When I was about 16/17 my right knee started swelling up, I went through x-rays, MRI scans and multiple blood tests and still had no diagnosis! Eventually they decided on family history it was psoriatic arthritis in the one knee joint which I didn't fully agree with but hey! Anyway I've had steroid injections and the fluid drained off my knee more times than I can remember and it only seems to last 3-6 months before the swelling, fluid and pain returns!
They then tried various medications but all made me feel awful and didn't seem to be effective! They then decided to try something called a yttrium injection involving some radioactive stuff! It seemed like the best option for me and had good results for others. I had it done 3 months ago now and at first it seemed great! I could for the first time in years see that I had a bone in my knee. But then soon after it started to swell again and now it's worse than ever and looks like I am growing another knee out the side of my knee! I can't put pressure on it or walk properly and when I do the fluid feels like it's pushing everything inside my knee ways it isn't supposed to go! It's painful and sometimes feels like stabbing pains, aches and a burning sensation.
I'm only 20 and just feel lost now of what can be done next to help or help long term! Even though I've been dealing with it for 3/4 years now I feel like I'm totally out of control and though there's no confidence in the diagnosis i was given and I still don't fully know what it is! Finding it difficult to cope! Just wondered if anyone else has had a similar experience or can help?!