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I have got to the point now where i cant stand the pain any longer and the osteoarthritis is now affecting my life soo badly that i really need help. I have pain in nearly every joint in my body, esp my hips and hands. Surprisingly, unless i overdo it, my knees arnt too bad!
I am overweight, which i know doesnt help, but i do try and do alot of walking to keep active.
My doctors dont seem to be much help and alot of the NSAID i have tried so far seem to all upset my stomach. I am trying Naproxen at the moment which seem to help a bit, but they dont get rid of the pain completely.
My left hip is so bad now that it is seriously affecting my life. I am in pretty much constant pain with it. I asked my doctor about having an arthroscopy, but she didnt look keen and said they dont like to do this as in the hips the operation can cause infection after the op. She said i could go for a xray on my hips to see how bad they are, she was going to look at my notes to see what ive already had done and get back to me, but as usual i havent heard from them. So i am going back to the docs again this week. I feel so cross that i practically have to beg for treatment and i think they look at me and think im young and therefore ok and dont need anything more than pain relief!
Can anyone give me any advice about any drugs that will help me or any treatments i can have that will help me. I can afford to go private so it wil have to be available on the NHS
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