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   Posted 8/2/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Are red and swollen feet a common symptom of MS.  Almost at the end of every day my feet are red and slightly swollen, especially if I have been walking or on my feet a lot.  As a result, I have a hard time trying to find shoes that I can wear.  They have to be a couple of sizes larger to allow for the swelling. 

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   Posted 8/3/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -6) feet are also neuro says keep them elevated....
Ahothern in a loooong line of MS symtoms.....
I suppose it may be because I do not walk on them anymore....
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   Posted 8/6/2009 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Y'know, I don't know if this be of any help at all, but...
When I was pregnant, my midwife told me to eat cucumbers, blueberries, spinach, and watermelon to prevent swelling. I had read so much pregnancy and birth literature at the time that I was researched out, and I never even asked why. I just figured that you couldn't really go wrong with spinach and blueberries, so I just blindly followed her advice. In the end, I made it all the way to the birth with all my shoes and my wedding rings still fitting.
There were a couple of times my feet and legs started to swell (when my parents would visit, and I my diet would be upset). But I would return to the cucumbers, spinach, watermelon, and blueberries....and the swelling would go away. I still have no idea why it worked, and I suppose it could have been a fluke coincidence. But hey, you can't go wrong with spinach and blueberries. My midwife had me eating one whole, small cucumber each day, and one spinach salad at lunch each day. It might be worth a try.
Good luck!
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