Newly diagnosed and feeling a bit helpless
I am glad you have found our online community. We are a friendly group of people and we hope to offer you help and support: being newly diagnosed can be quite frightening and I'm not surprised you feel helpless!
I am posting some information from our website which I hope will be a start for you. If you can give us a bit more information I am sure we can target our help better for you.
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Thankyou , I was told my diagnosis and then told to take a load of tablets. Which havnt worked that much I asked would it be ok for me to go for walks my GP said she can't answer that as everyone is different. We have a touring caravan and really love going away in it. I don't have to give everything up surely. A bit of an essay sorry.0
Hello and welcome.
I'm convinced that I rattle when I move with tablets!
It depends on the tablets. Some are designed to work quickly and some build up so it can take a wee bit to feel the benefit. Over the years I have, with help from a good GP and rheumatology dept., been able to sort out a regime that I can live with. I think tablets react in different ways with different people. It may take a wee while to find out which mixture suits you best - it did with me.
Sadly there are no quick fixes for us. I think you should go for walks. The secret is to keep moving but not overdo it. The exercise videos here on VA are brilliant and I use the ones that suit me with exercises that my physio gave me.
I would say if you are happy touring in your caravan do it.
Thankyou Moira, your message has helped alot .0
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