Posted 5/21/2014 7:49 AM (GMT -7)
Hi. I'm sure there are similar posts out there but my case is very unusual. I'm hoping someone can give me some insight.
First I have 2 autoimmune conditions- autoimmune hepatitis and hypothyroidism. Both which are I remission and my drs have told me these are not the cause.
Back in November I was sitting on a couch babysitting (the boy was asleep for the night) I went from totally fine to excruciating pain in my left knee. I was immediately in tears. I went to get ice and could not walk at all. Parents came home helped me to my car and my boyfriend helped me in our home. It did calm down slightly and I could limp. Er few hours later and they said it was a sprain. However I was sitting. I didn't not injure myself.
Went to orthopedic and rheumatologist and over time we ruled out any type of injury/tear, infection, lyme, arthritis (all kinds) and blood clots. Finally resulting in exploratory surgery as biopsy this past April. Results were fine. Being told my knee is 'completely healthy'.
I have had fluid continuously drained. Pain meds and cortisone did nothing. Now my left knee is improved still swollen and sore but my right knee is starting as well. I have a hard time getting up stairs and I can't run or squat down. This is it normal for anyone who is told to have nothing wrong let a long a 24 year old.
Yesterday my orthopedic told me I need to see a neurologist to rule out MS and anything else. (Forgot to mention since I can't walk well upstairs I tend to tap my toes on the stair causing an electric shock type of pain through my knees to my toes.)
I was hoping anyone could tell me if this is close I how I would be feeling or if it's a long shot. I know everyone is different and there are other symptoms as well. I am very tired constantly but I've always put that with my autoimmune conditions.
Thank you for reading all of this! And I appreciate any thoughts, ideas, questions.