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Hi, I'm Emma

Emmamo
Emmamo Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi. My name is Emma. I'm really new to this.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,245 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community Feel free to join in or ask any questions 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,516 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Emmamo - welcome to the community, & thank you for joining, Emma. We were all new once, but I think you will find everyone here both friendly & supportive, so don't be concerned. Please let us know if we can help in any way, whether it be with advice or support. :)
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    Hi @Emmamo I hope you enjoy being part of the Community. If you have any questions please ask.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 5,996

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @Emmamo :) Have you had a chance to take a look around yet? Please feel free to get involved at your own pace, and let us know if you need any help at all. 
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 299 Pioneering
    Hello @Emmamo

    Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you? Would you like to talk to us more about your motivations for joining Scope's forum and interests? It would be great to get to know you and to signpost you to links you may find particularly interesting and useful  :)
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  • Emmamo
    Emmamo Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I have copd, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Really interested in what other people use for good pain relief, particularly for osteoarthritis in knees.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,516 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again, @Emmamo - I also have osteoarthrosis due to my hypermobile joints causing 'wear & tear.' I would hope your GP may advise further about meds that may help. However, as I found that the normally prescribed meds either didn't help, or made me feel ill, this is what's helped for me. Firstly gentle exercise, then, as we're all different, sometimes heat packs can work, but in others it may be a frozen pack of peas wrapped in a towel; I'm definitely a heat person having tried both!
    Your GP may also advise a pain clinic; we've had members say how good these were. There are different ways with coping with pain of any sort. After exercise, I can only say my main help is distraction (whatever you enjoy from reading to listening to music).
    There's some info on Scope you may find helpful; our mental health also matters, but please also look at the 'Exercise' section: https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/75929/coping-with-stress-low-mood-and-isolation-a-support-thread/p1
    Hope this helps, & hopefully others will also reply. Take care.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 5,996

    Scope community team

    Hi @Emmamo :) Along with the links chiarieds has sent you above, you may be interested in visiting our category for discussions around dealing with chronic pain.  
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