I would love some advice from anyone on how to cope with daily pain please, firstly a little about me;
I was diagnosed with S.L.E. (lupus) in 2005 after falling very poorly after the sudden death of my twin in 2004. I have daily pain in my joints which is caused by lupus. each day I get pain in new places! my main problems are my knees,mainly my left I have it strapped up during the day as my knee caps slips easily and the grinding sensation when walking. ive had an xray but was told my knee bones are good.
I accept that lupus is the cause and take ibrophen daily to take the edge off so I can cope with daily life, I walk everywhere as I don't drive and own a dog so I try to keep my weight down. its just having pain day in day out throughout my body out has gotten me down, how else can I help myself please?
im reluctant to take stronger meds as I don't like the side effects and I cannot afford prescriptions (I don't qualify for free) fatigue is another big symptom of lupus so having the energy and strength everyday is a struggle. sorry ive rambled on and on, any ideas and advice would be gratefully received ,thankyou x