Thanks for your assistance
No redness, yes swelling, yes cold feet
MRI 2 years ago verified the bulging discs - under current care
Regular meds include levothyroxine, lisinopril, ranitidine, and a handful of vitamins and minerals. The physician prescribed cyclobenzaprine on last visit because I was suffering from the back, hips, and such and having a difficult time getting an exercise program underway. I tried it for about three days (one before bed) and didn't like what it did to my brain, so cut it back to 1/2, which worked fine, and then quit. However, I did take one tonight in the second attack.
Swelling seems to have come with the onset of the pain and seems to be receding now - did ice, then heat after it was calmed. More swelling on left leg than right, and the right leg calmed down quicker than the left.
Not a lot of swelling-minimal. In left leg calf and front (below knee above ankle)
In the event it were related to something like a blood clot, could it move so quickly as to cause problems before morning when I can get to my regular physician for appropriate examination and testing? In other words, am I safe to just go to bed and wait this out tonight?