Arthritis in Hands
Hi, I’ve had osteoarthritis in my hands for some years now and it comes and goes, but I’m having a painful flare up just now. There are knobbly joints but they don’t actually hurt, it’s the pain and tingling in hands and wrists that’s the worst.
My GP has been helpful and I’ve had my hands X-rayed and then told its “ wear and tear” , I have Psoriasis too but they say it’s not Psoriatic.
I’ve tried chatting on line before but here I am again. The thing is I feel like a fraud when some people are so bad with their symptoms and with me it’s only my hands.
I would just like to find someone with a similar problem to ask how they cope with this. I’ve just turned 70 , I’m healthy and reasonably fit but this is making me feel so much older because I’m limited to what I can do. I’m also lucky to have a wonderful husband who can do things for me, but what do people do who live on their own?
There seems to be no evidence that diet helps, I’m told, but a strange thing for me is that twice in recent years I’ve had operations in hospital where I’ve lost weight through not eating and the arthritis symptoms have gone, no one can explain that to me!
I don’t want to sit back and give in to this, I’ve got a life to lead, surely there must be something out there to alleviate my pain apart from taking loads of CO codamol. I can’t take Ibroprofen, although I have the gel.
Still not finding this easy to share as it’s so much easier to talk to someone rather than write it all down.
does anyone know that changing diet works?
supplements that don’t constipate!
does Versus have a diet sheet that people have found helpful?
any help gratefully received, thankyou