swollen ankles

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/14/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
this morning I had 2-3 sharp pains in my left ankle.  Later this afternoon, I noticed that my left ankles was quite swollen and the skin hurt to touch.  I have had this feeling in the past either on the side of my face or buttocks, but never my ankle.  I am real concerned since my fasting blood sugar level was 127 in June.  I tried soaking my foot with epsom salts.  I also take furosemide for edema and took one pill at 6:30 pm hoping that this will reduce the swelling and sensitive feelings.

Lanie G
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   Posted 7/14/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Queenie, you may have a couple or more different health issues now and only a doctor can evaluate this.  First of all, yes, 127 is high for fasting.  The doctor may see if you can lower this with diet and exercise and may also order more blood tests to see if you are diabetic or not.  If you have 127 fasting, then your blood sugar may be much higher during the day after you eat meals.  Extended high blood sugar levels can cause several serious health problems.  Your other symptom of swollen ankles may be another problem.  If you're already taking meds for edema, then you need to go back to your doctor.  Either way, I think you need to have your doctor figure out what's going on.
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   Posted 7/23/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm new here. I usually hang out in Allergies, thyroids and GERD even though I'm pre-diabetic. I was reading your thread and saw that you have swelling ankles... I was suffering with my ankles swelling up, too. I went to the doctor and he tested me for thyroid trouble. He was right... I had subclinical hypothyroidism which causes fluid retention. I'm now on 100mg Synthoid, two 40mg of lasix, and potassium.
I've also been researching thyroid troubles and found out they can affect your blood sugar, too.
Please ask your doctor to check you for thyroid antibodies.

Good luck,
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