My 27 year old daughter has had swelling in both knees since Feb 2009. She has had the fluid drained twice and they both fill up again within a few days. They did a total blood workup without any findings. No autoimmune disease, she does not have fibromyalgia or Lymme disease and there was no trauma to the knees. She has great difficulty walking and elevates them along with icing. She had arthroscopic surgery on one knee a week ago with no findings. The orthopedic Drs have no clue and tell her to go back to her primary in which he also they also throw up their hands and do not know what to do.
May I add she was abusing percocet and oxycontin before and during the onset and I am not sure if the addiction has any connection to the swelling and pain. She has not informed her Drs. of the addiction and is now taking Subutex (Suboxen)since July 2009 but stopped taking if for a short time so she could have the diagnostic surgery and to also take the pain meds which were only admistered under supervision. Her goal of course at this time is to be drug free!
She has had to take a leave of absence from nursing school because of this and is quite despondent. Are there any answers out there???