Living with a bone, joint or muscle disease


  • By MHealy · New reply 1:35 am
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  • Good day, all! I am in the diagnostic process for a probable case of calcium pyrophosphat crystal deposition, often called pseudogout. I have been trying to find people who have figured out how to live ...

What are my options

  • By Akight · New reply April 17, 2014
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  • My name is Rodriquez, I was diagnosed with CIDP in April of 2011; Nov. 2011, I was told that I have bone infacts of my lower legs (2 to 4 inches above and below knee caps), by December 2012, I was told ...

osteoporosis and protaxos

  • By Sarra · New reply April 9, 2014
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  • I m only 56 and have osteoporosis: 2 fractures: wrist and L1. Anyone taking protaxos. I gave it up because I had too many side effects : loose stoles and massive headache, couldn't get any sleep. Feeling ...


  • By Helenbak · New reply March 20, 2014
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  • I get severe pain /stiffness in joints worst in knees had X-ray bout yr ago & shown normal wear & tear for my age (44+),a year later still suffering so recently had a MRI , currently waiting on results ...

Splints or braces for osteo?

  • By yahandie · New reply March 10, 2014
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  • I have lupus SLE and osteo arthritis. I am 38 years old and my pinky fingers on both hands are already deformed. They have become really bad in the last year, I have also been in a lupus flare. Two questions ...

Pain In the NECK

  • By hezzie00692 · Posted February 16, 2014
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  • HI everyone!!! My name is Heather and I am new to Inspire and to Bones, Joints and Muscles Support Group. I am looking for some advice, similar stories, opinions anything that you think may help me at ...

Anyone with EDS and Gastroparesis?

  • By DiSC · New reply February 1, 2014
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  • Does anyone have both gastroparesis and EDS? I am exhausted with the balancing act of not being able to take the pain meds for the joint pain because it causes so much pain with the GP. I am tired all ...

just say HI

  • By jmmtigger · New reply January 30, 2014
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  • Hi my name is Jayne and I have been living with chronic hip pain for about 30 yrs, sometimes I find it hard to cope with but I am determined to continue working as I love my job (I'm a support worker ...

Anyone taking Cellcept and Plaquenil together - side effects???

  • By Dobeck · Posted January 25, 2014
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  • Hello, I was recently diagnosed with RA along with my NSIP (Non Specific Interstitial Pneumonitis) that I have. Does anyone take both of these drugs together and are you having any side effects? I don't ...


  • By irene1971 · Posted January 8, 2014
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  • By Radar57 · New reply December 20, 2013
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  • Anybody out there tried this yet ...


  • By LADYLIBRA52 · Posted November 30, 2013
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  • I have been diagnosed as having CRPS which resulted after having surgery to repair my right wrist after I was hit by a truck while crossing the street. The orthopedic surgeon performed an Open Reduction ...

Oh them aching Bones

  • By tobey1 · Posted November 27, 2013
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  • I had been told I have Chronic Disc Degenration disease of the spine, especially in my neck. I have had 3 neck surgeries so far and have had 4 discs removed and have a metal plate in my neck so they don't ...

Lumbar Degeneration - what helps you??

  • By Latty · New reply October 29, 2013
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  • Hello Everyone, I am not new Inspire but I am new to this group. For the past two years, I thought that back pain was just part of getting older (I am 52 yrs old and Lupus) but then the pain became more ...

Bone pain

  • By clorenzakron · New reply October 29, 2013
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  • Is there anyone that would suggest some recipes for natural anti-inflammatory's ...

bones, joints and muscles

  • By sacagawea2312 · New reply October 13, 2013
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  • I first would like to thank everyone who reply to what I wrote. at this time I am so upset about the passing of my mother I care not of anything not even my pains so please , give me so time to get myself ...

L4-S1 laminectomy/L4-5 posterior spine fusion

  • By LovesLife5 · New reply October 11, 2013
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  • Hi, I am new here but wanted to know if anyone else has had this same surgery.I am having it at Vanderbilt Spine next Thursday.They are using Depuy for the fusion.Any of you used that before.Can't wait ...

Scoliosis worse at age 53. Maybe surgery?

  • By jean2013 · Posted October 6, 2013
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  • Age 53. Have a scoliosis. At the apex of my lumbar curve, L2, on one side the facet joints the end plate cartilage is worn away. The facet bones are fusing on the concave side. But my pain is on the convex ...

does anyone have tietzes syndrome?

  • By faylou · Posted September 20, 2013
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  • i have an atypical form, being that it is not located on my upper sternochondral joints, mine is only on the cartilage , on the left lower ribs that come off the sternum, and is slowly moving along the ...

Joint Replacement w/ PA

  • By kathy420 · New reply August 25, 2013
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  • I have had Psoriatic Arthritis for more than 15 yrs. I recently had bilateral knee replacements, but I am still having pain. Has anyone been in a similar situation ...

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