Hi I am 82 years and up to a month ago I was still very active, able to do gardening, DIY, and walking, all with not to much trouble. I did have odd bouts of pain in various joints which all died down quite quickly, then a month ago I woke up with extreme pain in both shoulders and both wrists. After moving and exercising joints this died down but still sore until the next morning when I woke up with extreme pain and stiffness again. This went on for two week at which point I went to see a doctor who took blood tests and found that it was normal so just probably osteoarthritis, I now have knees and hips quite painful but am still able to walk quite well. The doctor said I could take paracetamol, and advised me to see a physiotherapist. I have sent self referral forms to the physiotherapist department and am awaiting reply. I don't take paracetamol as it effects the warfarin I am on, this may change if it gets too bad.
My main question is, why have I suddenly been attacked on all these joints seemingly overnight.
In the afternoons I am almost normal and dread going to bed because within a few hours the pain comes back again -- is this it for the rest of my life.