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Marjorie
Marjorie Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Hello, I am a 68 year old female with osteoarthritis in both knees. I have had this condition for a long time and have pretty much learned to live with it. My GP referred me to a private hospital for an assessment. I had an X-ray to determine where the problem is and I was advised to order insoles to make me walk in such a way that I didn’t feel the pain so much. They worked and I am still wearing them. I take 2 paracetamol and 1 turmeric and black pepper capsules every morning. I can’t take anti inflammatory medication as I have a pacemaker fitted. I am not really able to exercise unless I hold onto a chair or similar as I have labrynthitis which affects my balance. So you can see I am a bit of a wreck lol, oh and I have had my left elbow replaced about 8 years ago. I have joined this community to keep up with new, up to date tips and advice to keep me at the level I am and maybe even improve my quality of life, thanks for reading

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  • Chris_R
    Chris_R Moderator Posts: 809
    edited 11. Mar 2022, 18:34
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    Hi @Marjorie

    Welcome to the online community. its good to join so you can chat everything through with others and keep in touch with new ideas as you have had osteoarthritis for years you probably have a great story to share with others and give advice of your own.

    hought you would like some up to date information so have provided some links for you to look at.

    Please let us know how you get on and do join in with the chats on our forums.

    All the best Christine

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  • Ylh28
    Ylh28 Member Posts: 4
    edited 12. Mar 2022, 08:31
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    Hi everyone...anyone else affected by the damp...been in so much pain recently &i feel some days like i have flue ..makes me so tired...my doctor wont prescribe ibuprofen any more so i have to buy it...but continues to prescribe omeprazole....should i fight the decision..and is there anything anyone can recommend that will help ...thank you 😊