Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32
Today, after a thorough medical examination, I've been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
Other than taking painkillers, which are not very effective and have side-effects, is there anything I can do to ease and control the constant pain?
Feeling bad to know it, Andy !
I suffered to a similar disease when I was of 9 years .... it is a very bad experience to me. Couldn't attend school for more than one year. It was only Penidure that was used on me, as far as I can remember, but most probably nowadays this med is banned due to its side effects.
After getting better, some hard physical exercise , specially Martial Art Taekwondo made me completely fit and normal . But I dont know if the doctor will permit it to you at your age.
For the pain, you may try hot water bag ; for a temporary relief . Get well soon. Take care, take the meds regularly, and get connected with the doctor. Our best wishes are with you.