Flares with osteoarthritis?
I have osteoarthritis in every joint now and I am 25 years in. My mobility is so bad I do not venture out much and do get depressed and that feeling of 'Whats the point?'
I have noticed that I am sometimes in the most extreme of pain and it his all over at the same time, so hard to tell where one joint ends and another begins. I am just wiped out with the pain and so wondered if this is a 'flare'? I have always thought it was but have been told that you do not get flares with OA?
I just wondered how others feel when the pain is almost too much to bear and if like me you have days when the pain is bad but bearable and then it all becomes so extreme? My lumber spine was the final straw for me and I call that the 'screaming pain' for it feels it is screaming and I have to sit down fast and it relieves some but is always there.
The flares are regular but follow no pattern, they just come on and last for usually around 3 days and then are gone and I am back to knowing where the pain is. In a flare I am just in total pain.