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Kittikatt
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Date Joined Jul 2004
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   Posted 1/24/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone's feet swell to the point of not being able to walk?
 
Back before I was diagnosed, besides my crazy bowels, my right foot swelled up on me.  So I hobbled into my Dr's office.  They sent me for xrays which showed nothing.  Everyone kept saying (including the Doc) "You must have twisted your ankle" but I knew I hadn't. I was told to go home, take some ibuprophen and keep my foot elevated with ice on it for a couple of days. I did that and within 48 hours, my left foot had swelled, too.  Everyone was baffled and there was nothing that could be done but wait for the swelling to go down.  And on top of that, trying to get to the bathroom during a flare on crutches is NOT easy.  My parents drove me to work for over a month.  Of course, months later I was diagnosed with Crohn's.  The ibuprophen wasn't good for me.  The swelling feet was attributed to overall body inflammation.
 
4 years later it's happening to me again and I'm just curious to know if anyone else has dealt with this before.
 
 
Diagnosed in October, 2003 at age 31.
36/F/SC
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, One-A-Day multivitamin
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue


sjkly
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   Posted 1/24/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I get inflamation in my ankle that is so bad it hurts to let my foot touch the floor. (I do know why-I have a bone spur) the best way for me to deal with the inflamation is a prewrapped ace bandage the point of it being the compression so not all over the counter braces work. If I put one on I can immediately walk pretty comfortably and over a few hours it reduces the inflamation. If I wear it to long though or wear it when I am inactive I might get a muscle cramp in my foot. Taking it off for twenty minutes every two hours cures that.

chroniemomx2
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   Posted 1/24/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I had this the first year that I was diagnosised, but I haven't had it since. I believe it is because my crohns is under control now.

curley
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   Posted 1/24/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I have dealt with this for five years now and at one point the swelling got so bad that I was in a wheelchair for about a year.I still swell but not as bad as I use to.To this day none of my Doctors can tall me why I swell like I do.I hope the swelling goes down.
Curley
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Mr.Beebe
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/26/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I had swelling and pain in my left ankle and it turned out to be avascular necrosis. Probably related to prednisone. You should might want to get it x-rayed. I was in a wheelchair for 2 years before I could walk again without risking bone dammage.
21 years old. Student. Diagnosed 1999 at age 12. Tried every med and therepy available. Currently no meds and feeling good with diet restrictions.

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