Hey everyone! Haven't had a chance to read all the stuff I missed yet, but I hope everyone is well!
I had a bit of a scare last night. My ankle swelled up again (I'm retaining water a lot from the heat and certain bad food/drink habits I need to cut) and at first all was fine, but when I laid down, the leg that the swelled ankle was on started hurting.. it got slightly worse, but nothing I definitely couldn't handle. Probably a 3 on the pain scale. But I freak about everything .. swelling.. pain.. I'm overweight.. so the first thing that comes to mind is a blood clot, and I had to stop myself from worrying. There was no redness to the leg, no swelling on the leg itself, just the ankle, and other than the pain, I was fine.
It went away in about a couple of hours.. and I finally went to sleep, and woke up to severe AF cramps Then I found a small lump on the top of my thigh which made me flip out more for some unknown reason.
So I called my mom to knock some sense into me, and she just thinks the swelling was for the earlier reasons I mentioned, the leg pain was due to a vitamin deficiency - I'm more than positive that's true - and the lump is probably a cyst or something non-harming. I'm sure she's right, and I knew all the facts last night. So why do I always have to freak myself out over nothing?