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hello I just wondered if there is anyone else in my shoes? Have RA for 2 years now,not improving despite taking a host of medicines that make me feel crap!Find it hard sometimes to keep up with family demands when I'm in pain,does anyone have any suggesytions for good pain relief?
My nan has had RA for years now. She swears by acupuncture. Not sure how often she has it now but I know for ages she only had to go twice a year and use paracetamol every now and then in between. She had it done on the NHS too, could you ask your GP?
Not tried accupuncture,worth a try,getting to point I'll try anything. Am injecting myself with so called wonder drug anti-tnf but no improvement.some days its all too much of a struggle and even getting dressed takes forever.Think kids get annoyed that we don't do the swimmimg and theme parks like their friends do. Have put on loads of weight(steroids haven't helped) and feel low about my appearence,esp when I' limping and walking like a 90 year old
Acupuncture has some research credentials for pain relief, so well worth a try. My mother found cutting out caffeine worked really well for a while. The other thing that helps her is to do swimming exercises (she has a list of all the local aqua aerobics classes) .