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Offline eaglemom

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2009, 06:50:52 PM »
I'm back from getting my Synvisc One injection.  Let me put this as politely as possible, this hurt like hell!!! And that seems mild to the level of hurt!  (I'm pretty tough but man o man, this was something.)  Almost immediately my quad went into severe spasms.  Dr said that is simply my body not liking the injection.  I'm to take it easy for 48 hours then slow try to "exercise."  When I went to stand up I couldn't believe the pain / stiffness / spasms my leg was doing.  Its a good thing my other half was there to help me to the car.  I will say its been several hours and some of the immediate swelling from the fluid has gone but the quad is screaming.  Sure hope this helps.  Doc said you can have as many of these are you want every 6 months.  At this point I'm thinking "no never again."  That is until I get relief then I'm sure I'll think about possibly doing again.  Time to ice.  eagle

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2009, 02:04:51 AM »
It is a toss up ..  These injections vs cortizone injection into the hip joint under a floroscope. 

I am so used to the knee injections now. Doesnt phase me but for a minute.    Still my OS is on the watch out for a kick from my free leg.

It's been a full two weeks since my last  shot and my knee is feeling like crap.   Since I got the hip cortizone I decided to wait a month for my knee cortizone.. What a crap decision..   that was..  Cortizone is the wonder drug in all this.

I think it is the colder climate here in New Jersey. Winter knee is always a beast .. Summer knee was not that bad.

Ice helps alot for all knee woes.   

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2009, 04:34:19 AM »
I had the shot on Wed. and this is Friday evening.  The huge immediate fluid swelling is gone (thank goodness) but this quad pain is still there.  The huge muscle on top of the quad is spasming and twitching ALL the time.  Its VERY tight and not comfortable at all.  Anyone else have this?  Frankly the knee is sore in a totally different way then prior to the shot - gad, change one thing for another.  Of course I realize its 3 days, just hoping for a quick miracle! eagle

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2009, 02:44:46 PM »
Each shot has always been different for me.  sometimes I luck out .. sometimes i dont.   I think the more you get them the sensitivity weens. 

Ice helps ..   

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2010, 02:11:16 AM »
I have Grade 2 OA and on Dec. 10, 2009, I had bi-lateral synvisc-one injections.  The injections didn't hurt too bad, although my knees felt stiff, but I was doing okay...no pain. I am very active, I work out at a gym, I run, but I have not done any workouts since I had the shots due to time contraints.  I was just about ready to go back to the gym when both my knees, out of the blue, swelled up with fluid.  Last week I went to Sports Authority and did a few lunges and squats with some lightweight dumbells.  I also tried the inversion machine for a couple of minutes.  About two days later, which was about a month from the date I received the injections, my knees swelled up with lumps of fluid.  They feel very stiff and irritated.  I went to my doctor and he drianed fluid from the left knee which was just as torturous as he warned it would be, so bad that I didn't have the right knee done.   I am told the "adverse effect" are supposed to present themselves within 48 hours of the shots, so I don't know why this is happening to me a month later.  I have never had fluid in the knees before.  Was it the few exercises I did in Sports Authority that could have brought this on?  I wish I could have been able to go to the gym a few days after the shots to see what would have happened.  I am SO disappointed, and depressed now because I am walking like an invalid in constant pain and I am unable to go to the gym.  It has been five days and the swelling has not gone down.  I will start taking Celebrex as my doctor suggested to see if that will help.  HAS THIS HAPPENED TO ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE??  Nanci   :'(

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2010, 12:17:58 AM »
Arthotech has helped me so much more than Mobic or Celebrex ever did.   

Sorry you had to have your knee drained..  I have never had that happen to me..   

Always had cortizone shots to calm down the inflamation..

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2010, 03:08:25 AM »
Cortisone...with my now-relplaced knee (which is doing GREAT, btw), I was very quick to pop a cortisone shot in there. Got really efficient at giving them to myself in times of need. When I hit Sawbones up for Synvisc one before this upcoming ski trip, he suggested cortisone. I'm kind of afraid that too many shots in my other knee made it deteriorate as fast as it did. I'm not gonna rule it out with my virgin knee (until itgets the synvisc tomorrow), but I'm a little scared of 'em. I have had quite a few in my shoulder, though, which in all honesty is probably worse. Put a few in my big to mtp joints too. It is pretty quick relief.

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Re: Synvisc One - NEVER AGAIN!
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2010, 04:56:40 PM »
As of Jan. 27, the swelling from the fluidhas subsided, but my knees are still stiff.  The left knee which I had the fluid drained from is very sore from the needle, so sore that I am limping. I wonder how long the knee will take to heal.  I am SO SORRY that I had Cinvisc-One injections and also sorry that I had the fluid drained from my left knee.  I have been on the Celebrex for three days now, so I will see if that helps.  I never heard of Arthotech or Mobic for that matter, but will ask my Ortho doc about it.  I had to cancel a ski trip this Friday because of my knee pain.  I have not been able to go to the gym yet either or run...very depressing.  I have now been reduced to a "couch potato".  I can't wait for my knee to heal from the effisuion extraction (fluid) and for the swelling to go away totally.  My knee bones feel swollen.  I just hope that when I am able to get back to my normal activity (running and working out), the swelling doesn't return.  I hope I won't be in this condition forever! It certainly feels like it....  I just hope that the Synvisc will totally wash out of my body and has not done any permanent damage.  I want to become active again.  Can anyone say that it does totally wash itself out of the knees and how long does it take?  :'(

