Good afternoon all,
Just found this site while googling arthritis, I went to the Dr's this morning regarding some joint pain iv been having for past few weeks (few years on and off) and I am off for blood tests in the morning to check for osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. I have had joint pain for years but every Dr I have seen has just said to try more exercise and given me anti inflammatories.
The other day I was doing some DIY and when I tried to bend down to change my babies nappy I could not put any pressure on my knees as it felt like someone was stabbing them with a red hot iron that was the reason I went to the Dr's.
Being told the possibility of having arthritis has hit me quite hard being only 30years old (I no age is no guarantee for health) I have always been active and keeping this going has been more and more hard work as of late
I think that I was hoping maybe it was something treatable that would cure.
How have you managed to get your head around that you have been diagnosed with something for the rest of your life (I understand that I could be in far worse health)
Sorry for rambling on I'm not normally this doom and gloom lol...
Thanks for taking time to read my post