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    Can ET also cause pain in the joints? I got diagnosed last year with essential tremor, and i noticed I get pain in my joints before the shakes come, but as i am taking propranlol to stop the pain i am just getting the pain..is this normal? Also using a raised mouse on the computer is hurting my hand. could this be due to ET





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    Im 19 and i have chronic back ache, it feels like its compressing and the only way to relieve this is to turn my upper body as far round as i can until my spine clicks , this has extended to my neck also, the compressing feeling until i click the joints, the majority of my joints click. what can i do?





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    well you may wont to see a doctor sometimes this comes with periods but i would go and tell your doctor and let him check it out

    Hi I am 24 year old. Since I started puberty my breasts have always been low down. They have never been pert and my nipples rest on my stomach. I look like an 80 year old. It makes me feel very self conscious. I can't wear any tops without wearing a nra. I have a problem with ligaments around my joints (they are loose and my joints are prone to dislocating,) and I was wondering if this might be the problem with my breasts and if there was anything I could do about them. Thanks x





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    Toni,... joints are the issue?? which joints?? I cant see how it would effect, but I not a medical person, and you could be on to something here as for reasoning... Go and see a Doctor, find one you are comfortable with and discuss this issue.. You are young 24 and you don't want to waste anymore of you life worrying about this.. Tops without bra's,you ask Toni?, that is a hard ask of any woman that is over a size a/b cup ... Toni, they have tape you can use to perk up your breasts under clothing, allot of the fashion industry people use it... You should go to a GP, this at least will give you information, options, direction and feeling of well being as you feel you are doing something positive about yourself.. You wont get things done or fixed in life, that goes with all issues, if you just leave it inside your mind/head.. No windows there, sunshine cant get in.. take care.. :)

    I am 14 and I have suffered from red inflamed spots on my forehead for about 8 - 10 months and they itch and when I put spot cream from my GP on the inflamed area the spots bulge and get reeder. How can I get rid of the acne?





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    If you have long hair, keep it off your forehead as much as possible AND DO NOT POP THEM! Wash your face twice daily, cut out all junk food and sugary drinks and drink plenty of water. Don't get stressed :) I used to have loads of spots on my face and body but, after a few months of switching up my diet and routine, I only have a few small bacne scars.

    Hii, im 15 and have like spots on the inside of my vagina, abit like yellow heads i leave them alone but it can sometimes become alittle agitated and inflamed. i doesnt hurt or isnt itchy or anything but i was wondering if its anything i need to be worried about or even if it might be thrush? Is there any creams i could use to make the spots less inflamed or even go away and do i need to worrie about it? Thank you. X X





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    Hey, I'm 22, and my tonsils have been inflamed for years, but I have no pain. I have noticed that they have vain like scars all over them and holes where I can squeeze pus out of, (gross I know) I spoke to a doctor and she said it was normal to have the pus and doesn't sound like tonsillitis. I catch tonsillitis frequently, and doctors never suggested having them removed, but they are now scared and constantly inflamed. Should I be concerned?





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    When my boyfriend was young he had an undescended testicle and had an operation to cure this. Since then his scar on his testicle has inflamed, it looks a little bit like a skin tag but is about 2cm in length and 2cm from the testicle. He won't go to the doctor's about this, but we're both worried it could be something other than an inflamed scar. Could this lead to health problems? or could this be something severe? Will this problem affect fertility?





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    Hi yea I have severe pain in my Right Index Thumb for three weeks now it is Inflamed,very sore to move it about. Have been to my Local Minor Injury Department at my local Hospital. They told me it was inflamed they also strapped it up for me.Was told to keep Strapping on for a week which I did do. I also went to see my own Doctor about it, was prescribed anti inflammatory gel to put on it but doesn't seem to have helped.There is also History of Arthritis in the Family. The Severe Pain in my thumb is now in my Right Hand.The pain keeps me awake at night. Could someone please help me thanks





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    Hi yea I have severe pain in my Right Index Thumb for three weeks now it is Inflamed,very sore to move it about. Have been to my Local Minor Injury Department at my local Hospital. They told me it was inflamed they also strapped it up for me.Was told to keep Strapping on for a week which I did do. I also went to see my own Doctor about it, was prescribed anti inflammatory gel to put on it but doesn't seem to have helped.There is also History of Arthritis in the Family. The Severe Pain in my thumb is now in my Right Hand.The pain keeps me awake at night. Could someone please help me thanks





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    the doc says that all the bone in my right foot is crushed and I have cysts where joints have been, he can operate but risks are clots, infection and my age 62 yrs. I am in terrible pain, can hardly walk but don't know what to do, please help.





