Originally Posted by caribear
Mimee, have you noticed any changes in your pain since the weight loss? I have been struggling with my weight all my life, and of course doctors love to give you the line about "if you'd only loose weight, you wouldn't feel so (insert symptom here.)"
Funny you should ask that - I just returned from the rheumy and was talking to her about this. I have always been overweight as well - and I'm hoping to lose an additional 100 pounds. I have just recently started noticing a difference in the pain ... but it's not anything great. I need a double knee replacement which will hopefully happen later this year, but until then I don't see much relief in sight. My job is stressful and that just adds to it. I will say that my "attitude" as a whole is much improved ... I think I don't have that "hopeless" feeling every time I step on the scale.