Here is a list of my meds. I keep trying to decrease or eliminate some but then I get sick again.
Accolate 20 mg Albuterol 2 mg
Atrovent 2.5 ml Celexa 20 mg 1 a day
Flexeril 10 MG
Florinef 0.1 MG
Lasix 20 mg.
Loracet 10 mg
Micardis 40 mg
Mobix 15 mg
Nexium 40 mg
Potassium CL 10 MEQ
Prednisone 5 mg
Premarin .0625 mg.
Tessalon Perles 100mg
Zocor 40 MG
Calcium W/Vit. D 3 per day (total 1800 mg.)
Vitamin D 800 I.U. per day
Centrum A-Z 1 per day
Stool Softener 2 per day
ALLERGIES: Compazine, sulfur, imitrex
I also have COPD, Addisons Disease, Osterarthritis, Osterporosis, Acid Reflux (GERD).Depression, (why I have depression, I'll never know). And just all over feel like crap.
You need to see a specialist - maybe an orthopedic like you (or someone) suggested - and get an MRI. X-rays are not good enough for certain problems. My husband had ptoblems with his knee locking a few years ago - the pain when his knee locked was awful! An MRI showed torn cartlidge. He had it taken care of via orthoscopic (sp?) surgery and it no longer locks. Depending on how bad the tear is, depends on how much cartlidge they remove. If you are lucky, and the tear isn't too bad, they can sometimes fix it - but there is no guaruntee. It is amazing how small of a tear can cause a lot of pain, but the less cartlidge they remove, the better. There are a few different types of knee problems, hopefully, yours can be easily fixed.
Unfortunately, knees are not very forgiving once they have problems like this, and you will always have to treat them with more care from now on even after surgery.
Sorry if I repeated advice - it's late, I scanned this thread.