Alternative Therapies :: Photophobia / Light Sensitivity - Actually Able To Walk Around Outside
May 31, 2011
I have had extremely bad photophobia for the last 3 yrs (sunglasses in house etc), which started after having my eyes dilated 4 times. I don't have any eye disease. However 3 days ago I bought a herb (which i read about on the internet), called qi ju di huang wan. They are tiny little black pills and you take 30 a day. And I am actually able to walk around outside now without my sunglasses even in the sun!!!! (still best to wear em though).
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I hit my inner ankle bone against the bed post 3+ months ago and the MRI diagnosed a bone bruise. I have consulted podiatrists and orthopedic doctors and their advice for treatment is conflicting, but generally of the conclusion that there is no treatment, nor any idea how long it will take to heal. I am still limping and in strong pain all day long every day. One doc says to stay off the foot. One says to exercise mildly. One says to do PT exercises. One says to immobilize in a pneumatic walking boot, one says to use an ankle brace. all have been unsuccessful. Has anyone recovered from a bone bruise? If so, did you use alternative medicine like Chinese herb soaks?
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I went today to a doctors appointment, he placed a headband on me hooked to a device. The device was then hooked to a computer, he said the device reads my energy and my vibrations. He said he detected many things. Like an allergy I did not know I had to bread. He also said I had blood in my urine. Also, he said that I consumed too much sugar, which I found strange since I drink mostly water and eat very healthy to my knowledge. After he was done with the test, he placed some pills, with no information on the bottle, on top of the device. He claimed that the device gave frequency from the reading in his computer into the pills, and that the pills will now work with the problems I had. I know about the placebo effect.
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We have a Facebook group dedicated to treating heart disease holistically. Search for it " Healing Heart Disease Naturally".
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I am mildly overweight, have low end of normal blood pressure. I exercise approximately 5 days a week and walk about 1.5-3 miles a day during work hours --otherwise I have a desk job. I eat primarily whole grains and foods, whole goats milk, and only drink 1-2 times a week and typically not heavily.
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I've had a constant headache since September 20, 2015. It started in the middle of the night and increased in severity throughout that month. The pain is at the front of my head varies from a 2-9 typically getting worse throughout the day and into the evening. Other symptoms include dizziness and nausea, lightheadedness-- sometimes extreme and debilitating.
After 1 month, I went to the doctor who had a MRI done, several blood tests, a nerve block, a hospital DHE treatment, every painkiller and triptan/migraine drug in the book. I went on a course of Phenergan and diclofenac, and also had IV antibiotic in the hospital. I started taking magnesium supplements. I assessed the stressful elements of my life (at home and at work), began meditating, and lowered my overall stress. I did yoga and stretched did neck exercises which both reduced some of the pain. Nothing worked, and they recommended Topamax, but as nothing made a dent before, I decided to question their diagnosis of intractable migraine.
Since then, I had my Nexplanon implant removed (received it July 11th, 2015, removed it November 22, 2015). And started acupuncture. The acupuncture achieved some considerable relief, but after a month of treatment twice a week, I went on a business trip and took charcoal several times during the trip to work with a hangover (I don't drink much). During the end of the trip and the 5 days following it, I didn't have a headache. At the time, I concluded that the acupuncture had worked.
After the headache returned, I started to go through possibilities and took myself off of gluten. After a week, no change in headache. Then I started taking charcoal again after a eureka moment and then went 2 weeks without a headache. Yesterday I forgot to take my charcoal for 28 hours and my headache returned. I'm back on the stuff, and now feel like I'm narrowing in on finding the culprit!
I have suffered from depression insomnia anxiety and I have tree herniated disk on my cervical and 3 on my lumber I don't want to take any medication and i am in lots of pain and don't sleep .What should I do.?
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I was wondering if anyone here has ever tried oil pulling for treating allergies? Also, I was wondering how effective it is for treating allergies? A woman at my local health food store suggested I try it, instead of using OTC allergy medications. I've been taking 2 Coconut Oil softgels daily, plus my usual dose of antihistamines. I love the coconut oil because of the boost it gives me, but would really like to get away from the antihistamines because it drops my energy level, basically I want to replace the allergy meds...
