Sorry but I need to vent and moan to those people who know what I'm going through. I've been having a really rough time over the last several months. I've been having continual problems with my right knee for more or less 2 years with continual swelling that they can't seem to get on top of. I now have a Baker´s Cyst on the other knee and am struggling to get out and do anything because it's so painful. Even having my knee injected with a steroid (the one with the cyst) hasn´t relieved it. I can't have anything done to the other knee as it was only injected at the beginning of July and my rheumy wants to leave it 6 months before doing anything else. I have an appointment at the beginning of December but don't think I can wait that long. My life has been completely halted and turned upside down as I just don't feel like going anywhere due to being in so much pain when I walk. Even using crutches isn't much of an option as my hands are painful.
I'm off my anti-tnf as I'm trying for a baby but I know that it can take 6-12 months to conceive and I just don't know what to do. I want a baby so badly but not sure I can put myself through all of this pain much longer. I'm on 10mg of steroid which was from a reducing dose which started at 40mg. Even that didn't help my knees!!!
Has anyone else been in a similar situation with knee problems and if so can you offer any advice? I don't want to give up on trying for a baby as I had to wait 3 months of being off the ant-tnf before even trying. I feel like I've come so far and don't want this horrid illness to beat me. For the first time I have to admit I'm feeling very beaten down and totally fed up. At 33 years of age this just isn't right. It's not right at any age. If only they could find a cure.