Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

"Chills" in my legs

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 0 Replies
  • Posted By: EmilyMcN
  • December 5, 2008
  • 08:22 AM

Hi all,
Now, my thread title may prove a touch misleading - but I have somewhat non-affectionately called my condition "chills" since I was little. My earliest memory is sitting on my gradfathers knee at the age of about 5 - My knees would be in so much pain that he would try to rub the pain away for me.

Basically, it is my knee-caps (both) and slightly above and below ache like crazy. It does not STOP me from doing any physical activities, and my posture and gait is not affected- however, it does hurt, and is noticeable to me.

I have made a mental note (whether or not it is true) that it seems to happen more often when the weather changes from dramatically hot to cold, and vice versa.

Sometimes, the episodes are far worse than others, and these episodes usually only last about 24 hours, and occur maybe a couple times every month.

I would just like to hear of any suggestions.

Obviously there is a family history of arthritis, however, my family is reasonably healthy as a whole- aside from respiratory problems which I also have-although I doubt that it is related in any way at all.

I am not overweight- I am a 27 year old female, weighing 60kg and have a height of 5 foot 10 inches.

Any suggestions?

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.