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I am 51 (52 in April if I live that long, heh) and over two years post menopause.
I just found out I have significant arthritis in my right knee. I had x rays today on my right knee because the pain has been so bad that I can barely walk at times. I started on glucosamine with msm a couple weeks ago and it has helped but I am 51 and feel twice my age. I know it is in my left knee and the rest of my joints but not as bad as my right knee. My right knee makes crackling, crunching noises and it is hard to get around especially later in the evening. It is so depressing. The horrible pain started about 3 weeks ago.
I have a referral to a sports medicine Dr at Andrews Institute. But really what can be done? Surgery? Medicine? And on top of that I am having spurts of pounding heart coupled with anxiety. Just enough to make me feel like I am going insane or dying.
I know I have to lose about 40 lbs and my joints would probably feel better. But I am struggling with weight loss. I really feel hopeless. My husband is on a business trip for 10 days. I have no friends or family within 800 miles. I have my dog, my arthritis, my right lower eyelid twitch and my slowly decaying dumpy body. I can't even stand to look at myself in the mirror.
Sorry for being so negative. It is really hard to get out of the lows when I am there.
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