Hi I have had a nasty flare up of joint pain and stiffness for the last 3-4 weeks.
I have been diagnosed with OA in my hips, knees, hands, shoulders and now I have pain in my neck and lower back.
I am finding it incredibly difficult to walk and even just lying in bed I feel stiff and achey all the time.
My original inflammatory markers were negative for RA but my GP agreed to run more blood tests this week as the original tests were done when it was just my knees and hips that I was suffering with.
I won't get my results until I see her again on 10th May.
Is it normal to get these prolonged periods of pain and "disability" with
She did seem to think it was unusual to have been laid low for so long.
(I have also had recurring UTIs over the last few months, I'm not sure if this has any bearing on anything other than my ability to get to the toilet in time)
I would appreciate your advice on this as there doesn't seem to be any let up on the horizon.