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mikepre37
mikepre37 Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:05 in Living with arthritis
Hello all, a bit about myself. My name is Mike I'm 56 and have suffered from psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and tremers for over 15 years. I have good and bad days just like the rest of you, if I exsert myself one day it puts me in bed for the rest of the next day, even though I'm taking many different types of medication twice a day. It's a very frustrating illness don't you think.
It's so nice to be on a site with like minded people.

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  • YvonneH
    YvonneH Member Posts: 1,076
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    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the nice comments, I'm very glad you have found us, it does make a big difference to have friends who know how it is living with our various forms of arthritis. You are so right and you sound a bit like me, pacing is still a work in progress even after all these years, I should be brilliant by now! You sound like you are coping well though, accepting how it is has to be the best thing to do, it's very easy to get cross with yourself.

    I have a few things I like doing depending on how my arthritis is behaving. I've got some sedentary activities, like reading, watching tv, I've just started a jigsaw and I'm also learning Welsh, which is for the brain in gear days. I've heard people singing Land of my Fathers on a Thursday night and I'd love to join in but I'm not quite at that stage yet!

    What do you do on those days when you know anything too physical isn't going to work?

    Take care

    Yvonne x

  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Hello, I too have PsA, OA and fibromyalgia. I just spent too long replying to another newbie, I promise I will come back later today. DD

    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Told you I'd be back. 😉

    For the PsA I inject humira fortnightly and methotrexate weekly. Thanks to the humira I also take blood pressure medication and thanks to the meth 5mg of folic acid weekly. The OA is managed with pain relief, rest and exercise. My daily strategy is to do a little, rest a little then do a little more. I began when I was 37 and am now 61, life has turned out as I thought it would (which is disappointing) but it is what it is.

    I've been shielding since early March and am reconciled to the fact I have months to go. So have many others and am thankful I am better equipped than some to get through it. DD

    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,493
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    Hi Mike

    Yes it's lovely to find a place where people 'get' you without needing to explain yourself or pretend you are ok when you are not!

    I am glad you have found us and hope you will decide to hang about. The community is full of people who know loads on the subject of Arthritis and loads of ways to make life easier.

    Hopefully nattering to us lot will not over-exert you and you can become a regular...I think you will have as much to give to others as hopefully you will get in return.