Patient Comments: Arthritis - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with arthritis?

Comment from: starlet, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 14

I have terrible swelling in my jaw bone and my neck but my arms and legs hurt all the time. I get fatigued very easy because of the arthritis.

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Comment from: Wands, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 30

I am 51 years old and I have arthritis in my knees, ankle, hips, and my right hand, elbow and arm. My hand and arm swells so bad that I can't pick up anything. My doctor had me on Mobic but it didn't work very well. Now she has added Cymbalta also and it makes me sick. I get and keep a headache all day and the nausea is terrible.

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Comment from: uluv_fred, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 13

I am wondering if rheumatic fever might be a start to arthritis. I had rheumatic fever when I was in my late teens. I was in the Navy and they sent me to the hospital and I was diagnosed with it. They sent me home and I could not go on active duty at that time. Now I am suffering with arthritis on both hips and knees.

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Comment from: PETRO, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I have pains in my arms, hands, elbows, hips, etc.

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Comment from: Elizabeth, 55-64 Female Published: March 15

I am 63 years old. My hands are always numb and I suffer from terrible numbness and pain in my toes, which makes it difficult for me to drive.

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Comment from: myneck521, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 11

I had a dislocated elbow at age five but didn't start hurting until I was in the Navy and fell on it. At that time doctors in navy said I had arthritis after I fell on it. I never had problems with my elbow all my life until I fell on it.

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Comment from: Colleen, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

I had severe pain in the right shoulder. After two days, it spread to my shoulder, elbows, wrists, thumbs, and all fingers. I was in in the hospital for 6 days and now I feel better. I was taking prednisone and 10 mg of methotrexate once a week before. I also took Folate once a week and Mobic every day. I am 65 years old.

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Comment from: sufferer, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I have had arthritis for years and have taken different drugs. I was on Vioxx until it was taken off the market. Then I was on Celebrex until my doctor said it was affecting my kidneys and took me off Celebrex. Also, immediately I started having headaches and my hand felt like it was half asleep. I was put on antibiotics several times and they made me very sick. I went to a throat, nose and ear doctor and he decided I had arthritis in my jaw bones. My doctor put me back on Celebrex but half the dose, and in two days I am feeling better.

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Comment from: Olivia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 23

My arthritis causes swelling of the ankles and pain down all one side of my body daily. Also stiffness in movement.

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