Anyone else feeling my pain?

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NannyPippin
NannyPippin Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:05 in Living with arthritis
Hi, I have inoperable OA affecting all joints. I am also on Warfarin so no anti inflammatory pain relief. Struggling with mobility. Anyone else in similar situation?

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  • Annj
    Annj Member Posts: 59
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    Hi NannyPippin. Welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear you are struggling and suffering. It sounds a really difficult situation to be in if you are unable to take anti-inflammatories.

    Here is a link to the section on the Versus Arthritis website about OA:

    I'm including it because it has useful sections on managing symptoms and managing pain, just in case there's anything that you are not already familiar with.

    It may be worth asking if there is a pain clinic your GP could refer you to, if you haven't already gone down this route.

    Our forum members live with a huge variety of experiences and I'm sure you may find others in similar situations to your own who can offer their experiences and support.

    With best wishes,

    Ann

  • Bluebell7
    Bluebell7 Member Posts: 41
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    Hi,

    i just wanted to say how sorry I am that your in so much pain.

    Most of us understand pain here, have you ever been referred to a pain clinic?

    Hope you get some relief very soon.

    Take care

  • Mike1
    Mike1 Member Posts: 1,992
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    Yep! I have widespread OA and several other issues, I am on morphine and cannot have anti-inflams as they clash with my other meds. I hobble around indoors on crutches and use a wheelchair on the very rare occasions that I get to go anywhere. I also have a mobility scooter that I can get up to the village shop on. I live alone with my cat with very little social interaction, especially in the current climate. So I know how you feel!

  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    I'm in pain and have been since 1997 when psoriatic arthritis began (I was 37) and fourteen years later osteoarthritis was diagnosed (I don't know how long that had been going on as it was hiding behind the skirts of the other). I prefer the OA as it is predictable, It worsens in bad weather or when I overdo stuff then returns to its usual levels when the weather improves or I rest. I use a rollator when out and about - which isn't at all at the moment - and have done since my mid-forties: luckily vanity has never been an issue. 😀

    I dislike being in pain but being out of it isn't possible. I tried the stronger pain meds but found that they merely removed me from the pain, leaving me unable to function. I couldn't see the point in that so have learned to manage with four cocodamol per day and keeping my brain occupied so it is not focused on the hurt. I am fortunate now to be retired so can rest when needed (frequently) and I although I cannot do what my friends can I find ways to join in with their activities.

    Arthritis has changed my life and the way I live it but it will never change what I get from it. As interests have been lost to my decline I have found new ones. As I deteriorate I do less and rest more but I still get things done. I am more than the disease and always will be. DD

    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben