Posted 9/24/2013 11:55 PM (GMT -6)
Hi I usually post on UC, CP, and Lupus but I am going through something new. I humbly ask for support. Lately on the days I go to work or sit in a chair for any extended period on time my feet swell as big as grapefruits. Normally I sit on the bed most of the time so my legs are elevated.
I went to my PC and they did tests and couldn't find anything. They told me to take an extra 12.5 mg of HCTZ when it happens and drink extra water and eat a banana or tomato. So that would be 25 mg total for the day. That still did not help so I have to go to a heart doctor.
I am only 31. I am obese but I am really scared. They have tested my cholesterol and it was fine and they test the blood flow in my legs and it was fine. The whole prospect of this is scary. There is no way I could do a stress test. My balance sucks. My legs hurt. I know I just have to do what they say to make sure that I do not have a heart attack but I just do not know what to expect. Will I do tests at my first appt or will they schedule them? There are so many unknowns and I hate not having control. Thanks for listening to me ramble.
30 female. Sherrie, 2007 UC, 5/13UCTD, Hypothyroidism, Intercostal Neuralgia, Agoraphobia, Bipolar tendencies, Panic disorder, Acid reflux, Lactose intolerance, Eczema, Migraines, Degenerative disk, Hypertension, and Anemia.
Plaquenil, Lialda, Canasa, Hyoscyamine sulfa, digestive ad lactose, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Lomotil , klor-con20, VSL 3DS, Rainbow light, Vit D, started Humira 12/31/12