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ok... Need you guys tonight...I'm Venting!!!

Posted by Laurie on 6/14/99 at 00:00 (007811)

Well I have decided to stop taking the Elavil...not doing jack shit (excuse me please). Am going to my orthopedic on Wed...hoping he will figure something out...

Guys here's my story:

Last June I had terrible foot and heel pain so much that I couldnt stand on my feet for more than 15 minutes without wanting to cry...then came the calf pain...Oh God...was I in pain...heel ached and calves were pulling.

Now, almost a year later...with cork orthotics and stretching exercises, I am not good when it is the weekend or I am out of work. Pain in periodic when I work in the legs and heels, but when I am not working...Oh boy!!!

From the time I wake up til the time I go to bed...I am suffering lately.(have not been working due to vacation for past 3 weeks) I get tingling in bottom of leg, pain around outer edge of heel and aching calves...They originally said it was PF affecting the calf, but now they are thinking the heel pain is caused by the calf pain!!!! and they said it didnt matter if I go without orthotics, but you kinow what guys...I hurt even more without the orthotics!!! No one can tell me that my over pronoation, flat feet an pigeon footedness isnt causing this...

Guys, lately all I do is cry when I think about it...I am SOOOO sad
Can anyone tell me if they suffer like this and what do they think is wrong???

Thanks Guys


Re: ok... Need you guys tonight...I'm Venting!!!

WANDA on 6/14/99 at 00:00 (007812)

Laurie wish is was there i'd give you a big HUG!!!! you sound so much like me talking that is scarey. Do you not hurt while your at work? It sounds like something at work or work itself is taking your mind off the painm, back track and see if you can see this. Ever thought about seeing another Dr. Hey have a good glass of wine and see if you can chill out its dam if you do and dam if you don't so whats it gonna hurt. Laurie, you can and will get through this don't let it whip your butt. I had to go to the Chiropacator (not spelled right) today and get adjusted, sore but hope I get better , had lower back pain and my knee was bucking out from under me, so we'll see, but usually I get better. So hold your head up ,take a deep breath and scream , or smile. Most of all remember Jesus loves you and so do all of us. Good luck

Re: ok... Need you guys tonight...I'm Venting!!!

STephanie on 6/14/99 at 00:00 (007820)

It sounds like you might have some nerve problems. I would see an ankle and foot specialist. Life is too short to not enjoy it.

Re: ok... Need you guys tonight...I'm Venting!!!

Gordon on 6/15/99 at 00:00 (007827)

Hang in there. I've been thru similar pain and got no relief from the docs. Sounds like other people are having success with the creams. I would try this if I was you. For me, the diet I have been on has made all the difference in the world. No sugars, only complex carbs, extremely diluted fruit juice, whole grains, similar to the Atkins diet but not so heavy on the protein. Also, I know you'll think I'm crazy but do as much vigorous exercise as you can do without being on your feet. Lots of Vit C, E etc. No fast foods, junk food, candy etc. You should feel the benifits in about a week or two. Slow I know, but what else is there.
Don't be angry, and do your best to lift out of depression. This also helps.

Gordon


Re: ok... Need you guys tonight...I'm Venting!!!

Laurie on 6/15/99 at 00:00 (007830)

Thank you so much Wanda...I really mean it; it means so much to me..

Re: ok... Need you guys tonight...I'm Venting!!!

WANDA on 6/14/99 at 00:00 (007812)

Laurie wish is was there i'd give you a big HUG!!!! you sound so much like me talking that is scarey. Do you not hurt while your at work? It sounds like something at work or work itself is taking your mind off the painm, back track and see if you can see this. Ever thought about seeing another Dr. Hey have a good glass of wine and see if you can chill out its dam if you do and dam if you don't so whats it gonna hurt. Laurie, you can and will get through this don't let it whip your butt. I had to go to the Chiropacator (not spelled right) today and get adjusted, sore but hope I get better , had lower back pain and my knee was bucking out from under me, so we'll see, but usually I get better. So hold your head up ,take a deep breath and scream , or smile. Most of all remember Jesus loves you and so do all of us. Good luck

Re: ok... Need you guys tonight...I'm Venting!!!

STephanie on 6/14/99 at 00:00 (007820)

It sounds like you might have some nerve problems. I would see an ankle and foot specialist. Life is too short to not enjoy it.

Re: ok... Need you guys tonight...I'm Venting!!!

Gordon on 6/15/99 at 00:00 (007827)

Hang in there. I've been thru similar pain and got no relief from the docs. Sounds like other people are having success with the creams. I would try this if I was you. For me, the diet I have been on has made all the difference in the world. No sugars, only complex carbs, extremely diluted fruit juice, whole grains, similar to the Atkins diet but not so heavy on the protein. Also, I know you'll think I'm crazy but do as much vigorous exercise as you can do without being on your feet. Lots of Vit C, E etc. No fast foods, junk food, candy etc. You should feel the benifits in about a week or two. Slow I know, but what else is there.
Don't be angry, and do your best to lift out of depression. This also helps.

Gordon


Re: ok... Need you guys tonight...I'm Venting!!!

Laurie on 6/15/99 at 00:00 (007830)

Thank you so much Wanda...I really mean it; it means so much to me..