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Postby kitkat2 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:28 am

Anybody know the etiology of the swelling in feet/ankles? My son noticed my swollen feet/ankles (Left>right] the other day and asked about it.
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Postby LisaBee » Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:42 pm

Regarding burning eyes:

I had noticed problems with my eyes for several months that came to a head by late summer. They were burning, and felt like something was stuck in them even though nothing was there. Then my eyelids started looking red and irritated. Getting through a day was getting harder. Using OTC natural tears eyedrops brought me less an less relief. The problem worsened later into the day and my eyes felt very fatigued. Sometimes it would seem to get better, then worsen again.

I finally went to an eye doctor and was diagnosed with blepharitis, which is an eyelid inflammation, and is a fairly common problem. Treatment per the doctor involved cleaning the edges of my eyelids with either baby shampoo or eyelid cleaning pads, and applying topical metronidazole gel at the base of my eyelashes with a Q-tip. Recovery was pretty rapid, but the doctor warned me that I will have to keep up with the regimen, or the problem will come back. Although I am at the point I don't have to do this every day like I was doing to initially recover, if I get lazy and skip very many days the problem creeps back.

I don't know if this has anything to do with MS or not, taking antibiotics or not, etc. I just put it out to people as something to maybe get checked out with an eye doctor, because I had a problem with it a lot longer than I needed to. I just thought my eyes were dry

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Postby SarahLonglands » Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:13 am

Anybody know the etiology of the swelling in feet/ankles? My son noticed my swollen feet/ankles (Left>right] the other day and asked about it.

Probably a disturbance of the autonomic nervous system since the organism is very strongly neurotropic. You might also find at some point a certain amount of mottling around the ankles. Don't worry, it all goes. I can now wear ballet pumps without looking out of proportion. :wink:

Hello Roy, how are you doing? :D

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Postby kitkat2 » Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:56 am

Thank you, Sarah! This helps a lot. I do notice some mottling as well. It's not horrible, just a 'nuisance'. I take it in stride. I only wish I could wear ballet pumps--I have not been able to walk in heels for years. I have cervical and thoracic lesions, so I'm not expecting perfection, but an improvement would certainly be a blessing! :wink:

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Postby SarahLonglands » Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:36 am

I only wish I could wear ballet pumps--I have not been able to walk in heels for years.

Ah-hah, but ballet pumps are perfectly flat, hardly a sole never mind a heel. :wink: They just look funny with swollen ankles. I still can't wear proper heels, the most I can manage is an inch and a half wedge. Not a great disadvantage though, because I am quite tall - four inch heels and I would be towering over my husband! Also, they aren't good for you. 8O

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Postby kitkat2 » Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:11 pm

Thanks, Sarah!! I feel much better now in my flat mules. Kind of stylish. :wink:
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Postby natgas » Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:54 pm

Hello folks,

How's everyone doing?

Not for sure what the cause is KK2, but mine is due to inactivity.

Not for sure Sarah seems I've taken several steps backwards. Is this common? Mental fog is back big time.

The eyes are about the same. Thanks Lisa for the head-up about the metronidazole.

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Postby SarahLonglands » Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:46 am

Not for sure Sarah seems I've taken several steps backwards. Is this common? Mental fog is back big time.


Yes, don't worry. You will soon lose the fog once more: your system is just having a clear out. How is your wife doing, though? PM me if you want.

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Postby natgas » Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:47 pm

Hello folks,

Terry (DW) is doing just fine on the abx sofar. Thanks for asking Sarah. She may PM you over the weekend.

In the last couple days several things have happened. Thursday morning around 1 the spasticity came back w/ a vengeance, not just in the legs but all over, took about an hour for all this to calm down. Then had a fever after that of 101 degrees. Never felt bad though.

Last night was the fever again. Didn't feel bad, but woke up in a sweat when the fever broke. Is this common w/ abx?

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Postby yguner » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:43 am

Hi Roy,

I have had the same reactions too.I think it is common w/abx.



good luck with the treatment,

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Postby mrhodes40 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:00 pm

I haven't had a fever but I have had night sweats and also felt lousy: sore throat funny nose sneezing even, itchy eyes that feel dry, stomach wierdenss. I have had to cut back on activities not essential. I hope this is comforting. We'll get through this though huh?
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Postby kitkat2 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:25 pm

Roy, no hot flushes or fevers, per se, but Marie...I feel the same as you do [wierd sore throats, sniffly, sneezy feeling, burning eyes etc]
Funny how much is sounds like allergies, or a cytokine response really, I suppose.

I have noticed my sinuses feel the clearest in years! I feel things "moving" and "opening up". It's great!
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Postby MacKintosh » Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:49 pm

Hi, all - For me, just the opposite... sinuses still feel stuffy and lots of 'movement' inside (honestly, as if something was 'rotating' in there). It's subsiding now and my nose is drippy a lot of the time, though that may be the NAC twice daily (thanks, David). I have a feeling a lot of the cpn concentration has been there (sinuses), as I've had sinus problems for years and years. Perhaps it was just a short hop from sinus cpn infection to brain cpn infection when my vitamin D level went to nil the last two years? (I truly had not been in the sun for nearly two years, due to a temporary work situation.) Still no bad reactions, really. I notice ears feel like they want to 'pop' (like after a plane trip) on days I take the Azithromycin.
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Postby natgas » Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:42 pm

Hello folks,

Well it looks as if it was a bladder infection causing all the problems.

Anyone heard from life on the ice lately?

How's everyone else making it?

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Postby SarahLonglands » Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:54 am

Well, I bet you are glad about that! Though that sounds an odd thing to say, really.:?

'Ice is back from her hols., because I have seen her name on CPn Help, but I guess she has so much to catch up with patient wise since she got back. That's the trouble with being a physician.

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