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    Gilliam it must be very painful for you,I have osteoarthritis and that's bad enough.

    Do you take pain killer, I can't take anti inflammatory meds, they make me sick.

    I rely on pain killers,heat pads and drink ginger diluted in warm water.it helps me.

    I was given injection at hospital can't remember it's name kenalog or something like it.its really good.

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      Hi Holly,I have weekly methotrexate injections plus as I cannot take anti inflammatories have paracetamol and tramadol for pain relief.Just wondered if any exercise for neck osteoarthritis
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      Please make sure they take regular blood test with been on methotrexate,you must remind them.it's suppose to be very good but I couldn't take the tablet for they unset my stomach.

      Have you tried a electric heat pad on your neck,after I've had it on a bit I find I can move my neck better.

      Some days I have to just lie down or go to bed ,my neck and head hurt so much.

      I've had cortisone injections and they help.

      Dhidrocodine and paracetamol works for me.tramodal is ok for about 2 hours then a wears off.

      It's just getting meds ok.

      P's I've tried acupuncture with good results.

      X holly

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      On the subject of  anti inflammatory meds - I also have problems with them, and found that those little bottles of yoghurt drink (Actimel - my favourite, Benecol, Yakult) helped the stomach tolerate them.

      Graham

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      Good point about the methotrexate Holly - please be assertive re them regularly monitoring this - it can be a very useful drug for rheumatoid issues but it needs very careful monitoring to ensure that it isn't causing stomach damage or other side effects.
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    Hi Gillian

    I luckily dont have RA but I do have OA in both hands and one ankle and just been diagnosed with it in three or more discs in my neck, plus I have fibromyalgia.  I really sympathise at being diagnosed with so many different issues, all individually very painful but together they must be horrible.  I've just turned 60 but have had OA since my early 50's.  Whilst nobody can know just what another person's pain is like, at least on these forums people have some understanding and I find such support and patience on here that I don't get from friends or even my doctors. xx

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