New here, I have osteoarthritis all thew me

Kw54 Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:07 in Living with arthritis

Hi everyone

Just wanted to come and say hi, I'm Wendy 48 I suffer from osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, I have done know well osteoarthritis has been happen over last 20 years and fibromyalgia the last 7yrs .

Very painful condition the specialist is treating the osteoarthritis as its more serious it's all thew my body. I use to love to walk and have done all my life, but the last 5 years has been very hard. But I am keeping going , as far as I can.

Looking forward to meet new friends who understand the condition better.

Thanks Wendy 😊


  • chrisb
    chrisb Moderator Posts: 701

    Hi @Kw54 (Wendy),

    Welcome to the Versus Arthritis forum.

    I see that you’ve been living with osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia for many years along with the associated pain.  As time has gone on activities like walking have become more difficult.

    You say that you’ve joined the forum to meet people who have understand your situation, well you’ve definitely come to the right place. There are many members who have been through similar journeys and will no doubt be able relate to where you’re at.

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    I hope that you find joining the forum of benefit.

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  • Jona
    Jona Member Posts: 406

    Hi @Kw54

    I too was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia although I’ve had numerous medical professionals tell me that fybro is all in my head they also told me the reason I couldn’t lift my left arm was due to fybro I had to insist on an X-ray they found cervical spondylosis with oseophytes that appear to be pushing on my nerves on the left side I’m due to start cbt as they still insist I’m depressed and it’s all in my head but yes it is rather painful I also have osteo in my knees hands and shoulder blades I went for a routine eye test as my eye sight has been rather blurry and I was told I had cataract in both eyes I was waiting for her to tell me it was fibromyalgia I’m afraid I’ve lost complete faith in the medical professionals I hope you have a very understanding Dr though

    take care 😊💐