Another Newbie from Scotland

gemslyn
gemslyn Member Posts: 15
edited 8. Sep 2010, 05:33 in Say Hello Archive
Hi everyone,

I am new to the site and hope to get some insight to RA.

I am 48, divorced and have 2 sons 24 and 18. Until early this year I was a pretty active (not exactly athletic) person and now I can hardly put my feet on the ground without being in agony. This along with fingers/wrist and elbow pain and swelling. I recently saw RA specialist and started on Naproxen and Sulfasalazine. It was also suggested to have cortisone injections in my feet, does anyone have comments on whether that would help?

I hope you keep well.

Hugs, Linda
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, I replied to you yesterday on the other bit of this forum: I thought the name looked familiar! Have you had a look at some of the other forums yet? I hope you are having a reasonable day today - the weather where I live is absolutely foul at the mo, grey, dark and raining and cold! It is suddenly very cold. August? No, November! DD
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Hi, I replied to you yesterday on the other bit of this forum: I thought the name looked familiar! Have you had a look at some of the other forums yet? I hope you are having a reasonable day today - the weather where I live is absolutely foul at the mo, grey, dark and raining and cold! It is suddenly very cold. August? No, November! DD


    Hi DD

    Thanks for the reply. I couldnt find my entry for yesterday... or replies duh! RA gone to brain now lol

    I hope you are doing good today, its been a blustery day here and ready to rain anytime, its gone all wintertime !. Where are you at ? Whats happening with you ?

    Hugs Linda :-)
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Not a great deal. The weather in East Anglia (well, my bit of it) is truly foul: it's rained for the past 22.5 hours, it's dark, had the lights on for most of the day, and I swear it makes coping with the arthritis harder work! I had my first breast screening yesterday and my legs are still hurting after that: I don't do standing still very well anymore! Mind you, I don't much of anything very well anymore. C'est la vie. I have to go and start cooking now - another uncomfortable thing. I have to sit for most of that, which makes life awkward! Take care. DD
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Linda
    Sorry you have had to find us, but you wont regret it, just want to say a very warm welcome , we all support one another, so any questions you have post in LWA or when you are ready come and join us in chit chat.
    Hope to see you posting more very soon
    Love
    Barbara xx
  • whitey44
    whitey44 Member Posts: 36
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    gemslyn wrote:
    Hi everyone,

    I am new to the site and hope to get some insight to RA.

    I am 48, divorced and have 2 sons 24 and 18. Until early this year I was a pretty active (not exactly athletic) person and now I can hardly put my feet on the ground without being in agony. This along with fingers/wrist and elbow pain and swelling. I recently saw RA specialist and started on Naproxen and Sulfasalazine. It was also suggested to have cortisone injections in my feet, does anyone have comments on whether that would help?

    I hope you keep well.

    Hugs, Linda

    Hello Linda - A warm welcome!

    I too have RA; my feet were particularly bad but I've never been offered cortisone injections. Hopefully someone who has, will spot your post soon!

    Take care

    Pure wishes& love

    Whitey44 :D
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Not a great deal. The weather in East Anglia (well, my bit of it) is truly foul: it's rained for the past 22.5 hours, it's dark, had the lights on for most of the day, and I swear it makes coping with the arthritis harder work! I had my first breast screening yesterday and my legs are still hurting after that: I don't do standing still very well anymore! Mind you, I don't much of anything very well anymore. C'est la vie. I have to go and start cooking now - another uncomfortable thing. I have to sit for most of that, which makes life awkward! Take care. DD

    Hi DD

    Considering all that you are going through, you have such a great cheery attitude. When will you get results of your breast test? Hope you have nice things planned for the weekend.

    Hugs, linda
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    barbara12 wrote:
    Hi Linda
    Sorry you have had to find us, but you wont regret it, just want to say a very warm welcome , we all support one another, so any questions you have post in LWA or when you are ready come and join us in chit chat.
    Hope to see you posting more very soon
    Love
    Barbara xx


    Thanks Barbara, I will catch you there soon,
    Hugs, Linda
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    whitey44 wrote:
    gemslyn wrote:
    Hi everyone,

    I am new to the site and hope to get some insight to RA.

