Posted 8/29/2016 2:02 PM (GMT -6)
Does your Mom have RA?
Usually just arthritis is not THAT painful.
I have ostioarthritis and degenerative joint disease.
I talk glucosemine 1500 mg over the counter everyday.
For you mental health I would like to ask about the family situation to see if something there might help.
Are you the only child? Only child left in area to care for her?
Has she always layed guilt trips on family members to get her way?
I know my mother-in-law refuses medication just so she can say she feels bad. I can be in her home with her aide, talking normal conversation. My husband will call to check in, she changes her voice, like she is on her last leg. Does not ever care we are standing there. It is so automatic.
Perhaps you can talk to your Mom's doctor and ask just how bad the pain is and ask for a counceler for you, if you are feeling controlled by your Mom.
Just some thoughts.