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NickGobes75

774d

Do any of you have severe knee pain as a result of your autoimmune problems? Did it start all of a sudden and get worse and worse? What meds have helped you? This is my worst symptom of my MCTD.

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    • NickGobes75

      763d

      @ShenNinja I have UCTD too and it kills my joints. Getting up and walking is a really good idea. I have gastroparesis but I take pain meds bc otherwise I am in too much pain to function/move. It is a necessity unfortunately. I think my knee issues are part autoimmune and part mechanical at this point. Thank you for your reply.

    • ShenNinja

      765d

      I have knee issues too. I was diagnosed with UCTD 6 years ago. Since then my knees have gotten worse and my legs hurt too. Some days worse than others. I usually just try to take it easy and also try to get up and walk every hour or two for like 10-20 mins to lubricate my joints by walking. It helps some but still hurts. I don’t take any pain meds due to having GERD.

      • NickGobes75

        763d

        @ShenNinja I have UCTD too and it kills my joints. Getting up and walking is a really good idea. I have gastroparesis but I take pain meds bc otherwise I am in too much pain to function/move. It is a necessity unfortunately. I think my knee issues are part autoimmune and part mechanical at this point. Thank you for your reply.

        • ShenNinja

          763d

          @NickGobes75 you’re welcome. I am still trying to find a natural pain killer since I can’t take meds due to GERD. My stomach is already so messed up. I’ve tried THC gummies and didn’t help at all. I do take a daily turmeric supplement which I believe helps some. But yes it typically takes me 2-4hrs to get the energy to get up and move most days unfortunately.

    • AshleyJ

      768d

      Sometimes I'll be fine and all of a sudden it feels like I got hit with a hammer in either my knee or ankle. They'll just give out on me

      • NickGobes75

        763d

        @AshleyJ so sorry to hear about your knees. They are terrible joints! Thank you for your reply.

    • KJWolf

      774d

      Sometimes my right knee will give out during use.. Like on the stairs.. not a good place for a knee to give out! I've been prescribed, at different times, Prednisone, Methotrexate, Imuran, and currently on hydroxychloroquine. My symptoms started back in 1979-80 while in school, but went undiagnosed. I came out of remission due to personal & occupational stress.

      • NickGobes75

        763d

        @KJWolf so sorry to hear you came out of remission. Thank you for your reply!

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