Hello everyone!! I was having problems with my ankles and feet swelling beyond recognition, and hurting so bad that I had to literally crawl to the bathroom in the AM. Went to my doctor 3 weeks in a row, was told it was all weight related and that I needed to start walking. Well, the reason I was there was because I couldn't walk. Finally I couldn't take it at work one day and went to ER. Doctor took one look at my feet and ordered chest x-rays, and all kinds of blood work. All test results and symptoms point to sarcoidosis. Have another appointment with a ruematoligist (sp) for more testing. X-rays did show masses in my lungs.
This is scary. When I read what this disease is and could do, I just sat down and cried. I was kind of hoping for something like heel spurs or a stress fracture in my foot, not anything like this. It has only been a week, so I am still trying to get over the whole shock of this.
Like I said they haven't completely diagnosed me yet, but are 98% sure this is what I have. I would love to be able to talk to some of you, someone who understands the shock of have a sickness like this. They did also mention Lupus, I haven't read a whole lot on that, I don't think I can take too much more in right now.
Doctor has put me on prednisone, hydrocodone, and motrin 600 for pain. Swelling went down overnight, but the difficulty in breathing is still there. Could have alot to do with the stress of the whole thing.
Again I would love to hear from some of you, and get your input on this . Have a wonderful day!