Hi Marji, I'm so sorry you have to wake up to this crap every morning! The more I'm around here and hear what people have to deal with on a daily basis the angry I get. I have a similar problem with my knees but not to the extent yours is. My doctor says I have osteo-arthritis. I have osteoporosis thanks to a hysterectomy at 26 and than all these stupid steroids. I am very concious of walking down the stairs and stuff when I leave the house. I always step down on my right leg first. I just hold my breath and hope for the best. The pain is on the side of my knee. At least that's where I feel it when I rub my knee cap. I take vicodin for that and other bone problems. Believe me if I don't take it for a couple of days I can really feel it. I hope you can find some answers and get to feeling better. There just is nothing more frustrating than starting every day off in pain.
Thanks for asking. I don't know about the weather affecting them, I don't think so. It's more that on the days I feel sick, it seems I get stiff and then they hurt to move. If they are in one position too long it can happen I think. That's more the cause of it. It is worse from sunlight, after I'm out in the sun then my knees and shoulders and hands sometimes hurt. When I feel more flulike, yucky lupus like, they hurt more. How are you doing?