Hi, I'm 49 and was diagnosed 2 yrs ago, on Hydroxy only. I used to suffer with flares that lasted approx 12-24 hours but were really painful (level 10 on scale) and was OK rest of time. 2 yrs on, disease is obviously taking it's toll as now seem to be in low level pain, all over, every day. Pain is about level 3 - 5 in various joints all the time - wrists, fingers, ankles, shoulder and left hip. Hip is worst, now having problems daily with movement - trying to get into our car which is a 4x4 so quite high is becoming really difficult. can't walk for more that half hour before limping badly.Niggling pain keeps me awake at night. I am due to see consultant in Oct (posptoned from July due to who knows what). But not sure whether to book appt to see GP prior to that to get hip checked out. Could my hip be permanently damaged this quickly ? Am also suffering constant fatigue, which again, I hadn't notice before and also, in the last 4/5 weeks, constant dizzyness. Apologies for the long length of moans here - but just not sure whether this is all the disease? I thought it would just carry on with the flares now and again, which although more painful, were easier to cope with than constant. So any advice anyone can give me on whether this could be normal progression and whether to see GP about hip prior to consultant I would be grateful for. Also dizzyness? Anyone with similar experience? Apologies as I realise this is a bit rambiling, but with the dizzyness and fatigue this is what my brain is like at the moment!! Thanks in advance.
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