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#1 Patty

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:33 PM

Me again!!

I have had some bad back pain for a few days now and I also have very swollen feet. I have one ankle that's so swollen its hurting to walk. Has anyone else had this and if so what worked to help? I am taking my pain meds like candy and I know that's not good but its the only thing that is keeping me going right now.

I know back pain and swollen feet could be a sign of kidney stuff but I am using the ladies room ok for the most part so I really don't think its that.

Any Ideas on this mew symptom would be great!!

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 02:45 PM

Hmmm Patty,

The first thing that came to my mind is kidney issues. Sometimes just the fact that you're urinating OK doesn't necessarily mean it isn't the kidneys. If you are still having problems after the holiday, give your doctor a call.

The other thing I'm wondering is how hot is it where you live? I know we are having very high temps here and I always swell up with the heat.

Not sure if that helped much.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 11:54 PM

Hey Pam,

My kidneys is what I am thinking also but I am trying to talk myself out of it. My Dr is at a clinic and if I call tomorrow they will tell me to go to walk in so I am just going to go today during the parade. I figure everyone will be at that so I should be able to get in pretty quick. I hate going there because it seems I am always there lately. Oh well I can not help what my body is doing.

Thanks for the reply.

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If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:09 AM

Call your doctor please, Patty.
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 05:05 PM

I have suffered from low back pain and swollen hands and feet to a greater or lesser extent over the past two years. I am new to this forum but was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 2 years ago and diffuse systemic scleroderma 18 months ago. Since I have the 2 diseases, I'm never positive which disease is causing the symptoms, and the neither the rheumatologist nor my oncologist act like the back pain (mostly lower, more when tired) is a common symptom. I did seem to have it even during my remission (I'm on my 3rd chemo regime now). I take pain meds as needed.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:17 PM

Hi, Patty. Have you had a chance to get to the Dr yet? Hope that all has been worked out and you are getting appropriate treatment or at least feeling better.
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:25 PM

Hello, Sheri. I see the others have welcomed you in the Choking thread, so I will welcome you here. The Sclero Forums hold a wealth of useful information and more hugs and warm wishes than you can imagine. I am sorry to hear that you are having to cope with two major illnesses. I had uterine cancer which I believe may have been partly responsible for triggering the scleroderma, but fortunately did not have to any chemo or radiation. My rheumatologist asked me a few months back if we were ready to take the cancer off the diagnosis list (it will have been five years in October) and I reluctantly agreed. I will continue to keep it on my own mental list, however.
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:10 PM

Hi Jefa,
Thanks for your greeting. I'm so happy your approaching 5 years recovery. I was thinking of starting a new "thread" asking if anyone else has had cancer and sclero as the doctors keep saying there's no established link, but the timing of mine was such that it appears to be more than coincidence. Have you ever seen this topic on the message board? I haven't had time or energy to search.

I'll try to get a note in the "getting to know you" topic soon. Just had a round of chemo and got a bloody finger whacking it today (have pretty good sclerodactyly going on) so it will have to wait a day or two.

Thanks again,
Sheri