Had ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS) 5 May 2015 after changes in my legs to my vascular system. Horrendous night cramps being the main problem since in inception of PMR last year, diagnosed January 2015.
Healed well and still have pesky vein r lower leg that hasn't quite responded to the therapy thus far. Night cramps almost no existent now - I am hugely thankful for this factor.
My question please:- have developed swelling of both ankles now over the winter months. Previously more obvious last summer in r ankle only where I often had pain in ankle joint region - a small amount of steroid injected by Rheumy corrected this although & note the swelling is back and equally in both ankles.
Off to see Rheumy next week and compiling my list.
I have complained from several times to him that I have breathlessness the odd day/night some times when I don't feel so well. This is not often, however no two days are the same as you will all know.
On a good day I go to my fitness class (gentle rhythm and movement for over 50's) with absolutely no problem breath wise and my ankles do not cause any pain.
I am very careful too, as I tear tendons and ligaments easily having had my share of Cipflox over the years for respiratory issues. Steroids not aided me in this respect but cope OK & know my limitations.
I would like to know why I am holding fluid like this and note the ankles are back to normal in morning.
I do use the bathroom at least twice during the night.
Any feedback gratefully accepted as always.