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Problems with right foot

FergyFergy Posts: 4Member Listener
edited April 18 in Dealing with chronic pain
I have had PN for 5years. Main problem is that I suffer from drop foot in both legs for which I wear Toeup supports which help. Pain controlled by taking Pentagabin 3 times a day. 

My big problem is that my right foot and ankle have. swollen up. Consultant said this morning it’s not due to PN. 
Any ideas?
Fergy

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  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @Fergy I am sorry to hear this. It may be best to seek a second opinion from a medical professional, as we cannot say what it may be. How are you doing today?
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,263Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Fergy welcome to the community! I agree with @Antonia_Scope it's best to get a second opinion
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • FergyFergy Posts: 4Member Listener
    Hi - thanks for getting back to me. I’ve tried to get a response from my GP but don’t get a lot of help. However now that my consultant has said that the cause is not PN related. I’m going to go back to my GP and demand help. The specialist suggested I should get a venular scan. Apart from all this I’m good and getting around. 
    Fergy
    PS I am now 76 :-)

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,263Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Is it your birthday? Keep us updated and let us know if we can help you further :)
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • FergyFergy Posts: 4Member Listener
    No not my birthday. I quoted my age to give some idea where I am in life. 
    The swollen foot is puzzling. So far my GP has shaken his head and said it could be circulation. The artery going to my foot is pumping well. 
    will keep you posted. 
    Fergy
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    Hi @Fergy that's good to hear, how are you doing today? Please keep us updated.
  • FergyFergy Posts: 4Member Listener
    Hi - I have booked to see my GP in 3 weeks and will demand to see a specialist of some sort and get a vein scan. On my foot. 
    Apart from the PN and drop foot I’m okay. And still running charity days to raise funds for the ABF et al. 


  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    Hi @Fergy , That's really good to hear :) Thanks for updating us, I hope you appointment goes well. Brilliant, all the best ;)
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