Weak muscular pain top of legs

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Hi everyone, does anyone suffer from weak muscular pain at top of legs when they have an infection. I seem to get this a lot lately. Also I seem to get an infection every six weeks approx , not quite sure if it's a new infection or the old one not gone 

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    When my childhood diagnosis of bronchiectasis was affirmed as an adult (I am not typical in some ways and there had been some doubt) I saw a professor at the Brompton hospital and she told me that pain in the joints and muscles were often part of the condition. This was a revelation to me because I had always ached and the first sign I am getting an infection is pain in my knees of all places.

    I used to get infections every 6 to 8 weeks but not so often now. Think it's because I am far more diligent in clearing my chest with physio. I used to skip days and not do it for long enough. I can take over half an hour sometimes but I never stop until there's no mucus to bring up.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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    Thank you operalyn for your reply, I too also get pain in my knees at the start of an infection, didn't think it was anything to do with it, but it seems so. I am trying to keep up the physio , but as you know it is hard work. But you have encouraged me to try and do it more regular , take care 
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      Blow me down.. Whenever I say I get pain in my knees which is always the first sign of an infection then people look at me very strangely. It does seem a bit odd doesn't it?The professor's explanation was that having bronchiectasis was a bit like experiencing low grade flu and the aches and pains are similar. Sorry you suffer in the same way but it's sort of a comfort to know you're not alone!
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    On the other hand, you might check with another doctor - twice I've been to Podiatrists (feet) and just happened to mention pain OR weakness in thigh or pain like cramps down leg and each time I was told 'that's coming from your back'.  And they were right.  Podiatrists must hear a lot of complaints from patients not necessarily about feet, but while he's examining our foot for whatever problem takes us there, it's easy for the patient to just talk about what other ailments they have (to do with legs or feet) so the Podiatrist can be well versed on other conditions outside their realm. Just another point of view.  

    It would probably depend on your age tho for that to be an issue and infection in chest would be just coincidental.

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    Thanks for your reply, but really think that it is due to my bronchiectasis as it only happens when I have a infection,which is around every six weeks. I have already asked my doctor at bromptom hospital who said it was related to the bronchiectasis , 
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