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It is so easy to forget that arthritis is not the only problem we see with rheumatoid arthritis, particularly when the disease is labeled and named an ARTHRITIS. However, the so-called extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis can cause significant disability, even death. It must not be forgotten that rheumatoid arthritis is a SYSTEMIC disease, the most basic manifestation being malaise and fatigue. But there can also be significant inflammation of a variety of organ systems, particularly in those patients who are rheumatoid factor positive. Such patients also, in general, suffer from more severe arthritis and often have nodules. Rheumatoid nodules develop in about 50% of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, and most of these patients are rheumatoid factor positive. Another extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis involving the skin is vasculitis. Sjogren's syndrome can cause dry mouth and dry eyes, common in rheumatoi...
I have been experiencing the aura in my left eye lately that is usually a precursor to a migraine. But it has stopped before a full on migraine develops and I usually end up with a minor headache. Sometimes it feels as though it's in both eyes and lasts up to 15 or so minutes. What should I take for this, and should I see a doctor? Kelly.
I'm not sure what you mean by a "full on Migraine" as opposed to one with a "minor headache." The symptoms of a Migraine can vary from person to person and even from one Migraine to the next. Take a look at Anatomy of a Migraine for more information on this.
Nobody should be telling you online what to take. What you should take depends on many things including your medical history, other conditions you may have, and what other medications you may be taking.
Yes, you should see a doctor. Any time your symptoms change or are significantly more severe than is usual f...
Alternative Names Ophthalmalgia; Pain - eye References Wright JL, Wightman JM. Red and painful eye. In: Marx JA, ed. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice . 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 32. Rubenstein JB, Virasch V. Conjunctivitis: infectious and noninfectious. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology . 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 4.6. Rubenstein JB, Virasch V. Allergic conjunctivitis. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology . 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 4.7.
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