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Old 09-15-2017, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by rufiki View Post
You all have good suggestions/questions. She does have arthritis in her knees, I don't question that. What I found strange was that the day after they did the surgery on the worst knee, the better knee started hurting worse. There has been no improvement at all since the surgeries last winter.

She is quite heavy, not a small girl at all. I know that's not helping her knees. But she also has back trouble that never got better after her back surgery. And migraines, cramps, queasiness, and exhaustion. I just don't know. I don't think she's faking, and I don't think she wants to be sick. But she feels decent maybe once a week if we're lucky, most often less than that. Recently, she had stomach trouble for months that no doctor could find a physical cause for. They suggested it might be mental.
It's not as strange as it sounds. Once the bad knee was corrected the other knee was simply forced to keep up with the new. Maybe the good knee wasn't as good as people thought.

Medications that may have helped in the past may not be at the best level for her age. Older people and their bodies will tolerate less of some meds and the meds can be very hard on our digestive systems. Has she had her hormone levels tested recently? Maybe she isn't getting enough quality sleep? Exhaustion and anxiety alone can affect mental health dramtically.

Hope you gf can get a doc who knows about women's health and pysch health too. Hang in there.
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