Hello everyone! As I was reading through other people's posts, it's nice to see some others my age going through the same things. Arthritis is really not an old person's disease. I used to think it was. I'm 35 and have it in both knees, hips, spine, and I think my hands are starting to show signs of it. The only thing that keeps me going is Aleve but it's still hard to sleep at night. Does anyone have any solutions for nighttime? No matter what position I'm in, I can't stay there because something will start screaming in pain. Oh, and I can't figure out why my opposite side goes numb. Like if I'm laying on my right side, my right hip and knee will be screaming and my left arm feels like it's falling asleep and that hurts. So I roll onto my other side or my back and it starts all over again. I have been taking Aleve before I go to bed and that helps some. Since I started biking, that has helped too. My doctor suggested it. I absolutely love it and my husband and I joined the California Coast Classic, a bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to benefit finding a cure so now we have to just find enough donations and we'll be doing that. I'm excited. So I guess I need support for that too, to tell me I'm not crazy and it's a good cause. Hopefully I'll make some friends on here to get through everything. I know the pain has just begun. My mom has already gone through the replacements so I know what's ahead for me. That's why the bike ride. I'm hoping to slow down my disease as long as possible. I want to be able to run around with my grandkids some day.
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