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Hi, I have believed it was RA for many years and have been fobbed off time and time again until i finally got a rheumatologist that did proper tests. The radiographer confirmed RA after doing scans but still need to go back to rheumatologist for confirmation. I have been struggling more than ever this last year or two but now i feel so desperate with the pain i just don't want to carry on! Now my shoulders hurt so much I can't hold anything, my hands are getting extremely cold and sore, my feet have been this way for a while now, my elbows ache throughout the night. My legs get random aches that bring me to tears but my hips are the worst, I just cant cope with the pain anymore. My children and partner are aware of how i am feeling but I still have to drag myself to the kitchen for a drink and end up making them one too. I am still expected to do the cooking, hunched over and shuffling round even though it cripples my hands chopping and stirring and my back feels like its broken. I am struggling so much - at best I manage tasks with lots of pain, at worst tasks are impossible. I want to run away but cant abandon everyone, but I just don't know how to cope with this dreadful pain. I am only on run of the mill pain relief which does little, if anything. Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
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