Hi this is the first time I have posted on a forum. I have just returned from GPS today with a diagnosis of OA xray showed sacroillitis and wear and tear in my hips. The pain comes and goes but at its worst is life altering, I couldn't lift my children and had 3 weeks off work on QDS tramadol, now paracetamol keeps the pain away.
I have come away from my GP with no written information and don't know what to expect I'm scared the GP said painkillers to ease the pain and only to come back when pain does not ease taking these, no follow up, I'm really gutted this feels huge and I can't believe I have been left just to deal. What are other people's experience of diagnosis? Does it become easier to live with? is it gong to get worse as I age, bearing n mind I am only 30? I am not over weight and excercise regular it does not run in my family and I have not damaged the joint