Thanks okie, firebabe for the replies,
Since there's no damage to the joint, I figure its either nerve pain or ai type lupus pain. I had a hysterectomy at 36 so I'm on the estrogen patch and worry about
bone stuff too, especially now that I don't go out in the sun anymore. I'm sorry Carol that you had to have one so young. My pain mgmt doc told me tearing pain is nerve root pain but I don't know why it would just effect my knees (sometimes it does effect the groin and knees and then it is really bad). I have has some old high school sports injuries playing basketball and doing gymnastics so my knees got banged up. But they say there is hardlly any arthritis at all. I know what you mean about
thinking before you move around when you wake up firebabe. Usually the knee pain wakes me, then I can't move without excruciating pain and I have to wait and try to move just a little and in a way that it hopefully doesn't hurt much. It is just really strange.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments