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Posted by @saralunettejohnson in Bones, Joints & Muscles, Dec 3, 2011

I have had arthritis, tendonitis, joint pain, pseuogout, phlebitis (lymphedema) horrible varicose veins since my early 20's. I married young and had 4 children by age 24. Severe varicose veins developed in my third pregnancy, I became pregnant again 3 months later (Dec-Sept) and was given rubber stockings to help but did little good. I was born pre-mature, 3 lbs in 12/21/1936 and wasn't given much of a chance to survive, but I did or I wouldn't be having these problems. I was born with asthmaic bronchitis which I still suffer from badly, have TMJ because my jaws didn't fully develop, my left leg is shorter than my right, mild case of scoliosis, flat feet, that causes all kinds of back problems. I have been to all kinds of specialists as severe problems arise. My biggest problem right now is very severe pseuogout, with my legs so swollen, red to purple, stinging, burning, throbbing, at times feeling like someone is sticking a hot ice pick in my ankles & feet. I am on a waiting list to see a rheumatologist, my family doctor doing nothing but gave me a prescription for a strong dieretic that I was taking for lymph-edema until I had months of therapy , plus LEGS for home therapy. The pharmist & I agreed that was a cop-out & would do nothing to help pseuogout. I have called the new rheumatologist's office to see if I can get in sooner than Christmas!!! What should I do, go to urgent care as a one time fix or be told to go back to my family doctor or WHAT? I'm desperate. I take OTC ibuprophen (200 mg) 2-3 times, alternate with Aleve up to 2 times a day, as well as my regular Meds and supplements, try to stay off my feet as much as possible, but I live alone and there is things I have to do everyday. Can you help me as to what to do at this point besides suffer, I have severe neuorophy from taking Lipitor for 12 years and have difficulty walking as it is, but these huge swollen legs that will not bend at my ankles or knees despite using Biofreeze, or anything I have for itching, my legs feel like one giantic hive with huge bumps under the skin, I accidently scraped my right leg on a box that was opened and a huge sore was there the next day, it looks like lymph-edema, but with hot/cold, itchy, burning, stinging swollen hands, knuckles, joints everywhere on my body. I have had this for almost 1 month now and i am beside myself with misery, but do get some relief going to my great chiropractor 2 times a week. Help, Sara Johnson


Posted by @saralunettejohnson, Dec 3, 2011

Is there no one out there that has had pseuogout?


Posted by @shannon, Dec 15, 2011

you sure thats what u have?
i had the same symptoms my rumatologist diagnosed me with haveing lupus and put me on a medication for lupus wich helps with the joint pain and then norco for pain

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