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I started taking Topamax (topiramate) a couple months ago. I started experiencing a lot of joint and muscle pain. Ibuprofen and Aleve don't help. Thinking the pain might be related to the Topamax, my doctor recommended I stop taking it, saying- we will know if the drug is causing it if side effects stop in a week or two once it's out of my system. When the symptoms didn't completely abate, we started looking into other causes like rheumatoid arthritis and Lyme (since I had visited an area where it occurs). I've been being treated for Lyme unsuccessfully, and because it's been a month since my last Topamax, so should be out of my system- thinking that the topiramate WASN'T the cause of my problems, decided to give it another try. Well today, after one dose last night the joint pain was MUCH worse, in more joints than before, and I felt hot and inflamed all over. Needless to say- I'm not going to take it again, but have the following concerns: 1. Could the Topamax have caused longer lasting side effects than just a couple weeks? 2. Could the lingering joint pain be a sign of permanent damage? 3. What can do to help my body eliminate it faster? 4. Anything I can do to make my joints and ,muscles feel better?
Hi, I just had my medical checkup and the report shown that my T-score @ -4. I took Fosamax as per instruction once a week. Everything just happens at second week after consumed Fosamax. That time I felt chest pain / chest burn and I stop taking Fosamax plus. 2 days later all my joints feeling extreme pain therefore my finger started to swelling. I have consulted my health screening doctor and he claimed the side effect will reversible after a week or two. This condition suffering me for 6 months but my current condition getting worse as my toe also swelling. I had consult many doctors for the treatment but it has not work. I would appreciate if you could explain why Fosamax can caused joints pain and toe and finger swelling because I want to get only right treatment for myself. Actually I having Psoriasis, but I forgot mentioned it to doctor. Just wondering Fosamax plus is suitable for me? Would Fosamax worsen my condition? I would appreciate if you can explain more for me. I hope I will receive very helpful email from you soon. I looking forward your soonest reply.
Several years ago in 2013 I was"diagnosed" with RA. I went through every medication including, humira, embral, to now IV fusions of remicade which has been almost a year. I am not feeling any better and body aches and joint pains getting worse. I started researching my symptoms and lyme kept coming up. 9 months in and many drs telling me i have nothing its my RA and that I am pretty much crazy, I made an appt. with an infectious disease dr whom also said my symptoms are RA nothing else related to lyme or ticks. Well today I found out after waiting 3 weeks for the results i tested negative for Lyme but positive for "Ehrlichiosis" now i am wondering if all this time of being untreated caused my body to fall apart. I am only 42 yrs old I have a 4 yr old i have no energy to play with or strength to open a jar of apple sauce. Can this positive "Ehrlichiosis" result be the cause of my ailments? And have gone untreated for ever how long cause so many masking problems? I have had so many abnormal blood tests for years. I start antibiotic today for 14 days is that gonna be enough? Is that going too heal me altogether? This is a bittersweet moment for me. Do I even really have Iron deficiency anemia or did this bacteria cause me to have problems?
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Ive been taking Doxylamine, Kirkland brand, for about a year. The last few months Iv'e had pain in my right hip and left shoulder. It's recently gotten much worse. I now have pain my neck, both shoulders, both knees and in my big toe of my left foot. Could this be a side effect of Doxylamine?
I have been taking Elmiron for 3 weeks now and I have such severe joint /muscle pain. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia long before IC but never in my life felt like this. The pain is head to toe.
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