I'm 52 & I don't believe I have diabetes. Years ago, 1 of my feet swelled up (cause unknown). Lasted 3-4 wks. Then the other foot did the same. The feet & ankle skin changed color (freckle like). Now skin (inside/below ankles) looks really thin & Blue. Area also burns when touched. I'm currently w/o insurance. Please tell me, what my options are?
You really need to let a Dr. see your feet. If you are in the USA insurance is available. If your income is low you may not have to pay anything. There are also clinics. It is important to get a diagnosis and get treatment before it get worse. If you have diabetes it could be very important related to your feet.
For the time being keep your feet up. Since you don't believe you have diabetes, and yet this is common for untreated diabetes, it is time to take charge. Blood pooling does result in tissue death and amputation. Get to the doctor very soon to avoid this end. I know it may be confusing but you need treatment now.
Sounds like Reflex Sympathetic Dystropy Syndrome (RSDS) I've had RSDS for 20 + years now and a combination of neurontin and baclofen are the best for the burning neuropathic pain. I am on a myriad of other medications too. Do some research about RSDS and see if you have the symptoms.
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