I've got a question for this has always been on my mind ever since I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. To at what point should a person consider or start thinking about using a wheelchair? My arthritis seems to have gotten worse this year than last year. I've been dealing with this since the middle of 2013. It has seemed to have spread rather quickly in the last year. Medications don't seem to help enough for me. I'm loosing sleep during the night and having a tough time getting around during the day. I'm not giving up but this seems like the last option. Osteo has not been my friend this year at all what so ever. She's really been a bitch this year. Has anyone else consider on doing the same thing when there osteo gets out of control? Even if it is just for a few days til the flare ups start to calm down. But I've also read in more than one article that osteo can do this to an individual at some point. I'm only forty and really don't want to be confine to a wheelchair but if I have to use one off and on to help me get around better I will. Especially when my hip is very uncomfortable as,well as my knees and lower back. I need some anwsers. Since March of this year it's spread to my shoulders , hips, knees and lower back. What should I do about this? It seems as of right now that hard surface areas seem to be bothering me the most right now like parking lost and floors in department stores. I'm the most comfortable in my own home. Because it's not a hard surfaces area below my feet. It's mostly carpeted areas with exception of my kitchen area and bathroom. The yard isn't to bad but I do get uncomfortable out there as,well, especially if I'm out there to long in the yard. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to all that gives me any ideas or suggestions to my post. Also things that you have tried in the past for your osteoarthritis thst have help you please let me know. Something tells me that I'm dealing with more than just osteoarthritis the way it's acting right now. Thanks again
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