SAYING HALLO

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jayneys
jayneys Member Posts: 122
edited 11. Jan 2011, 20:40 in Living with Arthritis archive
Well i will try again 2 say hallo.Been reading your letters 4 along time.And will have 2 admit 2 my self that i do have this oa and maybe ra .I am 53, year old grandmother, 2 three lovely boys aged one, five, and nine.IWORK IN A SCHOOL .,and fineding it very hard ,have oa in hips and knees .I am on 8co codamol diclofenac and omeprazole a day they dont work .MY DR said 2 see him in a mouth thats in a weeks time .he said the top man will see me again .IAM SORRY I AM NOT MAKEING ENY SENSE IJUST WOULD LIKE IT ALL 2 GO AWAY.

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Oh jayneys, wouldn't we all, but it ain't gonna happen. OA is very difficult to 'treat', you are on the right lines with the co-cos, diclo and omep, it's the classic trio of pain duller, anti-inflammatory and stomach protector, but the effectiveness of the meds does vary from person to person. How long have you been on them? Not too long I think, by the sound of things, I hope they do start to help soon. Your GP will deal with the OA, and hopefully refer you soon to a rheumatologist for the suspected RA. My arthritis hasn't yet touched my hips, mine is in my sacro-iliac joints, both knees, both ankles and all my toes. I cannot manage without my crutches, so if you are not yet using a stick give one (or maybe two) a whirl - they can make a great deal of difference. I hope you will keep popping in to see us - we are a friendly bunch and we know our stuff! It's been good to meet you. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,393
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    a010.gif That's Hi Jayneys from me too, sorry it's grim for you at the moment. I'm sure we'd all like it to go away, so join the club. :grin:
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi jayneys
    And a very warm welcome, I am sorry you had to find us, but you will find the forum so helpful and really supportive.
    It is good to have people to talk to, that know some of what you are suffering.
    I do hope to see you posting more very soon.
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Janey, hope you are ok this evening, arthur is a real **** eh? It is really difficult sometimes to find the right balance of painkillers and anti-imflatories.. I had some that worked well for years but in the end they weren't doing anything, so have gone back to trial and error.. As you will no doubt discover, we are all different, what works for one may not work for another etc..

    Be as well as you can be..

    Catch you soon :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • jayneys
    jayneys Member Posts: 122
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH WILL WRITE SOON THANKS SO MUCH
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    HI Jayneys,

    and welcome.

    I have OA too and work in a special school - so appreciate how tough it is.

    What is the dosage of the co-codomols? ie are the 8/500's or 30/500's etc?

    Do you use wheatie heat bags once home to help soothe your joints?

    Is the "Top Man" another GP or an a consultant?

    Have you seen an ortho yet?

    Have you tried physio/hydro?

    Do you have any aids and gadget provided by an OT to assist you?

    Oops - sorry have bombarded you with questions!! sorry!!

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello from me too

    Hope you enjoy the forums

    Take care

    Juliepf x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good morning, janeys, I hope you are feeling as OK as you can be today. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • jayneys
    jayneys Member Posts: 122
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    HI AGAIN,I AM REALY BAD AT SPELLING SO IUSE WORDS I CAN SPELL WHEN I SAID TOP MAN MENT RHUMATOLOGIST CON .ISORE HIM BEGGINING OF LASTYEAR,I HAVE USED HEAT W CUSH THEY ARE GOOD .I MENT 8 CO CODAMOL 500MG ADAY WAS ON NOPROXEN BUT THEY GAVE ME BAD HEADS .ITS NICE 2TALK2 YOUALL .EVEN IF IT TAKES ME A LONG TIME.
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Morning janeys....

    How are you this morning??

    Just wanted to drop you a line and say hi and to let you know that this is a great forum full of great ppl..

    Take care

    Tracy :smile:
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Don't worry about your spelling, janeys, we can work things out! It would help tho if you take off the caps lock, it would make things easier to read - it's almost as tho you are shouting at us, which I know you are not! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,961
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Jayneys
    i'm on the same as you but my co-codamol are 30/100
    they are better.
    take care and keep writing on the forum when you can.
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,490
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi janyeys

    Just a quick hello and welcome form me too.

    I think you are doing really well on here - I was pretty rubbish at first :???:

    Good to meet you

    Love

    toni xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi janeys, I hope you have had a reasonable day today. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • jayneys
    jayneys Member Posts: 122
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Not to bad a day thank you DD,how was your day/ mornings bad but when iget going things get better. good night all. JAYNEYS
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Goodnight Janey, hope you sleep well tonight...

    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Jayneys,

    Welcome to the forum from me too. I am sorry that you are having such a bad time of it.
    I hope you get some answers from your GP appointment and get another appointment with your Rheumy consultant soon.
    Take care,
    Lv, Ix
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Janyey,

    Late welcome fro me.

    I so agree with you wouldn't it be good if it just went away :wink: I tried packing its bags for it but to now avail...... :lol: Thinking I might just nuke it next :lol:

    OA is relentless at times and I know how bad that endless nagging, screaming thing can get... always reminds me of a tantrum throwing kid :roll: I try t ignore it as best I can and am lucky I have had it now over half my life so don't remeber what it used to be like..... Deep down I think that helps me to be honest.

    Hey I can't spell either so please don't worry about it. My biggest problem just now is hands and eyesight which makes for an interesting result via the spell check at times :wink:

    Hang in there and maybe you need a different tablet routine? Sometimes a change or adding helps it shut up a bit. Try and get it comfortable and fingers crossed you will have a better tomorrow. Nice to meet you. Cris x