OMG! Cosmo, the timing of your question could not have come at a better time for me! I've been having off and on vein pain in my arms for years, didn't think anything of it and it would eventually go away. Now my left leg/ankle are swollen and have been swelling for quite a while. Doctor prescribed support hose, but he said it was vascular problems causing the swelling.
I wore the hose today for the second time and I called his office. My ankle swelled up the size of a grapefruit within 30 minutes of putting on the hose. Just the left side! This is always my more painful/stiff AS side. I called and went in to dr. at 11:30 and he seemed to think nothing of the swelling. Just told me to continue wearing the hose. He also wants me to cut my lasix and potassium use in half (water retention meds).
He did tell me I would start getting vascular ulcers if this is not controlled. ???????? This must be AS inflammation related!
GRRR If its not one thing, its another.
62 years old flexeril, tramadol, tramadol er, percocet, lidoderm patch, flector patch, voltaren gel + other meds for other conditions + lots of vitamins