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   Posted 3/31/2010 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I'm 32 years old, and I'm wondering if I should go to the Dr with my complaints. OR, just suck it up and just face the fact this is the way it is?Normally, I go to the dr. with a complaint & nothing is wrong, its just the way it is.
For several years, at least 6-7 years I have had knee pain. It just seems to get worse. If I sit for as long as 5 minutes, I try to get up & can't straighten my legs out all the way. I have to limp around until I get my feeling back. My legs feel stiff and I have this pain that goes behind my knee on the back side of my leg, and my knees hurt. My legs and feet fall asleep really easily. My hips hurt so bad. I lose sleep at night over my hips hurting because I can't get comfortable. My back hurts all the time. I feel exhausted. I go go go & just keep truckin trying to keep up with exercise, and being a mother and a wife and trying to help out with our business & the things I want/need to do. By 8pm I am so ready for bed.
I keep thinking in the back of my mind there is something wrong or something that can be done. I just really can't handle being told that I feel this way for no reason. But, i don't no how much longer I can put up with this either!
Thanks for any info or advice, I'm really lost here!

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   Posted 3/31/2010 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Guess I should also mention, I had an xray done on my knees due to pain. They didn't see any arthritis in my knees.

After exercise they become swollen and they throb and hurt severely. I have had to tweak my work out routines and eliminate things that are hard on the knees. Sure makes for a long day if your knees throb, hurt and ache all day every day

getting by
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   Posted 3/31/2010 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
It really sounds like you could have fibromyalgia. Generally they rule everything else out before they give you a dianosis. You might want to try a different doctor. Look for one who believes in fibro.

I am familiar with the hip pain at night, and the exhaustion. I sleep on my right side and after a while my right hip is killing me. So I am constantly changing positions at night. Makes hard to get sleep.

Check out the thread called fibro101. There is a thread on that called "what else could it be?". I think that would give you some insight on what is going on.

Welcome to the forum by the way. I hope that you stay with us. You will find that there are a lot of wonderful, understanding members here.

Take care and I wish for you a painfree day.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 3/31/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with getting by, it could be fibro. I also have the hip and back pain. The rolling back and forth all night because of the hip pain is what I go through too. about the time I fall asleep and totally relax I wake up in pain and have to roll over.

Going crazy today, you should see another doctor to get some relief from the knee pain. Even if it is fibro you still need to get the right meds that will help. Hope you get to feeling better soon

 Diagnosed with -FM, Degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, arthritis, Lupus., undifferentiated connective tissue disease. 
Medications- Plaquanil, 800 Ibuprofen, Lortab, Cymbalta 

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   Posted 3/31/2010 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to the both of you!Yes, I toss & turn way to much at night. Trying to find relief from the pain in my hips and back. Then if I get comfortable, I notice I'm laying on my arm and it feels like its all cramped up and in knots! I wake up in the morning & just feel like I have been ran over by a truck!I just don't feel good 1/2 time. I'm always complaining about SOMETHING. I get so tired of it, I couldn't imagine how my husband must feel HAHA having to listen to me!I was looking at the whole list of symptoms under the fibro 101. I think it's just crazy what the other sites DON'T mention. The other sites I have come across the symptoms are so simple, you no?Like you have pain here or there, and if you don't then you prolly don't have fibromyalgia!I didn't realize there was much more to it!

It makes it difficult because I don't have insurance. Hopefully within the next year we will have something!I go to a clinic now, and if it doesn't show up on blood test or xray, then it probably isn't so!!

Thanks so much for responding :-)

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   Posted 3/31/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, and welcome!  You sound just like me!  I only have one hip that hurts...a nagging pain...and it's hard to get comfortable to sleep.  It doesn't bother me during the day.  My back hurts all of the time.  I have been getting ready for a garage sale this weekend (that's why I haven't been around) and I now feel like someone beat me with a tire iron and by 8 PM I can hardly put one foot in front of the other.   I imagine that sounds familiar. 
In Fibro 101 there is a list of symptoms.  Why don't you print them out and highlight each one that pertains to you.  Also in Fibro 101 you will find a journal and also pain charts.  Keep a journal and show your pain during the day.  Then, take all of these to the doctor.  They will better understand what you are truly going through.  If they don't, you need another doctor!
Your doctor will probably run a lot of tests to rule out other illnesses that have the same symptoms as fibro.  Then you will most likely be given the diagnosis.  We have all gone through that.
I use ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and extra vitamin D3 to help with my pain and fatigue.  This combination has helped my keep in control of the pain of fibro.
I'm so glad you found us and joined in!  Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you.  I hope to hear more from you soon.
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   Posted 4/1/2010 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to everyone for replies!I'm going to have to get to the Dr. sometime soon. I would much rather wait until I have insurance ARGH. That may be a year, hopefully sooner than later HAHA.

I just feel sick all the time. Like, so ran down, tired & to the point of exhausted. Sometimes I think I'm over doing things, but when I slow down, I still feel like Im doing too much?

Thanks so much for your time

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   Posted 4/2/2010 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was originally diagnosed, I was working a crap job with insurance that only pays $2500 a year, total. I found a hospital that let me make payments and doctors who understood that I didn't have a lot of money to throw at this. Hopefully you can have the same luck.
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