What really annoys me about having OA is being told that it's something I have to put up with at 'my age'. I'm 52, diagnosed with OA at 19. I have never until recently been offered any treatment other than 'take ibuprofen and here's a physiotherapy appointment' . I do all the exercises I am given, ibuprofen makes me feel sick and dizzy. I've recently been put on slow release tramadol, which sort off works. How do other people cope with being given the brush off for help or even understanding of day to day pain?View Thread
Thank you so much for your reply, it does help to know your not alone in this situation. I take time release tramadol (prescribed) and I don't think I would cope otherwise. We so try to support our youngest daughter who has RA, fibromyalgia and ME. Sometimes it's hard because it's as if OA is somehow a 'lesser' condition, and I don't understand what she's going through or the pain she has. I do know but I don't know how to explain to her. My exercise is the thing that cheers me, I go ballroom and Latin dancing, my teacher adjusts the steps so that I can join in. I also go to something called fitsteps a low impact exercise based on dance steps. Keep well and mobile and again thank you so much for your reply.View Thread
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