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Today I went shopping with a friend (woo hoo!!) for about an hour and after that she came over and helped me rearrange my bedroom so the air cond. won't blow on me at night. So, I was on my feet for almost 2 hours. Now, from the middle of my calves to the tip of my toes the skin is flushed and burns and when I try to put on shoes (slip ons) my feet cramp. I've had the burning feet before and usually prescription pain pill will help. Does anyone have any idea what's causing all of this?????

 

Happy Sunday!

 

Christy


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Hi Christy,

 

 

 

Sorry you are dealing with this. I don't know what causes it but I have experienced this myself on numerous occasions. I described it to my rheumatologist as "hot lava running in my veins". He was clueless in terms of what caused it. A lot of the time with me, it's due to over doing it - but sometimes there is no rhyme or reason.

 

 

 

I have not found anything that makes it better other than time.


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Pamela

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FYI......Someone recommended Gel Inserts for your shoes for relief. I tried them today. They don't completely take care of the problem, but they certainly do help.

 

Christy


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Christy, I have that feeling at times too, but never could figure it out. I do where gels in my shoes, it helps because of the archs are no longer there. I'm glad its helping somewhat. Sam


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Christy,

Hopefully you are getting more relief from the inserts. I too sometimes feel the burn but never have done anything about it. Maybe I'll head to the store to get some inserts.

 

Hugs,

Lisa


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Thought I'd let you all know that my rheumatologist increased my norvasc (blood pressure med) from 10mg to 12.5 mg a day. The burning and cramping isn't nearly as bad now. I started the new dose a week ago today. I can even go around barefoot once in a while during the day. Couldn't do that before! :)

 

Christy


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Hi Christy and Everybody,

 

The first day your thread started, I'll have you know... I had sympathy cramps in my right calf!

 

I'm sure glad the increased dosage of Norvasc seems to be helping now.

 

 

Hugs,

Susie


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Susie Kraft

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