I have been battling back and forth with doctors trying to get a diagnosis, there is strong evidence of something like lymphoedema on my mums side, tragically she died of septaceamia last year and I am still coming to terms with it. I saw a vascular surgeon last year and have been diagnosed with Chronic venous insufficiency, my mum had this so did her siblings. I have been prescribed support stockings (knee length) as well as Furosomide (water tablets). Along with this I saw a diabetes specialist after a synacthen test I was found to have low testerone. I have had numerouse tests for diabetes, sleep studies etc all normal. Some time ago I had a ultrosound scan on my liver and it was discovered I had a enlarged fatty liver (I don't drink and I do not consume very little convenience foods and absolutely no ready meals). I have a fused vertabrae of the lower back and try to be as active as I can, unfortunately my size, health and lack of clothes impedes a lot of what I can do. My symptoms worsen in the afternoon, my knees hurt(I had knock knees as a child), I get kidney pains also in the afternoon, I find it difficult standing, let alone walking( I use a stick). I am currently wearing 5xl gym pants as I find them very comfortable and not heavy on my legs. I don't know whether badgering the doctors more because I am desperate to reduce my size and all they go on about is weight,which drives me mad. I am going to see my doctor again today as I am not happy with things and want to try and improve my health but need their help also, I am contemplating accupuncture or possible liposuction if they think it's all fat.
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