Hello All

Hi Everyone,

New to the forum, so just popping in to say hello.

I was diagnosed with widespread fibromyalgia 10 years ago, and just last week, was informed that I have moderate arthritis in my left knee. (Patellofemoral arthritis) GP said it's not bad enough to warrant a knee replacement.

I had been exercising 4 times a week, body balance and yoga, as I can't do high impact activities, and thought I'd pulled a muscle or something. Been hobbling around ( more than usual) and unable to do my classes, since the end of September, and boy is it sore. Particularly at night, when trying to sleep.

I am already prescribed meds for fibro, and take PRN ibuprofen, but it doesn't touch it to be honest.

Anyhoo, I look forward to getting to know folks.

Much Love

L x


  • Poppyjane
    Poppyjane Moderator Posts: 721

    Hello @Limpy welcome to the online community

    You have fibromyalgia and now have been diagnosed with OA in your knee. The pain is not being relieved by the medication you have been prescribed particularly at night.

    We are looking forward to getting to know you too, we are a friendly group who support those whose lives are affected by living with arthritis. Many of us have knee problems and there are some interesting conversations that you could access by clicking on the magnifying glass symbol and typing in knees or fibromyalgia.

    Meanwhile I attach some links from the VA website about knees and the exercises that with your yoga experience you have probably tried before. Be gentle with yourself if you restart your exercise regime, but know that there are loads of us who are doing them alongside you.


    As has been mentioned in the links, heat and cold pads or creams and gels give relief from pain. It is often a case of try it and see before you find something that helps.

    Do browse round the community discussions and join us again soon.

    Best wishes


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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,686

    Hi @Limpy and welcome from me too. I've no fibro but longstanding RA and a little less longstanding OA.

    High impact exercises are not good for dodgy knees but basic exercises such as quads are very useful. So is cycling as there's no pressure on the knees - as long as you stay seated😆

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