What do you do when the pain overwhelms you and you can't carry out your day to day activities without constant discomfort and aches and pains. It's ruining my life.
Hello @MaggieOsteo and a warm welcome to the online community,
You're feeling that living with the overwhelming pain of arthritis is ruining your life and you wonder what you can do - well you have made a positive first step by joining this community. Everyone on here can understand and sympathise with you, as all our members have experienced the pain of arthritis in their lives. I hope that you feel supported by being here and knowing that you're among friends. It sometimes helps to chat to others, so if you would like to talk to someone, here's the helpline number - they are a sympathetic listening ear. They are available from 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday and their number is:
You might also like to have a look at the Versus Arthritis link below that talks about managing your pain. It suggests how to assess whether your medications are working, and offers advice on self help treatments
Best wishes and do let us know how you're getting on,
Welcome and hugs. It’s hard but hopefully you will be able to take advantage of the suggestions on here.