Hi Newly Diagnosed

Hi I've recently been diagnosed with arthritis in my knees, hands and wrists since diagnosis my symptoms have increased now my feet and ankles as well as shoulders are so painful its unbearable especially at night the dr prescribed diclofenac 50mg 3 times a day but its not touching it. I'm at my wits end with it I'm 41 and work full time I'm tired constantly... sorry for the rant

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  • Hi Bangoray, hope U are doing better than me it's almost three in the morning still not asleep just taken another pill. I to have arthritis in my shoulders hips wrists and thumbs of all places. Sitting with my dog in the lounge searching the Internet for

    answers , thinking of trying to change my diet to see if it helps the pain, also on the

    green tea it's quite disgusting but now putting honey with it. Bye Ladyinredxx

  • Tip: green tea is for mornings. Please don't drink afternoon or evening as it will help to keep you awake.

    The Arthritis help booklets on diet suggest I think cutting out Animal meat etc. and I think cutting down on wheat. I look at these leaflet booklets every so often but memory poor with chronic pain so can't remember details off hand.worth looking into tho.

  • Im 47 work full time and had O.A for 15 years. First 1 knee then both and as an added bonus now a random finger on my right hand my thumbs and toes .joyful.sitting at home recovering from partial knee replacement. OK to feel down some days are awful.but arthritis is also a state of mind. It is a cycle that starts with it hurting a lot. You are aware of it hurting so you become acutely aware of evey movement and the pain response. That becomes the major focus and that's all you think about .you take a pain killer and you analyse is it working yet what's my pain level .again only focused in on the pain. Talk to wor!!!k the pain is worse when you relax so try to not to over do it in the day.find your limits. At night try a hot water bottle or wheat bag.play quiet music.no TV something to focus your mind on so the pain is not at the forefront. Take pain killers 1/2 hour before going to bed so it is starting to work as you lie down. It works majority of the time for me .drug free for 5 years

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