I have had swollen ankles for what seems like years...except this year it has gotten progressivly worse...not only my ankles but my whole foot swells...i have somewhat normal ankles when i wake up ..but in an hour they are already swollen...and remain that way getting worse thru out the day -
no one has said why...finally yesterday I saw my new pcp...because i finally have insurance...i told him about the chest pains i have had...and as expected he said ..not much...that it did not sound to him like it was anything to do with my heart...YET my feet and ankles were swelling out of my skin!!
then he took my BP and said your BP is high...too high...i need to get you on BP meds...BUT...he still said nothing about my heart...but, then he wrote me an order for an EKG..which I had today...
sooo, will that really tell them anything ? I have heard mixed things about the EKG for women...does it really speak for us ?
as we speak i have some pain...he said its proberbly upper gi stuff and gave me prilosec otc....
any thoughts ....all i know is i hate the feet/ankle thing ...and I want answers already! I have waited so long !!!