I just noticed I have foot drop on a walk this afternoon. When I walked yesterday I didn't notice it. I have been having trouble moving my big toe downward (towards the floor) for many months, but after exercising the toe it got better. Today however I am again unable to move the tow downward. What does this suggest and are these symptoms related? Thank you!
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I have not seen a doctor as I have just returned from my walk. I take atorvastatin, losartan, escitalopram
, wellbutrin, and xanax, as well as supplemental Mg, vit C, B vitamins, fish oil, etc..
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I take the medications and supplements I listed daily. I am unaware of any allergies.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have spent the last two days working in my garden, doing a great deal of bending and squatting. It has caused lower back pain that is treatable with ibuprogen and sore gluteal muscles. I am 59 years old and not overweight, but I smoke about a pack of cigarettes per day, and have done so for 40 years.