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    Hi, my son is now 13 and for 3 years he has suffered from painful joints. It started with pain in his heels which then moved to his ankles, knees, wrists, hips etc. After taking him to the doctors he saw a consultant who told us that he is suffering from growing pains and not juvenile athritis which affects most of his joints, explaining that the anchors to the tendons become inflamed and painful. I have been told to give him paracetamol and he should grow out of it. He was never given a blood test but he is always in pain somewhere on his body. Might go back for a 2nd opinion as it seems to be getting worse. Thanks

    Stop eating red meat and beer or other alcoholic beverages try drinking black cherry juice will pull the acid out of your inflamed joints.

    A few days before my periods I get severe flu like symptoms. Aching knee joints writs joints and ankle joints. I also have a sore throte and sneeze a lot. I am a long distance runner and cannot hardly walk a few days before my period, so this really gets in the way of my sport each month. Why is this?





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    hi I am female 68 and have nodules on both my first and second joints of the fingers of my right hand, 2nd joint has now started to swell and is painful and there is a hard lump forming over the joint. The other joints that have already gone are completely locked, I am worried about this going further as theleft hand is showing the beginings of swelling. I keep knocking these joints and it is very painful ,is there anything I can do to reverse this, thanks





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    Since having breast cancer, which I am now clear of, I have had to come off hrt, its been nearly a year and I am due a check up. The problem I am having is that in the last few months I have developed really aching joints, to the point I felt like a cripple, the Dr has given me and anti depressent which I cannot pronounce to relax my joints or muscels to ease the pain, it has helped me some but I am still in real pain in my joints some days, and feel like an old lady, this does nothing for my self esteem as I am a very active and outgoing person, I belive it is due to me coming off hrt, as I cannot have it any more can you suggest an alternative, I am using black cohoss, but this is not as good as hrt, and what do I do when the onset of dry virginalness happens ?





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    I've been suffering from what I think could be IBS for a few years now, although my GP seams unwilling to diagnose me with the condition, saying that I had a recent blood test that came back that I was anemic and had a low hemoglobin count, so i'm now unsure if I've got Cloitus or IBD instead or (Haemolytic uraemic syndrome)after checking on the NHS direct website. I've had inflamed joints in the past (almost like i had Gout) I work in a restaurant so you can imagine this is a health risk for both me and my customers.





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    I am 32 and have benign joint hypermobility syndrome. I have found that most of my joints click 10-20 times a day. Some of these joints end up being painful and I have to click them manually or the pain gets worse. Is there anything that can be done to help this except taking painkillers and anti-inflammatories?





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    Have you tried seeing a nutritionist? A good one can advise on which foods help against inflammation, fatigue, etc, etc. For me,wheat and dairy foods are a problem. If I avoid them, the pain in my joints from RA is noy so bad. If I do eat them, I have stiff, painful joints and am constantly tired, just like ME. I am 63 years old.

    I'm 17 but i've been suffering from stiff joints, clicking and if i crouch down and stand up my knees make an awful creaking sound like a door, Its isn't just my knees though its all of my joints! My mum suffers from really bad arthritis especially in winter when she can barely walk, is there any chance i have the same?





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    I am 42 and now 18.5 stone . I put on circa 4 stone this year due to being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and to help get mobility back ive had 5 intramuscular steroid injections this year hence the additional weight I can't move! Please help, as the extra weight (of course does not help my joints). I was previously very active with 60+ hour job, lost it through my lack of mobility . I swim 4 times a week which helps my joints but does not impAct weight loss? Dr Christian advised on today's show that you are looking for people in my situation ( or similar). I would really appreciate help! X I can't go to gym and run for other exercise due to painful joints and with not working, it's difficult to eat healthily all the time. Kind regards





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    Hi, I am 16 years old and somethings get very stiff joints that click and crack. My shoulder,elbows,knees and sometimes wrists.It can be quite sore sometimes.Especially the joints in my hands can get very sore and hard to bend sometimes. Also possibly irrelevnt but my hands can get very shaky sometimes and sometimes my body may shake too.





