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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 9/12/2010 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
knock, knock.
Hi I am a visitor.
I became ill with lyme disease in 1996.  I feel my lyme dr, saved my life but now it seems the residue is called fibromylagia.  Not fun huh?  Anyway do any of you get knee pain? What are the major symtoms of this?  I read the point thing but it seems weird or I just don't understand it.  Thank u so much hope  u do not mind my stopping in, God Bless/

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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 9/12/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi , No fibro isn't what I'd call a good time. ;) Fibro can cause all kinds of pains/problems differently for everyone. I do have knee pain as well but mine is more due to my RA. I found reading the "FIBRO 101" to be very helpful.
DX:Fibro, RA, Degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel, ulnar tenndinitis, bulging discs (L4 & L5), osteopenia, depression & Breast cancer survivor.
MEDS: femara,neurontin,ativan,plaquenil, prednisone,percocet,fluoxetine
vit.& supplements:black cohosh, even.primrose oil, vit.C, calcium w/D, turmeric, green tea extract

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 9/12/2010 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forums Roses. I'm sorry it's pain that brought you here, but you found a great place to hang out. Everyone here is pretty knowledgeable and we're a vast collection of amazing people;

In regards to your knees, you might want to check with a physiotherapist for exercises you can do to strengthen your quads - the big bones above the knee. When your muscles are strong, it helps a lot!

Have fun, and don't forget to check out Alberta Tourism online at

DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily

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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 9/13/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Roses and welcome to our fibro family. One thing I have found with fibro is that it can cause pain anywhere on the body. For me it seemed like I would get used to having it in one area and then it would hit somewhere else. When I had severe knee pain though it wasnt from the fibro for me it turned out to be osteoarthritis. Thats another strange thing with fibro usually its not just fibro it seems to come along with so many other problems too. Im sorry you have to have it but you have found a great place with lots of support. So dont be afraid to pop in here and ask questions, vent, or offer support to others. Please keep us updated on how you are doing.
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 748
   Posted 9/13/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for being so sweet and welcoming and for the info. After I wrote it i found the fibro101 very informative as was something else posted in the beginning (can't remember name) but it was helpful!

Nana Monster
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Roses,
I have a knee issue too. I had arthoscopy on my right knee 6 weeks ago and it's taking FOREVER to heal this time.
I still have a lot of pain and swelling. I started physical therapy last week and learned so much from the PT guy.
I've been hobbling since February and seriously listing to the right side to the point I couldn't straighten the leg, now
I have to work on straightening it and strengthening the muscles that support it. Also I have RA and he also told me
since I started with JRA when I was 7 it increases the time healing. They shaved the arthritis off the bones and still
hasn't healed enough for me to even think about going back to work, unfortunately they cut off my disability on Wednesday.
The disability company thinks I've overstayed my welcome....gotta love the system.
Nana Monster
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