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Hip/thigh/knee weakness

Jan 10, 2015 7:14 PM

I've begun getting weakness in my hips thighs and knees after heavy use (like walking up a snowy hill carrying my 2 year old).
I have fibromyalgia. But I'm starting to wonder ifsomething else is causing this. Any thoughts?

Jan 10, 2015 8:16 PM

Al- I get weakness often with excessive use or flares. But I would have it checked if it keeps up just to make sure. My weakness is usually my whole body, not just one part imoarticular.

Jan 10, 2015 8:17 PM

That's "imparticular" sorry!

Jan 10, 2015 9:10 PM

Aliya, I had very similar symptoms in 2010-2012, preceded &/or followed by low pelvic pressure & pain. A doctor ordered an MRI with dye and they found I had Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS). Its engorged veins, usually as a result of childbirth/abd surgery/Pelvic floor dysfunction, one or combination of. I had all three. Typically childbearing women have it but men can too. Its like extreme varicose veins but inside the pelvic area. But if you have no pain and only weakness, its not as likely a possibility. Just a thought, but you do need to get checked out.

Jan 10, 2015 10:09 PM

Oh I have pain too. I have a pain that comes in the front inside of my hip and is constant then will go away for a week or so after my chiropractor works on me. Have had three babies vaginally.

Jan 10, 2015 10:12 PM

The pain I mention above feels like high pressure in my hip joint as though a balloon is inside.

Jan 11, 2015 12:47 AM

I say the same thing about my joints...I feel like a balloon is being filled inside them from pressure. At first it was my shoulders and elbow, then the knees and ankles followed by hips. My joints pop all the time and at times will clunk loudly.

Jan 11, 2015 9:18 AM

You could possibly have the PCS in your veins. It feels like swelling or bloating pressure pain. Mine started up high but the longer it took to diagnose the more the pressure pain moved & spread downward into the pelvic floor and inner/upper thighs. Even though they closed 11 veins off with titanium coils, to this day I still get the same painful symptoms. The degree depends on whether I've been up on my feet too long or not. I'm bothered with it today because of helping my husband with his mothers property yesterday. Good luck finding out what's going on!

Jan 11, 2015 8:51 PM

Thanks. I need to make an appointment with my doctor. He's hard to get into. But I had an EMG done a month ago and the office hasn't even called me about the results yet (and I already know they didn't come back normal). So I need an appointment for that anyway.

Jan 12, 2015 12:10 PM

Wow. Bad weather has perks. Like plenty of doctor appointment cancelations. Meaning that I got in immediately this morning. Two MRIs ordered. And he put me on prednisone for inflammation around nerves.

Jan 12, 2015 12:14 PM

Good luck Aliya and just remember to stay as still as a couch potato in the MRI lol. Is one of them regular the other Contrast? As a contrast MRI should be done

Jan 12, 2015 3:23 PM

I didn't know there was a contrast MRI. So I don't know.
I had an MRI of my knee 13 years ago. That holding still thing can be pretty rough.

Jan 12, 2015 4:06 PM

I know it can, I had to do it for my back and laying on my back. Nothing can touch my back because of my Allodynia and Hyperaesthesia so i was in 10/10 pain screaming the whole time but I stayed still going they'd be able to diagnose and fix me and they must have found something because I'd just been taken out and 5 mins latest I saw a doctor walking down. I knew immediately, I needed a contrast MRI. So they injected me with the dye (its a special dye, it's complicated I'll explain if you'd like ) and i had to go through the whole thing again. They told me it was an incidental finding (not the cause for my pain ) and i still don't have a diagnosis

Jan 12, 2015 7:16 PM

Too bad they can't put you under for that.

Jan 12, 2015 10:31 PM

Some doctors will prescribe a sedative prior to the MRI if it is indicated. You would probably have to let your dr know that it is extremely difficult for you to stay still etc.... for the duration of the MRI prior to your appointment

Jan 13, 2015 8:54 AM

Yesh they can sedate you or put you out with sedation

Jan 15, 2015 2:50 AM

MRIs of lumbar and cervical spine this afternoon! I'm most nervous about the bill. ;) (our insurance is pretty good for things like chiropractic and massage and terrible for out patient hospital tests. $240 for a simple blood draw.)

Jan 15, 2015 7:51 AM

I feel that because our insurance has become more expensive to have with higher copays & deductibles. Good luck & God bless!

Jan 15, 2015 6:56 PM

Seriously. It's very frustrating.

Jan 17, 2015 10:22 PM

Haven't seen doctor for follow up. But read my MRI reports. I have a herniated disk with an extrusion at c6-c7. It is causing stenosis.

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