Hello! I'm a 43 year old female born and raised in the Northeast of England. This is my first post. I have a ton of health problems, but my worst lately are the leg ulcers. I've had them before, around 4 years ago, and 6 weeks in compression bandages healed them. This time, it's been almost 3 years since they appeared. After 36 separate treatments for a recurring infection, I'm now on a prescribed course of propholactic (long-term) antibiotics, 6 months of treatment has become 14 months and still taking them. Not only that, I still get infections that need extra treatment at least every other month. The compression isn't working. The pain relief (Oramorph) isn't helping at all, and I can't see them ever healing now. I've gained at least 2 stone due to immobility because of them. Has anyone had any positive results from light compression? Anyone had successful relief with a painkiller for them. If so, what is/was it? Thanks in advance.
should I get a second opinion? so long story short, I was at work and stood up after sitting down for a while. no I have had experience fainting after standing up and I even got a concussion from it at one point. but this time when I stood up, I remain conscious as I fell and I started convulsing on the floor for about 20 seconds. I was conscious during the entire thing, however, that has never happened to me before. so I went to the doctor and they told me that I probably just had low blood sugar and to make sure I eat if I'm dizzy. I have never had any blood sugar problems before, and I tried to explain that but they kind of just dismissed it and left. like I said this isn't the first time this kind of thing has happened but I am a bit concerned because I have never convulsed like that before. am I being excessive, or should I get a second opinion on this?
I started working a month ago after being unemployed for over a year. My feet and ankles have been swelling up like crazy and my feet hurt like hell by the end of a 9+ hour shift. Compression stockings only keep the swelling trapped under the socks and makes it much worse. I'm not sure if this is a fixable issue or not, or something that is just normal.
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