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.
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, One-A-Day multivitamin
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue