22 years old and painfully arthritic

nmistry11 Member Posts: 3
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

Hi all!

I was diagnosed with RA about 2.5 years ago whilst at university and have been up and down with pain and medication since. I’m now being tested for SLE too and am currently off all medication while awaiting an MRI scan (and very immobile).

I’d like to know any tips and tricks people have for when their inflammation is particularly bad as codeine has been my doctor’s solution and I’m not too keen.

Also, I was heavily into bodybuilding style training before my diagnosis and have had to put all gym on hold since. This has affected my mental health MASSIVELY and I’m still recovering from the impact it’s had on my life.

Would love to hear from anyone who can relate!