Dr I am a 51 yr old female non smoker, occasional drinker (1 drink aprx once a month, bmi =34. I had a tia in 2005, my stroke symptoms lasted for apx 24 hrs. I was paralyzed on the right side of my body and could not speak for periods of time during that 24 hour period, I was hospitalized the 1st time for aprx 7 days, (blood pressure out of control). I now take meds to control my blood pressure, Losarton, Clonodine, and Labetolol ,hydralazine . he also asked me to take spirolactin, but the muscle cramps I get from taking it are so bad when I take that I stopped taking it. and cholesterol reducing meds. As I support myself I rushed back to work so I could pay the rent. My Dr and I have struggled to control my blood pressure. (I am getting better numbers since omitting meat and eggs from my diet) I have not seen a neurologist since I left the hospital and I complained of no difficulties with walking priot to leaving the hospital just so I could get back to work. The truth is I had a weak right leg then and 8 years later I cannot walk without pain or severe cramping in that leg, from the upper thigh all the way down to the calf and then there are days were the Achilles area is so sore that I can hardly lift my foot off the ground this usually occurs directly after getting out of the bed with the area being swollen and tender to the touch, the pain will subside after a couple of hours of being out of the bed. Due to the weakness in the right leg it is cause me to walk with difficulty and put to much stress on the other leg and causing pain in this leg also. I can barely walk two blocks and sometimes I am just pushing myself to move. I feel that if I do not get a handle on this soon I will be in to much pain to walk at all. I already wish I had a walker sometimes as I have to just sit down or stop walking altogether because of the pain. I recently saw a foot dr who prescribed 1st a leg/brace/wrap thing and then shoe inserts, both hurt miserable and I cannot wear the inserts all day. When ever I try to talk to my dr. about it he suggest I see a psychiatrist as if my pain is in my head so I stopped mentioning it but I am really need help and don't know where to turnView Thread
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