I have been having a lot of pain in my knee, where it got to the point that I had to go to the doctor, who sent me for some xrays. it has come back as OA not RA as thought I was having a major flare. I cannot get an appointment until sept 5th and when I rang up, I said I need some stronger pain killers as codiene is not enough, I cannot take anti imflamable as it upsets my stomach even though am taking something for my stomach also. I am at my wits end really, am still working 35 hours a week. bending down or going up stairs is a nightmare, cannot put any pressure on my left knee and my right knee is getting worse as am using it lots more.
I can be laying in bed and the pain just hits me without putting any pressure on my legs, just turning over in bed is agony! After standing for about 5 hours my knee feels like it is swelling up and have immediate pain and I still have a further 2 hours to work.
When I get to my doctor appointment am asking for an injection in my knee, but that is in sept, I have 2 weeks holiday before that, but think am going to be in pain for that. The fatigue is unreal, am so tired, straight after work which finishes at around 12.30 I have to go back to bed when I get home for a few hours every day.
I really do not know what to do for the best and pain relief. They suggested going on tramadol, but cannot take it as have too many side effects as I use to be on them a few years ago and I found they are very addicted! It was a nightmare trying to get off them.
Thanks for listening and letting me rant.
take care everyone