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@lhcobb1611

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Today has been hard. I’ve been noticing that my pain is becoming more widespread. Terrible pain in my forearms, knees and back. Saw my rheumatologist today. He says that not only do I have psoriatic arthritis, I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia (sp?). I am currently on Pradaxa due to ablation for afib and a light stroke 5 years ago. […] View
  • lhcobb1611 posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    Today has been hard. I’ve been noticing that my pain is becoming more widespread. Terrible pain in my forearms, knees and back. Saw my rheumatologist today. He says that not only do I have psoriatic arthritis, I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia (sp?). I am currently on Pradaxa due to ablation for afib and a light stroke 5 years ago. The Pradaxa prohibits me from any NSAIDS. The pain meds I’ve been prescribed scare me, as I have very little tolerance to such things. So today has just been one of those days that with that one more something new thing is too much. I feel teary and weak. I suppose I just need to rest…..but how can I? I have got to somehow become the priority….and I’m not used to doing that….

    • lhcobb1611, this must be an awful lot to take it all at once. Absolutely make yourself a priority, and give yourself permission to have all of these emotions (and remember that listening to your body and resting when you are tired is just one of the ways you respect your limitations and put yourself first). Please come here anytime you need support, we are all here for you.
      -Victoria, Community Moderator