I have Osteoarthritis, diagonoised when I was 30 years old. I am now 55. I am allergic to aspirin and was unable to take Vioxin. I am taking 4 arthritis strength tylenol per day . They are not helping any more and I am limping around all the time with my ankles, knees, and shoulders killing me. I also have asthma and will occasionally have to go on Prednisone. That is the only real relief I get but of course I can't stay on it all the time. I have been reluctant to see a Dr about it in all these years because I just felt nothing could be done for me. Help!
I think it's still a good idea to see a doctor, since the symptoms are continuing to get worse. There are so many different types of prescription arthritis drugs, your doctor may have you try a few to see what works for you.
Another thought is trying tai-chi and yoga. Many people found these exercises very helpful. Here is an example:
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