Shew it's been awhile since I have been here. I hope someone can help! On Dec7 2010 I had a level 2 disc fusion. L4 L5 L5 S1. I have a really high tolerance to opiates (I believe that it is from all of my MS flairs) So after the surgery and my pain was never managed. So I started going to my family Dr for pain management. For some reason the pain management dr would not see me since I was post op. Whatever.
Now for the past 9 weeks EVERY day I have had swelling in my feet, legs and hands, fingers stomach (none of my jeans fit me anymore) diet did not change. So badly that they are pitting ( where if I push it leaves a indent) I was so desperate one night for reliefe I was taking a clean insulin needle that I use to give myself B12 shots and jabbing it into the tops of feet to let the water drain out it was gross but it worked. So much fluid that I have gained 40 pounds in the first 3 weeks. It hurts to walk so bad. If I stay in bed all day it's fine. When I get up and sit at the computer or dinner table for an hour then they blow back up. Then after the swelling I go get in bed and like within the hour my legs and feet turn beet red. They look like a really bad sunburn. They are hot to the touch and hurt. I also get little blisters. They are now starting to crack in certain places. I have been on 80 mgs. of lasiks and potassium with no help. I was admitted to the hospital with it once they thought I was having heart or renal failure all test came back fine. Even with the lasiks I was not urinating very much. Now where there was the sunburn sensation toward the bottom of my feet are peeling. Can someone please tell me what the french toast is going on?!?!
I was taken off my pain meds to see if that was what was causing this and it still happened. I don't know what kind of Dr to see. I have even been wearing TED or anti embolism stockings. I have also had a doppler done to check for a clot.
MS related? Oh I am also still having really bad pain in my back and my surgeon said I should be feeling much better. He does not believe that I am still in this much pain (4 months post op) . Could it be related to the surgery? Oh I also had blisters that formed on my rear and legs go numb after sitting on the potty.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and please help if you have any ideas!