I've been told by my GP for 2 1/2 years that I had "arthritic type pain" in my joints. Today I've been told that it is "non-specific inflammatory arthritis". I have epilepsy, so am on 900mg/day gabapentin anyway, and I've been on naproxen for just under two years, I'm now up to 1,000 mg/day, and I was taking OTC cocodamol on my GP's recommendation. Today I've been put on 30/500 cocodamol. I can't use tramadol or morphine as they make me too 'spacey' to look after the kids.
It started in my right wrist but now I have it in both wrists, all my fingers, my knees, my ankles and now the worst is my right hip. I'm bed bound other than the school runs.
Oh - I'm also a lone parent to 4 children, who all have disabilities, SEN and/or medical needs depending on the child. I also have my 23yo brother with Aspergers living with me.
I lost my DLA in October, and haven't had any Carers from ASC since April last year as my conditions are 'variable' (yeah, from a bad day to an I can't get out of bed or to the toilet without help day...), so we are muddling along as best we can.
Well, this is me. I use a stick to get about, but my daughter's disability SW is trying to get me some help to get me a mobility scooter as I'm struggling so much.[Edited to change pink writing to black, which is easier on my poor eyes 8)
Ironically, mod edits are in dark red to distinguish them from ordinary posts