I am newly diagnosed and was given this website by the physiotherapist. My arthritis is comorbid with chronic migraine, which I've had since childhood, and now that the weather is turning bad I'm virtually in constant pain and it's really starting to get me down. I'm trying desperately not to become over-reliant on medication but everything else, hot baths, tiger balm, ibuprophen gel, works for maybe an hour or two before the pain just comes back at full strength. It's affecting my eating and sleeping. I'm not working at the moment but I am registered on a distance learning course and I'm barely able to work on that. I'm supposed to be increasing my exercise but I can barely drag myself to the shops when I need basic supplies. I live alone and completely rely on myself for everything. I'm genuinely hoping that I can get some practical advice here because I'm convinced my surgery think I'm a hypochondriac.