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Rheumatoid Arthritis

I got my CRP checked. The reading was 10.3. Should I start taking arthritis medicines like salazar. My family has a history of arthritis.I have taken steroids for 12 yrs till the age of 17 due to nephrotic syndrome.I have been taking anti depressants for the past 5 years.I keep having pain in my back, shoulders, neck and stiffness in knees.
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Dr. Venu Madhav Bangalore | Orthopedic Surgeon
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Consult rheumatologist
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Dr. Anuradha Sharma Noida | Orthopedic Physiotherapist
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Due to arthritis.
With ur medication do gentle stretching and movement of all joints .
And for back. Neck and knee, tk physiotherapy treatment for few days .
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I can understand your concern
My friend first you consult any rheumatologist or autoimmunologist if thay diagnosis R A than you can start treatment under Dr guidens you also can tack ayurveda or homeopathy treatment with autohemo therapy
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Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello...... CRP level is not a major criteria for rheumatoid arthritis ... Don't imagine disease on your own... CRP levels will be increased in many other conditions.. Complete examination is required... To confirm RA two major criteria or one major and two minor criteria is required.. Consult general physician ,don't take medicines on your own..
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