Posted by: Limited 34 year old | 2019/12/17



Hi, I'm 34 and started to experience pain in my upper harm and groan early this year. Went to the doc and received pain killers including Ibrufen which help for a while but then my pain returned this time in my feet, hands & also arms again. Went back to the doc and was referred to get xrays which in turn showed early signs of osteoarthritis. I received a 3 month supply of coxflam 7.5 which helped a lot but now after the 2nd doc referred me to the rheumatologist (which I only got a date for in Feb 2020) I still get pain if I don't take a pain killer or the coxflam which I feel no doent really help me anymore. Can my condition be getting worse and is there a over the counter meds that can assist as I am limited in doing things and it is really worrying for me. Because I have tried your normal daily pain killers, subscribed pain kiilers & anti-inflammation tablets but they seem not to be helping at all. thank you for your time

Expert's Reply


Arthritis expert
- 2019/12/29

You are too young to have painful osteo arthritis.

You most likely have Fibromyalgia.Use the most effective pain killer and start exercising, especially swimming.
Exercise will not do any damage to your joints but will help your pain.

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