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I have this problem- I have bowl movement and then I have to lay down on bed, and massage all over my head for 10 minutes. When I take probiotics, this feeling gets worse. I do take olonzapine for sleep and have been on several anti-depressants before. This annoying thing began happening summer of 2009 and is not healing by itself. I do suffer from constipation time to time and sometimes it is chronic. I discussed this issue with my GP and she doesn't know what's going on. She says take fiber supplements for constiaption like Metamucil, but they make me worse.
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I have not had bowl movement for 2 days now. I discussed my resting after bowl movement with someone not a doctor and he said that it maybe little high blood pressure and it goes down after bowl movement.
Also does probiotic supplements increase or decrease blood pressure. Probiotics claim they reduce high blood pressure. I am getting mixed information from what I have searched on web. About.com says it can also increase chances of sepis- blood infection and diverticulitis. I don't know if this is true.
On some probiotic supplement, like Udo's, I think, not sure that probiotics can increase blood pressure. When I take these I have to rest more and massage more after having bowl movement.
Hi everyone, just after some advice.. My left eye started watering really bad last Wednesday, by the Friday the white of my eye was blood red, I arranged a visit to the GP who gave me chloramphenicol eye drops and if it got any worse to take myself to our local eye hospital. By the Sunday my eye was so painful, watering, bright red and light sensitive. I ended up visiting the eye hospital to be advised that I had an ulcer on my cornea. This us down to a viral infection, I was given antiviral eye ointment to put in 5 times a day for 10 days. The doc said due to my job I would probably need 2-3 days off.
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I have been off 3 days now and although the pain and redness has calmed down, my eye is very sensitive to light and my sight is still blurry.
has anyone else suffered this please and how long did it take to recover and the eye to feel normal?
I've had migraines a good chunk of my life and I haven't had one in roughly 9 months but I have been experiencing almost like mini migraines? in that I experience pain very similar to a migraine but without the aura or having to lie down or take it seriously. I guess these could be tension headaches, but I'm not sure? I've also been experience other symptoms, including: ear pain, sensitivity to light/sound, ringing in the ears, and various pains all over my body. these symptoms can happen with a migraine but lately they've been constant and if not, happening often enough that I'm noticing. I've had a brain scan and nothing. I don't think it's ever been like this before and I'm curious as to what it could be? As in, a starting point. I do have migraine medication but all it does is put me to sleep, it doesn't help with the pain. Not sure if that matters.
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I have an undiagnosed condition which started three years ago, in December 2009. My family doctor doesn't take me seriously, so I am switching to another doctor soon. I'm male, 26 years old, non-smoker & non-drinker. Blood pressure on average 130/80, pulse rate around 70. I am 6 foot 1 tall, and weigh around 214 pounds (97 kg).
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- Head pressure (especially around the temples)
- Feeling my heartbeat pounding in my head (i don't hear it, but i definitely feel it)
- Massive eye floaters in both eyes (always present)
- Light sensitivity (always present)
- Slight blurry vision from time to time (depending on the severity of the "head pressure")
- Eye pain (also depending on the severity of the "head pressure")
What makes it worse:-
- When I eat something very salty
- When I am very nervous, or very angry
What makes it better:-
- When I press on my temples
- When I tie a piece of cloth around my head
- Diazepam 5mg
- No fatigue (i have a lot of strength & energy)
- No appetite loss
- No sleep problems
A detailed history of my condition:My problem began in December 2009 as just a strange feeling in my head. I started to literally feel my pulse pounding inside my head. This was accompanied by a feeling of pressure in the head, especially around the temples and around the eyes. It felt like extremely high blood pressure, but only in the head. I ignored all of this, thinking it's something that will go away quickly, but I was wrong.
