I Have Arthritis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 243 People

    I believe ibhave Arthritus in my hands

    and i stress out a lot. my fingers crap up and hurt all the time. I should limit texting but it's hard but my pinky finger has been turning since middle school and i didn't have a phone then i am really sad.
    Soups Soups
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2015
    bfwhl bfwhl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    17 Year-old Joints Shouldn't Ache.

    I'm seventeen and I have arthritis in my right ankle. When I was an infant my ankle was twisted. The doctor said it'd be fine and I'd grow out of it with no effects but that was wrong. When it gets humid, damp, or cold it just freaking KILLS. The joint itself is also...
    Merralada Merralada
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2010

    Damn Its Hard To Type

    i've become more and more aware of my arthritic joints.  both knees are very unhappy as are my hips and in particular this past week the index finger on my right hand.  in particular the first and second joint just before the main knuckle.  it dos'nt help that when i was in...
    flabman flabman
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jun 23, 2011

    All Over

    I wake up every morning stiff in varying degrees, I go to work feeling okay and deteriorate through out the day, or stay the same. My joints hate me almost every day, and if I don't stay active, they hate me more. Arthritis sucks, but it's part of my life....
    deleted deleted
    Nov 18, 2012

    I Have Arthritis But I Manage!

    I was taught from a child the importance of being and staying active to avoid obesity and its associated diseases but no one warned me about the injuries associated with being physically active! Now I'm young and pretty busted up!!! arthritis and carpal tunnel and i'm not even 25...
    youngnactive youngnactive
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2013

    Well I Don't

    it just feels like it everyday i am in pain so to move i have to use special creme
    wotaloser wotaloser
    36-40, M
    Sep 9, 2011

    Ankle Joint Has Severe Osteoarthritis From A Car Accident Injury

    I was in a car accident that broke my ankle, tibia, and fibula...it took a plate and 13 screws to repair the injuries. Unfortunately, my ankle joint now has arthritis and it is so painful. My life has taken a sudden turn...I was going to school to become a nurse. The arthritis...
    svufan svufan
    22-25, F
    Aug 18, 2011


    I have rheumatoid arthritis... it doesn't hurt when it is cold, not always but it makes me very stiff and very tired. I've got other symptoms and then I wonder if they are related or not.  Either way I don't want to become a hypochondriac so as long as it is not serious I no...
    divekyra divekyra
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2006

    In Both Knees and My Right Ank...

    In both knees and my right ankle. I've been to doctors for it and they aren't much help so I've learned to deal with it and move on.
    pepsi21addict pepsi21addict
    22-25, F
    Aug 17, 2007

    I Spent Too Much Time On My Knees..

    When I was at university 25 years ago I took up Caving and Abseiling because my boyfriend was doing it.I was really small and didn't like heights so I spent alot of my time crawling on my knees.Now my knees get really sore when its damp.My fingers, and wrists are pretty bad too...
    eklectikceliac eklectikceliac
    41-45, F
    Apr 4, 2011

    Chondroitin Sulfate Helps Those Afflicted With Arthritis In The Hands

    http://www.swansonvitamins.com/health-library/articles/joint-health/chondroitin-sulfate-eases-osteoarthritis-stiffness.html?SourceCode=INTHIR434 Chondroitin Sulfate Eases Osteoarthritis Stiffness September 2011 Results of the Finger osteoArthritis Chondroitin Treatment Study...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2011

    I Was Diagnosed With Ra When I Was 36....

    I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was 36. By the time I got to a Rheumatologist I could barely walk the pain was so bad.  I gained a lot of weight because of the pain. I am on Methotrexate & Enbrel now I am also on thyroid medication because I have Hypothyroid...
    kikig5 kikig5
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2012

    Garlic And Fruit May Help Protect Against Osteoarthritis: Study

    http://www.nutraingredients.com/Health-condition-categories/Bone-joint-health/Garlic-may-help-protect-against-osteoarthritis-Study/utm_source=Newsletter_Product&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%2BProduct By Nathan Gray, 20-Dec-2010 A diet high in allium vegetables, such...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    Jan 12, 2011


