I had a CBC and the AST was low what does this mean?
Arthritis Associated with Other Illnesses Q & A
Would you remove the spleen due to low platelette count?
In August of 2002 I recieved a second mmr vaccine to return to college (this is a requirement). In February 2003 I was diagnosed with RA. This was very sudden, I woke up one morning and could not move the right side of my body. This was also very scary as I was 2 months pregnant. The group of Dr.s I saw for the pregnancy assumed this was gestational arthritis and would go away upon delivery, not so. I am not responding to methotrexate and am starting on Remicade. The rheumatologist I see says that the ra he sees in me is not typical. I have very mild swelling and intense pain that is mainly right sided. I have heard that a side effect of the rubella vaccine is arthritis. If this is so could the tx for this be different from standard tx’s. I am 34, female and basically very healthy before this. Any suggestions or comments would be greatly helpful and appreciated.
I was on levaquin for 8 days and awoke the same way with knee pain. By the next day I also had arm pain. It is a week later and the pain has not eased. My knees are both swollen. Anti inflammatory drugs seem to do nothing. Cold makes the pain worse. Having difficulty weight baring.Will this go away any time soon. Any recommendations for treatment?
I read somewhere that arthritis can have an effect on the water retention in the bowel to facilitate movement. My mom, a sister and I all three have arthritis and as of the past year all three of us are experiencing severe constipation and difficult and painful episodes with bowel movement. We are eating a lot of fruits and vegetables as recommended, drinking lots of water taking stool softening over the counter pills as well as over the counter laxatives with little success. I asked the colon/rectal surgeon who has done our colonoscopies about it and he did not seem to know of any relationship between these two. Can you shed some light on this subject?
I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C last year. I underwent treatment this summer, and while I had never been formally diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I have suffered joint pain for a long time. I have osteo arthritis in my left ankle from an injury, but have had a lot of pain in my neck, back, legs, and hands for some time now. I am 50 years old. Some Dr.’s feel some of the joint pain could be caused by the Hepatitis C. Since treatment, my wrists and thumbs on both hands and my neck have gone crazy with pain. I recently began taking prednisone in low doses to handle the pain, and the blood panel came back with high inflammation, but tested negative for the rheumatoid factor at this time. I was unable to finish treatment for the Hepatitis C because of the pain from the arthritis. How do I find a physician that is knowledgeable in both the hepatitis and the arthritis?