Knee pain

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I've had knee pain since the age of 18yrs old (I'm now 42). The pain is in both knees but my right knee is the worst. I've had arthroscopys (think that's how it's spelt) ,ligaments releases on my right knee, had my right leg broken and relined and a bolot put in however after a while the bolt had to be removed as was patroding through the skin. Had injections in the knee. Seen numerous Dr's have now been diagnosed with chronic knee pain. I take a cocktail of drugs on a daily bases. Gabapentin, morphine tablets and morphine paches, amatriptaline lidocaine. Tried creams accupuncture god knows how many other drugs to get to where we are now. I have other Health problems my shoulder and back and now my feet. As you can imagine all of this makes me very depressed. My gp is fab and any new things I find out he tries. We are now running out of things to try.I've also been to pain management groups.I've also looked up my symptoms which throws up fibromyalger.Which my gp agreed. I'm 42 yrs old and feel more like 92. Anything anyone can suggest would be good.

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    Hi Debbs.. I feel you on feeling 92. Pain of any kind in our bodies is really a game changer. Have you considered Stem Cell Therapy? I did just that this year on June 10th. I had an injury while working and tore my ACL and Meniscus on my left knee. The procedure is not painful and involved the small removal of fat cells around your stomach or back, then your blood is drawn and mixed into cocktail that is injected into your problem areas and also an IV is prepped to give you the stem cells all around your body. I researched all of this and found a 92% success rate amongst all who have had it done. Maybe something you might want to consider? EV
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      Knewneeh...hope you are doing great you mention about stem cell therapy and its result...would be great if you let us know your experience..Speically in timeframe you feel results.

      thanks

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      Ok waqas here it goes so far:

      June 10 stem cell therapy procedure

      1st week, less pain less swelling due to medications received

      2nd week knee is weak atrophying, swelling increases cane enabled

      3rd week knee is unable to climb steps very weak low non tension exercise begin cane enabled

      4th week leg shin spasms, pain walking cane enabled , ex strength Tylenol helps moderate exsercise in pool begins everyday

      5th week more spams, shin pain knee still weak less cane usage limping less swelling still tender to touch.

      6th and 7th week knee a little stronger less cane still painful at sleepy time more aggressive pool workouts couple with light biking

      8th week present will update

      EV

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      Hi. So have you actually had the stem cell therapy that you mention. If so how long was the procedure, did you get any relief from it? Are you in the uk? I'm very grateful for you comment. No I've not had any stem cell therapy but I'll definitely mention it to my gp.

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      Hi Debbs, yes I had the procedure June 10th 2016. It takes 4 hours to complete but that includes the creation of your stem cells in readying them for re entry into your body. The fat extraction was an hour, then blood work then you wait two hours. Then you are prepared for the IV, that's half an hour then you are prepared for the knee injections that's 40 minutes. I live in NJ USA. There is considerable relief after 8 weeks with 90% healing after 4 months and going forward. This is much better than a TKR. Hope this helps.

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      Many thanks. I will definitely mention this to my gp. This is something that we never thought of.I live in the UK so am hoping this is available here on our nhs. From what you have said so far is helped you(so far).Again thanks for this I've tried so many different things as I'm sure you have..Is so depressing being in so much pain 24/7 as I'm sure you have felt the same.

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