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  • ankle freeze/pain

    prone2injury 1 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis February 17, 2008 04:53 AM

    I have had this ankle condition for years. I havent heard of anyone else with this wierd condition. I dont take meds for it, just bear with it, but would be nice to know what it is that I have. It first surfaced when i was 16yrs old running across the street. My one ankle just froze up, It then...

  • Inheriting Arthritis

    slaps2303 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis February 14, 2008 06:07 PM

    My mother had severe Rhemetoid Arthritis and eventually passed away from complications of that( I think). Am I at risk for developing it also? I do have joint pain but I think it is from being overweight. Sometimes I wonder though.

  • Misdiagnosed?

    Steph22 1 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis January 13, 2008 07:08 PM

    Is it possible to misdiagnose arthritis in the hips, and later discover that it is cancer?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    VinniV 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis December 28, 2007 08:38 PM

    I was originally diagnosed as having tendonitis in my left wrist after lifting something too heavy, in mid-November. However December 10th, I began experiencing aching in the inter-phalangeal joints of my toes and the following day the same joints also ached in my fingers. The affected joints do...

  • Anyone with arthritis have this kind of pain?

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis October 18, 2007 09:47 PM

    Hi, I've been sick with various symptoms for the past year or so. Diagnosed with hypothyroidism, IBD, and high blood pressure. One of my symptoms is joint pain... well at least I think its joint pain. I seem to get these "attacks" of pain in my wrists, knees, fingers, ankles and toes. The pain...

  • High RF Factor??? Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Suzanne12 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis September 27, 2007 07:30 AM

    A friend of mine has just been given her blood test results and the RF test was 500. That is high I think but I have read that if it is high that is good as it means the body is fighting back. Can anybody shed light on this? Also, are there any new mothers also experiencing the same condition...

  • Some vitamins questions.

    carlos.jango71 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis September 9, 2007 06:50 PM

    Hi friends, My mom is taking new vitamins and I need to know how much is to much on certain things.... The vitamin E level is 1533% of her daily value... calium is only 93% and vitamin B12 is 417% of her daily value. I need to know is this is too much or not enough. By the way she is 50. I know...

  • Seronegative Arthritis/Hemochromatosis

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis September 2, 2007 08:29 PM

    Looking for information on arthritis related to Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH)???? Anyone tested and found to have one or two HH genes and also been diagnosed with arthritis? Currently I am diagnosed with seroneg. arthritis and have H63D/H63D gene mutations. Currently I am taking; prednisone,...

  • Aweful situation!!

    thomking 1 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis May 4, 2007 01:48 PM

    Will arthritis in the pelvic joints of pregnant ladies cause miscarriages? I want to clarify my doubt as my wife is suffering from arthritis. needs reply immediately!! please help!!! thank you!....

  • 4yr old with JRA

    nikki76 7 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis May 2, 2007 01:45 AM

    Hello, I am new to this forum and reaching out to anyone with a similar diagnosis. My 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with pauciarticular JRA (in our case just one joint) in December. we're on Naproxen and things seem to be heading in the right direction as far as the joint status. We have...

  • diagnosed with Arthritis unknown

    marriedwithchildren 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis February 17, 2007 12:09 AM

    I have been diagnosed with "Arthritis" not otherwise specified. I get this swelling "feeling" in my fingers like they are swollen but they aren't most times, I get headaches, and sinus infections constantly, and I am always physically tired. I have positive ANA results, and come back neg. for...

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  • Tietze Syndrome & Costochondritis

    Victorian Angel 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis February 1, 2007 01:20 PM

    Is Tietze Syndrome & Costochondritis a form of Arthritis?The definition I have is: a painful swelling of the rib region of the chest, over the junction of bone &cartilage. Th cause is unknown & the condition usually resolves without treatment, but in some cases local injections of corticosteroids...

  • Abdominal Hernia

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis January 26, 2007 09:52 PM

    How Long Takes The Recuperation ??

  • Viral Arthertis?

    lizzi9983 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis January 18, 2007 11:26 PM

    Has anyone ever heared of that? What it is or anything? How long it lasts? My 1 dr. thinks I have this, I don't agree. (read my posin pain or, my symptoms) Thanks.

  • Joint Inflamation and stiffness

    shultz 3 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis December 9, 2006 03:29 AM

    I'm 45 years old and I have border line hypertension. I take a diurectic (Benicar) to control the hypertension. for the past two years, i have had gout outbreaks. I constantly have joint inflamation in my hands and ankles/feet. When i have flare ups, colchicine and indometh general relieves the...

  • help - in pain

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis December 4, 2006 05:21 AM

    I have had shoulder pain (right) for about 2 years. I had surgery for a bone spur & rotator cuff repair (very small tear). Now my other shoulder (left) is in major pain as well as my hip & knee all left side. I feel this pain that shoots down my leg from my buttocks (i think, could be from my...

  • please read

    raymae 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis November 23, 2006 07:25 PM

    hi everyone im not sure im on the right section but if anyone can give any advice i would be so grateful!a couple of months ago i fell down the stairs luckily i managed to grab the handrail but i landed with my left arm stretched right up holding hand rail and my body stretched out straight with my...

  • Arthritis In Throat????

    debi2005 3 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis October 29, 2006 11:23 PM

    Is it possible to have arthritis affect the throat? my friend has difficulty swallowing and pain in throat which his doctor says may be caused by arthritis.

  • Just diagnosed with Psoriatic arthritis

    graciejoy 13 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis October 7, 2006 10:35 PM

    My new dermotologist just diagnosed me with psoriatic arthritis. I have had psoriasis since I was a kid and bad nails for 30 years but now I have all of this hand and finger pain and swelling. I am very active and depend on my hands a lot. She has suggested Embrel. But I have an HMO and I don't...

  • seronegative rheuatoid arthritis

    emma87 12 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis October 5, 2006 08:58 AM

    Hi, I'm in the process of being diagnosed. Apparently I have all the physical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis but not the blood tests to go with it. I'm at university at the moment and find it really difficult to sit down for so long in my two hour lectures, it usually starts hurting my hips and...