    I just found out today that the terrible pain I have in my jaw is from arthritis. I have a feeling it's not only in my jaw, that it's in my back too, which would make sense as to why I have such pain. And I'm certain I have arthritis in my wrists and shoulders too, because they...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 3, 2008

    I'm Only 40

    I have chronic pain... rheumatoid arthitis hips, knees and hands... i am a recovering addict who no longer uses drugs to hide the symptoms of pain.  Using tylenol and ibuprophen - what do you do to relieve your symptoms?
    41-45, F
    4 Responses May 4, 2007

    I Was Diagnose Two Years Old

    When I was about two or something, I got caught in a car accident where the car rolled. My parents got little injured, my mom had some trouble with one of her knee and her back and has since, but I escaped. This happend in Sweden.  Anyway, when we got back home my mom was...
    Rawa Rawa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2008

    I so sore I wish I could wake up

    and not be in pain suggestions ?? I have arthritis so could be tricky ;P I have it under control just wish i could wake up and not feel so stick and inflamed
    tbiloski tbiloski
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2013


    I remember when gout was a moral issue. You either drank to much or you ate to much red meat. Well, I have gouy as I type. Right wrist and it is sore. Two days ago, I could not sleep. I take prednisone 5 mg tabs for five days. It works, as I know the dosage is small, I don...
    mmom46 mmom46
    61-65, M
    Sep 26, 2011

    I Have Arthritis

    I have arthritis and am disabled. I have suffered from arthritis for years. I think it is good that there are groups like this to share stories and advice with others. I am new so not to sure what to say just yet. 
    scotslady scotslady
    Aug 6, 2009


    Constant abuse when I was growing up messed up my hands. It was bad enough when I was younger, but now arthritis is adding insult to injury.Oh well.  I adapted to the pain before, I can adapt to it now.But still.  Ow.
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Jul 5, 2012

    LIVING Wth Pain

      I have been barely able to walk.  I keep loosing my balence.  I am in good spirits.  I am being humbled.  I can handle the pain.
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2008

    Xrays Show Some Arthritic Deteriation

    I have a mild arthritis in my hip and sacrel areas I have to an MRI to see what is going on with my spine ... doctors says asap...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Feb 13, 2012

    Knees and wrists, gets very annoying

    but I suppose it's just one of those things.
    RealProject RealProject
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 30, 2014

    I can't straighten my damn fingers,

    my shoulders hurt, my neck hurts, my entire body just hurts
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2014

    Hyaluronic Acid for joints

    and skin. It's available in all stores that carry dietary supplements. It is used in all kinds of skin care products. It was recommended to me by a man who had been so crippled with arthritis when I met him a couple of years ago that he couldn't get around without the aid of...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    Dec 27, 2015

    Living With Jra

    I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was seven years old. I don't remember much about life before hand, but mum always has said that I have complained about pain and being tired since a young age. When I was diagnosed, I remember the car ride back home. We...
    sandysparkle sandysparkle
    1 Response May 8, 2008


    I broke my left ankle very badly when I was sixteen.  Now I am 39 and I have had daily difficulty with it since I was diagnosed with arthritis when I was around 28 years old. I don't have to take any medications for it yet, even though I have become limited in what I can do...
    auxarcs auxarcs
    36-40, F
    Sep 1, 2007

    After damaging my body in a suicide attempt I

    suffer from a kind of auto immune disorder that gives me severe joint pain and it can really limit what I do.
    jpkparker jpkparker
    56-60, M
    Mar 15, 2014

    Just Found Out

    I have just been told that I have arthritis in my right hip. I have been dealing with pain for a little while now and it got so bad that I had to go to the doctor as well as take a few days off from work because I could barely walk. The x-rays showed that it it is arthritis, and...
    IndyJoe IndyJoe
    41-45, M
    Jun 11, 2008

    Rhumatoid Arthritis

    i suffer from rhumatoid arthritis which i have had for 12 years,i was so gutted that i had this as was very active and now im not that fit anymore its so depressing.i never really accepted it,the amount of pills i take just to make me feel free is a nightmare. i have it in me...
    marniowen marniowen
    1 Response Jul 4, 2011

