I Have Osteoarthritis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    I have OA, in my jaw,

    my entire spine my shoulders, and its killing me slowly...idk what to do anymore and i cannot live like this forever, i AM ONLY 26 YEARS OLD!!!! im not 40-60 like they said my joints look like! i take pain killers and still am in horrible pain everyday, like right now i wanna go...
    JamieleeEchelon JamieleeEchelon
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Feb 1, 2014


    I have been taking the NSAID Voltaren for my OA and I just can't take any more NSAID's. So far everyone I have tried has caused my guts to twist and turn and it is the most painful, fearful thing I've had to experience. Next to the pain of all my joints and migraines of course. I...
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    Aug 27, 2012

    Taken By Surprise

    I had foot surgery and during physical therapy I got to the point that I couldn't stand the pain throughout my body. My foot doctor was worried about me so he sent me to a rheumatologist. She took ex-rays and called me and said, "It's osteoarthritis. Oh Jeri, it's everywhere." As...
    Thomsnumber1lady Thomsnumber1lady
    Oct 9, 2012

    I Have OA, Not The Other Way Around!

    So on Friday the 11th, I went to the hospital for pain in my thigh. They called me back, took some x-rays, then told me I've OA in my right knee. Today I went to my orthopedist, where the OA was confirmed, AND... the pain in my thigh is because I tore a ligament while squatting...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    Oct 14, 2013


    I am a 72 yr old woman that has been diagnosed with severe OA in the knees. I get along as long as I take aleve, excedrin or 1/2 grain codein 2 times a day. I sleep w/o pain but getting up from sitting for any period is excruxiating. should I wait until the pain gets more...
    d2030 d2030
    1 Response Nov 9, 2012


    I was just finally diagnosed yesterday with having full blown osteoarthritis. Yrs back I was told I had some in my spine but that was it. Blood tests showed that it is everywhere, shoulders, hips, knees, hands and spine are the worst for me but it is in all my joints.I have...
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    3 Responses Aug 23, 2012


    Can anyone tell me if osteoarthritis can cause breathless? i have been told i have osteoarthritis, all my joints hurt and some times i can not breath, this is all new to me and scary. Can anyone help me as i am worried, thanks
    foxysuze foxysuze
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2013

    I Am In My Early Thirties And Recently Diagnosed With Osteoarthritis In My Lower Back.

    I am in my early thirties and recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my lower back. I have several other illnesses (including fibromyalgia) at the moment and have been relegated to basically "home-bound" status for anywhere from 6 mos to a year now. I have been trying to meet...
    eefreedom eefreedom
    May 15, 2012

    Wear, Tear, and Glare

    I often get dirty looks in stores for not being as fast as everyone else.  I have arthritis in about every joint in my body.  Pain constantly.  I don't know why God doesn't take me now. I don't like living like this.
    Neveah Neveah
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2008

    Hip Osteoarthritis (help! Advice Please)

    Hi, I have osteoarthritis in both hips at the age of 43. Having been very active all my life and played Football and Squash competitively for 25 years I am now in a bit of a mess. My surgeon has said that I can have both hips replaced if I want with a gap between operations of...
    mollypedr7 mollypedr7
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2013

    I Have Osteoarthritis

    I have had osteoarthritis in my right knee for almost 2 years now.
    cherrypotion27 cherrypotion27
    41-45, F
    Jan 18, 2009
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