Hi everyone , wanted to see how everyone is doing? I have decided for myself at this time not to return to Rheumatologist. All the medications they have given me has had side effects. So just dealing with the pain and taking it one day at a time. Would love to hear from other’s.
I have not had any sleep last night due to an arthritis flare up in my neck. It is causing severe muscle spasms in my left shoulder blade area. I took a muscle relaxer last night with no success.
Hi, I’m developing arthritis and Osteoarthritis, does anyone know of the best diet that will help relieve the symptoms
Hello "people like me". this is my first post and I think I joined to find something that maybe I haven't tried to alleviate the pain and frustration I have in my everyday life. I am not someone that moans about pain and such like and I tend to understand that people I work with,etc do not want to hear my problems. My pain is not always visible but is always there and I wished I could cope with it better. I wished I could do the things I used to do or that my peers still do. I have a great social life but I am getting less and less able to keep up anymore. I just wanted to vent with people who understand this. xx
So pain management decided not to renew my gabapentin prescription since I've started on Lyrica, so we'll see how this goes. On another note I'm starting to feel quite a bit better than I was over the weekend. Just gotta finish getting this crud out of my lungs and I'll be just fine.
Really struggling with horrible knee pain today. Was told the type of arthritis I have couldn't be prescribed anything strong. I've tried Diclofenac gel and that didn't do anything for me, so I end up taking ibuprofen almost like it's candy, which I know isn't good, but when I have to stand on my feet for work I have to try something.
So I'm on here trying to find ANY HELP WITH PAIN MANAGEMENT of my back (i have bone spurs & arthritis throughout it) that does NOT USE NARCOTICS. (i also have cronic low kidney function & diverticulitis throughout the colon) Any help/ ideas 💡 🙏 would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I wish you all healthy lives. ❤️🫂
Hi I need knee surgery both knees. wondering if others have had surgery! I don't have any cartilage in either knee.
I am 55 years old & my knees have been bone on bone for many years. I get Synvisc One injections & Cortisone in between those. The pain is getting worse now & it's even bad after those injections. My problem is, I don't want to get knee replacements. Friends & family tell me to get them done allll the time. I've heard too many horror stories in regards to things going wrong with the replacements or still having pain with them or them just not working at all. What do you non-knee replacement having people do to help with your pain?
I have severe arthritis of my shoulders and now i have hip pain too. My arthritis is spreading. Im doing physical therapy for now for my shoulders. I get very depressed at times and dont know how to deal with the pain all day long. Is there anyone who feels the way i do and if yes how do you deal with it. Thank you Nina123
how to deal with oseoarthritis because I am a preschool teacher and I can't interact with my students as much as I would like to due to the pain in my hip.
Just told I need total shoulder replacement. It seems my no osteoporosis is eating my bones. wondering if there is an alternative to shoulder replacement
my pain is increasing. not able to take pain medication due to stomach issues. need to know if there is anything out there that i am missing about relief.
Hi I have OA in hips and coming in knees. I am doing acupuncture, laser, PT and taking CBD oil,, Tylenol and a little Advil. I just had a Cortizone shot today not in hip but in bursitis ? area. I would like to talk to people about what is working for you. cheers
I have Osteoarthritis in both knees, left hip and in my lower lumbar. my pain is definitely localized to all parts mentioned, but to walk or stand, my legs feel like they're 100lbs each and like it I've just walked 100 miles. I'm completely out of breath from car to house. waist down ,all bad. no pain sitting.
I have severe hip pain. I limp all the time. My doctor has tried injections. This doesn’t help. He wants to try therapy. Has anyone had luck with therapy?
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