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Ouch!

My feet, ankles, shins and calves are probably the most swollen they have been, hurt despite pain mends and feel like they will burst if I (or anything) touch(es) them! The new GP has ordered an ECG an chest x-ray for me in case it is related to my heart in any way - a strange correlation that I cannot understand to be honest. I'd have thought that it was to do with water retention and/or my lymphatic system rather than my heart and blood circulatory system. She is also wondering if it might be a drug interaction but I have not started any new drugs as recently as this swelling started. Ho hum...



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sweetmeow
Jul. 24th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
My friend, Claire has swollen ankles and lower legs, and it has been chalked up to congestive heart failure. It's something that can be managed and, even though you don't take it lightly, it is not as awful as the name implies. In your case, however, it's my guess that is is not this and has something to do with your other issues.
natf
Jul. 24th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Ah thanks - that at least makes some sense of why the chest xray and ecg...
notorious_oit
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
A chest x-ray can show things like cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart) or pulmonary edema (fluid around the heart and lungs).
natf
Jul. 24th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
That is what I thought and did not seem to relate to swolen feet until I read the comment above yours...
mdmhvonpalj
Jul. 24th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Are you keeping your legs elevated?
natf
Jul. 24th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
When I can, yes! ;-p

Edited at 2008-07-24 11:41 pm (UTC)
lazscott
Jul. 25th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
I hope the problem passes soon, and . . .
that it isn't too detrimental. *hugs*
natf
Jul. 25th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
Re: I hope the problem passes soon, and . . .
Thanks! So do I having read the comments! ;-p *hugs*
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