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Hi I’ve had arthritis in my hands ( heberdens nodes) mainly for 10 years now, and started to have pain in my right hip about 2/ 3 years ago.went to GP some months ago and she’s sent me for x ray that showed starting of arthritis. I use voltarol cream sometimes if pain is really bad.
Now recently I started having pain in my left groin a lot too and now everyday as I’m in activity gets worse. Both hip groins hurt and I can’t take NSAIDs because I have chronic gastritis caused by bile. I’m taking sucralfate for the gastritis for now. I’m in total distress.
I went to the gp this week about the hips pain and he didn’t referred me to a rheumatologist but physiotherapist which I don’t understand . I don’t know for sure which arthritis I have if RA or OA. My blood tests are SUPER negative for RA factor. RA runs in my family and having pain in both hips now at 42 I don’t know.I’m thinking in using my bupa insurance to see a rheumatologist instead, and see if he can run more tests. I even researched about stem cells therapy because this pain is unbearable and it’s just the early stages of arthritis. I’m on amytripiline prescribed by doctor for pain but it’s not helping and paracetamol. Has anyone tried the stem cells therapy so far and feel made a difference? I’ve also read about NO-NSAIDs pills but still in research think. I’m dealing with two terrible chronic conditions at moment and I feel depressed a lot . Thank you
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