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I have arthritis through most of my body...Jaw, rt shoulder, spine, both wrists, all fingers, rt knee, both ankles and all toes. I currently take Humira, methotrexate, tylenol 3's, naproxen, buproprin, and citalapram.

I am lucky to own a stationary bike that doesn't hurt, I take small walks, and rest a lot! I enjoy swimming with my daughters.

I too love to eat! I have found for me that drinking water has helped with that.....some days!

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11/26/11 12:11 A

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Thanks for msg. I too love to eat and that is my big problem. I usually have lake of motivation to get up and exercise because i hurt so bad after. I look forward to more post and hopefully meeting some of the other group members. Thanks Peggy emoticon

11/25/11 9:29 P

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Hi Peggy.
I have arthritis in my knees and hips. I am not in constant pain. It comes and goes. I am in the moderate stage from what the doctor says. He has not yet recommended a specialist for me, nor am I on any prescription pain meds. I just take Tylenol for Arthritis whenever I think I need it or Ibuprofen if I feel it is inflammatory. For exercise, if you can use an elliptical machine, it seems to be better than walking. I really struggle to go for any lengthy walk, and that is something I used to enjoy. Of course, weight loss would be ideal but I struggle with that too. I love food too much and it is hard to cut back, especially when my husband does such a good job at cooking!
thanks for joining this team. We are not overly active but we are here to support each other.

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11/24/11 1:24 A

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Iam new here and still learning how to work the site.But with that said my doctor said that i have arthritis in my knee and i am in constant pain not only with my knee but my back. He did not feel that i needed to see a specialist but am wondering if i do. so i am wondering how others handle the pain if with medication, excerise etc.. any input will help thanks
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