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BreadZeppelin · 01/08/2017 18:50

I'm 36 and have recently been diagnosed with very mild wear and tear arthritis of the knee, and I might also have borderline high blood pressure, although it needs looking into properly as I've only had my bp taken directly after I've been rushing around.

I know it's nothing in the grand scheme of things but I'm feeling quite grumpy about it and feeling - irrationally - that I'm the only one who has niggles.

Do you have niggles? What do you do to keep on top of them?

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KC225 · 01/08/2017 19:00

I recently had an infected finger that did.not heal, it got quite nasty and I was tested for sepsis. Whilst there I was told my blood sugar was quite high. I had not had this tested since pregnancy. I looked up the figure and it was pre-diabetic. I am prime age and weight. For 3 weeks I have been on the blood sugar diet and have lost a stone already.


Luckymummy22 · 01/08/2017 19:05

I don't no. But my husband definitely does. Nothing serious thankfully but definitely a few issues have arisen in the last couple of years.


ShowMePotatoSalad · 01/08/2017 19:06

I have had a bad leg on and off since I was 23. No explanation why. Ive had physiotherapy a few times. It just comes and goes. Confused


PeppaPigTastesLikeBacon · 01/08/2017 19:07

Arthritis is not a minor thing. I got diagnosed in early 20s with one type and late 20s with another. Some days I can barely get myself dressed and washed!

I know it sounds preachy but please make sure you are properly medicated for it and don't miss your rhumy appointments


sunnycloudyrainy · 01/08/2017 19:30

I too am 36 & have been diagnosed with degenerative arthritis, makes me feel old & a little depressed that it will never go away. Also concerned about which joint is next, my mum suffers terribly


user1493841671 · 01/08/2017 19:37

I'm 34. I have endometriosis, chronic migraines and back problems which may require surgery in the near future.
I'm not keen on the surgery idea at all so I avoid the doctor as much as possible


BlueThesaurusRex · 01/08/2017 19:57

I'm 35 with degenerative joint disease and rheumatoid arthritis. It's quite painful but not enough to stop me working or dramatically change my life so I would put it in the niggle category too!

I've just started a course of methotrexate for the RA and once the swelling has reduced a bit we're going to look at surgery for some of the djd joints.

Day to day pain? I use I ibuprofen and find that an Epsom salt bath can be incredibly helpful too!


BreadZeppelin · 01/08/2017 20:31

Thanks so much for sharing chaps and Flowers to you all; some of these sound more than little niggles!

I'm very lucky as I don't have any pain with the arthritis, only occasional stiffness, but I want to do everything I can to minimise it.

Same goes for the bp - I'm a bit overweight (bmi 26) amd have an okay diet but I'm going to rework it to get back in top form - five years ago I had a bmi of 23.5, cycled 15 miles per day and had a bp of 110/70 so that's my new goal!

Desperate to avoid any kind of medication if possible!

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CarrieBradshaw85 · 01/08/2017 20:34

I'm 31, and 2 months ago I developed DVT in my left leg. Turns out I had four arteries with clots. I'm on Apixaban and have to wear a sexy full leg stocking that constantly needs pulling up. My left leg is no longer double the size but is still slightly bigger. I have come to terms with not saying I don't have a left or right leg but a good and bad leg. I still end up walking like an elderly lady hobbling along after a while when out.

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