So much pain and no help right now

Mamawithpain Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:05 in Living with arthritis
Hi does anyone have any tips on how I can manage better? My usual help can't come right now because of the lockdown. I'm a single mum to a 20 month old with RA and currently only taking naproxen and cocodamol? The other medications I have tried I ended up with severe side effects. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated thank you.


  • Annj
    Annj Member Posts: 59

    Hi Mamawithpain,

    Welcome to the forum. I'm really sorry to hear that things are difficult for you.

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

    There is some useful advice here on coping with pain and managing symptoms.

    It may be worthwhile to ask your GP for a referral to a pain clinic, although I'm aware there may be a delay in this, especially at the moment. It might help for the future though.

    Good luck and best wishes,