I'm new around here

leloroux Member Posts: 4
edited 28. Dec 2016, 04:09 in Say Hello Archive
I am confused and rather overwhelmed by the vicious nature of my new flare-up. I hope to find objective info here.


  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,635
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Welcome to the forum, I am sure you will find help, support, advice and friendship here from the other member.
    I am one of the moderation team and we all have arthritis 'hangers on' or look after family member with the same.
    Best wishes
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi leoroux,

    Flare ups can be both painful and moral sapping, without knowing what ype of arthritis you have (RA or OA and where), all I can offer in terms of advise, is what I've learnt in how to deal when my OA flares up in my knee.

    I find raising my knee and lots of rest is the best course to take with a flare up (along with any meds), and I also find an ice pack over the knee useful (you can get these at most large chemists).

    Hope the flare up ends soon

    "Stoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast"
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,217
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I do hope things have improved for you a little?

    My initial flares were terrifying to me, (I thought this was me for life), but I am not sure whether you are newly diagnosed or not?

    Leloroux I hope you will join us and let us support you.


    Toni xxx