    I am 48, divorced and have 2 sons 24 and 18. Until early this year I was a pretty active (not exactly athletic) person and now I can hardly put my feet on the ground without being in agony. This along with fingers/wrist and elbow pain and swelling. I recently saw RA specialist and started on Naproxen and Sulfasalazine. It was also suggested to have cortisone injections in my feet, does anyone have comments on whether that would help?

    I hope you keep well.

    Hugs, Linda

    Hello Linda - A warm welcome!

    I too have RA; my feet were particularly bad but I've never been offered cortisone injections. Hopefully someone who has, will spot your post soon!

    Take care

    Pure wishes& love


    Whitey44 :D


    Hi Whitey44

    Thanks for the welcome, I hope you are keeping well today.
    You mentioned your feel were bad, I am glad to hear that they have improved. I have heard that the injections dont always benefit everyone so I will wait and see how long it takes for the pain to ease with my new meds first. Do you have more good days than bad? Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

    Hugs, Linda :)
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,515
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Linda and welcome to the forum :D

    I'm another scots lass, living in Central Scotland between Glasgow and Stirling... where are you?

    Nice to see you joining us here :wink: and hope you'll soon feel part of the community.... the more you post the quicker you'll get to know everyone, and vice versa.!

    I have PA affecting various joints but not had injections in my feet.

    If you post your question on LWA Forum you'll get a lot more responses as more peeps read that forum regularly. :wink:

    regards!

    Iris x
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dorcas wrote:
    Hello Linda and welcome to the forum :D

    I'm another scots lass, living in Central Scotland between Glasgow and Stirling... where are you?

    Nice to see you joining us here :wink: and hope you'll soon feel part of the community.... the more you post the quicker you'll get to know everyone, and vice versa.!

    I have PA affecting various joints but not had injections in my feet.

    If you post your question on LWA Forum you'll get a lot more responses as more peeps read that forum regularly. :wink:

    regards!

    Iris x



    Hello Iris

    Thanks for the welcome.

    I must check out LWA as you say, I do have lots of questions and guess I will probs find some answers there already.

    I hope you are keeping well today. from here in this sunny afternoon in ayrshire. I am taking things easy today though have the usual chores to get through and finding it all a real struggle adjusting. ... dont we all of course.

    Anyways Iris, I hope to catch you soon, Hugs, Linda :D
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,515
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Linda,

    I used to live in Kilmarnock, East Ayshire for 5yrs... and have a sis and niece in Crosshill, South Ayrshire. Lovely part of the country......

    will watch out for your posts on LWA. :D

    don't go doing too much today.... enjoy the sunshine while we have it.x


    Iris x
  • carola
    carola Member Posts: 786
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Linda

    I'm in Scotland too - Edinburgh.

    Just popped in to say hello and welcome.

    Carol
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,046
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi linda

    I noo from scotland, but ma sister is :) From Dundee(ish)

    The jabs have not ever helped me so far but you knwo - I would still try one? No harm trying is there??

    Anyway a great big welcome form me too

    albeit belated - have been on ma holidays :)

    Love

    Toni xx
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dorcas wrote:
    Hi Linda,

    I used to live in Kilmarnock, East Ayshire for 5yrs... and have a sis and niece in Crosshill, South Ayrshire. Lovely part of the country......

    will watch out for your posts on LWA. :D

    don't go doing too much today.... enjoy the sunshine while we have it.x


    Iris x

    Hello Iris

    What a small world... I am in Killie and lucky for us again today its been bright and sunny. Whats it like over you way ?

    I hope you have been taking things easy and had a good weekend. As prescribed by your experience I dont doubt, I did as little as I could to get by at the weekend and rested as much as poss. It is pretty scarey when you realise you cannot run around as you used to with suffering for it after. C'est la vie I am getting to understand.

    Keep well and hugs, Linda :)
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    carola wrote:
    Hi Linda

    I'm in Scotland too - Edinburgh.

    Just popped in to say hello and welcome.

    Carol

    Hi Carol

    Thanks for the kind welcome. I hope this finds you feeling well today. Its so lovely that there are sooooo many lovely scots lasses on the site.

    Hope to catch you soon, Hugs, Linda 8)
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Hi linda

    I noo from scotland, but ma sister is :) From Dundee(ish)

    The jabs have not ever helped me so far but you knwo - I would still try one? No harm trying is there??

