Arthritis or

robert d

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This is me for the last few months, certainly no fishing. I have been told everything from cancer through arthritis and a slipped disc to tendonitis. CBD and similar is fine, I didn't bother, but get checked out properly. An x-ray ruled out arthritis for me, waiting on an MRI currently but my physio now thinks patellar tendonitis and some thigh muscle / disc damage. An MRI may or may not pick that out. Physio works if they know what to treat, mine now seems to be improving, my knee had stayed painful despite a super high dose of gabapentin although that has at least sorted back pain for the moment (and it only takes a few drinks now to see me off😉).

I would say that anyone who says no to painkillers needs their head looked at as well as the rest. Quality of life is massively improved, just don't mistake less pain for healed as you can aggravate damage - you'll know when you're sorted. This is a common issue with cortisone injections which are now viewed as common causes of repeat or chronic damage.
It's not I dont want pain killers its I dont want pain killers and sent away .I want to be diagnosed with what I have then if I need pain killers because there is no treatment then I will take them when needed .Your story is very interesting as I did self defence classes many years ago and was thrown and twisted in every joint .Maybe a link there .I wish you well and hope you recover.. I think a lot of my problems are tendonitis but my bones and muscles hurt too especially yesterday and today ..just ordered an exercise bike as suggested in another post to strengthen knees and was thinking maybe swimming might help
 

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Talking with the physio, she didn't see it as being the cause. We never went in for macho BS, when a lock is on you tap out. You learn how to fall properly before before you ever get thrown and you get properly warmed up for a full on session. I went for 12 years, my only injury was to my hand, someone shifted their weight and I lost grip trapping my hand. Painful for a few days but no big deal. Obviously I got full power hit more than once but I don't count bruises. There is a reason that tai chi is popular in China, you need to use those joints and keep them effective.
 

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Talking with the physio, she didn't see it as being the cause. We never went in for macho BS, when a lock is on you tap out. You learn how to fall properly before before you ever get thrown and you get properly warmed up for a full on session. I went for 12 years, my only injury was to my hand, someone shifted their weight and I lost grip trapping my hand. Painful for a few days but no big deal. Obviously I got full power hit more than once but I don't count bruises. There is a reason that tai chi is popular in China, you need to use those joints and keep them effective.
I agree regular gentle exercises must help and ofcourse eating the right food and keeping hydrated. That's my plan anyway il try very hard to keep to it
 

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My wife started with just a pain in between her shoulders was given steroid injection and steroid tablets and improved almost immediately for a while but the pain soon spread.

She had various x rays and scans including a pet scan and was told it was fibromialgia by a very poor rhumatologist who thank god left the hospital soon after.

Over the next 2 years she had every scan and x ray you could name because it had spread to her whole body and she could not even get out of bed to go to the toilet without crying with pain and my help,

The only time she went out was to the drs and hospital in the end in a wheelchair.

Finally she had a radioactive scan and this finally showed that she had arthritis in just about every joint.

She has had loads of different meds and even goes to hospital once every 2 months for some med to be given intravenously.

My point is this was the only scan that showed what was wrong with her.

Of course i could bore you all with the rest of the other things brought on by all this treatment but i won't.

Life for her for the last 5/6 years has been horrendous although she can get about a bit more now but cannot go anywhere on her own.

Only this weekend she passed out in the bathroom she passed out and had a fall and banged her head and hurt herself.

Before all this started she was a relatively fit woman so you never know whats around the corner.

My advice would be to let the good experts lead the way as regards to exercise etc not that my wife can do much even today.

Sorry for rambling a bit as it's been another shitty weekend.
 
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My wife started with just a pain in between her shoulders was given steroid injection and steroid tablets and improved almost immediately for a while but the pain soon spread.

She had various x rays and scans including a pet scan and was told it was fibromialgia by a very poor rhumatologist who thank god left the hospital soon after.

Over the next 2 years she had every scan and x ray you could name because it had spread to her whole body and she could not even get out of bed to go to the toilet without crying with pain and my help,

The only time she went out was to the drs and hospital in the end in a wheelchair.

Finally she had a radioactive scan and this finally showed that she had arthritis in just about every joint.

She has had loads of different meds and even goes to hospital once every 2 months for some med to be given intravenously.

My point is this was the only scan that showed what was wrong with her.

Of course i could bore you all with the rest of the other things brought on by all this treatment but i won't.

Life for her for the last 5/6 years has been horrendous although she can get about a bit more now but cannot go anywhere on her own.

Only this weekend she passed out in the bathroom she passed out and had a fall and banged her head and hurt herself.

Before all this started she was a relatively fit woman so you never know whats around the corner.

My advice would be to let the good experts lead the way as regards to exercise etc not that my wife can do much even today.

Sorry for rambling a bit as it's been another shitty weekend.
Your not rambling on at all .you can as you say tell me more details it wont bore me infact I'm interested but I appreciate it's a very private affair so il leave it to you to decide . I am going to see a doctor Wednesday all be it a student doctor as he's the only person available .I am going to insist on tests to discover what Ailes me .I have been fairly strong and fit most my life but have put up with the pain for a lot of years but it's getting worse and worse and very irritating when I cant do what I want . I'm so sorry to hear your story of your wife and pray that some sort of treatment can help her get back to a normal or near normal life.
 

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Hi

I have severe arthritis in my hip which is getting operated on 24th Feb - I cannot wait... For the pain i used these guys and its worth every penny

hempelf.com its completely legal
 

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Hi

I have severe arthritis in my hip which is getting operated on 24th Feb - I cannot wait... For the pain i used these guys and its worth every penny

hempelf.com its completely legal
Hope you get sorted and hopefully back to normal..I have seen doctor and at the moment they are going to test my blood see what that reads
 
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