Hi all, I’m new here and I think I need a bit of help. I have been diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in both my hips and from the MRI scan it seems that I am bone on bone. I am in so much pain all the time and cry every time I get up to stand. I am only 41 and my GP is certain that I will need both hips replaced very soon. I am desperately worried about this and feel extremely depressed. I don’t know anyone my age that has had a joint replacement and I just wondered if there was anyone out there who knows of something similar? I also have a liver disease and so I cannot take anti inflammatory medication. I am on 10mg slow release weekly patch, but it doesn’t seem to do a thing for the pain. Is there any way else I can help myself? Herbal? Alternative? I’d try anything. When I get up to stand it’s so stiff and my muscles go really tight and shake. I’m sorry to moan and complain on my first post, but I do feel quite desperate and very sad.
Warm wishes, xx