Watching my mom struggle with Arthritis #TylenolArthritis

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My momma!

I, much like most people, always assumed that arthritis only affected older people, and by older I mean grand parents (Sorry Grandma!). It never seemed like a younger person ailment and I never really gave it a second thought. That is until my mom started to struggle with arthritis  pain in her late 30’s, it started very small with just twinges here and there, stiffness that we chalked up to a cold day, and the final straw was difficulty gripping everyday items, her fingers would tense, making it near impossible to grip things properly. Her morning tea went from a chance to unwind before the busy day started to a constant struggle to be able to get the cream from the fridge and to actually hold her cup. The pain would become such a challenge to her that even walking up and down the stairs would leave her close to tears, we knew pretty much right away that her symptoms pointed to arthritis. 

It broke my heart. There is nothing in this world that is worse then watching someone you love struggle with pain. My mom loves to tinker with computers and work in her garden and even that wasn’t an option anymore, gripping anything from a screw driver to a shovel became a challenge, kneeling down to pull weeds and tend to her flowers often left her close to tears and she found herself dreading her everyday activities. With arthritis, it is important to keep moving but she found it incredibly hard to find the motivation when she was in pain. I found myself coming over more often to help her do her everyday chores, while it was a great chance to spend a bit more time with my mom, I could tell she felt like she was losing a bit of her independence by relying on others for help.

We tried everything, rubs, creams, massage, you name it; we tried it. It was frustrating to see very little improving for her, in fact it seemed to go south more often then not with even the smallest exertion aggravating the pain.

After trying everything we could think of to help her, my mom’s doctor recommended Tylenol Arthritis®, it is specifically designed to alleviate arthritis symptoms and on the plus side it is *much* gentler on your stomach than prescription medication, it also does not not affect kidney function like most medication can. That alone was a win for us, as my mom does take other medications it was very important to us that it did not upset her stomach, it’s never fun to replace one symptom with another.

Check out the info-graphic below (click to enlarge) with facts on Arthritis;

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Tylenol Arthritis® is now a regular go-to for my mom, she loves that it is fast-acting and that it provides her with relief from her symptoms for up to 8 hours, giving her the chance to do the things she loves; and we’re so grateful for that. With just a regular dosage, she’s able to get back to her regular activities, we highly recommend that you visit your doctor and learn more about Tylenol Arthritis if you, or someone you know, is suffering needlessly.

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114 Comments


  1. I learned that 1 million Canadians have arthritis, I didn’t realize that there were so many.

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  2. I had no idea that 6% of hospitalizations were something or linked to arthritis! I have psoriatic arthritis and its just awful!

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  3. I really didn’t learn anytime from the graft as i suffer from psoriatic arthritis boo hooo

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  4. I have arthritis and it is so hard some days. It is sad to me that over a million Canadians have it.

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  5. wow i didnt know that kids can get arthritis!!! My grandmas has arthritis but not sure what she takes for it. i will have to let her know about this

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  6. First hand experience with Osteo-Arthritis in my neck, I can honestly relate to those afflicted. I guess the statistics that in 30 years OA will be diagnosed every 60 sec is frightening…especially for the child plagued with Arthritis.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

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  7. I was surprised at the rise in numbers. I guess due to a larger aging population?

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  8. I learned that 1 million Canadians have inflammatory type arthritis – never stopped to realize it was that high 🙁

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  9. I learned that more than 10% of adult canadians are affected by OA.

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  10. I learned that the symptoms of arthritis with vary depending on the type of arthritis you have.

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  11. I learned that kids get arthritis too. Very sad that some kids have to deal with the pain of arthritis. Good thing there is Tylenol for kids too.

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  12. I didn’t realize that children can get arthritis!

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  13. Over one million Canadians suffer everyday with arthritis, old or young it affects everyone. Like your mom, some days I find it hard to function and do those simple tasks, on others like today I am able to do things.

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  14. it would appear that arthritis is very common 🙁

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  15. I learned that 1 in 6 Canadians have arthritis. Wow!

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  16. I didn’t know 1 in 6 Canadians have arthritis.

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  17. I learned 1 in 6 Canadians has arthritis ! That’s so many of us !

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  18. I did not know that it affects one in 6. That is crazy

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  19. I didn’t realize that children got it too.

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  20. My mom also suffers and it is awful to see her get worse and how it effects her daily life now like walking, running!

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  21. I learned that arthritis is one of the most common conditions in Canada and it is on the rise.

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  22. I learned that arthritis is a common condition in Canada and it’s on the rise.

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  23. ‘Arthritis in not a single disease, rather it is a term that covers over 100 medical conditions.’

    ^^ I know that there are different forms of arthritis, but had no idea the term covers so many medical conditions!

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  24. I learned that genetics play a part in arthritis

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  25. I didn’t know it was genetic, although that makes sense.

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  26. I learned that 1 million Canadians have arthritis

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  27. 1 in 6 Canadians – I knew it was a good number of people suffering – with the onsets myself – the one in six is a scary number.

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  28. I’m afraid I knew it all as I suffer from arthritis

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  29. learnt that it is estimated that one million Canadians live with inflammatory types of arthritis

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  30. WOW! That 6% of hospitalizations were something or linked to arthritis!

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  31. I actually had no idea that the percentage of hospital visits were so high pertaining to this. 6 percent is a lot more than I thought.

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  32. learned that 1 million Canadians have arthritis

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  33. Today I learned that 1 million Canadians have arthritis, I am one of the numbers. I do take the Tylenol Arthritis® , and it WORKS!!!

