Rheumatoid arthritis (Ra): A chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints
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Hello! I was diagnosed with blastomycosis in late March after a lung biopsy. In the late part of April, early May, I noticed that I my fingers started to tingle, with numbness and pain. My family doctor thought it was the anti-fungal medication. The infectious disease doctor changed the anti-fungal to something else. There was no change in my hands/fingers. Now, my family doctor is sending me to a rhuematologist. Would blastomycosis and rhuematoid arthritis be connected? Thank You!
I got my labs back as I have been having pain under my rightvrib cage. I had my gallbladder out in 2006. My amylase was normal. My lipase was 707. The nurse called and said my results were ok. But when I received them online, this high number was there and showing as abnormal. I called the dr's office twice last week to get my ultrasound results and she didn't call back. I'm worried and frustrated. Can gastritis or chronic constipation alone cause that? Of course issues regarding my pancreas are very concerning. I have very little appetite due to stress but my weight is stable. I'm a 60 yr old otherwise healthy no smoking non drinking female.
I have Rheumatoid arthritis and recently diagnosed with Hashi's as well. My last two CBC, CMP tests have had elevated ALP (all other liver tests normal). I was 140 and latest was 178. My rheumatologist doesn't seem overly concerned as my SED rate is up as is my C-reactive (it's always elevated). I started synthroid about 6 months ago and I've been hypo and hyper....lots of adjustments. I have been on methotrexate for the RA for ten years as well as voltaen xr for as long. I'm wondering if they are the reason for the elevated ALP levels? Mine usually are around 130-135. I'm a 55 year old post menopausal woman.
Have been on Cimzia 3 months and 2 weeks ago started with leg, butt and upper arm Muscle Pain. Has anyone else had this happen? If so did the pain go away when you stopped Cimzia and how long did it take to subside? Did you try to go back on Cimzia again or move on to another Biologic? I can't seem to get straight answers from any authority on this subject. All I get is "everyone is different".
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I have been on vivtrol for a year now and was diagnosed last week with ra. I have so many questions and i dont know where to go from here. Or what i should do. I do not know anybody in this specific situation.
Hi, my name is Mary, I am 53 yr old white female originally from midwest. I was diagnosed with Crohns disease at 20 yeears old. Fibromyalgia came along at about 50 years of age and then RA right after that! Right now all I do is survive day to day. I can't quit my job b/c my job provides the healthcare to my family. I have a very sedentary job but mentally exhausting. Difficult since I am never rested.
My 17 year old daughter has Juvenile Polyarticular Idiopathic arthritis since age 1, she also has Elhlers Danlos syndrome, and now is, diagnosed with Allodynia, she just spent a week in the hospital, and is now on gabapentin morphine and valium, on top of her Celebrex, and Remicade infusions. it's been so very hard watching he spasm with pain for hours on end. Trying to understand this allodynia and how it may relate to her RA. She also hasn't walked since October.
Hi my name is Sheri i am a new member here and would like to introduce myself.i am 49 and have RA .i am currently diagnosed and started 300 mg of plaquinil. And now am having a horrible metallic taste in my mouth....Does anybody else experience this and is it normal.Does it go away. Does anyone know how to manage it or is there any suggestions.Ant help would be greatly appreciated...thank you
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