After a couple of months, in the spring of 2010, the head pressure decreased somewhat, but then I began to have eye problems. There was a dull tension-type pain, first in my right eye, then in my left eye. This type of eye pain is very difficult to describe: A strong tension/pressure type of pain, which feels exactly like the pressure in the entire head. This lasted for several days, and then comes the worst part: massive eye floaters in both eyes, accompanied with light sensitivity. The eye pain went away, but the floaters & light sensitivity remained, as well as the head pressure. The floaters & light sensitivity are always present, 24/7, so it's definitely not a migraine.
The problem "stabilized" in the summer of 2010, and remained very stable or "tolerable" I should say. Head pressure reduced by more than 50%, no eye pain, and only 5 or 6 floaters. Then in October 2012, for unexplained reasons, the whole thing came back with a punch. The pulse pounding in the head, the head pressure, and the eye pain all increased about threefold. Then a few days later, new eye floaters came along (more than 10 new floaters!). Now the whole thing is somewhat stable, but definitely not as good as it was before.
Why was it "ok" for more than two years, and then came back like this? The only thing I can think of is bodybuilding. In October 2012 I began to lift weights, mostly benchpress, and about a week after that, the problems began to intensify. This is the only thing I can think of that might have played a role.
Here are the exams I have had done in the past few months:-
- Extensive blood work, including TSH test (thyroid function): all clear, except for somewhat high cholesterol (255)
- Abdominal ultrasound: completely normal
- Ophthalmoscopy with dilated pupils: no retinal tears, no holes, no damaged blood vessels
- VEP (Visual Evoked Potential) test: completely normal
- Carotid doppler ultrasound: completely normal (I really insisted on the carotid doppler ultrasound, because of the feeling of high blood pressure in the head.)
I didn't have health insurance for a long time, which is why I started to see doctors only a few months ago. Now, I have learned to control this condition by avoiding salty foods, avoiding stress, and avoiding weightlifting. By "controlling" the condition I mean preventing it from getting worse. But nonetheless I want to know, and absolutely have to know, what is causing this problem, and how to treat it.My family doctor does not want to do an MRI or a CT scan. He thinks this is all stress related without any physiological causes whatsoever, which I think is completely absurd, and this is the reason why I'm switching to another doctor very soon. In any case, my questions are as follows:
1.) Is it possible that these symptoms could be caused by a deformity of the neck and/or the spine? I have had a really terrible posture since I was a little kid, but my family doctor (as well as my neurologist) dismisses this idea, saying there's no chance it could cause these problems.
2.) Is it worth doing a contrast-enhanced thyroid ultrasound?
3.) Should I do an electrocardiogram & treadmill stress test?
4.) What medical exams would you recommend me? MRI? CT? If so, exactly what kind of MRI? Cervical? Head only? Whole body? I really don't know much about this subject.
5.) Is it possible for the eyes to really be healthy, but for a person still to experience floaters & light sensitivity, for example because of something neurological?
If there is anything at all you could say about this topic, I would really appreciate it. To this day I am not able to find on the internet one disease that has all of these symptoms. The whole thing really feels as if the blood pressure in my head is extremely high, but obviously that's not it. I would very much like to know if you were in my shoes, what exams you would like to have done.
I have taken my first Duloxetine 30mg. it has totally disorientate me, my eyes are badly reacting to light. my heart is really racing. my pupils are dilated. I feel as though my body is running at a very fast pace. I have not been able to sleep at all last night. I took my tablet at about 3pm in the afternoon. I did not take a second one today as my symptoms have not dissipated at all and yet the tablet must be well out of my system as it is 32 hours later now. I have made appointment to see my doctor but it is not for another 4 days. what do I do in the meantime to get rid of this awful feeling. I know i will not sleep tonight. My body is racing and I have a lot of energy.
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Hi, I’m hoping some people can hopefully give me some advice please regarding treatment. My history: I’m 30, diagnosed with secondary adrenal insufficiency via an insulin tolerance test. I have borderline low hypothyroidism, low prolactin. No cysts. I am 40kg, 5ft tall so I am very petite.