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  34. I learned that one million Canadians have arthritis also that children can get arthritis as well, horrible :/

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  35. Wow I learned that 1 million Canadians have arthritis

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  36. I learned that controlled diet may be part of treatment. I wouldn’t have figured diet would be a factor.

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  37. I learned 1 in 6 Canadians over 15 have arthritis, that is staggering.

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  38. I didnt know kids could get it too 🙁

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  39. One in six Canadians over 15 suffer from arthritis.

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  40. I learned that 1 in 6 Canadians suffer from arthritis.

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  41. I learned that 1 million Canadians have arthritis, that is a large number

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  42. over 6% of hospitalizations are arthritis related. Madness.

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  43. Over 1 million Canadians are affected with arthritis.

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  44. I was not aware of the sheer number of Canadians suffering from arthritis. Wow!

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  45. Arthritis limits joint movement

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  46. being only 37 and suffering from arthritis and osteoarthritis I already know most of this but thank you for putting the information out there. I get told often that I’m “too young to have arthritis”

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  47. that people are actually hospitalized for this.

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  48. I’m having a really hard time reading the infographic as it’s so small, but I guess that it says about 1 million Canadians are estimated to have arthritis.

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  49. I’m on disability because of severe arthritis, and it’s not fun at all, what hurts the most is that you look fine on the outside, and people look at you like there is nothing wrong with you, meanwhile at least for me I suffer everyday with pain and on so many meds to control the pain, which some days I feel I’m spending money for nothing. Arthritis is very very painful!!!!!

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  50. that its estimated that over 1mil canadians suffer it.

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  51. I learned that it`s estimated that 1 million canadains have arthritis.

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  52. I learned that 6% of hospitalizations are linked to arthritis! Thats awful!

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  53. Never knew that a controlled diet can help control it.

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  54. I learned the 1 million Canadians suffer from Arthitis

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  55. I learned that 1 in 6 Canadians have arthritis as young as 15

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  56. I didn’t know children can develop arthritis as well

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  57. one in five canadians are diagnosed with arthritis.

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  58. i learned a controlled diet is one form of treatment

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  59. I learned that a physically demanding job can cause arthritis!

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  60. I learned that over 1 million canadians suffer from arthritis

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  61. I learnt that Tylenol Arthritis®, it is specifically designed to alleviate arthritis symptoms

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  62. I learned that there are a whole lot of factors that can contribute to arthritis. some I wouldn’t have expected.

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  63. I learned that by 2031, around 7 Million Canadians are expected to have Arthritis

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  64. Since I suffer from arthritis – I knew most – didn’t realize how many more they expect to though…=(

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  65. I learned that approximately 1 million Canadians live with
    inflammatory type arthritis.

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  66. I did not realize that Children could have arthritis too.

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  67. More than 10% of adult canadians are affected by OA. I did not realize it was that high

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  68. I learned that 1 in 6 Canadians over the age of 15 have reported having arthritis.

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  69. I never knew that an infection or allergic reaction could contribute to arthritis.

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  70. First off what an amazing blog. Wow. Secondly, what I learned from the poster is that it seems everyone is affected in some way by this disease.

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  71. 1 in 6 canadians 15 years and older have arthritis

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  72. I didn’t know kids get arthritis too, poor things.

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  73. I learned that 1 in 6 Canadians have arthritis! 🙁

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  74. I learned over a million Canadians have arthritis.

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  75. I learned that 1 in 6 Canadians 15+ have arthritis!

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  76. I learned that approximately 1 million Canadians suffer from arthritis.

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  77. that there is over 100 types of arthritis

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  78. I didn’t know that it affects 1 in 6 Canadiens.

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  79. 10% of cdn have a form of it

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  80. I learned that 6% of hospitalizations I thought the be associated with arthitis. I never would have guessed that!

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  81. I did not realize that arthritis is one of the most common conditions in Canada.

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  82. I learned that 1 in 6 Canadians suffer from arthritis.

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  83. 1 in 6 ppl suffer from arthritis and young ppl can get it.

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  84. I didn’t know warm,red skin over the joint was a symptom of arthritis.

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  85. I also thought that arthritis only affects older people

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  86. I didn’t know that children can get arthritis as well

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  87. I learned that 1 million Canadians suffer from arthritis

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  88. Why are you excluding Quebec from this giveaway? Contests in Quebec only have to be registered if the value of the prize is over $2000. There is no need to exclude. More info here: http://bit.ly/1tZ8SqC

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    1. Hi Sherry, unfortunately it was not our decision to exclude Quebec, this was a stipulation set in place by the sponsor. I have however seen quite a few giveaways that are well under the $2000 mark that have excluded Quebec so I imagine there might be another exclusion reason. Sorry about that!

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  89. There are remedies that can help to alleviate arthritis symptoms.

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  90. 1 in 6 of us will suffer from this…sigh…My mom has it in her hip bad and now its starting in her hands at times.

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  91. kids can also suffer from arthritis

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  92. I actually didn’t realize it was genetic, though it makes perfect sense

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  93. Thanks for the lovely informative info

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  94. I learned that arthritis contributes to more then 6% of hospitilaztions in Canada

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  95. I didn’t know that arthritis affects children too.

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  96. I learned that kids can also suffer from arthritis!

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  97. I didn’t realize that children can get arthritis!

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  98. that 1 in 6 Canadians has arthritis!

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  99. I had no idea that over 1 million Canadians have arthritis

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  100. I didn’t know that a symptom was muscle wasting.

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  101. I learned that 1 in 6 Canadians over age 15 reports having arthritis – that is so high!

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