Hi guys just looking for some thoughts on managing pain! I had an appointment with my consultant today,I have osteoarthritis aswell as Fibro,I need knee replacements as my knees are in a really bad way! Ive had the knee problem for 11+years,Fibro for 10 years! I've obviously been to consultant before who wanted me to go on a pain management course before he would consider replacing my knees! I waited for a long time to go on this course but found it to be very unrewarding! I've since been diagnosed with arthritis in my hips and possibly my hands! Speaking to consultant today he is willing to do my op but I need to lose a considerable amount of weight first : ( but he also mentioned who was helping me with my pain,I said no-one apart from my gp who has since retired and trying to keep myself on an even keel(this site has been a lifesaver) he said I should go back to my medical practice and ask to be referred to the rheumatology dept for some help! Sorry I've went on a bit but how many of you guys get help to manage pain,medication and who from? Best Wishes Jackiex
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