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I have arthritis throughout the lumbar region and am now having mri to see what's happening in upper spine and neck but it feels similar to lumbar . But now getting pain in rib joints . Left shoulder joint. And today knee and elbow . What the heck is going on . Can someone please help .

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    Hi Ray,Arthritis isn't great for people at all.Have you tried turmeric? It's a natural painkiller.My Hubby & I both have arthritis. I Have it in my hips,knees & hands.I also have reflexology every other week, which I find helps.Also I take cherry juice from the health food shop.I find a spa tub when we go away to a hotel very helpful.I am a carer for my Hubby who also has other issues e.g. severe sight loss & deaf.Regards Amanda h

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      Hi amanda. Thank you for your advice as I will definately try the turmeric and cherry juice . Did your arthritis appear very slowly in the areas you mentioned or more quickly one after the other
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      Hi my arthritis was due to a couple of nasty falls over the years.its not easy as I am also a carer.so little time for me to relax regards Amanda'

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      Someone else told me to try tumeric so I think I'll give it a go.  My knee is what bothers me most but my shoulder often plays up too.  just last week my right hand has been inredibly painful and stiff, and my neck gets very stiff at times. 

      ?My daughter who is in her forties has a back problem which in turn has brought on knee problems.  She has also been getting a painful ankle and fingers so her consultant is currently testing for inflammatory arthritis. A life of pain saps energy.

      ?I will try anything to see if it helps: anti-inflammatories do not help as the upset my stomach.

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    I have OA of spine and multi joints, (most of the joints in my body!) I find this very hot weather has a bad effect, causing more pain and affecting more joints. I feel like I've climbed a rope ladder at the moment but not done much at all. Heat makes me perspire a lot more than usual so I wonder if that's a clue? Drinking more fluids does not seem to help though. I don't think even the specialist doctors know the answers for these flareups, it's still being researched but nothing seems to have happened lately which is newsworthy. What age are you Ray? rolleyes

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      Hi Pollyanna,snap we are both suffering with our joints.I also have a failed hip replacement. Being a carer isn't easy as I have no time for me.I live for my reflexology sessions every other week.I try and take natural things.Cherry juice as well is great for joints.We also have a tens machine.I find heat with me is great.At the moment my poor hubby is suffering from a swollen ankle due to poor circulation. So he's on water tablets as well as other meds.Regards Amandah

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      Hi pollyanna . I'm 54 . I seem to have simular symptoms to you and mine has worsened and gone to more joints since all the heat started in may . So maybe the heat is making it all worse .

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      Changes in barometric pressure can affect our joints apparently. Not just people with arthritis but anyone. A physio instructor told me it's because our joints/bones expand and contract with varying temperatures. I find I'm worse when it's hot and humid or cold and wet/snow. I'm 74 and all this started about 20 years ago when I was your age! lol rolleyes

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      I really didn't realise that heat could do this . I knew cold could though and wow yours started at the same age . I'm just a little worried as never had this sort of pain in elbow or knee before

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      Your pain may improve in time when it's cooler but not really cold, snowy or rainy if you have same probs I have. We are all different and react in different ways so can't tell you how you will be in a day, week or months time. Arthritis has good days and bad days for most of us. Were you diagnosed by a rheumatologist? Were you told it was osteo arthritis or rheumatoid? Treatments for both are very different, you will need to see your GP about pain relief to manage it. Good luck, Poll UK rolleyes

       

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      I'm prescribed Tramadol plus paracetamol. It's a strong one and only available on prescription if nothing else seems to work for pain management. Hope you get sorted but see your doctor for more help. Sometimes we're prescribed physio which works for some. rolleyes

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      I start physio in two weeks . I've been on tramodol for three years and I've become immune to them so need to find something else now

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    Recently diagnosed with the same.  Neck, upper spine and right shoulder.   How is your diet?   I read about cutting down on sugar, and grilled meats.  I'm am just starting to try this, but its hard to avoid those cookies...  Also heard turmeric is helpful as Amanda mentioned.  

    Getting the nerve damage in my arm measured on Monday and PT on Tuesday.  If they suggest anything useful, will pass along.

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      Hi frank I hope all goes well and please let me know . I will definately try the turmeric and the diet too as I'm eating all those things

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      This is just an observation but on two occasions, one quite recently, I  have had to have antibiotics and while taking them my pain disappeared and the absence of pain lasted for three weeks after the antibiotics finished. 
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