EOA: Day Three With Tramadol

Does it work? So far so good.The morning stiffness was not there, and tapping the keys is not hurting much. Woot!Do you have Erosive Inflammatory Arthritis? Don't dork around, go see a rheumatologist. As anti drug and alcohol as I am, it was sheer nonsense on my part to not pursue a lessened pain lifestyle before 2014. Drugs aren't my enemy. They've been keeping my seratonin levels equalized for the last 15 years....more

6 Best Home Remedies For Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the common types of arthritis. It is a condition in which the cartilage of the joints gets worn out. As a result of this, the bones of the joints start to rub against each other causing pain, stiffness and loss of movement....more

Does Weight Loss Reduce Osteoarthritis Knee Pain?

'Weight loss', 'arthritis', 'knee pain', etc. are the words that are searched a lot on net. These words have a connection with each other also. If you are obese and have arthritis problem, then losing weight will help to reduce pain from knee.In a recent study done on people suffering from Osteoarthritis and are obese, it stated that if a person loses 10% of this body weight, then it helps to reduce the knee pain. It makes them to walk freely and improve the joint mobility....more

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis

I get this question a lot.  "What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis"? Well, as you can see from the photos below:  Osteoporosis is a silent disease that affects how dense or thick the bones are. It literally means "porous" bone. People often have no symptoms until they start to lose height or worse, fracture a bone. Osteoporosis threatens 44 million americans.  There are about 8 million women with osteoporosis and 2 million men....more

Good Lord, I Think I'm a Housewife!!

Woke up from a short nap this afternoon, and my first thought was, "Good Lord! I'm a housewife!"This apparently evolved from a housebound three days during which I have been doing some work in our home.. I have  developed a semi-system in which I work for awhile and then take a short break to read or work on the computer. (I use the term "work" loosely in this case.)...more

Life is Good, So Why the Blues?

It's that time of year. For most people, the excitement of the holidays includes shopping, decorating, and wrapping gifts. For many of us, it includes additional pain and depression -- sometimes a bad case of "The Blues."There is much to be grateful for in my life. I have a wonderful husband, a decent place to live, and enough money to pay the bills. I just got word that my blood work was excellent, and I received a great report from my recent colonoscopy. My daughter is doing so much better that she has in years, and my mom, although 90, is perking along pretty well....more

Fibro-Osteo Fallitis

Klutzes of America, unite!! I will nominate myself for President of this organization because I have absolutely terrible balance. I've had another fall. This one occurred on Saturday afternoon in the kitchen where I tripped over a bag of apples and went onto the kitchen floor....more

May is Arthritis Month. Start moving.

 “Wait a minute…. I have arthritis and you’re asking me to exercise? Give me a break! Do you know how much pain I’m in? There’s no way my body will allow me to walk through the door of a gym let alone to the end of my driveway to grab the mail. “    Do you suffer from arthritis and does this scenario sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone....more