My friends have all tried now it is your turn.
June 22, 2010 10:53am CST
I am one of the multi-millions of Americans who is uninsured. For the last 5 months my feet have been swelling up. I don't mean just a little or every once in a while, I mean enormously to where they are painful and I can't wear shoes when they get really big. They do go down from time to time, but every solution that gives me some relief stops working within a week, in fact the swelling has not completely gone away for a full week this entire 5 or 6 months! I am a dancer and unfortunately I cannot get my shoes on so for now I am not working. Not working is not going to help me get the money to go to a doctor and pay for the tests and whatever medication will turn my feet back to the way that they have always been. Seriously I have taken two water pills recently and dropped 6 pounds in one day! My friends have all given it some thought and they have thrown everything at me from Kasacin to ice water foot baths to soaking them in water that is darn neer boiling, mixed with epson solts, pine salt, icy hot in warm water. Thinning down my blood with asprin or advil does have some effect but not much. Whether I completely stay off of them or try to get around on my feet when they are swollen and painful. I get frustrated sometimes and force them to do what I need them to do but it seems to be getting worse and worse and spreading throughout my legs. No swelling of the hands. I have even quit driniking completely for a month at a stretch twice with absolutely no difference. I am not a heavy drinker to begin with but thought that I would throw that in there for the fairly complete picture of where I am with this. I am not asking you for an armchair diagnosis or anything like that, I could care less what is wrong with me as long as I find something to relieve the pain and the swelling so that I can get back on my feet and back into my 7 inch heels at work.I have tried several homeopathic treatments and I have tried taking flurosimide which kind of worked briefly but I found that I had to take them every day and then had to start incrasing the dosage in order for them to have any effect on the problem. I have also tried massaging my legs, getting more exercise, getting less exercise, elevating them etc. All with moderate to very poor effect on the problem.
22 Jun 10
I feel kind of sad to read your post. Someone who is sick should be able to get health services. I live in Canada so I am not eally familiar of how it works in the United States. I know a few people who had swollen feet. My aunt passed way bcause of cancer and her feet were swollen. It was actually her legs that were entirely swollen. But she didn't make it because itt was too late to remove te cancer. As for the other person, she is my mom's friend and her body parts are beginning to swollen up as she began to have arthritis. It started with crapms then her bottom body wa getting painful. To ease the pain, there is no other choice but to take shots to relieve the pain. Those shots are only given by prescription and that's probably what you need. Strong painkillers aren't offered on the sheves of a pharmacy. Considering that it has been for half a year, there is a problem. I doubt it is the stuff that you were or your dance career. I am not a doctor and if there was actually one on mylot, he would have problems to help you out since blood test is required. My grandmother also had swollen feet because of her diabete. So there are alot of possibilities. Is there a way to get monney somewhow? Can a family member or a close friend help you out? What i do when i am really busy with school and exams, I go talk at the pharmacist and ask what they would recommand me when my eyelid was swolen by infection. It was a simple cream that didn't cost more than 2$ and i only had to spend 10 min instead of 3 hours of waiting for the doctor. I hope you get better and give us update. Goodluck
22 Jun 10
Please check if you have diabetes. If none, do not eat any kind of eggs, shrimps, crabs or food that will make swelling even worse. Take some medicines that will ease the pain and against infection. If possible avoid wearing a 7 inch heels because this is the cause of your problem.