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Date: 02.03.2010
From: Babs

Subject: Advice please

I am new here and find the forum very interesting. I have oa in my knees and the pain is constant, i take cocodamol but the pain is still there. I also have diclofenic (which i can only take when the pain is unbareable as i have suffered heart problems) but even they dont seem to work now. I am 64 what I would like to know is it too soon to ask for replacement surgery ?
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Date: 02.03.2010
From: valh

Subject: Re: Advice please

hi do not know but try ice wrap and put on for 20min to half an hour it does help with the pain always a last resort try heat first but had to do it sunday and much better today. as for asking for surgery if it having a real affect on your life ask you need quality of life good luck tell your doc how bad things r
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Date: 03.03.2010
From: Lade

Subject: Re: Advice please

Hi Babs...Sorry about the pain you feel...I don't know about replacement surgery, but have you tried any natural products for your oa? There are 100% natural products that have been proven to help oa sufferers tremendously...I would tell you more if you are interested...all the best...
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Date: 03.03.2010
From: Cathy

Subject: Re: Advice please

I dont think it is too soon. I am 39 and have been referred to a consultant- the GP said "don't be surprised if they offer surgery"!
I dont know what sort of arthritis I have, but have had it 19 years and I take cocodamol as nothing else works for me, it has got to the point where I am struggling each day to do the basics and it is affecting my sleep
So make a GP appointment- I guess they will decide for you too, but emphasise how bad it has gotten for you...I will if you will!!
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Date: 03.03.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Advice please

Babs - have they referred you to any type of Physio ? I understand that this is painful but they may refer you to Hydrotherapy as this is the only type of Physio I could have. It was great to be in the warm water with all the weight taken off the painful joints. Your GP should refer you to specialist treatment if you tell them how much pain you are in ?
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Date: 07.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Advice please

Babs welcome to forum, if ya knees are that bad, U r entitled to replacement knees, my Hip surgeon was thinking of replacing my hip, was just 46 then, he told me age does NOT come into it, quality of life does....have u seen your rhumatologist recently? insist u want new knee, recovery is good.

good luck Jill
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