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Subject: Shoot - My feet are Swelling
Date Posted: 10/8/2007 1:34 PM ET
Member Since: 9/23/2006
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Nobody needs to answer this, but I'm irritated!

I practically never have swelling and now both feet are swollen for some reason.  They look like little fat feet.  Even DH noticed.  Very weird.  I guess that elimintes the walk I've been considering for weeks (altthough DH did take me out amonst the fields of pollen last Thurs. or Fri.).  

I went over all my meds and I'm not sure.  Maybe I'll stop the Mobic.  The others I've been taking forever.  I think they did it once before but it was really hot and I'd been bent down a lot.  I hadn't done that this time.  GRRR!

I did catch up on everyone.  Hope everyone does well.  I'd even washed my hair today - big deal, lol.

Maybe it was sleeping in the recliner with the heating pad on my shoulder and my feet on the rest this morning?

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 2:33 PM ET
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I'm going to reply anyway, Diana - I know it sucks, been there, and I hope it goes down soon.  Get those feet up, stay off of them.  It is probably the heat.  Avoid salt and try not to take in tons of fluid until they get better. 

Ah, the things our bodies do...hope you get some relief soon....

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 2:40 PM ET
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Thanks for the advice, Lindsey.  Stupid things.   

It's just a "what now," you know. 

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 3:33 PM ET
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I really think it was the heat for me too, that and spending too much time at my desk and not enough in the easy chair with my feet up!!! They started maybe in June, and have just this past week, started being have!!! Good lord, that hurts, when they swell so bad you think they are gonna burst! DH was sweeties a couple times and lightly massaged them. That felt sooooo good! I"ve been trying to get up from the desk more often this past week, and just walk around the house, and atleast a little in the morning, afternoon, and evening, I try to use my laptop and sit in the easy chair with my feet up. I think its helping :)

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 6:52 PM ET
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I had to stop taking Mobic (which I had been taking for bladder pain) due to water retention making my hands and feet swell. I went back to the Aleve for that — although thankfully my interstitial cystitis is in remission at the moment — and my GYN prescribed Ponstel for my severe menstrual pain.

Date Posted: 10/9/2007 9:54 AM ET
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Thanks, Jessica.  I hope it was the Mobic. 

The right foot was the worst and it's better but not back to normal yet.  I think it's getting there though - it looks better than it did first thing this morning.

I upped my other med 25 mg - the one for nerve pain and RSD which I don't think I have but sort of worry about from time to time <sigh>.  I was trying to get that cut back again and seemed to be doing okay.  (It's the one that makes you stupid; it's good to have an excuse I guess :)

Maybe I'll just wait and see if it was the Mobic since my foot is beginning to look its normal ugly self again :)  Thank you.

Now as far as the nerve pain issues, they are in my hands/arms although my feet have been known to turn blue or bright red at time.  The doctors have been confused enough so I don't even mention my feet (it's been rare).  My hands didn't swell with this at all though.  This other stuff is why the feet swelling freaked me out a bit more than it might someone else because I think it's only ever happened like once ever and there's all these little side issues.

Anyway, Jessica, I hope your problems stay in remission.  I never had that exactly but I've had UTI's and they were sure no fun.  I imagine it's worse.

Sherry,

I know I need to get moving more, but since I drink a lot of tea and my bathroom is upstairs, I'm not the couch potato some of the docs seem to think, lol!  I drink both caffeinated and non-caffeinated things so you'd think the tea would help with any retention.  There is something a little bit wrong with my left leg and has been for about 8 years but no one can find anything.  It's much better now so I finally stopped asking them.  Of course it was the other foot that swelled anyway.  It just might be that recliner + the heat + the Mobic.

That was sweet of your DH!   Hope yours is resolved too.



Last Edited on: 10/9/07 10:05 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/10/2007 3:15 AM ET
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Diana, I hate to be an alarmist here, but please be careful blaming your foot swelling on medications or other issues without mentioning it to your doctor.  If the swelling is not a frequent occurance and your doctor is not aware of it, it would be worth a trip to see him/her to be sure it is nothing else.  You could be having problems with an elevated blood pressure or heart condition that is causing the swelling, or it may just be that you are using more salt in your diet than normal.  But I would be careful not to just assume it is from your medications.   Just something for you to consider.    