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2010, 11:49:24 PM »
I suppose if you push.. Your OS can scope your knee to wash it out and give you a dignosis and photos of what is going on with your knee.   My right knee experience could never compare with my left knee.but what I have noticed over the last 4 years or so of having OA in the left knee.   The pain cycles are always caused by overdoing what my knee can handle.   So I say to my OS time and time again.. What would you have me do .. sit in the house all the time?   If I want to go out and do shopping bad enough..  or in the summer over do it with living life as a person my age should. I know what to expect. = PAIN.   Oddly right now in this cold cold winter.. my knee is loving it.. The fall knee rebellion was squished in Dec by a cortizone shot.  There are some days I do over do it and the ice/arthotech or Vicodin // Lidocaine patches along with sucking it up and owning the pain I knew I would get myself into... It is a nasty cycle of events that I have come to understand and when I go to my OS like a crybaby.   He does offer solutions .. My choices for the knee are limited..  It is pretty much get a left TKR or keep being optimistic that I can roll out of pain for 8 weeks...   My GP stated if I get 4 cortizone shots a year  it is not that bad..  I feel like I am in the office all the time. I am a cash cow for my OS... lol.
I do feel that getting a replacement is the last option.. When I have no place to go but up.

But it is hard to say when is my lowest low..on the knee when I keep rebounding out of painful spurts.. 


I am sorry to read your having such a time with the viscosupplements.  They do not always work but when they do .. It is worth the pin cushion moments... to keep your natural knee.

But don't get me wrong.. there comes a point when you sink  and you go you gotta be kidding me.. and even than folks second guess if it is the right time for a replacement.   

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2010, 11:56:11 PM »
I don't think there's anything in Synvisc that will cause permanent damage to your knee.  Some people have flare reactions, though, and it sounds like you may be one of those people.  Draining fluid from your knee did not make anything worse either.  Hang in there, Chica.  It'll get better.  

I just had Synvisc One put in my knee about an hour and a half ago.  Sawbones insisited on shooting lidocaine into it first (though i protested...he's been very good to me, so of course I acquiesced). Soon as it was done, the knee obviously felt very full with the extra 6cc's of fluid in there...plus whatever amount of lidocaine he actually put into the joint.  But afterwards, he had me running the halls with him to catch up on life.  We haven't talked in a while.  I had immediate relief walking down stairs, but that's what made me think that some of the lidocaine was intraarticular.  Don't think the Synvisc would make a noticeable difference so fast.  I had good luck with the Orthovisc shots I've had in the other knee, so maybe this will be good too.  He did say there was no way in H*ll that he'd scope this knee after my other one (for whatever reason) deteriorated so fast.  I told him he was right, that there was no way in H*ll I'd let him...lol.  I'll let ya' know how this one goes.  This is early in the knee pain path.  I'm hoping that early on, it'll maybe keep things at bay for a while.

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2010, 09:18:59 AM »
Well I had my second synvisc 1 shot and I feel a little difference. For the last couple of months I have not been able to sleep very well due to my knee pain. The shot has made it easier for me to sleep which is a plus. However, I dont have any relief from walking and other activities. I dont know if I will get another shot because its just so damn painful and not the pain relief I hoped it would be.  :-\
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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2010, 10:22:02 PM »
It can take up to a month for the shots to be at full effect.  But seriously if your still in pain talk to your OS now maybe you need cortizone and some NSAID

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2010, 02:09:56 AM »
oops, posted this on an old thread a sec ago,

Got LK and RK Sunvisc-1 5 days ago, knees doing pretty good, great day in the field surveying (for me). Had the three shots 10 months ago and the negative days were getting way ahead of the positive days, so I figured it was time, you all know the routine, tripping over pebbles. etc.

My experience was both knees felt like bee hives with a bunch of angry bees buzzing around for the 1st 5 hours after the shots, and they've  steadily improved since. Worked the next day ok.

Shots didn't really hurt much at all, one knee had 10ccs of fluid though, which ticked me off. Was my good knee before that retched last game of basketball, 18 months ago.....what a dummy. :P

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2010, 06:46:33 PM »
 :'( All you guys, I am about ready to throw up...synvisc one shot scheduled at 1:50 today, PDT...and after reading some of these posts, I don't think I can go through with it.  I think I am too chicken.  Been without cartilage in both knees for almost thirty years...last surger was 1981...but can bike (recumbent) and treadmill up hill...just can't go downhill and tennis is out of the question and of course no running...pain wakes me up during the night sometimes...and was thinking this was the answer to my prayers...but I don't want to go backwards...ANY ADVICE?  My tummy hurts.  BTW, weight is good and have given up all foods that cause inflammation...all sugar, white flour, rice and potatoes.  HELP!

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2010, 07:03:01 PM »
A lady I work with just told me yesterday that her husband had the new Synvisic One a few weeks ago. His OS told him all you need is one because it is a lot thicker lubercant than the the old one. It could last up to 6 mo.  He went on vacation for 2 weeks and had no pain or trouble walking. His wife said she could not believe how much it helped . They were about to cancel their vacation because he could not walk. He even shed his cane.

I really love this post...after reading so many negative reviews, I kinda wish this person would go with me today.  I want my mommy!  (lol)