Living with arthritis
Hello. I am a new member of the forum. I am a 49-year-old female who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in my sternum, ribs and thoracic spine several years ago, linked to a history of ulcerative colitis. I am also profoundly anaemic and had to give up work and become self-employed as I found sitting at a desk all day extremely painful and uncomfortable and became very tired. To my dismay, I have now developed Heberdens nodes on my fingers and would like to hear from others with this condition. Does anyone have any tips for delaying the worsening of the arthritis in my fingers re diet, supplements, lifestyle changes etc.? Is there a chance it could go into remission or will I end up with gnarled hands, unable to do regular household tasks? Any advice will be gratefully received. Kerry.