I have been experiencing very bloated, swollen, painful, stiff ankles for about a year now.
If my pressure goes up above 110 over 70 flat, then my ankles swell a lot, and it takes doubling up on all hypertension medications to break the cycle and come all the way down to 110 over 70 flat. But if I have to stay up late, or if I have a lot of going to do, or if I have to go up and down a lot of stairs, which happens often, or if I get stressed out for three days in a row, MY ANKLES BLOW UP AND STAY UP UNTIL I OVER MEDICATE DOUBLING UP ON ALL THREE MEDICATIONS FOR A WHOLE WEEK. Then I will be stuck with a week's worth of medication missing AND MY ANKLES GO RIGHT BACK UP UNTIL I DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN. The doctors and the coverage have no viable solutions to any of these problems; we did cardiologist, we did hormone levels for women's health to see if that threw of the other adrenal related hormones, we did thryoid testing, we did gastrointestinal testing, we did mental health, we did orthopedics, we did carotid artery testing, we did electro-veinous circulation testing, we did bone density testing, we did moderate exercise in a chair with moderate walking, we did leg therapy to strengthen muscles and work on underused leg blood gates, MY ANKLES ARE SWOLLEN TWO WEEKS OUT OF FOUR AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE GETTING A THIRD HYPERTENSION MEDICATION OUT OF THE COVERAGE, OR THE DOCTOR.
WE HAVE NO DIAGNOSIS; WHAT IS THE DIAGNOSIS, AND WHY ARE NONE OF THESE TREATMENTS WORKING???