I am writing on behalf of my 76 year old mother.
She has suffered from osteoarthritis for many years but is now in almost constant pain in her knees, neck, back etc.. Her Gp can only offer her paracetamol as she is allergic to neurofen and taks a few other medications ie bisoprolol, levothyroxine, statins for other ailments and he is reluctant to put her on strong medications. She spends many days in bed and feels on those days that life isn't really worth living. On her good days she loves walking and being outside in the fresh air. It's so sad to watch her going down hill and not be able able to anything about it. She lost my father a couple of years ago so it all looks a bit bleak. Can anyone advise?