I have been fighting with swelling in my feet and legs for about 2 months now. At the beginning it was so bad that I could hardly walk and I have scabs across the front of both feet where they meet my legs. I kept thinking it had to be from one of my meds.
When I went to see the Rheumy last month, I mentioned about the swelling, but he seemed to think it was no big deal(hardly looked at them) and started me on some water pills. Well, today when I went back I wore some stretchy knee pants and flip flops. ( I haven't been able to get shoes on my feet for 2 months now.)
He freaked out when he saw how bad my feet were! The tops of my feet and shins also turn bright red for some reason. Anyway, he acted like he'd never known about it or realized they were that bad.
He took me off a couple of meds and is trying another med for my swelling. He also had the results from my back x-rays and said that I have bone spurs from my neck down to my butt. Which probably explains all my back pain lately along with all of the weight I've gained. He didn't explain what if anything could be done about the spurs. He was too busy with changing meds and setting me up for some tests.
What is bothering me now is why he sent me straight to the hospital for an EKG and chest x-rays. He didn't say why and my mind was somewhere else trying to remember all of the med changes and stuff.
Anyway, I just wanted to check in since I haven't been on in a while. Haven't really been feeling good and didn't even have the energy to make myself care about anything. I am so sick of all the weight I have gained since being diagnosed. I know alot is from my meds and not doing as much as I used to. I guess I've gotten myself into a rut to where I am feeling sorry for myself. I am embarrassed for anyone to see me, so I don't go anywhere.
I'm hoping that once the swelling goes away then I can start working on my weight situation. Anyone have any luck losing weight? I would love to hear how you did it. I have alot to lose. I have gained 70lbs. over the last 5 years. I've tried to get my Rheumy to give me something to help, but he seems to think it is not a good idea with some of the meds I'm on.
Sorry this is so long but I guess I needed to get it off my chest. It seems like I am worse now than before I was diagnosed. I feel like I am never going to feel good again with all the new things popping up. Thanks for listening to my complaints and I welcome any advice!
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