I'm ready to give up...HELP!!!!

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ocean blue
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   Posted 6/1/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I posted my story 16 days ago. I wore tiny heels for 35 mins to a wedding and the next day my feet were on fire. Well, 16 days later and I am still suffering so badly. The burning is still there and there is also pain and unpleasant tingling. It is pretty constant. I do get a little relief now and again when the pain and burning lessens but it does NOT go away. I have my feet on ice packs practically 18 hours a day. It is NOT planter facitiis and I do NOt have diabetes. Has anyone out there experienced this from wearing different or bad shoes and please can you tell me how long it lasted. My life is completly on hold. I can't do anything. I have 2 small children and it is the worst situation I have been in since I got this curse of an illness 6 years ago. Any suggestions or solutions?  PLEASE REPLY.
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   Posted 6/1/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Ocean,
I am sorry I cannot help you with your problem. I just wanted to let you know that I sympathize with you. I hope it gets better soon.

Fibromyalgia, Bipolar II, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Anxiety, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, etc.

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   Posted 6/1/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   

I would talk with your doctor about what is going on. Get there any way you can. Please.



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   Posted 6/1/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
i have terrible foot pain in the am. when i 1st get out of bed i feel as if im walking on nails. this usually only lasts about 15 min. several weeks ago i feel and landed hard on 1 of my heels. xrays showed nothing, but it still hurts. i believe there may be a very deep bruise on my heel. i wonder if you severely hurt or bruised your feet. if it were me, i would go to my dr. or even better an orthopedist to have your feet xrayed. its at least a place to start. good luck.

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   Posted 6/1/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ocean Blue,

I have been away from the forum for awhile with traveling and just plain life. Just saw your post and have to reply. I am not saying not to see a doctor but you described my worst part of Fibro. As a matter of fact it is the only pain that I can find unbearable. Now I have found the exact same thing about shoes. AS crazy as it sounds a tiny heel can put me into oblivion. Now my thoughts are this has to be something with my brain. I am now so aware of this that I think I will have pain no matter what the shoes. Call this crazy but it is my experience.

I do not have diabetes, have been found to have no peripheral neuropathy, motor of sensory, and have not got plantar fasciitis so go figure. Nothing is clinically wrong with my feet. Last Christmas a lot of stress was going on in my family and I experienced burning pain so bad for days I could not walk. Even ice did absolutely nothing. I so wish I could give you the answer as I have searched and searched.

My best to you and welcome, Patsie

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   Posted 6/1/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   

I was just thinking the same thing about going to a foot doctor. They can tell you your whole life story just by looking at your feet and ankles.


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   Posted 6/1/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I have terrible foot pain (like extreme "sore feet") only since I got fibro. If I wore bad shoes I'm sure I'd suffer for days. The ice is probably making it worse. I'd suggest hot soaks instead. And try to keep those feet elevated as much as you can. I feel for you!
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   Posted 6/1/2009 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Often times with an injury the pain message sent from the 'hurting' area gets kind of caught in a redundancy loop and the nerves just keep sending the "pain" feeling even though it's gone. This is one of the most difficult types of pain to treat because the cause of the pain is no longer there... and we still feel it.

I have diabetic peripheral neuropathy in my feet and I use capsaisin cream (generic store brand) for the pain. If you try it please purchase some inexpensive disposable gloves to apply it with. Capsaisin cream actually causes a burning sensation when applied to the skin or mucus membranes. DO NOT GET IT IN YOUR EYES, MOUTH OR ON YOUR GENITALS! This cream actually overloads the pain sensors at the end of your nerves in your skin and send scrambled messages to your brain. I have had great luck with this for pain relief. It's available without a prescription.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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   Posted 6/2/2009 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   

Thank you for the capsicum explanation. I actually had tried it with great relief and wondered how it worked. I put it on before bed and then put white socks on, glamorous I know but who cares, it works.

Ocean Blue, I have good luck with aloe too. Don't ask me why but the product for sunburn relief with lidocaine helps too. I had used some for a sunburn and mixed it with my aloe plant for an extra boost. Well I thought maybe it would help the burning in my feet and it did.

Hope both these things bring you some relief.

Hugs, Patsie

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   Posted 6/4/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually ice my feet by using frozen corn or peas as cheap ice packs lol

I also try to get wedges rather than heels. Footsmart has some great shoes and other products for making happy feet :)

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   Posted 6/4/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   

I just bought a pair of Nikes today, one and a half sizes too big.  Why...because in the winter I have to wear a couple of pairs of socks as my feet freeze.  I also have a stress fracture due to a 'frozen toe'...have had it for 13 years and I'm NOT having  titanium joint replacement.  My feet hurt all the time and I have just given up trying to be in style and wear anything I can find that is comfortable.  If I have to dress up and retreat from my comfort zone, I will suffer.  I have to go to a funeral this week end and have no idea what I am going to wear on my feet.  I envy fibro-mites that can go barefooted.  I feel like I am walking on shards of glass.

You aren't alone, girl!



fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium

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