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I am a 22 yr old female and recently I've been having quite a bit of health problems. Began with severe chest pain on left side in October 2009, then shoulder pain on left side, followed by different joint pains, muscle pain, twitching, ...
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My husband's nephew has recently been diagnosed with LAC at 14 years of age, after a long battle with blood clots following a fracture in his ankle. My husband's aunt also has been diagnosed with Lupus (though I am unsure of what type). ...
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Hi i have recently been to the doctor and had blood test with the result 1265 instead of needing to <160.... Meaning that it could be Rheumatoid! With no history in the family i askied what else it could be but i cant remember what the ...
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I'm concerned. My wife is 38. She was diagnosed with rheumatic fever 10 yrs ago. The doctors at the time said there was no damage to her heart. Ever since then she gets a red raised rash on her trunk, mostly on her waistline, stomach...
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about a year ago my feet started hurting when i walked 6 months later i got a lump on my right heel about a month later i got one on my left thumb then my shoulder started hurting then one of my toes got really swolen on left foot now o...
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I have a blister like bump on my middle finger. It is on the first joint. It causes a lot of pain when I bend my fnger. I drain it and it feels better, then it comes back. I have osteoarthritis, could this be due to that. I have not aske...
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Hi I'm 28, and have suffered from Juvenile Rheumatoid Polyarthritis since the age of 3. My joint problems come in cycles - with a big crisis every 7/8 years. They have progressively spread from my left ankle to the knees, hips, arms, ba...
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I was diagnosed with Hashimotos over a year ago. I am having pain in my hands, toe, wrist and ankles. More in my hands. They would bothering every once in awhile. But this past weekend I had what I call an episode of my hashimotos I co...
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Hi I am a 17 year old Student that has an appointment next week to determine if I have "Pediatric Rheumatic Desease"? Anyway, I am someone who is terrified to go to see a doctor so I am just wondering if anyone could tell me a play by pl...
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I was diagnosed with RA at the age of 27. I have since been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and a complex Migraine disorder. At the onset of my RA I had chronic uveitis. A week ago, I had a couple of spots on my arm (red, almost bug bit...
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I have been having quite a bit of joint pain. My GP tested ASO, RF, CRP, ESR, ANA--all negative. I have low Vitamin D which is being supplemented. I have Hashimoto's HypoT--taking Synthroid and Cytomel. Morning stiffness which gets bett...
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Hi, I am new to this as I have only recently been diagnosed with RA. My rheumatologist has decided to put me on methotrexate and I am beginning this tomorrow. I am starting on 4 tablets- 10mg once a week and 5mg of folic acid 48 hours af...
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5 consecutive esr readings are a little high between 35 and 45.Diagnosed with O.A.in lower back and also left shoulder.Also pain in right shoulder,fingers and both elbows. All the above pain is bearable.I also have stiff neck and hea...
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I have been diagonosed with RA and I have had many alllergies since I was born specifically true food allerges: corn, milk, carrots, bannanas and drug allergies being; pynicyllin, erythromycin and sulfa air born: dust and cat. I have had...
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I went to Rheumatologist on Monday for the first time. We went through the question and answer section he checked my basic bloodwork that i had done recently and he checked me over. His thoughts were at first Lupus so he sent me for mor...
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The second finger on my left hand, next to my thumb, in the mornings I cannot bent it or move it, and if I do the pain is excruciating. I run very warm water over the finger in the morning until I can start bending it. Please respond. T...
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About 4 years ago I had surgery on both of my hands for carpel tunnel and the left hand for de Quervain's tenosynovitis. As of the last couple of years I have a red nodule on my left middle finger and find it difficult to bend the two m...
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hi!im an arthritis patient. now i am also suffering from a frozen shoulder.the doctor says that he will give me an anesthesia and will remove the stiffness and then give me a cortisone injection . will this be an appropriate procedure?
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Tested positive 108 (>60 strong positive) for CCP IgG. Understanding it correlates to the likelihood of developing RA, can it be positive in other diseases/disease free? My GP suspects an autoimmune process. Specialists seen over t...
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I do not have easy access to health care right now, but I am wondering if this is something that should be checked out. A friend is insisting that these are symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis and need to be checked out. I am not sure abo...
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