Hi all

It's me again...... just like a bus....... wait for hours for one & 2 come at once lol...... anyway..... does anyone know much about the condition Arthralgia????? not the correct spelling I'm afraid.......Dyslexia kickin in again......anyhow...... I know it affects the muscles & joints, causing inflammation & pain........ well I've been diagnosed with this as well as Type 2 Diabetes........ my fibromyalgia flares up at times still making it impossible for me to go out, so I go by taxi most places......... however I'm taking the bus to my singing lessons, Yay!........ I've done some Modeling work recently & I've even been cast in a short film that was shot last week! so on the Acting/Modeling side of things, things are looking up........ as for Nursing, not so much, I have applied for a nursing assistant post recently but I'll need training for that & I'm seriously considering it...... but again it's up down to my health & how far I can push myself.........sigh......... I have 8 medical conditions now..........phew........... I think it's a case of, there by the grace of God go I...........literally.........well till next time folks.......keep in touch ok.......... & don't forget please if anyone knows anything about Arthralgia ........... please get in touch.......... buy for now..........

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  • Here is a link that may be of use to you roserogers! x

    healthline.com/health/rheum...

  • Not wishing to burst your bubble roserogers, I have arthralgia in both hands I also have fibro in all my muscles. Ask yourself what you have been doing when you feel the pain-Friday I was laying and cutting carpet tiles, not only did I excacerbate the arthralgia but hurt muscles in lower back and coccyx from the endeavour! Think seriously about going into Nursing, moving &handling very heavy patients will make your condition worse and you might not pass a medical, if you didn,t divulge fibro in your application and it came back to bite you down the road it would be a false declaration. Arthralgia is like tooth ache in your hand muscles and makes your fingers feel like "Cumberland sausages"they wont fold, the knuckles feel like the skin is going to split, does this sound like your pain? The pain and stiffness stops me doing everyday things like peeling veg, pushing the hoover, opening a stiff door handle with a closing mechanism on the other side, personal hygiene! No more knitting and I could make some fabulous garments, washing and styling my own hair, I can,t grip the dryer its too heavy, I cannot carry shopping home I have deliveries on line. Hope that answers some of your concerns, you can get some relief with supports and low dose pain relief from your g.p

  • Thanku caz-54......... I have been doing Care work for over 17 years & gave it up in 2010......... so I do understand about the lifting & carrying side of things.......... I did First Aid with the St John Ambulance for over 8 years & failed on lifting & carrying when I went for my Ambulance Aid certificate & that was when I was healthy! & now it's even worse........ so thanku for reminding me that Nursing is a very hard career & maybe not on the agenda for me......... I am so much aware of signing a declaration under false pretenses & I assure you I'm not that daft lol.......... I wouldn't do anything like that I would so declare everything to them.......... I couldn't live with it on my conscience........ especially because you're dealing with patients hands on......... so yep I will seriously think about it, so thanku for you're advice especially about the Arthralgia............ this accompanied with my Fibro will make it almost impossible to work in Nursing.......... however it don't stop me believing that one day I may be fit enough to Nurse again..........

  • That is actually what my old GP put in his letter when I first applied for DLA and to my employees before when it looked as though I would have to carry heavy cases with advice material in. I was then diagnosed with fibro. Strangely enough when I saw a short synopsis of my medical records the arthralgia wasn't mentioned.

    I know it must be a horrible feeling but with all your problems I really don't think nursing is for you unless it was just doing tests etc in a doctor's setting eg say a Diabetic nurse. I could imagine that lifting anyone or turning them but unfortunately be a big no-no.

    Glad you are making progress with the acting/modelling.x

  • Hi my friend, I am so gneuinely sorry to read this and I have pasted you a definition of arthralgia from the *Mayo Clinic website:

    *Definition

    Joint pain can be discomfort, pain or inflammation arising from any part of a joint — including cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons or muscles. Most commonly, however, joint pain refers to arthritis or arthralgia, which is inflammation or pain from within the joint itself.

    Joint pain can be mild, causing soreness only after certain activities, or it can be severe, making even limited movement, particularly bearing weight, extremely painful.

    I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken

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