Diagnosed today with Osteoarthritis and hypermobility

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

Hi All

I’m 39 years old and used to run 10k races. I received diagnoses of Hypermobility, Early Osteoarthritis and Trochanteric Bursitis in both hips. I have pain in my hips, fingers & thumbs, toes, ankles and other joints occasionally. I’m still processing my diagnoses so I’m reeling a little. One of the biggest questions in my mind is can my husband and I start a family. Is there anyone on hear at similar age who received a diagnosis and has had children since? If so how are you managing?

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  • Anna
    Anna Moderator Posts: 1,006
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    Hi @Emi_Lou and welcome to the online community,

    I can understand how you must be feeling to receive diagnoses of Hypermobility, Early Osteoarthritis and Trochanteric Bursitis in both hips - that’s such a lot to take in. You’ve come to the right place though - everyone here has experienced arthritis in their lives, and you’ll find members supportive and helpful.

    You are wondering about whether you can start a family. Others on here may share their stories with you, and while you’re waiting, you might like to read the Versus Arthritis information page on pregnancy and arthritis:

    Here’s the inspiring personal story from Hannah that you also might like to read:

    Do take a look round the forum and ask any questions you may have,

    Anna ( Mod)

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