recovery taking about a year. ... (9 replies)
... Any Updates? (3 replies)
... I'm not sure what to expect prior to the visit with rheumatologist....and I'm scared of the next big episode too....they come out of no where and just make it so hard. She is so scared and sad. I just hate it, I absolutely hate it. ... (3 replies)
... my lower spine because the pain is so bad in my hips that it makes it difficult to get out of bed, never mind walk and function at anywhere near a normal range. Next step is an ablation. ... (5 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)
... ray and am expecting a call next week to schedule an MRI. ... (5 replies)
... 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)
... 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)