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This will be a long read so please bare with me.My name is Jeff and today I am a 46 year old male. I had an aneurysm 11 years ago that was discovered by getting my ribs broken and led to getting my aortic valve being replaced. I was blessed in that respect! I went with an animal valve so I was put on 325mg aspirin every day. I was since diagnosed with chronic fatigue/ME due to lack of energy, feeling miserable 3-4 days a week and some kind of double gene mutation.
Six years ago (age 40) I began having very strange " feelings/experiences", much like deja vu but the opposite. I also began to have a cramp in my left calf about the same time. I walked around with that for about 6 months until I was told I had a 100 percent arterial blockage in my left leg. I got that repaired and my leg had already started building collateral so all was good. I then had a spleen spontaneously rupture, another arterial clot in my left leg and two arterial clots in my right as well, and two grand mall seizures (I was not epileptic until then). I learned that the little feelings I had been having were "mini siezures and that I also have stroke damage.
After the second clot and seizures, (and multiple blood test) I was diagnosed with APS. I am now on aspirin 81, wafarin and effient (a platelet slicker), just to keep from clotting.
In august of this year I began having excruciating pain in my left foot that only hurt when I put weight on the foot. I went to the GP since it seemed unrelated to APS or chronic fatigue and was told I had gout, and was promptly put on allipurinol for that. The pain came back yesterday so I went back to see about getting the dosage increased or something else. The Dr told me that it was not gout at this time and that she has no idea what it could be so I'm to have an x-ray today. I can't imagine it being broken because there is no swelling to speak of but the pain feels like a break. It throbs when still and can't bear any weight. I just learned that due to the arterial clots I have CVI (Chronic vein insufficiency) and that the valves in my leg veins are regurgitating some of the blood pumped and this could be the cause of the everyday pain in my legs. I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem or if it's just joint pain or something like that.
I'm baffled at what this could be.