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Dec 04, 2016 8:07 PM

Hi, I'm a 31 old female. Have always suspected about my pain on my knees and hips since I was like 20. But I always put the blame on whatever physical activity I was doing back then. Now and since this past year It got a lot worse. It started with my knees hurting a lot and sometimes without exercising them. These last few months and I feel that the cold weather is been making in worse, also hurts, no so bad, but hurts my hips, elbow, finger joints, angles. I wake up stiff.
Gets better with Tylenol but still with it, it bothers a bit.
I remember my dad always complaining about my knees and my grandfather couldn't straight up his knees and fingers at certain point when he was older.
I am going to get a professional prognosis but I will appreciate all your opinions.
Thanks very much!

Dec 04, 2016 8:39 PM

Sounds like Rheumatoid Arthritis. I would ask to be tested for that. Sorry I suffering.

Dec 04, 2016 9:36 PM

Sorry you're suffering I mean.

Dec 04, 2016 9:50 PM

Getting older sucks! I agree w/ Gibber. Soak in a warm bath of Epsom salt. Try staying in at least 15 min. Ibuprofen might work better than Tylenol.
Feel better soon!!

Dec 04, 2016 9:57 PM

That doesn't sound good at all. I'm sorry you're suffering soo much. The cold isn't a friend of pain for most people, it tends to make most pain sufferers hurt more.
Keep a pain log and describe your pain and where it is so you can show your Dr. You may also want to ask your Dr if they can give you stronger pain meds in the mean time.
It may take a while before you do get a dx and you'll probably go thro quite a few tests along the way but you will need to keep pushing the doctors, they tend not to do much unless you keep on to them plus they may not believe (a lot of the medical profession seem to lack empathy!).
I wish I had more advice for you to help ease your pain but I'm battling trigeminal neuralgia pain.


Dec 05, 2016 7:55 AM

Tylenol Arthritis might help. Be careful with Ibuprofen. I can't take it because I have had kidney troubles. My mom's best friend took it for pain. She was taking more than prescribed - for years. 2 years ago she had minor surgery. The day after she died from internal bleeding. (determined to have been caused by the ibuprofen). :( so if you take it long term please be careful.

Dec 05, 2016 5:57 PM

Thanks ladies for all the advice I really appreciate the support as well especially because my family especially my husband doesn't show empathy with my pain and that also hurts my feelings :( I wish I could reply individually to each one of you... Feel free to add me on Facebook if you'd like. I always look forward to get to know new people and make new friends. xoxo, Eve.

Dec 05, 2016 6:14 PM

Sorry you're in a lot of pain. It's hard telling people about your pain. It's taken my husband several years to show any empathy and him going to doctor appointments with me and hearing from the doctor that its painful. I love this app because you feel like you're not alone. I hope you have success with your doctors appointment.

Dec 05, 2016 6:15 PM

Thanks chele

Dec 05, 2016 7:33 PM

Evegali- My fiance went through 13 months of having to support the 5 of us because I had literally a migraine that lasted 13 months and couldn't work bc of the dizziness/vertigo. He was very empathetic at the beginning but started to get frustrated because of the stress on him and I was at home "doing nothing". I have reallly down-played my symptoms recently bc I would rather suck it up now then tell him after I get a conclusive diagnosis from the doctor. I'm hoping a diagnosis will reinforce my symptoms to him and he will be more accepting. I'm sorry you're dealing with all of this :( <3

Dec 05, 2016 7:50 PM

MeLiz I'm sorry for you too.. :( I think that if our partners love us they should at the minimum respectful and supportive, yea they have to make some kind of effort to help us but we did some kind of wffort for then too at same point.. example I've been living with all this pain had to wait long months to even have health insurance, I'm from Portugal I've travelled here and met my husband and stayed, for him... Nowadays, he doesn't care about helping me with whatever chores I have trouble doing, doesn't even asks me how's my pain and gets upset if I'm not in the mood for whatever activity.. I think that is on the worst moments of life that we really get to know a person..
I wish you all the luck for your pains and frustrations.
Stay Strong.

Dec 05, 2016 8:39 PM

Evegali - That's definitely not how it should be. I'm so sorry. Do you have any family here or are they in Portugal?

Dec 05, 2016 8:42 PM

MeLiz I have some nephews here but they live on another state and they're always busy. The rest are in Portugal. I try to stay strong through this my kids need me my youngest is only 2

Dec 05, 2016 9:03 PM

Aww! It has to be rough having a toddler while dealing with medical issues.

Dec 05, 2016 9:08 PM

It is hard, I feel like a bad mother when I can't pick her up or play with her being in a good mood. Thanks for your support 👍

Dec 05, 2016 11:48 PM

Evegali I'm sorry you're going thro this, is there a way that you can explain this to your husband? If you have trouble explaining it maybe you could write him a letter or text/message him? Bring him to your doctors appointments so they can explain to him that this is real not made up maybe then he'd be more understanding and help out more around the home as well?

Dec 06, 2016 12:05 AM

From a male point of view i can tell you it's not any easier getting empathy from my wife. No one can understand how hard it is just too find a reason to get out of bed everyday and keep moving when all you have to look forward to is pain and agony. As far as your condition have you seen a chiropractor or a sports orthopedic? It can be hard to find a good chiropractor but if you do they can make a world of difference and even steer you too the right doctors to help you.

Dec 06, 2016 3:45 AM

Have you shown your husband the spoon theory or the letter to "normals" they may help him understand a little bit more. Would he be willing to go to your doctor appointments with you to see that your suffering is real? For your doctor to explain it to him? Sorry if I'm repeating myself I've had a bad painsomnia night so my head isn't with me today!
Most "normal" people don't/won't/can't understand and will try to fix us. When they realise they can't fix us, they find it difficult to cope with so therefore turn it back on us and say the problem is us.....some will help but others won't.
It's hard for everyone involved.
Sending you positive vibes and hugz xx

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