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Hi all

I am new here and I have osteoarthritis. In my hips more on the right than the left. I have to go for a MRI because I am having pains in other places and the consultant said it could be referred pain so I am now to go for an MRI. I ma constantly tired, I ache everywhere as soon as I stand up mainly on the legs though, I cant sleep I have pain on the large muscle in my right buttock like I t needs to stretch but I cant due to my hip. I have been prescribed naproxen which is not up to much really I ve tried co codomol which makes me ill, paracetamol doesn't really touch it. Bu tits the tiredness and aches that I find difficult, I cant do the job I enjoy now because I was no my feet a lot . I have to sit down more often but if I sit to long I get sore If I stand I get sore , I cant afford not to work but it really is becoming a struggle , any ideas welcome.?😔

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  • Chris_R
    Chris_R Moderator Posts: 800
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    Hi Nelly

    Welcome to the forum, so sorry you are going through a lot of pain at the moment, we understand how you feel as everyone here has a form of arthritis and goes through various levels of pain and various forms of Arthritis it is good you have found us and as we are all friendly and understanding and will try to make you feel part of the forum the most popular forums are Living with Arthritis and Chit Chat

    All the best Christine

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,487
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    Hi @Nelly54

    Nice to meet you. I am sorry you're struggling so much ATM pain is vile isn't it? 😕

    When I was recovering from surgery my consultant to me to sit a little, stand a little and lie down a little. That sounds like what your body is after.

    Have you tried a warm wheatbag at all (the kind you microwave)? That might be nice on that muscley ache in your buttock. I get it too it helps a bit with mine. If it helps you can buy heat patches from supermarkets and chemists which means you could use them when you are out too.

    In the past i have used a tens machine for pain which helped a bit as has ice packs.

    There are a few people struggling with sleep at the moment talking about their problems with being tired. I really do recommend a nap with an alarm set so you don't overdo it, but it helps me.

    Oh and i sleep with a pillow between my knees to align by body better I am a side sleeper.

    Take care

    Toni x

  • Nelly54
    Nelly54 Member Posts: 3
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    thanks Toni I will try the heat bags too, I have tried the pillow but end up with it at the bottom of the bed I move around too much in the night. It feels like a wrestling match with my own body 😃