Gulf 1 - arthritis question

#1
Interesting results - how many of you who served in Gulf 1 have now got arthritis. I have been receiving treatment for Psoriatic arthritis and have come across dozens of fellas with the same condition. I am looking to hear from anyone who has had it, got it or been successfully treated. I am not looking to create anything here - just out of interest.
 
#2
Alfie I have been told i have arthritis and i was there and know of a least another 4 that are in the same boat
 
#3
My kness have never been the same. Had to have an op on one of the buggers. Not sure if that had anything to do with Granby to be honest though. I'm pretty sure the insomnia has.
 
#5
blackrat your knee problem as everyone knows is down to you placing yourself in knees bent stress postions for prolonged periods of time to take it in the ricker ...............................
 
#6
Could it be that you are now in your late 30's early 40's and it's simply a result of running around being a squaddie for the last 20 years?

Or are you a journo?
 
#7
devilish said:
Could it be that you are now in your late 30's early 40's and it's simply a result of running around being a squaddie for the last 20 years?

Or are you a journo?
Good point Devlish. Well sir, are you a Hack?
 
#9
I've been coughing up some proper nasty Grollies since I came back. I reckon the buggers gassed us.
 
#10
Track_Link said:
I've been coughing up some proper nasty Grollies since I came back. I reckon the buggers gassed us.
Yeah, another Blue on Blue 'cos we know Saddam didn't have any don't we.

No arthritis, but knees gone to hell - running in sand did for 'em.
 
#11
I found on my return that I had sudden urges to beat the sh1t out of most civvies I seen. When I mentioned this to the doctor, he informed me that I was not suffering from anything and that it was quite natural to have these feelings.

Funnily enough, I've never really got over it and have those same urges to this day. Ho hum.
 
#15
Alfiemoon said:
Interesting results - how many of you who served in Gulf 1 have now got arthritis. I have been receiving treatment for Psoriatic arthritis and have come across dozens of fellas with the same condition. I am looking to hear from anyone who has had it, got it or been successfully treated. I am not looking to create anything here - just out of interest.
I have a friend and a family member who were on Granby and have this condition.

Edited once for fcuk up and once for grammar, GRR!
 
#17
Hi Alfie.. On my discharge medical the Army Quacks said I was tip-top.. Within 2 months of discharge a Civvie GP diagnosed Osteo-arthritis in both knees & hips.. Work that fekker out.? Served Op Granby.. Baggsy another Anthrax & Plague jab for me please..!! Loads of mates with O/A.

Kev.. :safe:
 
#18
I suppose it could be a result of running around as a squaddie for years cos that does affect your fingers, wrist, elbows and most other joints!!!! Psoriatic arthritis atacks single joints - they swell up and seize. Probably not due to an age thing or from running around with a bergen on.
 
#19
chedder04 said:
Alfie I have been told i have arthritis and i was there and know of a least another 4 that are in the same boat
Cheers Cheddar - this thing can really screw you up. Arthritis is for old uns not us - I am no spring chicken but I didn't expect to get arthritis.



Ooh can I have some more jabs please.
 
#20
devilish said:
Could it be that you are now in your late 30's early 40's and it's simply a result of running around being a squaddie for the last 20 years?

Or are you a journo?
No I am not a journo - I am still serving and yes I have been running around for 20ish years with bergens but that wouldn't damage my fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders etc.
 

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