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Salli

727d

hello I'm Salli. I was diagnosed at age 25 with SLE and later fibromyalgia. I have a question about knee problems. I always seem to have swelling or possibly fluid on the outer side of my knee cap on both knees. sometimes L is worse than R. lately my knees ache from feeling so full/swollen. anyone else experience this and is there anything to be done for it?

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    • Rave

      725d

      Ask your doctor for Cortizone shot for your knees to feel a lot better and ask if you can get physical therapy

    • Rave

      725d

      Ask your doctor for Cortizone shot for your knees to feel a lot better and ask if you can get physical therapy

    • TrixNY

      727d

      Hi, Salli! Could it be one of the medications you’re on? They put me on Celebrex a couple of months ago (in addition to Plaquenil). At first, it was really working. Easing a good amount of joint pain and I even had a bit of energy for once! Then, about a month in, I noticed I was bloated, retaining water in my knees, ankles, hands, and abdomen. I took myself off of it and the swelling went down within days. Makes me upset as I was so thrilled with the initial results, but the swelling was much worse than the benefit

      • Salli

        726d

        @TrixNY all I take is Plaquenil and Nsaids currently. I am switching rheumatologist also so I am hoping a new one can help me figure out the knee issue.

        • TrixNY

          726d

          @Salli let me know how it goes with the new rheu. It took 3 before I found the right one for me. I should also mention, NSAIDs were working for me, too, until they started causing GI issues (stomach bleeding). If that didn’t happen, I’d still be on them.

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