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I've got rheumatism, before about two years I visited a doctor, he prescribed some medicines. I took them for about 10 days. The medicines caused bleeding in my stomach. My situation was very bad. So I stopped to take rheumatism medicines. My question is, is there a treatment for rheumatism? I wand a final treatment not palliative medicines?

Master of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
I've got rheumatism,
before about two years I visited a doctor, he prescribed some medicines. I took them for about 1...
Hello, besides medicines you can start exercising for the painful joints. Take natural ways of preventing like walking, exercising, taking proper diet ,drinkung lot of water.
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Continuously taking medicine for rheumatoid arthritis. Methotrexate 15 mg hcqs 400 and medrol 4 mg form mid of feb. Tapper steroids dose cause inflammation in knee joints and ankle. What I have to do now. Medrol also cause raise in blood glucose.

Dr. Vipin Gupta 89% (35 ratings)
M.S. Orthopaedics, DNB Orthopaedic Surgery, MRCS, FELLOWSHIP OF JOINT REPLACEMENT & ARTHROSCOPY, Shoulder Replacement & Shoulder Arthroscopy Fellowship, Fellowship in Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Hip & Knee
Orthopedic Doctor, Delhi
Continuously taking medicine for rheumatoid arthritis. Methotrexate 15 mg hcqs 400 and medrol 4 mg form mid of feb. T...
Hello I have a few comments for your knowledge: 1. If you have a confirmed rheumatoid arthritis, then the choice of drugs is perfectly fine. 2. However, if the current dosage doesn't seem to work I would say you need dose readjustment or a change of drugs may be. 3. Your doctor might actually increase your steroid dose for some time before tapering it off. 4. Altered blood glucose levels are understandable and are to be monitored and managed accordingly. Lastly, please don't fondle with the medicines and their doses on your own, for they are two edged swords, striking the balance is important, else they will do more harm than good. Take care.
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Dr. I have arthritis pain on my left hand and it's increase in shoulder also please tell me any home management now.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (84883 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Dr. I have arthritis pain on my left hand and it's increase in shoulder also please tell me any home management now.
Are you diabetic or having cervical spondylosis. If so is it under control. If you don’t know then get blood sugar fasting n x-ray of cervical spine (both ap n lateral) done from some lab. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, try these exercises to help relieve your pain 1.Arm-across-chest stretch – hold your right hand out in front of you, keeping it near your waist. Reach your left hand behind your elbow, pulling your right arm to the left and across your chest. If you feel pain in your shoulder, lower your arm until the pain subsides. The goal is to be able to pull your right arm across your chest without feeling any pain. Hold for 30-60 seconds then relax and repeat with your left arm. Repeat 3-5 times. 2. Neck release – sit up straight then slowly bring your chin toward your chest until you feel the stretch in the back of your neck. Try leaning your head to the left to stretch your right shoulder or leaning your head to the right to stretch your left shoulder. Hold the stretches up to one minute in each direction, breathing deeply as you concentrate on relaxing. Repeat 3-5 times. To progress the stretch, elevate your arm as you pull it across your chest until it is the height of your shoulder. 3. Chest expansion – put an exercise band, rope, strap, or even a tie behind your back and grasp it with both hands. While holding the strap, draw your shoulder blades toward each other and gently lift your chin toward the ceiling. Breathe deeply for 10 to 15 seconds and release. Repeat 3-5 times. To progress the stretch, move your hands closer together on the strap. 4. Seated twist – sit straight up in a chair with your knees together. Twist your torso to the right, placing your left hand on the outside of your right thigh. Relax your shoulders as you look towards your right, gentling pushing on your right thigh. Breathe deeply for 10 to 15 seconds and release. Repeat with your left side. Repeat both sides 3-5 times. 5. The 90, 90 shoulder stretch – stand in a doorway, holding your arms up so your elbow is at a 90 degree angle and your arm forms a 90 degree angle to your body at the shoulder. Place each hand on one of the sides of the door frame, placing one foot forward as you stand up straight aligning your neck with your spine. Lean forward as you brace yourself against the door frame. Hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds. Repeat 2-3 times. For this homeopathic treatment is very effective for more details you can consult me.
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Advice For Rheumatology (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

MD - General Medicine, Fellow [FACE]
Rheumatologist & Immunologist, Kangra
Advice For Rheumatology (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Based on latest data available till date.

Maintain social distancing
➢ wash your hands frequently and use sanitisers
➢ use face mask
➢ do not go out of home unnecessarily


▪ patients of rheumatology like rheumatoid arthritis, sle, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis are not at 
Increased risk of getting coronavirus as compared to the general population
▪ well controlled disease or arthritis offer better protection against any infection including coronavirus,
As compared to the uncontrolled disease
▪ patients should not stop taking their medicines without asking the doctor
▪ covid-19 disease behaves similar to that of general population in patients taking rheumatology 
Medicines
▪ patients taking biological medicines, high dose steroids or cyclophosphamide, elderly should takes
Extra precautious and should maintain social distancing and must not go out of their homes 
▪ as of date there is no hard evidence that hydroxychloroquine prevents infection from coronavirus.

