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2yrs ago my ankles started swelling, no reason why. Now I have severe pain bottom of my feet.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 4, 2014
  • 11:11 AM

I thought maybe I was on my feet too much, so I took it easy for a while. I was seeing my neurologist for my back pain and showed her my ankles. She called my pcp and told him to see me right this minute. That scared me. I went there he thought it wad too much salt and fluid retention. Well I have low blood pressure so I can't take water pills. So he told me to watch my salt intake and cut back on my fluids. (I do drink A LOT of water). So I changed my diet drank less water, stayed off my feet as much as possible. I have a desk job, I just dont sit much when I home. It seemed to help some for about 6 months. Then the swelling came back with a vengeance. Now this remember this is both ankles and feet. I look like I have no circulation to them. I have had blood test, changed meds, changed diwt even more. But, now to make it worse the bottom of my feet hurt so bad I can barely walk. When I first get up in the morning is the worst. I have fell twice getting out of bed cause of the pain of standing. It hurts no matter what do. If I stand more than 5 minutes it starts burning. I have done so much research. There are so many things it could be. Now my pcp has me going to a Rheumatologist. I am wondering if that is the right specialist for me? Has anyone had anything similar? Any help would be great and appreciated. I will note I do have RSD in my arms and Fibromyalgia. So I do take enough pain meds I shouldn't feel this much pain from anything.

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  • Yes I have actually, the same thing. My doctor got me to a sleep clinic and I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. Oxygen basically wasn't circulating to my feet. Imagine holding your breath for 3 hours during the night! It is made worse by obesity. You must start exercising 80 minute sessions, your heart is going to be next to go! The key is to reduce any pressure on your feet at night so say goodbye to socks. Never wear socks to bed Elevate your resting head position by 18 inches w/pillows.
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    • August 14, 2014
    • 06:16 AM
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