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Arthritis Overview

Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints.[1] Symptoms generally include joint pain and stiffness.[1] Other symptoms may include redness, warmth, swelling, and decreased range of motion of the affected joints.[1][2] In some types other organs are also affected.[5] Onset can be gradual or sudden.[4] There are over 100 types of arthritis.[3][4] The most common forms are osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis.[5] Osteoarthritis usually ...

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Switching from Meloxicam to Aleve
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How soon after taking Meloxicam can I start taking Aleve? I've taken Meloxicam for two days and Aleve works better for me. ## Unless your doctor or pharmacist states otherwise, you can usually just make a clean switch from on to the other at the next schedule dosing time. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and stomach irritation. Are you on any other medications? That could also play a role in the answer.
Updated 1 minute ago in Meloxicam.
doctors who are willing to prescribe oxy for fibromyalgia and arthritis
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I have severe fibromyalgia and arthritis. I am in severe pain most of the time with no relief. ## Hello, Sherri! How are you? If you require such a medication for the long-term ongoing treatment of pain, you'll need to see a pain management specialist, due to the new directives set forth by the DEA last year. Most general practitioners aren't going to want to take the risk of prescribing it. Do you currently have a PCP that could refer you to someone? If so, that might be the quickest and easiest way to find the help you need. The FDA lists this medication as being a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. What is your general location? This information might en...
Updated 1 day ago in Dilaudid.
Medication for back and neck pain
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I am 93 and have severe back and neck pain. I had back surgery 15 years ago after a back injury causing back and leg pain. After surgery, the leg pain went away but I still suffer from lower back pain. For a long time I would see the doctor who did my surgery every six months and he would give me a mega shot of cortisone on each side of my lower back which helped the back pain. Since then we moved to Orlando about 130 miles away from the doctor, but now I do not drive since I use a walker. My family doctor has given me hydrocodone-acetaminophen 5/325 and it helps some. I also sometimes take tylenol. Is it safe to take it with the other medication? Thanks for any help you can give me.
Updated 1 day ago in Cortisone.
Medrol pak withdrawal symptoms 3 weeks later?
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Hello. I was prescribed a Medrol pak (6 days 4mg) for a sinus infection. I felt great while taking it. Finished up on 8/12. Couple days later started getting awful hot flashes Few days later jittery in the mornings and loads of anxiety. Then started having trouble sleeping...tossed and turned all night with waves of hot flashes. I'm 6 months postpartum and nursing a baby. Do you think these symptoms are withdrawal from the Medrol? It's right at 3 weeks now. I've had sweaty hands, jitters, racing heart. When will it end? What will help it? ## Anyone have an idea on if this can still be withdrawal side effects? ## Hello, RacerD! How are you? Has there been any change? Congratulations on the baby! It can take a few weeks for all of the side effects to go away, according to repo...
Updated 1 day ago in Methylprednisolone.
mazon cream
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for eczema, psoriasis- seeping, cracking, blistering skin- I personally used it from the age of 6 mos. in 1955 to 1988, then it disappeared from shelves- it was an over the counter cream and it really worked. At the age of 3 months my skin would swell, crack and seep a clear liquid- a pediatrician introduced the cream to my mother and at the time they had a bar soap, shampoo and cream-of which I used occasionally over the course of 30 years then all of a sudden it disappeared. I did have part of a jar I used sparingly and guarded with my life and I called the company that made the cream and they said that they took the recipe out of circulation. The jar is long gone- sadly and I do not know the name of the pharmaceutical company that originally made it. I now am entering menopause and m...
Updated 2 days ago in Cortisone.
All about Neurogen E
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Can Neurogen E help me cure arthritis? Is there no side effect in taking this? Can i take it every day? ## Neurogen-E is a nutritional supplement, it contains a complex of B vitamins and vitamin E. It's often given to people with conditions such as yours, because a deficiency in these vital nutrients can aggravate your condition. However, since it is not an actual medication, the side effect profiles for it have not been studied, as is done for actual drugs. Some people have reported nausea, after taking it, though. Has your doctor advised you to use this? ## oh now i know why i suffer from nausea every morning, it is because i take Neurogen -E. Is there any alternative supplement for this? ## Tasy, any alternative you take, that still has the large amount of B Vitamins in it is lik...
Updated 2 days ago in Norvasc.
Lingering side effects of methylprednisolone
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I ended up at the ER thinking I was having a heart attack. So I didn't take the last two pills of my dose pack. It has now been a full week after my last dose, and I am still struggling with insomnia, nausea, dizziness, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, heart pounding and high bp. I feel better in the evenings, but then it starts over in the mornings. Does anyone know how much longer these side effects will last? Does anyone have a similar story? ## Has anyone else have this problem with lingering side effects? Can you share how long? ## Hi Fed Up - I have had almost the exact symptoms as you except I also had insomnia while taking the pack. (Almost no sleep for 3-4 days.) I finished it though. I had my last one 3 days ago and since then I have gotten a bit more sleep, but now have...
Updated 4 days ago in Methylprednisolone.
Sazo 500 Side-effects
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I have allergy in sulphur drugs. I have been prescribed the medicine SAZO 500 for rheumatic arthritis. What are the side effects of this drug? I am worried since i have got hypothyroidism, high BP, marginally high blood sugar and recurrent gastric problems. ## Hi, I am suffering from Ankylosing Spodylitis from 8 yrs, taking SAZO 1gm, for a long time now. Would like to know the side effects of this drug. Regards ## Milu, the active ingredient in Sazo is Sulfasalazine. Does the prescribing doctor know about your sulfur allergy? This drug is generally not recommended to be used by people with such an allergy, because it has been known to cause them to suffer adverse reactions. Deepak, the side effects to this medication can include: nausea, dizziness, depression and infertility, which only...
Updated 4 days ago.
Mobic side effects
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Has anyone had hair loss after taking Mobic? ## I've been losing tons of hair the past month and just read this. My hairdresser said it's probably either stress or all the meds I'm on for an arthritic condition. I started taking Mobic at the end of February and am now wondering, because of your e-mail, if that is the culprit for all this hair loss. Have you found a definitive answer to the hair loss question yet? ## I started Mobic 3 months ago and am losing lots of hair each day. Mobic works great but will be bald soon if I cannot stop this. Any suggestions? ## I ended up being taken off Mobic because of drop in blood count and slow gastro bleed (had been taking Feldene for about nine months prior), so I can't take any anti-inflammatories anymore...not even OTC Motrin. ...
Updated 5 days ago in Mobic.
expired meloxicam
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Can I take meloxicam if it expired on 11/21/2015? ## Hello, Leo! How are you? This medication does not become dangerous, once expired, but it does start to lose effectiveness, so it would be best to obtain a new prescription. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My husband is on meloxicam and on the foil package inside it says that it expires on 10/16. Is it still good to take?
Updated 5 days ago in Meloxicam.

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