I have had a few spells in A&E and Ambulatory Care which ended up with me having a change and increase in my heart tablets. Since then my breathing has got worse and I have had gout attacks in different joints from the my usual suspects. Left leg swelling but both thighs painful.
I was called in to discuss my blood tests from the hospital by the doctors who asked for more to confirm some of the results. But totally disagreed with what the bone doc and lung doc hospital registrar stated that I have chronic gout based on the fact it was not red?
What she did say was that as my Cholesterol has never altered from 3.5 before and while on statins for 13 years it could be the reason my thighs to hurt. So I was told to stop taking them.
Unfortunately I have not seen any difference to the thighs but my legs are swelling when I am upright left side the worse. Yesterday I had to take the car in for a fault to be fixed and then pick the wife up from work in the courtesy car then pick up my own car. Well it was rush hour and was stop and go for a large part of the journey which gave me cramp in my left foot. Once we had got all the paperwork sorted and got home you could see that my left foot was swollen though my shoe and both legs were tight on my jeans!
After a night in bed and a little lay in I went down stairs but it was so painful. The swelling had gone right down. If I applied light pressure on both legs from the thighs down it is painful? I have noticed about 10 small blood spots on the left foot that I am sure were not there before? It has been 4 hours now and my left ankle is swelling once more!
Another visit to the Doctors! See what they disagree with this time?