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Impressions or depressions in swollen legs

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 2, 2007
  • 02:36 AM

A little over a year ago, I began losing weight. I had a good appetite but would get full after just a few bites of food, which resulted in a 30 lb. weight loss in about as many days. In the mean-time, my left foot started bothering me. Tingling, sudden sharp pains, needle like sensations. After about three months, I spent six days in the hospital and no one was exactly sure what was wrong and they all pretty much ignored the foot problem. Turned out that I have Lupus and Rhumatoind Arthritis. A month or so later, my doc ordered and echo gram of the arteries in both legs....but somehow forgot to tell me what this test was for!! But, I do tend to get carried away!! From June to April, one of the 9 docs I saw even came close to referring me to a neurologist, but he didn't. In April, I decided to go to a podiatrist....a week later knew what was wrong and what had to be done to 'fix' it!!! At least there is a flickering of a light at the end of the tunnel. But then!!! And this is what really has me stumped: Some swelling in both legs from the knee down to the toes. But there are depressions, or impressions in either one or both of the legs. It's like when stars put their prints in the sidewalk. Not always in the same places, not the same sizes and not the same shapes. Can't even imagine what that is all about. Anyone out there have any ideas? I go see the rhumatologist late this week.:confused:

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  • I could not hazard a guess at this problem however having both those condition I would say you have mixed connective tissue disorder if you have a look at this forum http://www.lupusmctd.com/ maybe they can answer your questions
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  • Thanks for the info Midge. Will go on the site later today. At least now, I know what to tell the rhumatologist on Friday, since it isn't a constint symptom.
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