Seems as new problems arise with my health, my anxiety is affected. No one can ever seem to give a definite answer as to what is going on with me, are other problems linked somehow, and more importantly is WHY! What is the underlying problem causing all the string of events (problems). So each doctor continues to treat me as though there is only this 1 thing wrong, and not even knowing if they are related.
For the obvious, I am overwhelmed! Repeat dr.s visits, and generalized answers. :( And still I try to find my own answers and that can be even scarier!
Folliculitis. It is what I have been diagnosed with today. The severe pitting edema may or may not be related. I have severe venous reflux, moderate deep vein reflux (both compromises blood flow and has caused some of the swelling in my legs), and I am also pre-diabetic with symptoms, But my whole body is swelling up terribly and its intermittent. My legs, ankles and feet are the only swelling consistencies. I also have psoriasis/eczema with pustules
on the palms of my hands. This resembles somewhat the "folliculitis" and the dermatologist only says she doesnt know if they are spreading either. :(( What does she know? Is she sure it is what she thinks? Of course because it is so generalized that it is a term used to describe a symptom, not the problem!