OA of the Hips

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Does anyone out there have the same symptoms as me?   I don't find walking (unless up hill, or a fair distance) to be much of a problem.   I get intense pain when I am in bed and lay on either hip.   I have been diagnosed with OA and was told that eventually will have to have replacements, but I find is odd that I don't suffer very much when I walk.   I have a memory foam mattress topper as I can't stand any form of mattress, they are too hard.  Hotels are a nightmare, I always have to ask for an extra pillow so that I can put it under my hips but it doesn't dull the pain much.   Does this ring a bell with anybody?

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    Thats exactly how I started....lasted about 5 yrs or so gradualy getting worse, walking, standing and stairs became more and more difficult. Had right THR last year and now back to normal...wish I'd done it earlier!
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    I have the same with my left hip, I can walk miles and ride my horse with no or very little discomfort but get into bed and lie on my left and after a miniute or so it starts to get uncomfortable, like a continuous ache. The trouble is when I need to turn over my right shoulder starts to ache - can't win. Also I have noticed after doing a lot of walking and I sit down of an evening, when I go to get up both my hips are very painful for the first couple of steps and then they ease.
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    Madelaine it depends have you done any extreme physical activity such as gymanstics that could have caused damage. Suggest that you have 3 months HRT of 50microgm/day estrogen patch if your doc will agree its safe. You will see an improvement if its working it might take 6 months to completely recover
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