RA in cervical spine.
Hi everyone I am new here today.
My name is sammy I am 20 I just turned.
I have RA.
I have RA in my cervical spine but it can spread to any parts off my body, like both my knees, both my wrists, my fingers, my feet and my lower back, hips, you know what I mean it can be anywhere but mainly my cervical spine.
It really hurts sometimes. I have recently been diagnosed with it as it was genetically passed onto me by my nana.
I take paraceptamol and joint relief cream ( Voltoral) to minimise the pain and to help me move my neck, as everytime I move my neck most times it really hurts or it will grate and pop.
I am still awaiting a plan on what will work for me. I have learned to deal with the pain but it can get too much and as I have anxiety I visit the urgent treatment centre alot for advice.
I don't know anyone else, friends or family who have it, as my nana who had it passed away before I was born.
I struggle at night to rest properly as my neck grates alot and is very worn out.
With my cream im using and paraceptamol it gives me some relief to continue some more hours off my day more mobilised. I am grateful for this.
I had trouble with Cannabis intake and immediately cut it out after my diagnosis as it made it worse.
I feel alone thats why I am here. I had a career ahead off me with my boxing but I can no longer do it, well ever, which really depresses me.
I am happy to be apart of this group and let my emotions out as no one except from people who suffer with this understand the daily struggles.
As I said I am still awaiting a plan for the right medication for me but will be having a XRAY and MRI to see what the damage has done to my joints and to see how spread the Disease is.
I will not give up with this and I will try my best to control it.
Thankyou for reading this and taking the time out off your day to listen to some off my story.
I hope you all have a lovely day and stay healthy.
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