My name is Paula. I've been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis for 2 years now and I have been coping ok. However, I'm finding that the pain is getting worse, and while initially my hip joints were affected, recently, sometimes one of my knees just give way, and I've started to notice pains in my hands. I'm not on any pain medication, the normal over the counter medicine doesn't seem to help, and my GP has only prescribed physio, which has been useful in easing the stiffness, but not with the pain. I would appreciate any advice on where to go from here.
It's lovely having a community where I can share my thoughts, as sometimes, people don't appreciate how painful every day life can be.
Thanks for letting me join.