I am an 84 year old woman, and have sickle cell trait. I have never had any problems in this respect.
Recently I had an infected corn on one toe which was treated. However, pain continued and then seemed to spread to my leg. I have since had three X-rays because my doctor suspected arthritis, all of which proved nothing except that I have 'strong bones'. The pain in my joints is severe, especially early morning. Is it possible that the pain killers I have been prescribed are not compatible with the sickle cell trait? I have today decided to stop taking the pain killers, to see if there is any improvement.
Any advice would be welcome.