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gordiescotland1 | 16:04 Fri 29th Nov 2019 | Body & Soul
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Hi there I went to see GP yesterday I did not find her very sympathetic. She said as I have arthritis it is bound to flair up and it is going to be painful. She says it is more than likely I will need a knee replacement but orthopedic surgeon in my local NHS won't even see me until my BMI is a lot lower. 38 at the moment. She said I can use a knee support but she says to keep the cocodamol to a minimum as she is not happy with it. But she confirmed I couldn't take antiinflammatories due to being on a blood thinners risk of major bleed. I told her it was worse at night and she said it will be noticable more because I've got nothing to think about then I couldn't help but laugh my mind is very active at night !! She said knee pain can affect the whole leg eg ankle. I am going to pay to see a private physio next week waiting list for physio is 6 months. I know the only forward is to lose weight I won't get surgery unless I do. I can understand it but a bit hard what do others think ?

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From experience I can tell you that if you lose weight the pain in your knees will lesson.
Feedback much appreciated gordie and as she has agreed with me, she is obviously a good doctor.......even though she is a woman ;-)
I know what that sort of pain is like Geordie but I'm afraid your GP is right - both about the weight and not taking anti inflammatories. Do you find any of the gels that you rub in a help or the heat pads that you can buy?

Is it excess food or lack of exercise you struggle with?
Lol sqad x
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I have been using the deep heat which does help totally stinks but is helpful. Lol Sqad. It is eating too much of the wrong food. I do walk everywhere
Losing weight is the only way forward, even just a stone has made a big difference and I am hoping to lose another eight.
Have you approached your GP about help with weight loss?

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