Date Posted: 10/11/2007 1:27 PM ET
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Thanks, Joy.  I actually do have a blood pressure med but my blood pressure is okay although Allegra-D seems to raise it a little.  Norvasc helps make my arm warm (I'm a mess) but makes me tired so if it's 80 I don't take it.  The feet haven't been connected with this at all before though. 

I think they checked my heart when all this stuff started too.  I am not overweight (just an FYI).  They are okay now and I took the dog for a walk last night and all is fine.  I tried splitting one last night so we'll see what happens.  I'd rather skip the Mobic anyway if I could.

I still feel like crap though - could be so many things.  Maybe I should write them on a piece of paper and just draw one for that day and quit wondering?  It would be just as effective, lol.

I have to go and see the retarded attorney today -- and I suppose I should refrain from calling him retarded.  My Zen needs a lot of work.

Also, my PCP is lousy but there's not much choice here.  She never even gives me the flu shot (which is covered by Medicare) so I usually bum one from the Health Dept.  I should make her do it this year but I usually forget.  Last year my father died and it kind of got lost in that big mess (which is still going on).  She got annoyed when I found pain management after a number of years but had never even evaluated my pain.  I do wish she could live my life for about a month.  I think she'd get an attitude adjustment.  She even complained to me once about the cost of her son's education, lol.  Now I was a clerical worker, now on disability, and had put two kids through college and still had one in grad school at the time!  I mean you felt like taking up a collection.

I do appreciate your thoughts though - you never know.  If they did it more, then I guess I'd have to address it but with twice in 6 years, I'm not going to worry.

I hope your foot gets better.  Mine are about the only okay thing I have.

Date Posted: 10/11/2007 7:50 PM ET
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Diana, where on earth do you live?  From the way doctors and attorneys and human services departments seem to operate, it sounds like you are in a third world country for goodnes sake!  If there is any way at all to get another PCP, even if you have to travel a bit, it would probably be worth it.  And another attorney.

I'm glad your foot swelling is better.  Please just keep an eye on it.  I'm glad you have disability as well, I'm still working on mine :(

Take Care everyone!

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 11:15 AM ET
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LOL, I feel like I'm in a third world country sometimes.  It's rural PA and I could get another doctor but not necessarily a better one and at least this one knows the history.  I can't believe that I actually saw her during flu shot season one year, her office was giving them, and she didn't mention it.  I wasn't really thinking about it but after I got out of there, I realized it and luckily the Health Dept. is nice.  That's fairly basic primary care. 

Yes, we should have picked a different attorney but DH thought this guy was okay (my instincts were different) and we were in too far by that time.  It's such a small area that everyone's very buddy-buddy.  After the money thing (which was just a mess of a misunderstanding), he then wants me to read the hearing transcripts too.  I agreed although I didn't know why...then after I got home, I realized what that would do to me physically.  My specialist didn't even want me to read without a book holder and when I got my evaluation for disability (4 yrs ago), he said "WHAT have you been doing?"   Well, I wasn't trying to flare myself up, but part of what I'd been doing simply involved turning sheets of paper.  I decided that the attorney can just do his job - it's not worth damaging my health any further and I don't know what I'd be doing any way.  I suspect it's just a way to wiggle out of part of his responsibility but I'm cynical.  He needs to file his brief and he said, "oh, we can say we don't want to do that."  Well that seemed dumb - not to try.  I know he screwed up. 

Best of luck with your disability.  I hope your case goes okay.

Yes, this transcript thing was a "if I could do that, I could probably work" kind of thing.  Sometimes it's deceiving because I have a pain delay with a lot of stuff (I can do it once and then be messed up for anywhere from a couple of days to weeks or more) but paper handling will get to me fast.

 (Feet still looking - well, footlike!)

 



Last Edited on: 10/12/07 11:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 2:37 PM ET
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Having been through PA many times, I can understand what you are saying about the doc & lawyer.   I'm glad your feet are better!  It is a "Winnie the Pooh type Blustery Day", here in Maine.  We need the rain so that is a good thing.  My feet are about the same, but I guess the good thing is that they are not getting worse.  :)

hugs & blessings everyone!