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Undiagnosed knee swelling and pain

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  • Posted By: monstermash
  • July 31, 2010
  • 10:52 AM

For the past 8 weeks I have had severe swelling and pain in both my knees. It first started in my right knee when I bend down and felt a sharp burning pain across the top of my knee, I went to drop in centre where they said it was a frayed tendon and to use the RICE method, and if it didn't get any better in 6 weeks go to my GP. I made it to 5 weeks as my knee got much worse and started to fill with fluid, and to top it off I started getting the same symptoms in my left knee!! I went to my GP and she sent me to a physio as she said she could see not signs of atheritis, even though I told her I had pain in my fingers and wrists!! went to physio last week where she told me she could see no damage and gave me some thigh strengthening exercises, which are impossible to do as its the top of my knees (thigh muscle) which are swelling up the most!!! Each morning when I get up I dread it as I know I will have to drag my legs to the bathroom and as the day progresses it does'nt really get any better. I am now being referred to a rhumatologist but can't get an appointment till 2 months time!!! I am going to see a acupuncturist on monday as know one else seems to know whats wrong with me and I can't go on much longer with this pain and disability, luckly I work from home as I wouldn't be able to go out to work as walking has become almost impossible.
I just wanted to know if anyone had a similar experience to this so I know that I'm not some medical mystery.

Extra info:
I'm 25
just been diagnosed with under active thyroid a month ago

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