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After having pain in finger joints, swelling, lumps and red / warm to touch, I went the doctors yesterday and after a very brief 5 min appointment was told I had osteoarthritis / Heberden's nodes. I was really upset as i am only 46 and a childminder, so constantly doing up buckles on car seats, buggies, high chairs etc and also have 4 children and a young daughter. I managed to ask if I could take anything to help and slow down process as within a couple of months the lumps have grown rapidly on 3 fingers on left hand and look like starting on right. He just said well you could gtry glucosomine if you want some doctors think it does nothing some doctors think it helps, up to you!!! I am absolutely devastated as I have no idea how this will affect me in the future. Any advice / knowledge would be extremely appreciated. Thank you so much.
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