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Hello,

i'm new to this, but got diagnosed in January this year with osteoarthritis in my spine and hip after suffering since i was 16 (now 24). Just wondering if theres anyone else with the same here, who can share what they do to ease the pain (other the tablets), and how they cope with really bad days? Finding it quite difficult to come to terms with really. i am constantly tired, which isnt helping to motivate me to exercise- got into a viscous cycle.

Thanks
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  1. Hi Julioalmeda219,

    Thanks for reaching out and we are glad that you found our site. While we are sorry to hear about your diagnosis and pain, you are not alone. Pain is a common topic discussed in our community.
    We have a few articles on tips and tricks to help with pain, here they are:
    https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/community-ideas-managing-pain/
    https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/community-feedback-combatting-ra-pain-and-stiffness/

    I know you mention fatigue and it is certainly complex and poorly understood so again you are not alone here I hope the community can provide you with some support on this. Here is an article that may be helpful: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/infographic/strategies-dealing-ra-fatigue/

    Please reach out to us anytime.
    We are glad to have you here!
    Best,
    Lauren (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member)

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