My knee gave out at 5am and I keep falling
Hello Pharmers, I know its been a long tiime since i posted.I missed all of you, but due to some problems I havn't been on much lately. I know I need medical advice, but as this just occured at 5am on a sunday, i cant get to a dr. I'm hoping someone here has some ideas before I have to walk up 2 flights of stairs for Sunday schoool.
Ok, so I have a UTI i just started taking antibiotics for last night. As you may know, when you have to go with a UTI, you have to go NOW. So at 5am, I got up out of bed to go to the little girls room, and my knee promptly gave out! I fell. I pulled myselft up,and fell again. I must have fell 5 times before I made it to the door of my room;the last fall my toes bent backwards and I hit my tailbone. This last fall is what woke my husband, who promply picked me up and literally and embarrassingly carried me to the bathroom. My pride forced me to kick him out at that point, then he had to half carry me back to bed as my knee kept giving out. Its like my right leg isnt getting the message from my brain. Like I tell my left leg to put itself on the chair, no problem. But tell my right leg the same, and nothing happens except excruciating pain and it lifting perhaps 3 inches off the ground.
This only happened once before, a few years back, after an ESI in my back "hit a nerve". But at least I could walk then, I just had to drag the same right leg behind me for 3 days, and that was the end of needles in my back.
I am scared this is permanent, that I'll need a walker at 30. What would cause a knee to just give out? What would cause my left leg to obey my brains commands, while my right leg does not? I have to move it myself with my hands to lift it up.And the pain is excruciating, I mean I was balling and I'm used to pain, KWIM?
Now Im exhausted for waking in pain and actually needing a pain pill at 5am means I cant take one before church now.
Any ideas, anyone? On what would cause this and what I can do about it?
BTW, when I went to bed I was fine. Just woke up and my leg still doesnt work, and it's not like its still asleep, it's been and hour and 45 minutes, and I still dont trust myself to walk without falling down. And we leave for church at 8:30.
Just got up for my coffee and knee "tried" to give out, but I held on to the fridge and counter and at least didnt fall, so maybe its improving, BUT WHAT IN THE WORLD WOULD CAUSE THIS???
Thanks for the advice in advance, I sure missed you all.