Dr. Meri frnd h uski age 23 years old h or usko arthritis h abi lockdown ki vjh se usko treat nhi mil pa rha kya aap mujhe bta skte h uss k liye medicine jisse uski swelling aur pain me relief mil ske.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 94% (33160 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Dr. Meri frnd h uski age 23 years old h or usko arthritis h abi lockdown ki vjh se usko treat nhi mil pa rha kya aap ...
As arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. You can take ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages alon g with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. You can take ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. It looks like you are anaemic. That's the reason the knee goes for genu recurvatum which is nothing but backward bowing of legs. This can be prevented by wearing knee brace to support the knee from going backwards while you walk or climb stairs. Check with your haemoglobin levels and also with your calcium & vitamin levels in your body by consulting a general physician.
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I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis as well psoriasis my age is 29 years only and my Dr. prescribed me folitrax nucoxia and folvite to get rid from this disease I want to ask to the the doctors that I can continue this medicine is it harmful though I dnt feel any side effects yet thanks.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Rheumatologist & Immunologist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis as well psoriasis my age is 29 years only and my Dr. prescribed me folitrax ...
If you have psoriasis then its high chance that you may have psoriatic arthritis rather than rheumatoid arthritis. U need to continue these medicines under supervision and regular follow up under a rheumatologist. All medicines do have side effects. Thanks.
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What would be a balanced diet for a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (sacroiliitis)?

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (84883 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
What would be a balanced diet for a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (sacroiliitis)?
Follow this 1. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. U should eat whatever your mother or grandparent eat in bfast. I mean to say whatever is your traditional food. If punjabi eat paratha, if belongs to south then take idli/ dosa etc. (preferably within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 2. Don't overeat 3. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of plain water first thing in the morning 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit (eat whole fruit not juice), a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Take simple food like rice n dal in dinner. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 9. Drink lot of water.10. Everyday preferably sleep on same time exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, swimming, gym etc. For more details, you can consult me.
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I am 60 years old male. I am rheumatoid arthritis patient last 1 year. I am using kenacort 4 mg, hireto 90 & mecodila plus tablets. No morning stiffness but pain is not going. Ankle, knee, wrist, elbow & shoulder joints are affected. What should I do now?

Dr. Kunal Shah 93% (74 ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedic Doctor, Mumbai
I am 60 years old male. I am rheumatoid arthritis patient last 1 year. I am using kenacort 4 mg, hireto 90 & mecodila...
Stop kenacort you need to be started on proper anti rheumatoid medications. Consult on Lybrate for further details thank you.
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I am rheumatoid arthritis patient past 1 year. I am using kenacort 4 mg tablet, hireto 90 tablet & mecodila plus tablet. No morning stiffness but pain is not going. Ankle, knee, wrist, elbow & shoulder joints are affected. What should I do now?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Rheumatologist & Immunologist, Gurgaon
I am rheumatoid arthritis patient past 1 year. I am using kenacort 4 mg tablet, hireto 90 tablet & mecodila plus tabl...
Hi, you are taking low dose steroid still you joint symptoms are persisting then you should consult a rheumatologist. The pain may be related to arthritis or may be related to some others problems. Consult for further discussion. Thanks.
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Good morning sir/mam, I am 20 year old am from varanasi. Actually my mom (ruby, age-52) is has been found arthritic few month ago and the main area of problem is her hands. She going through massive pain in her hand muscles and swelling too. She is taking (ibugesic asp for pain and swelling, nurokind g) prescribed by her doctor. But even after taking these medicines their is no relief from pain and swelling. Because of the location we are not able to take her to a good doctor. (medical history- thyroid, bp, arthritis, cervical) it will be very much helpful of you prescribe any medicine or oil that could relief her from pain and swelling. Today as she was crying because of the massive pain I gave her (flexon anti- inflammatory medicine) it will very helpful of you if you revert back. Thanks.

Vipin Gupta 89% (35 ratings)
M.S. Orthopaedics, DNB Orthopaedic Surgery, MRCS, FELLOWSHIP OF JOINT REPLACEMENT & ARTHROSCOPY, Shoulder Replacement & Shoulder Arthroscopy Fellowship, Fellowship in Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Hip & Knee
Orthopedic Doctor,
Hello lybrate-user. I understand that your mother is 52 years old and has got widespread pains (more in the hands) and has been diagnosed with arthritis and the routine painkillers are not helping. I need a few more answers before I am able to give a professional opinion on the matter: 1. How long has the problem been there and which all joints or areas hurt apart from her hands? 2. How was she diagnosed with arthritis and do you have any test reports to show (blood tests, xrays, old prescriptions) 3. Does she get any joint stiffness in the morning and if yes how long does it last? In the meantime I can only say that a couple of doses of painkillers will not harm her unless she already has a deranged kidney or liver function. She has probably got a rheumatoid kind of arthritis but I need more reports and answers to confirm. Thanks and regards.
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