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Well it complicated so bare with me 😊 I'm 41 female, I'm over weight and have sleep disorder which is Narcolepsy with cataplexy which I manage with help of medication. I also have IBS and inflamed stomach lining in the past with I also take medication for.
I have had ongoing problems over the years with painful joints. I have slipped discs in lower back and have curved upper spine, but both have been fine for a while. I have always have joint pain in feet, ankles and knees. And a
have had spoke to GP in past about all issues, and have been offered pain medication. Over the last 6months my knees have got worst and have been wearing a support for work ( work full time carer), but last week was away city break and did a lot of walking. Kept up with family all the way but suffered from terrible pain, especially in left knee. To the point where it become swollen, with pockets of fluid. Went to GP when I returned home and was given stronger pain killers and sent for X-ray. GP said she thought it would be cartilage and would a operation. Swelling has gone down a bit but had to come off Naploxin (improfen based medication) as my stomach was really sore and upset. So back to square one as far as pain is concerned. My question is, with cartilage is it painful all the time? Even when u are resting? I was under the impression that it only hurts when moving or putting weight on it. Anyone have any advice, or anyone had similar problems? I just feel that there is more to it than that!
oh and BTW I have also felt feverish at times and generally unwell, but not all of the time, any advice would be great thanks
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