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   Posted 7/15/2017 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone had buckling of knee caps?

Well with my MCTD to top the lot in may, my left knee buckled and turned out and both knee / Ankle swelled could hardly move saw GP and he gave me some cream which never worked but did say the knee was sprained and it's usually with RA. I put so much pressure on the right leg and that did the same, could'nt move for a month..i just think myself lucky i have a very helpful hubby.

Anyway to get myself right i was spraying my knees with Deep heat cold freeze and hubby found cold freeze sticky patches, i slowly recovered but to this day i still have to freeze the knee caps as pain still hits across the knees.

I've read up on it but as anyone gone through the same thing?

Diagnosed with MCTD (Mixed connective tissue disease)

Lupus SLE/SCLE/Secondary Sjogren’s syndrome/Raynaud's phenomenon/Scleroderma
Antiphospholipid Syndrome/Peripheral neuropathy/Muscle Atrophy/COPD/Hypothyroidism
Chronic IBS/Epilepsy/Osteoarthritis (Bipolar-Manic depression-OCD)

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   Posted 7/21/2017 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Terry, looking t your health history above I feel certain that you see a few specialists. Have you considered seeing an orthopedic for your knees? You may want to consider this, however, I would only see a dr that handles knees only or a sports medicine dr. At least go for a consult to get an opinion.
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   Posted 7/21/2017 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Susie,

Yes I see a few specialists but since posting on here my rheumo as had both my hips and knees x-rayed, sent a letter to me saying they're ok, so when I see him again i'll ask him to test me for RA as my moms family had that bad.
I used to see a good orthopaedic doctor who diagnosed me in my 20's with cervical spondylosis from birth but he said I was to hold to have my back platted to correct it.

I've not long been tested for porphyria still waiting for results as they've been sent onto another city for further testing because for that it's blood / urine and stool which have to be both covered straight away for any direct sunlight.

The pains being caused by something but I have read that sjogrens once in the system causes more complications with joints etc than Lupus.

Thank you for your reply as it's much appreciated smile
Diagnosed with MCTD (Mixed connective tissue disease)

Lupus SLE/SCLE/Secondary Sjogren’s syndrome/Raynaud's phenomenon/Scleroderma/psoriasis/
Antiphospholipid Syndrome/Peripheral neuropathy/Pernicious Anaemia/Osteoarthritis/Chronic IBS/
Muscle Atrophy/COPD/Hypothyroidism//Epilepsy/Bipolar-Manic depression-OCD
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