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    speak to doctor about hypermobility. I was diagnosed over 10 year ago when i was 17, often genetic i think, based on missing protein between liagaments in joints, something like that anyway!.Many sufferers are quite flexible and knee and elbow joints often bend further back than straight( Bowed back slightly) That was some of the things my gp looked for when I was diagnosed. I suffer mainly in hips and back. Joints click unexpectedly or lock up and am forced to click them. Also experience near constant dull aches and unexpected sharp pains. Excersise is supposed to help, physio in more serious cases. I neglected to follow early advice and suffer for it now! so worth mentioning it to gp. Hope that helps.

    Hi, I'm 17 years old and get bad pain in both knees after standing/sitting for any length of time. The joint often creaks too, and I often pop varoius joints (knees, ankles, back, neck etc.) whenever I move...is this a case of JIA? And what could I do to stop the pain in the joints? I also have Raynaud's Syndrome. Are they related in any way?





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    my friend lost all her nails on her toes & fingers,she then had to have her nails on both feet & hands dressed & redressed every couple of days. When the took the dressings off there was a vile smell coming from the nails. In the end she lost a couple of joints on her finger & thumb.The consultants thought she had e. bullosa with one or two test they ruled it out. But didnt do any further tests on the nails. Know she has nails growing back but they split & come off with the slightest knock & she back to square one with red nails beds where the nail has come away. The joints which she lost has never come back & wondered if it was anything to do with a different nail condition, as she cant figure out how the joints just disapeared. could it be another nail disorder.





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    I am the same i am 23 and started with knee pain my joints crunch and click when walking the burning pain is really getting to me over the last three years it seems to have started affecting my hips and shoulders my joints are terrible i am in constant pain. The doctors that i have seen have fobed me off not taking me seriously.

    Hey Megan, Im 16 and for the past few years all my joints have been aching and i can feel them creak and when i put my ear to my hand at night i can also hear my fingers, wrists and neck creak. My joints click all day long (especially my ankles in the morning.)I thought it could've been arthiritis so i went to my doctor and she said that i might just have Hypermobility syndrome but has booked xrays for my neck just to check. i think maybe u might have that too? X

    Please does anyone know of a specialist in the north of England. I had a bullseye rash bout 6 years ago, after 3-4 years of pain in joints I pursuaded GP to do a Lymes test that came back negative. However I now have swollen joints, constant tiredness and my hearing is reduced to the point of needing hearing aids, I am 52 years old. I need to go private as the GP won't do anything else





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    I am the same my doctor won't do the test I have bad joint pain no strength in my lower body can't see well and can't remember any thing I was bitten with a tic 8years ago and don't now no wot todo about it

    Hi, Im only 15 years old but I've been having Some joint pains. Whenever I participate in things to do with sport especially any sort of running and sprinting my joints go off in a spazm; whilst Im running my knee just goees off and it hurts soo badly forr at least 2 minutes and my ankle does as well; I feel like my joints are too weak to handle things like running, and this problem is causing me to be overweight since I cant aprticipate in any exercise as much, please help me I don't know what to do!





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    Just an update, Last March I had surgery on my right hip, it has since failed and I am now due further surgery in the next two months. I have confirmed arthritis and been advised I have unstable and poorly formed joints particuarly in the ball and socket joints. I am looking to be referred to a pain management team as my surgeon advises I will need both hips replaced in the future and it's become clear my joint problems will last and require surgery for a significant subsequent period of my life.

    I'm 13 and have really bad joint problems. Most of my joints click, ache and sometimes get 'stuck'. Recently, I've been having quite a few problems in my knees specifically. They click quite loudly sometimes, I also have aches and pain when walking downstairs and kneeling. I haven't experienced any recent injuries though. My sister suffers from Arthritis in all joints although a lot in her knees.-I have had blood tests in the past but it came back negative.-What could be the problem?





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