thaegumathteth · 04/02/2023 00:47
I'm 41, was diagnosed 4/5 years ago. Severe osteoarthritis in both hips and now walk with sticks.
Some days the pain really gets me down and I feel much older than I am.
Killerfail · 04/02/2023 06:14
hands/wrist diagnosed 8 years ago -although ankles and hips now also agony but I just can’t bear to go to the GP to be told ‘nothing we can do’.
Even opening a door or a packet of crisps makes me yelp in pain and I can barely hold the steering wheel.
GP told me to go to physio last year.
After one session physio said “we can’t help you”.
I’m 48 but feel 88 and I’m fed up of the constant pain.
I’ve been refused PIP. I’m going to end up in a home having my bum wiped by strangers and it’s so depressing.
Goodread1 · 04/02/2023 06:52
What treatments plan have they now put you on then?
I suffer with Rumertoid Athritis, I know the feeling,
I have been having flare ups recently,
It makes me feel like shit really,
What treatments plan are you now on?
Killerfail · 04/02/2023 13:44
I just have naproxen along with Zapain for occasional use when it’s all too much.
Even in my wrist splints, compression gloves and heat packs I’m still in pain.
Do you have anything different that works?
babasaclover · 04/02/2023 14:15
So sorry to hear this. Can I ask how you've been diagnosed? I've had 5 wrist operations in last few years and still in agony so wondering if it is this.
AllThingsServeTheBeam · 04/02/2023 14:22
Have you seen a surgeon?
32. Had my second hip replacement on Tuesday.
Needs must, there is no need to live a life in pain
AllThingsServeTheBeam · 04/02/2023 14:23
Sorry, posted too soon. With a surgeon or consultant behind you who can push for treatments
thaegumathteth · 04/02/2023 15:04
No treatment plan as such. Have cocodamol daily and have naproxen for when pain bad (which is always but I take it sparingly)
I need to lose weight for the operation which I am working on.
Killerfail · 04/02/2023 19:55
@thaegumathteth I’m the other way around. Naproxen twice daily and the cocodamol sparely due to it being addictive and the delightful constipation effects! I hope you can get you operation soon.
@babasaclover after x-rays and being referred to rheumatology, it was confirmed I didn’t have rheumatoid arthritis and then the rheumatologist requested an ultrasound on my hands/wrists and that confirm the diagnosis.
@AllThingsServeTheBeam wishing you a speedy recovery!
@Goodread1 I hope your flare up eases soon. Those lesser pain days are always so welcome aren’t they?!
Mum97540 · 04/02/2023 20:15
I've apparently got it now in my hips. But just wanted to ask if anybody knows if HRT might help slow the progression.
Killerfail · 04/02/2023 20:20
HRT hasn’t helped my arthritis. I’ve been on it 4 years & my arthritis is getting worse but there is a bit on here about HRT
However, there is a lack of information on whether giving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ‘top up’ hormones that are lost during the menopause is helpful in terms of managing osteoarthritis. This includes whether HRT prevents onset of osteoarthritis if given early enough or can slow the progression of arthritis down or help pain in hand osteoarthritis.
hellobethyname · 04/02/2023 20:26
I have it in my knees and now stairs are an issue .
I also have pain in hips , and ankles .
However today I went for a long walk with the dog and I'm actually in less pain than I have been
I've had a steroid injection which didn't work but the knee was swollen I've another due at the end of the month so I'm going to take naproxen religiously for 2 weeks before to see if I can get the swelling down before the injection.
I'm 50 and it seemed to come on overnight . I've gained weight due to lack of exercise (I used to exercise regularly but the pain has prevented me for a year )
My plan is walk a lot
Try and reduce my weight
Take naproxen before the steroid
I've been on hrt tablets for around 18 months.
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