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knee and elbow pain
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belle1329 - October 13

I am experiencing knee pain and stiffness, It sometimes takes me a few minutes to be able to walk after sitting for a bit and if Im standing too long, I can walk. My elbow hurts but not as bad, should I go to the Dr or is this just another symptom of Fibro that I cant do anything about except meds/exercise and pt, or should I go back to the Dr? and what Dr.? My Rhumatoligist last yr referred me to a fibro specialist, most of his techniques are not covered, on my health plan, oxygen, Physical Therapy, massage etc. Should I just to to the ER for an exray or find another Dr. My Rhumy does not seem to want to be bothered by me anymore. That was the last impression he gave me a year ago, Ive coped since then but my symptoms are getting worse on and off. Thanks for any input.


brooksidefarm - October 13

Hi belle1329. Elbow pain is a big problem for me. I take regular vitamins with B, and then added a supreme stress b by lindberg and that helps the joints a great deal. My knees hurt as well and so do my feet after sitting awhile. I do not take meds, and have found that the drs. do not want to help me if I will not do that. Flare ups come and go, so I am not sure what to tell you there. The weather is a huge factor for me - humidity my worst enemy. That may be playing a part here. Follow your gut. If you think the doc does not care, find a new one. God bless!


Fantod - October 13

Get another rheumotologist. You can go online to the National Fibromyalgia Association website and register. Then you can see a list of fibro-friendly healthcare professionals in your area. You could also call your local hospital physician referral service and ask them for a rheumotologist and/or a pain specialist with an interest in Fibromyalgia (FMS). There are certainly other theumotologists out there who will treat FMS properly and not require you to go see a "fibro specialist" for services that are not covered. I'm thinking out loud here, but I have to wonder if your current rheumy has a business relationship with this so-called specialist. As far as I am concerned, the rheumotologist is the fibro-specialist. You deserve better than that.

I also have elbow pain on a regular basis. I feel it is just another perk of FMS. As for your knees, you might have osteoarthitis. I'd consider seeing an orthopedic specialist to have your knees checked out. I developed osteoarthitis in my knees in my 30's. They are both pretty well shot now. And, on certain days, I wish someone would just shoot me as they really act up at times (lol).

Take care and let us know how you are doing.


belle1329 - October 16

It was so weird, yesterday i felt great until cooking dinner when it came back I had had pain in my knee for 2weeks and my elbow for about a month, and yesterday for 9 hours I was pain free! It felt wonderful, well cant say that today, its back in my elbow now worse than my knee.and body aches all over!!!



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