About two weeks ago, I started having problems with my feet and ankle swelling toward the end of the day.Right foot much worse than left,and after I have slept all night,the swelling is much less.
I would have seen the Dr the next day,but she was on vac.I don't much like seeing other Dr's that don't know my history,but if it seemed life threatening to me, I would have.
Anyway, this past Monday I finally saw her.She said if it was not a blood clot in my leg,chances are its my BP med she has me on.She changed my BP med, and said once i'm home,try to keep my legs elevated as much as possible to lessen the swelling.
Then she sent me straight to an xray or imaging place for a sonogram to check legs for clots.No clots thank the Lord.
What I am questioning is,the BP med I was on,I have been taking it for over two years with no problems, and now all of a sudden its swelling my feet and ankles?
OK,its been a whole week on my new BP meds.My feet and ankle are still swelling and hurting, and making me have even more doubt that its my old BP med being the problem anyway,plus its three more weeks before I can see the Dr again.Week after next she will be back on vacation again..Takes more vacations than Michelle Obama, And I'm paying for both of them...
I don't want to go three more weeks with hurting and swollen feet and ankles,then hear the Dr say,well,,we can rule out your old BP med ,that won't it.Lets try this, There goes another possible four weeks of agony if it ain't this one.
All this(seemingly )unnecessary waiting is giving me to much time to search the internet. I happened to read online that "heart failure" can also cause fluid to swell feet.That sounds kinda serious to me.Recon will I even be around three weeks from now?
If I am,that danged Dr better not say its too late to save me i waited to long. Her hiney might be joining me seeing those pearly gates for the first time.
I know trial and error used by Dr's, is sometimes the only way to narrow down the possibilities, in order to determine the best diagnosis.
The problem is,when it comes to being pessimistic,I'm the white Fred Sanford,you know,"I GOT IT.. Elizabeth,I'm coming to Join You Honey". In other words,if it sounds serious and I have one or two symptoms,might as well start planning my funeral,cause I'm a goner..
Also need to start canvassing for paul bearers that promise to stop drinking beer for that one day at least.OH OK just that morning....LOL.Just kidding,I'm not really that pessimistic. Guess I'm just to anxious for the correct solution..
However,have any of you folks ever had this problem and found it hard to get the right diagnosis ?
Also is there a medicated foot soak that will bring down swelling?