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Golden Fleece
04 Sep 16 12:48
Date Joined: 21 Mar 08
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For the past few months I have pain/aches in my two hands and both of my lower arms, and if I put lifting pressure on them it is very painful. It feels like it may be arthritis but I am only guessing I am looking for some possible diagnosis from the wise ones of chit chat tia,by the way I am 50.
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Report i_agree_with_nick September 4, 2016 12:53 PM BST
See a doctor.

If you'd have phoned for an appointment after a month or so of being in pain, you'd have been seen last week.
Report Golden Fleece September 4, 2016 12:57 PM BST
It is painful when I flex the wrists,but not too bad,but the top part of the forearm along the centre ridge is where most pain occurs.
Report Burton-Brewers September 4, 2016 1:02 PM BST
any pins & needles or loss of grip sometimes?
Report guinness2dear September 4, 2016 1:04 PM BST
Hows yer neck?
Report Golden Fleece September 4, 2016 1:04 PM BST
Neck is fine.
Report guinness2dear September 4, 2016 1:05 PM BST
Btw doctors with conditions like this are less than useful..
Report Golden Fleece September 4, 2016 1:07 PM BST
No pins and needles and no loss of grip,but a reduction in power,if I am trying to lift or pull something the strength is well below what it was because of the pain.

I was thinking of going to a good physio as gp's are not much good at this sort of stuff.
Report guinness2dear September 4, 2016 1:07 PM BST
Could be golfers elbow or tennis elbow. My condition started with the left arm and i had cortisone injections for years into the elbow. 20 years later they decided it all stemmed from my neck..
Report Aunty Post September 4, 2016 1:07 PM BST
Cut out the weight lifting till it settles down....
Report Aunty Post September 4, 2016 1:09 PM BST
Joking aside, get to the bloody doctors!
Report Golden Fleece September 4, 2016 1:09 PM BST
i don't lift weights,but in the day to day activities when i do it hurts.
Report Aunty Post September 4, 2016 1:12 PM BST
My mum had something called "Tenosynovitis", which you may guess is to do with the tendons!
Report Golden Fleece September 4, 2016 1:22 PM BST
Thanks for all the help so far guys.
Report September 4, 2016 1:34 PM BST
its arthritis 1.01 to much acid get some methotrexate tablets from hospital take 5  every monday but takes 2 months to start working so ask hospital for a sterold injection works after 3 days and last for up to 6 months the methotrexate would have kick in by then
Report Deltâ September 4, 2016 2:37 PM BST
blimey, we have a real Dr in the house and its not that Dr Crippen chappy!
Report screaming from beneaththewaves September 4, 2016 2:39 PM BST
You say your neck's OK, but can you actually flex it and turn it fully both ways? I agree with guinness2dear: all sorts of problems in the arms, chest, even the legs, can result from a stiff neck. Can you twist your neck and feel it click? And if so, does it improve the problem in the forearms?
Report Golden Fleece September 4, 2016 2:58 PM BST
the neck is fine noi problems with it.
Report unders101 September 4, 2016 3:00 PM BST
Methotrexate is for Rhuematoid arthritis and is horrible stuff.
Report September 4, 2016 3:02 PM BST
golden fleece go see doctor he will refer you to hospital it will effect your joints knees shoulders go before it gets worst you will be given what i said and will have to go back about 4 or 5 times a year to hospital for blood tests and a check up they are nothing to worry about
Report September 4, 2016 3:03 PM BST
unders 101 but it works i should know
Report unders101 September 4, 2016 3:04 PM BST
Have you got RA
Report dunlaying September 4, 2016 3:05 PM BST
Do not go to a physiotherapist. Are you ambidextrous?
Report September 4, 2016 3:06 PM BST
Report unders101 September 4, 2016 3:07 PM BST
You still on methotrexate tablets?
Report Des Pond September 4, 2016 3:11 PM BST
It might be just repetitive strain, if you are doing manual work. It doesn't sound like carpal tunnel (you would get tingling/numbness in hands esp thumbs)If there is no loss of grip, it probably won't be (osteo) arthritis, esp if you don't get pain in the knuckles. Don't know anything about rheumatoid arthritis, I'm afraid. If you are doing manual work, a couple of weeks off might help. Either way, you will need to see a doctor. If you make an appointment straight away, with luck, you might get seen before christmas. Silly
Report September 4, 2016 3:15 PM BST
yes 5 every monday
Report September 4, 2016 3:19 PM BST
but like golden fleece it started in both arms and hands now knees and fingers cant bend some of the fingers but a still get a escort bird round for £120 a hour
Report unders101 September 4, 2016 3:19 PM BST
Same here, it's horrible stuff but compared to the alternative it works great. Not everyone's body can cope with it though. Have your liver function test always been ok?
Report September 4, 2016 3:24 PM BST
yes got to go have a blood test 2 oct was on 8 every monday doctor said something showed up on my liver so they reduce tablets to 5 doctors said what showed up was i got a fatty liver
Report September 4, 2016 3:27 PM BST
unders101 have you had storoid injections they do work fantanic but you can only have 3 injection
Report unders101 September 4, 2016 3:28 PM BST
Mine have always been pretty volatile and I have been taken off it a couple of times, ok at the moment though. Go to the doctors golden fleece, even if it's just to rule RA out, as the longer it's left undiagnosed, the more it fooks your life up
Report unders101 September 4, 2016 3:29 PM BST
Only once, after my first referral to my Rheumatologist. They are great, but no good long term
Report September 4, 2016 3:30 PM BST
your 100 per cent right where you from unders im london you might also have a fatty liver also i take a frolic acid 1 only on a friday
Report unders101 September 4, 2016 3:35 PM BST
I live in Cumbria I am supposed to take Hydroxychloroquine as well, but I stopped taking them as they were making me feel sick. I haven't told anyone though. I don't bother with my folic acid either. I feel as well as I have done for years at the minute but the fatigue is a pain in the backside, especially at work
Report September 4, 2016 3:38 PM BST
they said mine is wear and tear i used to do a lot of heavy lifting jobs years ago
Report Aunty Post September 4, 2016 3:39 PM BST
"Voltarol"....."The Joy Of Movement"!

