I everyone. A few months ago I had noticed that my ankles were very slightly swollen. I then got a insect bite on left ankle about 8 weeks ago, it became infected, ankle very swollen and infected. Was put on antibiotics, twice, first lot did not cure the infection. Now both my ankles are swollen with fluid but there is numbness in the feet and when I try to rotate my ankle it is very tight and if I try to stretch my foot it feels very tight, as if all the tendons or muscles have locked up. They are also a bit painfull to touch.
I did have a problem with fluid retention when I was first diagnosed with AF in Jan 2014, I was admitted to A & E with 2 stone of fluid (heart failure). Was in hospital for 14 days, lots of tests ect. With this the fluid was in feet, legs and abdomen and treated with flursosemide, left hospital 2 stone lighter!
Since then i had no probs with fluid retention, well once in May 2015 and addmitted again for 4 days but this was fluid on my lungs.
I have flurosemide as a standby and very rarely take. I have taken some over the last few weeks but it does not seem to help much on 40mg.
Has anyone else had this problem with the numbness and tightness. There has always been a little bit of numbness in my feet, I am on Bisoproprol had put that down to this, but not as bad as this.
My GP seems to be stumped by this. Grateful for any comments.