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   Posted 1/15/2007 3:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm active in the Lupus forum, and have no reason to suspect that I have MS, but a new a curious symptom has arisen and I wondered if someone here might have an answer or explanation. I have lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome, all which are autoimmune and have overlapping symptoms. I'm having more and more knee pain. Recently both my hubby and my rheumy told me that my knees are starting to turn in. My rheumy has prescribed physical therapy to help strengthen the muscles around my knees. I haven't heard of anyone in the lupus forum having this and wondered if any of you did. It may be no more than a weakening of my muscles due to inactivity because of my illness. Thanks. Pat
Lupus, RA, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia.

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   Posted 1/15/2007 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
MS doesn't generally affect the muscles, directly...but affects the nerves. Muscles can weaken if the nerve signals aren't getting through to them, though. I suspect your problems are related to (as you already noted) your decreased physical activity.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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