Three weeks ago I fell down five stairs, head first. Only my right side was hurt. Right away my leg swelled up a lot, just
above my ankle. I applied an ice pack, and the swelling reduced right away down to a lump. Next day I went to my Doctor,
and she ordered X-rays of my ribs (since that was the area hurting the most, especially when I breathed and coughed) and my
thumb, which was black and blue. The X-rays showed no fractures or breaks. I showed her my leg and she said it was obviously
not broken, so did not have it X-rayed.
I went back to the Doctor a few days ago concerned about the lump on my leg. It is now very hard and inflamed. She told me
that was blood and the lump would be there for the rest of my life. As I type this, I can feel "throbbing" in the lump.
I should mention that I was on anti-inflamatory pills, Arthrotec, but I kept getting abdominal pains and diarhea. On reading
about side effects of Arthrotec on the Internet, I stopped taking the pills since my symptoms were described. There were
also warnings about them causing strokes, and should not be given to elderly patients, or patients already on Entrophen. I
take the following pills on a regular basis: Synthroid, Ezetrol 10mg, Lipitor 10mg, Omeprazole 40mg, Ramipril 10mg,
Diltiazem HCI 180mg, Entrophen