How do you manage your Osteoarthritis pain through the day ? Do you take over the counter pain reliever? Or prescription medication

How do you manage your Osteoarthritis pain through the day ? Do you take over the counter pain reliever? Or prescription medication

Do you approach holistic remedies? How about exercise or chores when you are so stiff and in so much pain ? Do you have any energy at all? Or does the weather makes your condition with Osteoarthritis worst ? Have you have any type of surgery for Osteoarthritis? How long was the time to took to recuperate from all that ? Has surgery make you better or do you feel worst that before… read more

A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I use aromatherapy, and lots and lots of self massages.
I keep moving. Love to be in water, which is soothing in itself.
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I pick a time when I have the energy to do things, then schedule the rest.
Plus drinking lots and lots of water. Women need to drink 9 cups of water a day.
That helps to lubricated the joints, and eases the pain.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I take for mine tramadol and meloxicam and gabapentin , I have been to a rhematologist who recomend a total hip and both knees replacements and to the orthopedics who recommends the same procedure and both had prescribed the same medicine , tramadol leaves me with a bad after taste on my mouth , meloxicam gives me stomach pain so severe that I have to take another medication for that and gabapentin makes me so drowsy I can not get behind the wheel , and my balance is bad everyday its worst I use a walker , and on my better days a walking cane .... I am so sick and tired of having to take medication ....

edited, originally posted about 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

hi,...so far no surgery's for OA.....keeping my finger's crossed!....the weather does affect me, when rain is in the forecast and humidity.....i only use Naproxin and only take if i absolutely have to, in other words i need to be in dire straits like can't stand it any more to use pain pills....hugs to you, feel better (at least a little bit....:).....Am very interested in holistic medicine and alternative medicine.....doesn't matter to me where it originates, like China or America.....if it works....I'm on board!!....:)

posted about 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

am very interested in alternative medicine, would much rather take "all natural" vs doctor's drugs....doing chores somedays is ok, other days is rough.....have had no surgery's and energy level is.....almost non-existant as i also have fibromyalgia......yes, i'm a "mess"......:)......alot of this probably has to do with my eating habits!!

posted about 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Aleve or ibuprofen for osteoarthritis. Humid and rainy days make arthritis and fibro hurt a lot more. Decided last year to get off pain meds.

posted about 2 years ago
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