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I currently take hydrocortisone after each meal 8am-4 mg, 12m-4mg, 3.30pm-4mg, 8pm- 3 mg. I have to take my medication following food to reduce the intensity of the spike. I also cannot tolerate more than 5mg at one time without getting awful side effects of anxiety and panic when the tablet peaks in my blood at 30 minutes. Each doe I take only lasts around 2.5-3 hours.If I am to take 10mg at once I feel ‘high’ and ‘rushy’ and anxious when it kicks in then after 3 hours its starts to drop and I feel low cortisol again.
I feel like I am swinging all day every day. I am still so fatigued, have very bad dizziness and brain fog, light sensitivity, blurred vision, weakness, leg and arm cramps, reactive hypoglycemia and achy.
4 weeks ago I ended up having an adrenal crises, yes it was horrendous and scary but I got through it and in a way it was a blessing because it has been a BIG wake up call that I need to stop being scared of trying new medication in fear of getting sicker and realised I have got to try and get myself well.
I have been so unwell since I was 21 I am now 30. ….i have lost so much of my life and I am sacred I am never going to get better or managed.
My consultant prescribes medrol a while ago and I have been too scared to start to but after my crises I started it. I am now taking 1mg Medrol in the morning and then 3 more doses of hydrocortisone at 4mg, 4mg and 2.5mg…
When I first started the Medrol I could feel it working but now its like I can not feel it and by 4 hours later I am feeling hypoglycaemic, weak nauseas etc… I am feeling so unwell after I eat a meal, like all my bodies energy is wiped out from digesting my food and im now lying in bed weak, giddy and lots of pain cramps in my arms and legs…
I have low blood pressure and my consultants suggested
fludrocortisone. I just don’t know what to do anymore. My consultants saying I shouldn’t feel so unwell and im just so lost.
Has anyone been on Medrol and can give advice on this. Im very petite, 5ft and 40 kg…I just feel so up and down and struggling with it all and also feel my symptoms get worse or better during certain times of the month..
i also cannot tolerate many carbohydrates because my blood glucose pikes very high at 1 1/2 hours post eating and drops every low by 21/2-3 hours.
I’ve now had to set up a backup carer to help when am unwell because i am on my own with 2 young children. I am getting help with them now and also trying to get support for taking them to school…im slowly getting there
I have also done a month of blood tests looking at progesterone and estrogen and have found a pattern in some of my symptoms.. I most definitely feel my worst when I am coming off my period, stopping bleeding where I start to feel cold and foggy and nauseous I then when ovulating feel at my worst and the 2 days when my estrogen was highest I had severe anxiety, tremor, agoraphobia, intense drowsiness after eating and these symptoms always disappear once I ovulate and start seeing progesterone mucous . Apart from these symptoms which come on with my cycle I suffer with all my other symptoms throughout the whole month with increase and decrease throughout my cycle.
