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. I have pain in what appears to be varicose veins in the operated-upon leg.
My name is ***** ***** I am the Moderator for this topic I noticed you have requested Dr Abby, however, she has not been online in a very long while..I have opened your question to other Professionals so that your question can be answered. If I can help further, please let me know:-)
Camille - Moderator
Surgery was 10/24: a right hip replacement. I take the "usual" meds any 63 year old gal takes--Lipitor, baby aspirin, Synthroid(complete thyroidectomy in 1984)....
'Took Advil for a little while for other leg discomfort, upon the advice of my Surgeon (apparently, he thought the prob was muscular)-it helped for a time, but now i have THIS....it is not AWFUL, just Something i would like an opinion upon.
Aren't you an Opthalmologist, though?
It is OK that you are an "Eye Guy..." at leasrt you WANT to help and are RESPONSIVE!!
I saw my Internist yesterday and mentioned this-he said it was NOT from varicose veins, but more likely was hip-related.
In view of that, do you suggest Advil? How often and for how long(and at what dosage: 600mgs.?)?
Thank you, ***** *****
More eye questions MAY be on the way!
Thank you so very much for getting back to me so quickly:i am not used to that anymore :(
I DID MENTION to my Internist about the Advil, and he nodded, kinda absent-mindedly....so i suppose 600mgs. WHEN pain strikes would be OK, as long as i eat w/it?
Now for the EYES:I wear progressive glasses(when i WEAR glasses, which i usually do not, as i usually wear contacts-w/reading glasses OVER 'em when necesary).
Here is my 2nd Question:
I find that the progressives, which have been newly prescribed for me are great for mid-range, and good for distance, yet i HAVE to take them off for READING.
My optomotrist says this is usually the case w/someone w/my RX-Is this really true, or should i try to get her to re-prescribe? How would you, as a Specialist, handle this?
So is it cold in Wisconsin now? My husband has The Game on now too, so i'll just ask one or two more qs so you can concentrate on THAT!!
I wear a +250 for reading over the contacts.
I think it is GREAT that you RXed your family....that's what families DO!!
So in closing, do you think it is OK advice to take OFF the progressives for reading, or should i try to get her to RX something that INCLUDES reading?By doing THAT tho' i think the OTHER ranges suffer, and THEY are real good.
So what do you think??
Can i ask you onemore thing, since you said you have not gone away?
The pain i experience in my leg,when it comes, can be above the knee, on the side of the thigh, or down the front of the thigh. I do not let it side-line me, and walk about ANYWAY.
Is it WORTH a visit to the Surgeon to get checked out, or would an email to him suffice?
I hope you get this message, Dr. Rick, AND you have seen your tip.
Yes-and once again, thank you for the speedy response!
A visit to the Surgeon yestewrday proved that "even" an opthalmologist can diagnose a non-eye problem!
Basically, all is well w/the hip, but there is some bursitis, some shin splints--so he gave a these exercise bands to wrap aroundthey are long skinny rubber things)my ankle to provide more resistance when i exercise--said the exercise would help(now THAT was a surprise!), and said heat and Advil would help as well....
What do you think of THIS???