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The top of the foot where the ankle and foot flexes is the worst spot for the swelling. The veins in this area are now very pronounced and the skin has turned brown.
The ankles swell, but it come and goes
My fingers are swollen
There is redness and tenderness on both feet on the inside "ball" joint of the ankle - swollen, red, and tender to TOUCH. Today I am all crippled up with pain in almost all joints - this is highly unusual.
I have not seen a doctor. I was just hospitalized for a heart drug combo that went south. I saw my primary afterwards and complained on a urinary problem and he did a urinalysis and culture, which were "close" to being bacterial, but no action was taken. It got so bad over five days that the stinging and burning was not just during urination, but all the time. The whole area felt swollen and I was using hot packs on my "down there" area to try to get the burning and swollen feeling to improve. This is the second time in six months I have had this symptom, which is new.
I am on
Synthroid (no thyroid)
Savelle (severe fibro)
Prilosec (history of Barretts Esophagus and active LPR/GERD)
Imdur (angina, this was added to Coreg and I had reaction that put me in the hospital recently -- on a side note, I was taken off the Coreg and wondering if it was holding this swelling back, as I had been on it for a year for the angina which is either Syndrome X as I supposedly have no heart disease)
I am PRN 6 times a day Perocet 10 mg with 325 tylenol, usually taking 3 a day - this is new before this episode, started just a few days earlier.
I believe I am going to be diagnosed with rare additional psoriatic arthritis at next visit to rheumy next week, which explains alot of the bizarreness surrounding my RA as I dont fit into the RA box for swollen joints, swelling, etc. I am RF and anti-CCP positive, sero-positive. The rheumy pulled me from my DMARDS of Minocin as he doesnt believe in the ABX treatment of RA, which started with scarlet fever as a child, then rheumatic fever). I AM ON NO RA MEDICATIONS WHICH I FIND BIZARRE.
It's complicated, sorry :)