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Old 08-25-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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Question Lupus?? Mysterious level 8 meandering leg pain

Hello, I think this is lupus related. Doc did circulatory ultrasound, bone xray, no untoward results.

In the past month doc tried to dx this sharp stabbing level 8 pain in rt shin area it is about the size and shape of a pear just to the right below the knee, does not have any activity related, although if I walk a lot, I could make it worse so I choose to sit and elevate after it starts if I am not already sitting/lying down. I take a marker and dot around the area of pain. Sometimes it is a little lower, or is dissipated over a larger area. I am being referred to pain clinic for further evaluation. I have been taken off ultram, given lortab 6 hrs intervals, but pain breaks through sooner, 4 1/2 hours, so I half a lortab take it at about 4 hours, then take a full one regular time. If I miss, like if I am sleeping or napping, I often have awakened with a yowl. If I am with people, I go away take my full lortab, I do not like to complain and make others feel bad. Sometimes I cant help it.

Tests show it is not bone (not in joint territory) or circulatory. Probably neurological??? I have neuropathy mostly in feet. Actually I think that is a blessing, because at least my feet do not hurt like my hands. Any ideas?? Thanks for help!! Huggles, Grandma Ellie

 
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:59 AM   #2
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Re: Lupus?? Mysterious level 8 meandering leg pain

sassy, I think lupus bone/joint/muscle pain is generally symmetrical. Did you ask your rheumatologist for his/her thoughts? Also, you could ask your doctors if the kind of pain you're having suggests need for an MRI, to look for problems with cartilage, ligament, etc. GOOD LUCK, Vee

P.S. My husband has had MRI's done by orthopedists, both knees. For one problem, he knows exactly when it happened: heard a POP, quickly got swelling & water on knee, etc. This turned out to be torn ACL = anterior cruciate ligament. But for another problem, a tear in meniscus, he has no idea what he did---meaning you can tear soft tissue and not even know it at the time. His x-rays showed cartilage loss, meaning a lot of arthritis, but it was the MRI's that clarified the soft tissue tears.

 
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:15 PM   #3
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Re: Lupus?? Mysterious level 8 meandering leg pain

Sassy - do a 'search' for Pes Anserine Bursitis.' I had the same symptoms that no one could figure out, so I continued my own internet search and bingo! I especially liked the antonomical picture I found that showed the exact spot. I still get it sometimes, but at least now I know what it is. Each episode has lasted anywhere from 1 week to 2 months and the pain is aweful, I know.

 
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Re: Lupus?? Mysterious level 8 meandering leg pain

Sassy & sk, pes anserine bursitis was one possibility for my husband's latest, too, but it was the MRI that clarified things. Good luck to you both, V.

 
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