knee and thigh pain HELP

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by bozey, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. bozey

    bozey New Member

    My knees and thighs hurt so bad that I am at my whits end. The pain starts right above my knee in the front and all the way up the front of my thigh. It has hurt for at least 4 months. I am getting so tired of the pain. There is some heat coming from above my knee. The pain is constant. There is also a little swelling. When I try to get up from a sitting position, there is a weakness there too. I tried looking up symtoms but it was very time consuming so I gave up. Does anyone out there know what this is? I go back for a 3 month check up with my rhuemy on the 27th.

    bozey
  2. 123sandra

    123sandra New Member

    I get a burning sensation in my legs and feet!
    At first my hubby thought I was Imagining it, until one night in bed he actually felt how hot my legs where! The heat off them actually woke him up.
    I told the Specialist I'm under about this and he said it was steming from my feet, which I'd never associated the two, and it was a neurological factor of the DD.
    Now this might seem strange, and it is very common in fibro patients, your muscle above your knee can be mad hot and your bum could feel icy cold!! That's how it affects me. I'm sat down writing to you and thee muscle in the top of my leg is on 'fire' but the bum cheeks are freezing!! Have you noticed any of that?
    I normally find if I've overdone it my muscles burn.
    Hope that is of some help!!
    LOL
    Sandra
  3. fibromaster

    fibromaster New Member

    I had the same problem. I solved my pain by treating my low thyroid. Hypothyrodism can cause all kinds of muscle and joint pain. Swelling can also be from hypothyroidism. Your doctor must do the right thyroid test. Free T4 and Free T3 not TSH, also check thyroid antibodies. If you take thyroid meds take only T4/T3 combination like armour thyroid. You may need a really good endocrinologist or doctor that will treat thyroid.

    For a thyroid doctor
    www.thyroid-info.com/topdrs/
    www.armourthyroid.com

    For more info check out website
    www.drlowe.com/QandA/askdrlowe/swelling.htm
  4. patientnurse

    patientnurse New Member

    my first thought as a nurse is rheumatoid arthritis. This can be determined by a blood test that your rheumy can order. Surely, he will know what to do based on your symptoms. I think you will have a diagnosis soon because these are obvious and common symptoms. Better that than the invisible ones!!! Best wishes!