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Pain meds

I have had RA for a long time and it hits my large joints, knees, elbows hard. I am curious how many in our community take pain meds regularly. I do and often prednisone too. The latter causes blood sugar to rise.


Without the pain meds it is hard to sleep or function. I go to a pain management doctor but had reservations about taking them long term. I have reached the point that I will to maintain quality of life.


  1. i think your would find several in our community regularly require pain medications.


    rick


    1. Pain medication becomes a way of life, whatever it takes to keep going and have a life.

      1. Hi . I noticed what wrote and I thought of this article from our contributor Carla titled "It's Not About Pain - It's About Living:" https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/chronic-pain-quality-life. She discusses treating pain as an individual decision process and those with chronic conditions need to do what is necessary to live their best lives. Wishing you the best. Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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