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   Posted 7/13/2010 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I have not been on here for a long time and I need to know what I can do about the pain in my ankles and knees, it hurts so bad when I get up in the morning I can hardly walk, I know this gal at church that's in a wheel chair and she has fibro and she got to where it was to hard for her to walk has anyone ells had pain in this area??? Please let me know I see my Doc. tomorrow at 8am and maybe I can tell him.
Please answer this post and let me know, I know the Fibro is getting worse and being a man and husband it's not easy to take. My wife feel I should do all the house work because she has a full time job and I'm at home all day and it is getting so hard to keep up.
When I do take some extra morphine it speeds me up and I work my butt off then the next day I crash big time, Life is a pain in the,, everywhere.
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   Posted 7/13/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi painter, I'm sorry you are hurting. I also have pain in my knees and ankles but it
due to osteoarthritis and RA. Your doctor could check you out for arthritis and prescribe
something for inflamation. In the past I've taken Celebrex and Mobic and now I'm on
a DMARD...disease modifying antrheumtatic drug which helps with slowing down the
progression of the disease and with pain. Hope you can find someting to help!


Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

Post Edited (crazykitty) : 7/13/2010 2:16:20 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/13/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi painter I have osteoarthritis in my knees too and know how painful it can be. You might want to have your doctor check for arthritis because I know that arthritis is at its worst in the morning.
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   Posted 7/13/2010 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Painter!

I'm sorry your pain is getting so bad. I do hope your doc has some suggestions that really work. I too am very stiff and sore in the mornings to the point it's hard to walk but after a couple of minutes it eases up somewhat. You might consider scheduling your medication so your morning dose is about an hour before you get up. Then set an alarm an hour earlier, take your pain meds and then go back to sleep or read until it's time to get out of bed. That way your meds will have a chance to be fully working when you get up.

Oh, and something you might want to mention to your spouse. Take a look at the people on here with fibro. Most are women of course but most often there is a spouse who comes home from work and then helps the wife with some of the household chores that are too painful to do. There's no reason why it can't work the other way...she should be happy to help you after supper. That's what that thing on your left hand, third finger is all about. It's called being a team, being's called love. :-)

Prayers for some relief!
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Post Edited (Chutz) : 7/13/2010 11:39:11 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/14/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Painter,
My RA started in my feet and ankles when I was a kid. Knees as a teenager. It's taken over most of my body along with the fibro
so there is rarely a day where it doesn't hurt somewhere. For a natural anti-inflamatory try Bromelain which is pineapple enzymes.
Depending on the severity Super Cissus and Bio-Sil helps a lot to reverse some of the damage done over time. Right now I'm
having knee issues which I think something is torn in there as it's not the usual arthur or fibro pain. I was on meds for nearly 30 years
and am finally going herbal as the dr drugs are getting nastier side effects than ever. All I use is Darvacet and Skelaxin when
absolutely needed. Good Luck
Nana Monster

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   Posted 7/14/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't offer much advice, i am in position to do that. I have a lot of the same issues with pain in my elbows, fingers, hands, knees and, feet..all the joints. I too am at a point where not much helps, at all. I have to write list of the chores that I know i cannot do.. and I work 45+ hours but my hubby works 70 and would like this 5 children home clean..hahahah, sorry but it is what it is. I hate messes or clutter and will spend hours on Saturday cleaning, but lately i make the list. I either ensue the help of the kids, my husband when possible, or for a nominal fee kids in the neighborhood that want extra cash. In the end though. It is what it is, and he knows that. I hope you can find a Dr. taht can help with the horrible pain you are experiencing. good luck, stay strong, the house will be there tommorrow! Heather

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