Has to be the crappiest slogan ever.....Laugh
Report September 4, 2016 3:40 PM BST
you should take the frolic acid rearly stops the build up of acid in your body
Report unders101 September 4, 2016 3:40 PM BST
They say anything to be honest. I can't see how its wear and tear when it's an auto-immune disease. They say it's not hereditary as well, yet my uncle, grand mother and great grand father all on my dads side all have/had it
Report September 4, 2016 3:44 PM BST
aunty post that voitarol is useless if in pain in jionts ibuprofen tablets is very good
Report Aunty Post September 4, 2016 3:46 PM BST
I wasn't recommending it   just taking the pi$$ out of the slogan!
Report September 4, 2016 3:48 PM BST
under101 to be honest i can take a bit of pain but when it in your knees and you cant walk some days then its bad used to go spain  jan and feb the hot weather does help
Report September 4, 2016 3:50 PM BST
aunty post i found all the rub in lotions and spays are no good
Report unders101 September 4, 2016 3:56 PM BST
Are you retired
Report September 4, 2016 3:57 PM BST
yes im 67 retired in 1981
Report Aunty Post September 4, 2016 3:59 PM BST
I would suggest that if they are any good at all, they would only give relief for muscular pain!

Skeletal pain is another thing altogether, as is neurological pain, which is from what I suffer!
Report Emitdeb September 4, 2016 4:05 PM BST
re. OP symptoms... Carpal tunnel syndrome...
Report September 4, 2016 4:07 PM BST
aunty post have you taken ibuprofen express very very good but you cant take it forever
Report guinness2dear September 4, 2016 4:17 PM BST
Unless ye is asthmatic
Report Aunty Post September 4, 2016 4:17 PM BST
No but I do take Ibuprofen for incidental injuries.

I have "Peripheral Neuropathy" which is not good!

It's the dying back of the nerves starting at the longest, being the feet.

My toes are without normal feelings, so difficult to balance sometimes, and one of my big toes is as dead as a horses hoof!

I am on the max dose of "Amitriptyline", which I call "my happy pills", as they are also prescribed for those with depression.

So my body is falling apart but I feel great......Laugh
Report September 4, 2016 4:19 PM BST
wish you well aunty post
Report guinness2dear September 4, 2016 4:19 PM BST
Take Duloxetine and drink stout
Report zorrostrikes September 4, 2016 5:42 PM BST
do you drink coca cola or other sugary soda drink. acid forming foods need to be countered by leaching calcium out of your bones. this weakens the bones and causes bone spurs.
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