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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.
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I'm trying to figure out what could be wrong with me. The only drug I take everyday is acarbose. Its been about a year and my knee pain especially is unbearable. I've just stopped taking acarbose to see if the pain gets better
I have been using Faslodex for one year for metastatic breast cancer that had spread to my bones and lymph nodes. The response has been excellent. Most of the cancer is gone. I have minor side effects (e.g., headache, nausea, etc.). My only real complaint is pain in my right hip joint that limits hiking, shopping, and other activities that keep me on my feet for long. The MRI and CAT scans show minor arthritis in both hips. The doctors do not know why the pain has settled in my right hip. There has been a suggestion of a hip replacement which I don't want unless absolutely necessary. I was recently referred to a clinic that specializes in non-surgical intervention at the U. of WA. Has anyone had a similar experience with Faslodex and joint pain?
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