I was ok when I first got up this morning, but as soon as I got out of my chair after tea & toast, I've getting some serious pain in my right knee. I've had knee problems for years but nothing quite like this before. Both knees are swollen, the right being worse. Nothing unusual there but while not hot as such, the right knee is warmer to touch than the left.
I don't want to press the panic button quite yet, but this does seem similar to what happened when I had septic arthritis in my right hip 3+ years ago. I was on immune suppressing meds back then but have since stopped taking them, up until 3 weeks ago that is. Now I'm back on meds I'm concerned that they may have opened me up to infections again. The specialist at the time did think that taking immune suppressing meds, namely enbrel, was the main cause of the infected hip.
I'm sat here in my recliner hoping that the hot water on my knee will cure the problem. If it doesn't then I'm not sure what to do for the best? I really don't want to create a fuss if it's nothing to worry about. Think I'll probably give it a few more hours and see how it goes. If it gets any worse then I think I need to do something... is it best to phone my GP or go to A&E?
All thoughts are welcome, especially from folk familiar with my history.
edit...just got up after a half hour with the hot water bottle and things are no better and it just so happened that rheumy have just this minute phoned me regarding a different issue with the new med and told me that I need to stop the baricitinib for a week. I explained about my knee and he said I need to go straight to my GP.