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Old 06-06-2009, 04:46 AM   #1
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Leg Pain

Hi! I don't formally have a diagnosis, but have a positive ANA and RA and high positive C reactive protein. I won't go into the long story of illnesses, but everything started since I definately had Lyme in 1999- it took four years to get treatment and by then I was really sick.

I have had both knees replaced and am constantly battling illness. But the reason I post today is with this problem. For almost 2 weeks now I have had SEVERE pain below one knee. I have been checked for blood clot, knee surgery, everything and ended up at a neurologist who said he felt it was a flare from the autoimmune disease and put me on neurotin and is increasing it every week. I am also on plaquinel and tegretol for trigeminal neuralgia.

My question is - has anyone else experienced this kind of severe pain like this. It is worse at night and I haven't slept for days. My dr also gave me tylenol with codeine which helps some but not at night very well.

I read about people's numbness and tingling, but this is PAIN. Thank you for your help.

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Old 06-08-2009, 12:14 PM   #2
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Re: Leg Pain

pine tree ... hello! sorry you are in pain! you are not alone! derlinda has posted something on leg pain but she cannot take any pain meds.
ask the doc for something 'stronger' for nights ???
does activity agrevate it?

Old 06-08-2009, 02:53 PM   #3
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Re: Leg Pain

No, activity doesn't seem to matter. It is much worse at night. I have been taking tylenol with codeine. The neurologist ordered lydocaine patches, but ins. said no. Since I posted, after two weeks of this, it has tapered off somewhat. Still hurts at night but not as bad. I am thinking this is the neurotin kicking in. I was wondering if this was an autommune flare, if any one had encounter this. thanks for your response.

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