    Early Arthritis

    I have early arthritis in my knees. I have a bad leg, which is my left one due to Cerebral Palsy. If I run too much or go up and down the stairs too much, the arthritis flares up in my knees. Then I'd have to slow down for a week and take pain meds. This is when I'd have to use...
    noaht43 noaht43
    46-50, T
    1 Response Aug 31, 2012

    Diagnosed When I Was 15

     its amazing how it happened .. I  had been in gymnastics when i was 12 and  the teacher said that i had what it took to be a good gymnast but  i was very  stiff .. then a few yrs later i couldnt walk down my steps from my bedroom... my legs were...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2007

    I was diagnosed with seronegative arthritis 2

    months after my 16th birthday. I used to be active, fit and a great sprinter. Now I struggle to get out of bed because the pain in my knees is excruciating. I rarely get to walk my incredibly fit and active dog, let alone go for a jog with her. I don't drive either, because the...
    Thraykon Thraykon
    22-25, M
    Sep 4, 2014

    Newly Dx'd With Arthritis

    On top of Fibro, I can now add Arthritis to the lonnnng list of everything else that comes with Fibro :{
    kmccann1976 kmccann1976
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2011

    I have poly arthritis - arthritis in more then

    5 joints of my body. Initially I thought it was from over doing it at the gym as the specialist had no reason as to why it started but I'm thinking it could be a virus from a mosquito bite - Ross river virus - I "self diagnosed" myself as I do whenever I can't work out why I'm...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 26, 2015
    galaxygurl galaxygurl
    31-35, F
    Feb 14, 2016

    I Was Told Last Year I May Have Ra.

    Last year my hands got so swollen and painful that I couldn't move them in the mornings, and my doctor told me it was probably rhumetoid arthritis. But I'm afraid of needles and I never went and got my blood test. I really am that afraid. But today my hands are swollen and weak...
    Euterpe Euterpe
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2007

    Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    I was born with JRA. The doctor said I'd grow out of it. Unfortunately, I did not. My hands and knees hurt a lot, expecially when it gets cold outside. I'm in college and it hurts my hand to write the pages of notes I need to during lectures. But no...
    ProudArmyGirl ProudArmyGirl
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2010

    I Have Reactive Arthritis

    I have a hard time explaining to my coworkers why I have to leave my job. I always get that look people give a 24 year old who is fit and healthy but has arthritis, and they say "but you're too young!" with a sad expression. Of course I feel sad the same way they look sad. I just...
    Kimberlotus Kimberlotus
    Dec 30, 2012

    And I hate it. It hates me back.

    😛 Currently working on strengthening my core, so I can then strengthen my stupid arthritic back. So I don't have to take myloxicam (sp) or naproxen sodium. Took two naproxen the other day and hurt my tummy. Again. So super motivated to get stronger. Changed my lifestyle to...
    tandherbarbarian tandherbarbarian
    36-40, F
    Jul 6, 2014

    Very Painful!

    I'm a young 51, at least n mind and emotion, but my body says otherwise! I've had an eventful and accident prone life, and it's catching up on me fast! I had a couple of very serious motor accidents in the last 7 years, and have major damage. My neck and spine have loads of...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby
    56-60, F
    9 Responses Oct 11, 2010

    My Papa

    He's not full blown yet, but.... he's getting there. I see how he gets off the couch now, it's almost like a stumble, and a hard limp until he takes a few warm up steps. He hasn't talked to a doctor about it, and he probably won't, but I want him to start taking glucosamine...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    Jan 4, 2012

    It's In My Spine

    I have it in my spine. I went through back problems for yrs. After 10 yrs of back problems the medical field finally discovered part of it was due to arthritis. Certain back stretches help me a bit, but it sure doesn't help when I'm on my feet at work for 8hrs. Advil is the pain...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 9, 2012

    And I would not wish it upon anyone.

    I hate how it makes me feel but I get through it.
    Sighting Sighting
    22-25, F
    Sep 1, 2014

    Mouse Study Suggests Krill Oil Better Than Fish Oil For Arthritis

    Krill oil and fish oil are both sources of the fabulous Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. There is little doubt that on a milligram-for-milligram basis krill oil is superior to fish oil, because it is bound to phospholipids which enhance its absorption and because of its higher...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2011
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