Knees, calf and leg pain

Hi all,

I'm here again, I've always suffered from pain with fibro, but could always walk and do jobs around the house etc.

A year ago I started with calf cramps, my knees would click when walking and a little sore.

I had a blood test, showed raised red blood cell count, doctor said it wasn't at a dangerous level. My knees were very painful so had X-ray and doctors referred me for physio. Meanwhile, the pain is a lot worse, walking makes it worse when resting. The pains feel like it's in my bones, muscles, I feel my muscles contracting in my calf. It really hurts, the only relief is to put a hot water bottle on them, take two strong pain killers and cover up and get really warm. My knees are swollen, just so worrying still waiting for physio, I'm thinking I need to return to see my doctor.

As these pain are different and stronger, just wondering is this how a full blown fibro attack feels?

Regards Sandra

9 Replies

  • I would advise that you see your GP again quite soon, the changes you describe need further investigation, never put everything down to fibro. I'm not a medic just my own experience of just going with the flow of what doctors say. Hope you feel better soon. Lou xx

  • Thank you, I will make an appointment xxx

  • Hi lefraorcahrd

    I am so sorry to read that you are suffering in this way, and I agree totally with lou60, as Fibro is not an inflammatory illness and if your knees are swollen it is not being caused by Fibro. Swollen knees could indicate anything from Arthritis to oedema (fluid retention).

    I want to wish you all the best of luck with finding the answers that you so desperately desire and deserve.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Thank you......

  • That is interesting I never knew that Fibro was not an inflammatory illness. I have all over pain and getting worse. Awaiting a pain clinic. Osteroarthritis in left foot and aches and pains when awakening with debilitating fatigue.

  • Hi marmaris

    I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? With many sufferers of Fibro it is usually the case that they have another illness such as Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis to accompany their Fibro. I know many members on the forum also have conditions such as Costochondritis and Spondylosis etc.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • I'm waiting for my X-ray to come back it's been over a week, such a lot of pain, waiting to see the physio, just need it sorted, it feels different to my fibro.

  • I have had the same problem, had a very painful swollen knee for about 6 weeks now, been to the docs to see if it is to do with my fibro, had bloods done for inflammation levels they were satisfactory what ever that means ? but my doc says its possible it could be the fibro take care kim x

  • Thank you Kim hope you get sorted soon...

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