    Anyway a great big welcome form me too

    albeit belated - have been on ma holidays :)

    Love

    Toni xx


    Hello Toni

    Thanks for the lovely welcome. I hope the holiday has helped you feel better and that you had a brill time. Somewhere hot I imagine ?

    Interesting that they did not work to well for you, I have heard that it can be a hit or a miss for some people. I think I will persevere without them for a wee while, see if the drugs (prescribed lol) work first !!

    I hope to catch you soon, hugs, linda :)
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    carola wrote:
    Hi Linda

    I'm in Scotland too - Edinburgh.

    Just popped in to say hello and welcome.

    Carol[/quote

    Hello Carol

    Forgive me if this is a duplicate. I typed a message already and when I went to send it, it does not appear that it went. So anyway I will start again.

    Thanks for the welcome, glad you stopped to say hello.

    How are you keeping at the start of this sunny week? I had a gentle weekend and feel the better for trying to keep the feet up. Did you doing anything exciting ?

    Hope to catch you soon, Hugs, Linda :)
  • wibberley
    wibberley Member Posts: 421
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Linda,

    Another Scots lass here - in Aberdeenshire. The rest of the UK is basking in sunshine but it's chilly here! :(

    I've had RA since I was 7 and have had injections in my feet - helped me enormously, but steroids always have. I know those bobbly surfaces at traffic lights are a great help for blind/partially sighted people, but they are agony for arthritic feet!

    Good luck with the sulpha. It's been great for me.....so far - only been on it since January.

    Lois
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,046
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I know those bobbly surfaces at traffic lights are a great help for blind/partially sighted people, but they are agony for arthritic feet!

    Lois[/quote]

    How right you are Lois :shock:

    Blumin stoopid idea :roll:

    Love

    Toni xx
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    wibberley wrote:
    Hi Linda,

    Another Scots lass here - in Aberdeenshire. The rest of the UK is basking in sunshine but it's chilly here! :(

    I've had RA since I was 7 and have had injections in my feet - helped me enormously, but steroids always have. I know those bobbly surfaces at traffic lights are a great help for blind/partially sighted people, but they are agony for arthritic feet!

    Good luck with the sulpha. It's been great for me.....so far - only been on it since January.

    Lois

    Hello Lois

    Glad to hear you are doin well with your meds and steroids. Really appreciate your response. Hope you are keeping well.

    Kind thoughts, Linda
  • carola
    carola Member Posts: 786
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Frogmorton/Toni

    Was that supposed to be a Scottish accent? haha!

    Grrrr, my Emoticons are not working for some reason but take it from me that I AM laughing at the accent hahahaha!

    Carol x
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    carola wrote:
    Frogmorton/Toni

    Was that supposed to be a Scottish accent? haha!

    Grrrr, my Emoticons are not working for some reason but take it from me that I AM laughing at the accent hahahaha!

    Carol x

    lol a poor one ! hugs, linda
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Linda - sorry come in late into your thread, but just wanted to say "hello" and welcome from me too. My RA started in my feet and the pain was excrutiating. But I was never offered cortisone injections so can't help with that I am afraid.

    Look forward to seeing you posting around the forum.

    Love Tilly
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    tillytop wrote:
    Hi Linda - sorry come in late into your thread, but just wanted to say "hello" and welcome from me too. My RA started in my feet and the pain was excrutiating. But I was never offered cortisone injections so can't help with that I am afraid. I really hope that the Naproxen and Sulpha give you some relief sooner rather than later - and that, if you do go for the cortisone injections, that they help you.

    Look forward to seeing you posting around the forum.

    Love Tilly
  • gemslyn
    gemslyn Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    tillytop wrote:
    tillytop wrote:
    Hi Linda - sorry come in late into your thread, but just wanted to say "hello" and welcome from me too. My RA started in my feet and the pain was excrutiating. But I was never offered cortisone injections so can't help with that I am afraid. I really hope that the Naproxen and Sulpha give you some relief sooner rather than later - and that, if you do go for the cortisone injections, that they help you.

    Look forward to seeing you posting around the forum.

    Love Tilly

    hello tilly

    thanks for saying hi. how are your feet now ?

    hugs, linda

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