I have WG/GPA and take plaquenil.
I get pain in my left hip which was severe a few months ago so I went to the GP who suggested a cortisone injection but my hip was improving so I never had this done. I have been getting cramp like pains in my legs, mainly my left calf but also my right, also in my feet.
Over the past few weeks I have got pain in the top of my left foot.
Last evening I had severe pain in my left hip, could hardly weight bear due to pain in my leg and foot/ankle, I took some paracetemol and went to bed. When I got upstairs I noticed that my left ankle was very swollen on the left side so I raised it and tried to get comfortable.
This morning my left ankle is still swollen, my left calf is painful, a dull persistant pain, and is also slightly swollen and my knee is also painful, so I went to the GP who says my capilliary refill is good and my foot has a good pulse. She suspects a rare form of arthritis and will do blood tests. She has ruled out DVT. I was advised that if my leg gets red or very swollen to ring the surgery. I told her I have vasculitis and asked about claudication but she doesn't think it is that as I have good refill/pulse.
She said to raise my leg when resting, but to keep moving as much as possible and do what I can.
She has told me to restart the naprosyn and ranitidine which I had been weaned off of and only take when my symptoms flare.
Has anyone else suffered anything like this?