Posted 3/16/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -7)
Alright so a few weeks ago I had to take my mom to the ER, she has really bad back problems, anyway, while the doctors were fixin her up, my right foot started going numb. I ignored it and thought it was just how I was sitting. When it wouldn't go away I took my shoe off to massage it, try and get some feeling back in it. That's when I noticed that my foot was swollen, dark red and my toenail beds were purple. I took my other shoe off and my left foot was completely fine. I decided to admit myself.
Needless to say the Doc doesn't think it's a blood clot, he also doesn't think it's circulation. He thinks I strained my foot at work (I wear heels every night). I started to put 2 and 2 together, I usually have Dr Scholls foot inserts in my heels, but my right one fell out, so I've only been using the left. The previous Saturday night I couldn't wear my heels at work b/c the bottom of my right foot hurt so bad, even in flats it'd off and on hurt for a minute, I'd have to walk on the side of my foot, then it went away.
And as soon as I elevated my foot, it went back to regular size, turned back to it's regular color and was okay again.
Of course this terrified me, put me in an anxious frenzy and I've been semi checking on my foot ever since (which until now, has never had any other problems since I stopped wearing my heels).
Fast forward a few weeks later...Tonight while I was laying down I noticed more slight numbness in my right big toe, which isn't all that unusual since my troubles with heels. Though, like I said, I stopped wearing the heels since the ER. I also realized my right foot was warm and my left was cold, so I turned on the light, staying calm just to check things out. It's not as bad as it was the night at the ER, but (to me) it does look like there is slight discoloration yet again. But mostly just in my right big toe. I'm at a loss for words. I tried google-ing symptoms (I know, bad me!) yet I was unable to come up with anything similar. The only thing I can think of is bad circulation. I know the doctor said that's not what he thought it was, but I think that ER doctor is incompetent. I went to that ER one night with an anxiety attack and he diagnosed me with asthma and gave me inhalers and steroids which threw my anxiety into the worst it's ever been. It was so bad I had to abruptly stop the steriods even though you're supposed to taper down, (was approved by the pharmacist).
I don't have any insurance and I don't have money for the doctor, so I don't want to go throwing away the little money I do have if it turns out me just being me again. Has anyone heard of this? Any ideas?
I mean I'm 21, not over weight, I smoke a pack of cigs a day since I was about 15 or so, I don't really drink, my eating habits
are horrible, but still I'm pretty young! Also, when I'm serving I'm basically running around for 5 hours so that's a lot of exercise (to me anyway). Any advice would be appreciated!