Hi everyone, I'm new here, this site looks great tho just what I've been looking for!
I'm 25, been diagnosed with RA for 6 years now in my knees and hands mostly and I've had Rituximab infusions as a last medication resort after years of pills that did nothing. It has done wonders for me, just wish they let me have it years ago before going on what seemed like a drugs trial!!
I have recently started getting sharp pain on the side of my knee rather than the usual place of my kneecap. The pain I'm getting feels very different to my normal knee pain, much more of a sharp pain and sometimes spreads down my leg. I'm not really sure if it's just more joint pain just in a different place or if it's something else? I have muscle wastage on my thighs and upper legs and I'm wondering if it's the ligaments or something that is related to this? My GP (unsurprisingly) is pretty useless when it comes to RA and my, I feel like I have to explain everything to them when they should be telling ME things! Do I need to see my GP or should I go to a physiotherapist? has anyone else had this sort of thing happen? Sorry this is so long, particularly for my first post!!
Thanks for reading