I'm entering my second week of severe ankle/foot swelling, along with painful walking. I have difficulty rising from a seated position and getting started, although the pain subsides somewhat once I get started. The greatest swelling/pain is on the right side with a lesser condition on the left. There was a sudden onset and no injury.
My physician has run a battery of tests, the results of which have all come in normal. He started with a plethora or bloodwork (five vials were drawn); one reading indicated the possibility of a thrombosis so a sonogram was ordered on both legs; the result was normal. A colonoscopy was ordered; it came back normal. One week prior to the above mentioned tests, a routine physical was performed including prostate exam, PSA, and lipid profile and they all came back normal. My doctor seems to be baffled.
I'm beginning to wonder if I am having a reaction to a medication. I presently take daily 40 mg Lipitor; .05 miligram Clonazapam; 50 miligram Zoloft; One-A-Day-Senior vitamin; 800 IU vitamin E (2-400 IU caps); 65 mg iron; 12,000 mg Potaba (6-400 mg caps 4 times); one asprin. All except Potaba, Vitamin E, and Iron have been taken in excess of 10 years; Potaba and Vitamin E about 3 years; iron a little over one week.
I do apheresis (donate platelets) with the Red Cross 2 to 3 times per month and they've been finding my iron low, thus the iron supplement. Lipitor for cholosteron control; Zoloft and Clonazapam for anxiety; Potaba and Vitamin E for Peyronies; One-A-Day Vitamin and Asprin routine.
I'm 6 ft., 230 lbs, in excellent health, and live an active lifestyle with plenty of farm and yard work to keep me busy. However, recent years have found me with less energy, low libido, unmotivated to complete jobs started around the farm, often searching for words to express myself, and now this physical symptom of swelling and pain in the lower extremeties. Over the past two weeks I have felt the muscle weakness creeping up into my legs and although I have no swelling in my knees, the leg muscles in the upper legs are sore and weak. Some mornings when I wake up, my wrists hurt as well, but they are not swollen.