I have included a lot of tests below and anyone who feels they can help would be so much appreciated. Thank you for your time
These are my most recent blood test
June 20th 2014
Autoimmune profile – normal no action
Mitochondrial antibody level – negative
Anti-smooth muscle autoantibodies – negative
Panetta cell autoantibodies – negative
Reticulum antibody titre – negative
Anti-liver kidney micro ab lev – negative
Serum vitamin D – 71 nmol/l
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate – 9 mm/h (0-15)
Total white cell count - 6.5 10*9/L (3.5-10.0010*9/L)
Red blood cell count - 4.14 10*12/L (3.8-5.0010*12/L)
Haemoglobin estimation - 119g/L (115.00-145.00g/L)
Haematocrit - 0.360L/L (0.36-0.46L/L)
Mean Corpuscular volume (MCV) - 87Fl (84-98)
Mean Corusc. Haemoglobin (MCH) - 28.7pg (27.5-32)
Mean Corpusc. HB conc (MCHC) - 331g/L (300-360)
Red cell distribution width - 15.1% (<14.50%)
Platelet count - 194 10.9/L (150-400 0010*9/L)
Neutrophil count 3.3 - 10.9/L (1-3.5010*9/L)
Lymphocyte count - 2.0 10*9/l (1-3.5010*9/L)
Monocyte count 0.8 - 10.9/L (0.31.0010*9/L)
Eosinophil count - 0.3 10*9/L (<0.401089/L)
Basophil count - 0.1 10*9/L (<0.1010*9/L)
Serum folate - 4ug/L (3-20)
Serum ferritin - 8ug/L (10-200)
Vitamin B12 - 632 ng/L (200-910)
TSH - 3.04 mu/L (0.35-5)
Free T4 - 11pmol/L (9-22)
Liver function tests
Total bilirubin level - 7umol/L (1-21)
ALT - 9 U/L (1-50)
Blood calcium level 2.16 mmol//L
Corrected serum calcium level – 2.14 mmol/L (2.20-2.60)
Serum inorganic phosphate - 1.44mmol/L (0.8-1.50)
Serum alkaline phosphatase – 54 U/L (30-130)
Serum total protein 69 g/L (60-80)
Serum albumin - 40 g/L (35-50)
Serum globulin - 29 g/L(22-40)
Serum sodium - 136 mmol/L (133-146)
Serum potassium - 4mmol (3.5-5.3)
Serum urea level - 3.8 (2.50-7.8)
Serum creatinine - 49 umol/L (20-103)
Plasma C reactive protein - 0.3mg/L (<5.00mg/l)
I paid for a whole series of blood tests. They was taken on day 4 of my period, I had fasted for 12 hours. I was salt fasted for 24 hours and remained sitting up prior to the test and during the test so the aldosterone and renin tests were accurate. The bloods were taken at 9am. I take hydrocortisone 15mg a day and took my last dose of 2.5mg at 8pm the night before the test. I was taking no supplimenst or anything else around the time of the test.
Aldosterone 399.0 pmol/L Upright 100 - 800 pmol/L Supine 100 - 8450pmol/L
RENIN 66.2 mU/L Upright 5.4 - 60 mU/L Supine 5.4 - 30 mU/L
Aldosterone: Renin ratio 6 <80 Conn's Unlikely
FSH 6.1 U/L
Oestradiol 106 pmol/L
Prolactin 144 mU/L 102 - 496
Cortisol (basal) 449 nmol/L (171 - 536) (BASAL 171-536, EVENING 64 - 327)
Free T3 4.8 pmol/L (3.1 - 6.8)
Thyroid stimulating hormone 2.310 mU/L (0.270 -4.200)
Free T4 14.0 pmol/L (12 - 22)
FULL BLOOD COUNT
WBC 4.90 x10^9/L (4.0 - 11.0)
RBC 4.43 x10^12/L (3.80 -5.80)
Haemoglobin 135 g/L (120 - 150) R
HCT 0.41 ratio (0.36 -0.46)
MCV 93.0 fL (80.0 -100.0)
MCH 30.4 pg (27.0 -32.0)
MCHC 326 g/L (315 - 345)
Platelets 241 x10^9/L (140 - 440)
RDW 11.8 (0.0 - 14.0) **
MPV 9.3 fL
Neutrophils(Abs) 2.58 10^9/L (2.0 - 7.5)
Lymphocytes (Abs) 1.69 10^9/L (1.5 - 4.0)
Monocytes (Abs) 0.44 10^9/L (0.2 - 0.8)
Eosinophils (Abs) 0.22 10^9/L (0.0 - 0.4)
Basophils (Abs) 0.02 10^9/L (0 - 0.1)
CRP< 0.3 mg/L (0 - 5)
Sodium 139 mmol/L (133 - 146)
Potassium 4.2 mmol/L (3.5 - 5.3)
Urea 4.9 mmol/L (2.8 - 7.8)
Creatinine 56 umol/L (45 - 84)
estimated GFR (eGFR) >90 ml/min
LIVER FUNCTION TEST
Total bilirubin 5 umol/L (0 - 21)
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) 65 Iu/L (30 - 130)
ALT 11 Iu/L (0 - 33)
GGT 8 Iu/L (UP TO 40)
Total Protein 78 g/L (60 - 80)
