Share yourday - shape our future

Share your day,
shape our future

Thank you for joining us this National Arthritis Week and sharing your story. Almost 1,000 of you told us about your daily pain, challenges and triumphs. We’re now busy reviewing everyone’s story to guide the research we fund into pain and fatigue.

The Share your day, Shape our future campaign has now finished but you can still read the stories below, or visit our website to share your story with us

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Sharron

I was told that most likely I had osteoarthritis in my knees and lower back but to day nothing has been done for me in regards to this, no tests, no treatment. And so I live with pain daily and there is never a night where I get rest without pain.

23 November

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Challenges
  • Self help
  • Sleep
  • Getting around

Charlotte

Had RA 20 years, treated with varying levels of success. Ups - being able to have a family, downs - second pregnancy (nephritis) and bad reaction to Humira. Now though doing well on tociluzimab. Great care, new therapies, communication could be bettr

17 November

  • Pain
  • Treatments
  • Challenges

Alison

I've had RA for 41 years. Early treatment was aspirin & bed-rest & as a branch member I'm pleased research means better treatment now. Restricted mobility, fatigue & some pain now but not in a wheelchair as my aunt was & keeping busy is best approach

08 November

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Treatments
  • Self help
  • Getting around

Philip

My arthritis, and almost all of the associated psoriasis, disappeared when I had a colostomy (later reversed). Could researching the possible rôle played by the colon - maybe there's something to do with diverticulitis - be at all significant?

07 November

  • Pain
  • Treatments

Russell

In February of this year, I began suffering with excruciating pain in my left knee, the doc confirmed arthritis and advised gel and pain killers which did not have much effect. I was advised to drink red tea and now cannot believe how I feel

03 November

Anita

I had arthritis in my hip, resulting in severe groin pain. Following an operation, the pain has gone, leaving just an occasional ache. I also have arthritic pain in my shoulder but keeping it warm really helps, plus anti-inflammatory tablets.

02 November

  • Pain
  • Treatments

valerie

I was in a lot of pain especially my left knee. I started to do exercises and use an exercise bicycle. Then I took Syno-Vital one sachet a day and raised my furniture a few inches. I now have hardly any pain and am quite happy.

02 November

  • Self help

Deborah

My arthritis started the month my last #period stopped and interestingly my sister's started at the time immediately she had a #hysterectomy. I went from being a long distance backpacking walker to being in #agony, in hands, feet, knees! HELP

01 November

Jacqueline

Since posting on October 13 we have been on holiday and I managed to do quite a bit of modest walking (though I did avoid slopes and steps). Today I walked for 40 mins despite pain and have had no ill effects. Exercise in moderation is clearly good!

31 October

  • Treatments
  • Challenges
  • Self help

Becky

I'm 33 and got diagnosed with rumathoid arthritis 2 years ago in my hands , neck & feet. I've always liked to be busy & loved my work. I have a 8yr son to. I've never experienced so much pain. Took a big impact on my life which I really dislike.

30 October

  • Pain
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