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I am 68 and getting the first indications of RA, rheumatism and osteo arthritis especially knees since compression injuries in a car crash 15 years ago. Had a 9 year retirement "holiday" in Spain, but since returning to damp cornwall 2 years ago I am getting aches and pains all over. I try to eat a low inflammatory diet, take supplements e.g. bromelain, curcumin, and have tried Epsom salts baths. Any other suggestions to reduce inflammation, or other treatments would be welcome. 😀

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Hi Premieji and welcome to the forum. Please stay on this caring forum where you will receive support from other members. Have you looked at Arthritis Care Website? arthritiscare.org.uk. They have lots of information and helpful suggestions about the difficulties you are experiencing [healthy eating, exercise, managing pain etc]. They also have a helpline. Also, NHS Choices have some helpful information nhs.uk/conditions/arthritis... Do any members of the forum have any suggestions to help Premieji, please? Happy New Year to you and best wishes.

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Hi Premieji, I'm 48 and was diagnosed with ra at 42. I'd advise you take a look at the nras website nras.org.uk/ which specifically looks at rheumatoid conditions. If you think you have ra then an urgent visit to the doctor is important. The earlier ra is caught and treatment started the better the chances of remission.

Although a healthy diet and exercise can help you really need a referral to a rheumatologist if you have symptoms. I personally don't believe diet changes alone can stop damage done by this disease.

Good luck and I hope you feel better soon x

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Thank you. That's helpful advice. I didn't know there were specialist rheumatologists. Will check it out... 👌

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