Albumin 49 g/L (35 - 50)
Globulin 29 g/L (18 - 35)
AST 16 Iu/L (UP TO 32)
Lactate dehydrogenase 171 Iu/L (135 - 214)
Serum Calcium 2.39 mmol/L (2.2 - 2.6)
Albumin 49 g/L (35 - 50)
Adjusted Calcium 2.30 mmol/L (2.20 -2.60)
Uric Acid 278 umol/L (140 - 360)
Glucose 3.8 mmol/L (4.2 - 6.1) **
Cholesterol 3.94 mmol/L (0.0 - 5.2)
Triglycerides 0.54 mmol/L (2.26) *
HDL cholesterol 1.41 mmol/L (> 1.68)
Cholesterol/HDL ratio 2.8 ( <5)
Low density lipoprotein 2.28 mmol/L (2.5 - 4.5) **
% HDL/Total Cholesterol 35.79 %
B12 687 ng/L (191 - 663) **
Folate (serum) 5.4 ug/L (4.6 - 18.7)
IRON AND UIBC
UIBC 60.0 umol/L
Iron 17.0 umol/L (6.6 - 30.4)
Total iron binding Capacity 77.0 umol/L (41-77)
Transferrin saturation 22.1 % (20-55)
Ferritin 13.1 ug/L (13 - 400)
Ferritin 13.1 ug/L (13 - 400)
Vitamin D 24.5 nmol/L Reported
<25 nmol/L: Severe Vitamin D deficiency
25-75 nmol/L:Borderline ranging to insufficiency
75-200 nmol/L: Optimally replete
>250 nmol/L:Possible toxicity, if sustained
2 Days waking up tired, feeling miserable,slight headache and light cramps above my bladder. little bit of nausea in the mornings.
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I was prescribed a 3 day course of Trimethoprim for a UTI I took the first one on a Tuesday night and by Wednesday morning i had a numb left knee, the next day i couldn't walk, phoned my GP asking if i should continue on the antibiotic because it seemed obvious to me that i was having a bad reaction to it. I was told to continue the course but wish i hadn't, the pain on Thursday night was unbearable in my left leg, i couldn't move it and it was hugely swollen. On Friday morning i went to hospital and was there for 5 days on more antibiotics and painkillers. it's been 5 weeks now and i still can't walk on my left leg i still have pain and it also started in my right hand too. Before taking Trimethoprim i was a healthy 43 year old woman with no health issues. I'm now waiting to see a Rheumatologist and am terrified my leg won't recover.
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My surgeon has let me out of bed and I tried to walk. I walked round my bed and sat in the chair on the other side. Like everything else the chair was not high enough so was uncomfortable to sit in. I was in really bad pain because. This hip feels so different to the last one. I do know that I have to take into consideration that my leg will be using muscle it hasn't used for years. I also have to take into consideration that my hip deteriorate so much. But the way he did the op is no different than when he did my right one. But to err on the side of caution. I am to wear a brace for 6 weeks once it arrives. I'm so glad I had my left hip done first because this has helped me cope a little more and it is almost as strong as the original leg. The pain is intense and nothing at the moment is helping with it. So they have upped my oramorph to 15 mil to try and make me comfortable. This just goes to prove no two legs are the same on anyone. I hope this pain will subside given time but right now I feel like my right leg has been chopped off not replaced. Things I know will settle down. I am just disappointed they didn't go the same way as before.
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I'm in my 30th week and this weekend I got really bad hemorrhoids. I couldn't even walk and sit and I'm desperate because I'm doing sitz baths,tucks pad and ice compress and it works one day but the next day I go to the bathroom everything stars again. I don't know what to do... I don't want a surgery !! Does anyone know a very good remedy for this?
