Feet swell, but gone in morning.
My feet swell mainly on the bottom in the daytime. I go to the bathroom about 4 times after going to bed. In the morning the swelling is gone. I have been to a Neurologist and a heart doctor. Everything checks out fine. I'm not diabetic. Not sure who to see next.
Everyone suffering with this I feel for you. I thought mine was bad until I read some horror stories of other people.
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That is how my polyneuropathy started, the weirdest feeling. The bottom of my toes started to get numb & the numbness progressed. After seeing 3 neurologists, going through lumbar MRIs, glucose tolerance test, autoimmune blood panel, vitamin blood panel – I am so darn healthy. I then did a genetic test which had 2 hits on only 1 gene out of the pair, so inconclusive. I did a family history, and my uncle has similar symptoms – we suspect hereditary – not much more to do than treat the symptoms. I've gone thorugh a ton of PT, wear great shoes – took a year to adapt/accept this condition. Sucks – former ski patroller, scuba diving instructor, hike/bike – but, this is my journey and I'm doing the best I can. Good luck, keep investigating, keep asking "what else could it be".
Thank you for the information. I can't find anyone that knows what is causing it. I'm suffering with you as well as countless people. Soaking my feet in ice water helps with the burning. If i don't drink coffee in the morning helps with the swelling. Stay strong. If we can suffer with this condition, it shows we are strong people.
You are welcome – hang in there, and keep an eye on it. At that stage, not much I could do to calm the swelling feeling. There are OTC products like Stop Pain and Aspercreme which sometimes help – CBD, Tylenol, aspirin, doesn't help at all, or icing-waste of time. Keeping my feet warm helps, especially at night to keep the blood flow going. Interesting about abstaining from coffee – never thought of that. I am a traveler, and it really was a pain – I did the best I could, suffered at night, and got back at it the next day. I agree, we are strong people! Good luck, and if it does progress, you may want to start the testing route to rule things out, or confirm. Hang in there!
Has any of your doctors suggest "diuretics". These are normaly recommended for swelling feet caused by a heart condition. They will usually help with the swelling and most of all compression socks to be worn during the day. The swelling in your feet is gone in the morning because your feet are elevated when you go to bed. If you have a recliner and you can sit in it with your feet elevated this might give you some relief during the day.
Hopes this helps
Short suggestion – increase daily water consumption, even year- round. I went from 16 – 24 oz per day up to 50 – 60 oz per day, less swelling, didn't do anything for PN but way less swelling.