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Hi I've been struggling with my health for about 25 years. Specialists have told me it could be RA but I don't have swollen joints. Others have said it's a virus that needs to work its way out of my body. Others have said i have hypermobility as I was a gymnast when younger. Others cite fybro and I now think that must be it. I really started to think it may have been a virus that's gone but on Thursday eve I started with one of the worst flares I've had in about a year. Taking painkillers only slightly help and they make me feel sick. The pain has been so bad I've been in bed till today (Sunday) and I'm worried that as I get older ( I'm 50 now) I won't be able to cope any more with it. I suppose I'm wondering how other people treat their pain when they have a flare. When I'm not ill I am generally very well. I go to the gym and exercise in moderation. I have a part time job that I enjoy but it can be a bit stressful crawling on the floor with a toddler with health needs. I do get exhausted and very tired with joint aches but this passes usually but this has been horrendous again and I think I need to be more proactive about treatment if necessary.
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Hello! So sad to hear you've been struggling for so long. There may be some pain medication that your PCP can provide to you that may not make you nauseous. I take tramadol and I don't have any illness side effects - but if I take Vicodin or something like that, forget it. I'm not sure how it works in the UK, if you have pain management doctors, but I would suggest getting in touch with one or some sort of specialist.

I hope wellness for you! Even if you struggle and suffer, you're not alone and you're not weak. I think folks tend to get a bit down on themselves feeling as if they're losing out on everything and face adversity when dealing with chronic illness. I hope these forums help you. I've only just joined as well, and I'm hopeful for some commiseration and suggestions as well.
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