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I keep having hip pain I almost can't walk and cramps I'm only 11 weeks is this normal I'm ftm and I'm panicky cuz I tried 6&1/2 years to get pregnant and I'm afraid of losing it
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How is everyone learning to walk again? I'm 5 weeks today and yesterday I managed to walk up and down my stairs without crutches "normal" taking proper steps, a little hard coming up but nevertheless! But my problem now is how do you shake this blinking penguin walk or should I say waddle?
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So I'm taking my small dog to the park I thought it would be good for the both of us I need to walk and she needs to get out the house how long should I walk for I'm 21 weeks
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I had ankle reconstruction + arthroscopy 2 weeks ago today (on 7/22). Originally the plan was to first do the arthroscopy, and see if I needed a chondroplasty or ankle debridement and then do a Brostrom-Gould for the ligament I tore. I was never told exactly what my surgeon did, but when he finished my surgery he told my mother that it turned out he was able to do much less than he believed he would need to. Cartilage looked good (except for a bit of discoloration and degeneration which we are looking into the cause of) which is a miracle considering how many injuries this ankle has suffered. So no chondroplasty or debridement. I'm not sure if he did the Brostrom-Gould or if "doing less" meant he was able to salvage the ligament and just sew it back together.
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Everything was going pretty well until I accidentally got my splint wet last Thursday (8 days post-op). I went in to the office and my doctor came in and looked at my incision, which he said looked great, and he told the nurse she could take out my stitches and put me in a hard cast that day instead of waiting until today, which was supposed to be my first post-op visit (14 days post-op). There were steri-strips across most of the incision, and she cut the stitches at each side of the incision, and one on the inside of my ankle from the arthroscopy (for a total of 3 stitches). I am confused as to whether she took out all the stitches, since it seems hard to believe that they would close an almost 2 inch incision with 2 stitches, and only one of the arthroscopy incisions would have stitches in it.
Anyway, they put the hard cast on me, and my surgeon told me I could ditch the crutches, so I started progressive weight bearing the next day. I got up to about 50% weight while walking around my house with only one crutch, which did not hurt too much and was not causing excessive swelling. However, yesterday a friend called me as a last-resort when she desperately needed a ride, and I agreed, glad to have an excuse to force myself to leave the house for the first time in 2 weeks. I walked to the car with ease, and while the drive ended up taking much longer than I expected, the surgery was on my left ankle so I was fine. But walking back to my house late at night when I was tired, I put much more weight on it than I meant to, and I tripped once and ended up putting full weight on the foot. Of course it hurt, but it did not worry me too much until about 20 minutes later when I was finally dressed for bed and lying down with my foot elevated. Until then I had experienced almost no pain in my ankle except some normal expected pain when walking or if I let my foot hang for too long. This was a completely different pain than I had felt before, very sharp and throbbing right where my incision was (before then I could not even tell where the incision was by feel). It was so bad that I had to take two oxycodone before I could relax enough to sleep.
I have kept off of it since then and it feels okay unless I move it, since there is a little bit too much room in my cast - I can wiggle up and down and my ankle can turn a bit. These tiny movements probably won't seriously damage anything, but they hurt and sometimes the incision brushes up against the side of the cast and it stings a lot. I am not taking any pain killers today and my ankle feels almost like it did before I walked on it, except now I am able to constantly feel (not pain just awareness) where the incision is, when before I never felt it.
I am just worried that I could have damaged the ankle somehow by putting so much pressure on it so soon after surgery, especially since I wasn't technically supposed to even start walking on it until tomorrow, 7 days after I actually started to walk on it. It seems a little off to me like that my surgeon told me to walk on it 8 days post op (maybe he forgot that I was there earlier than I was supposed to be?) I have also been very worried that I could have torn open the incision somehow, since the stitches came out so early and there was only tape holding it together (I think), which very well may have fallen off by now.
I was hoping I could get some insight from other people who have maybe gotten their stitches out super early or walked on their ankle too much too soon and see if your pain was anything like mine.