Arthritis and very young plz help!

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   Posted 9/19/2006 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  im 18 nealry 19 and i wake with very very sore nee joints they crunch as i walk for a few hours everyday in the moriing, then the pain kicks in and its there all day unless i take some strong pain killers, i have been to the docs and he says it is Arthritis but not bad...... is there anything anyone of you guys and girls take that is not given out by a doctor that you find helps.
also i did alot of skating from the ages of 15 - 18 ive only had this problem since i stopped the sport plz help...... thank you wez x

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   Posted 9/19/2006 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Wez I have not used this but I have heard that MSM may be helpful but you need to talk to a professional in order to get the meds that are needed for your ailments and arthritis. Hormones may be playing a part in your knees as well, you should see a good gynecologist as well to have a blood test done to see if this may be part of the pain problem. I know monthly before menstruating, the pain that I have is somewhat excruciating, because of hormonal changes. Since you are young you may be experiencing many hormonal changes as well, that may be affecting the joints and tendons in the knees. Take care Phoelona

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   Posted 9/19/2006 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Wez,

Boy i must say you are having a hard time of things.I do hope that you get some relief soon.I take it that you are seeing a Rheumtolagist if so is he/she got you on any typ of meds to help with the arthritis and if so what is it?If your pain presist you need to tell your Doctor that you need some relief and see what he/has to say.Please continue to post here.

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   Posted 9/21/2006 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Aside from the other suggestions, I'm wondering if possibly a knee support  while walking would help. I remember those days when I was a teen - the crunching, the pain, the swelling....ugh. I did wear a knee support during my exercising (sometime during the day if I was on my feet for long periods) and it did help a little. If you're doing a lot of exercise walking, make sure you stretch your legs well before and after, and possible do the heat/ice thing as well and rest after the exercise.
Good luck and take care, I know this is not fun. I've had arthritis since I was a kid.

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   Posted 9/30/2006 3:01 AM (GMT -7)   

hi wez!

i have severe ra on my left knee and could not walk well for a few months.i'm feeling better now. i take msm and do have physical therapy weekly & daily stretching exercises at home.

try to have a positive attitude & exercise everyday pls.

Pray everyday!!!!!!!!


endometriosis 1997
RA 2003

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   Posted 9/30/2006 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Wez, how are you doing?
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea

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   Posted 10/3/2006 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I find a heating pad can also relieve some of the pain
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