I have been dxed with FM for around 10 or 11 years, but am sure I have had it for most of my life. About 4 or 5 months ago, I started having severe pain in my left knee. Went to the specialist and was dxed as having tendonitis pretty much in my whole left leg. So, the treatment was for me to use ice and to do leg lifts to build the strength up in it. Ya right. That was around a month ago. I did that and more to try to relieve this awful pain. I am taking twice the strength of percocet I normally take and it really hasn't helped enough to speak of, AND in the meantime, something has happened to my right leg just from turning around to sit on the toilet. Everytime I move it just so, the pain in the right leg just about brings me to the floor! It goes around the top of my thigh and into my groin area. When I lay down, if I am on my back everything is okay. I am a side sleeper and when I turn onto my side, both of my legs start throbbing and shooting very bad pain down to my toes. And, if that isn't enough, my lower back is starting to hurt like back when I used to have menstrual cramps. (I am menopausal due to hysterectomy at 39 years old.)I have an appointment with a rheumatologist in a big town about 3 hours away from us. My regular doc refferred me to him. Gotta be there the 7th of this month. I am not too sure I will be walking by then. I can hardly stand up after I have sat down for more that a few minutes. Advice, anyone?
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