By Bluegill88 Latest Reply 2014-01-28 14:08:11 -0600
Started 2014-01-25 10:05:10 -0600

Well my leg has some swelling, and my knee still is hurting whenever I walk. I am taking two arthritis pain reliever pills (650 mg) A/M & P/M.
For my swelling I am taking a whole water pill instead of a half for the next two days, then I will go back to taking a half pill.
Can anyone else think of anything I can do to help my situation?

11 replies

kejo 2014-01-28 14:08:11 -0600 Report

Limit your fluid intake!!!! If you continue to gain several pounds in a day, that's a sign for heart failure.

Catherine Robare
Catherine Robare 2014-01-26 19:45:56 -0600 Report

Type 1 x28 years. I have some edema sometimes- I keep legs elevated( higher than my heart) wear compression stockings, & watch sodium intake ie canned soup, chips, pickles & olives (some of my fav munchies! :-( ) almost ANYTHING canned; try fresh or frozen and/or homemade. Good luck! Oh almost forgot try hot/ cold compresses, switching from hot to cold can help sometimes in 25 hours.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2014-01-25 12:15:24 -0600 Report

Any reason the doctor does not have you on a whole water pill a day? You can also get those socks. They are about $20.00 a pait and most insurances do not cover them. They worked, but i found them to be uncomfortable. They are, by design, very tight. Don't use them to cover your face if you are going to hold up the corner store as they will strangle you to death!

Rebelove 2014-01-25 12:02:47 -0600 Report

Can you elevate your legs? Do you have a recliner? If not, try laying on your bed with your feet above the level of your heart. Some of the edema should go down with elevation and your water pill. Keep me posted…I care! :)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-25 11:42:34 -0600 Report

You can stay off you leg as much as possible and elevate it above your heart. If this does not help call your doctor. This problem is not going to go away over night. The body has to absorb the fluid and the water pill has to take time to work.

jayabee52 2014-01-25 10:45:42 -0600 Report

One of the things you can do would be to keep your feet elevated as much as you can.

It would be good if you'd even prop your leg up in bed when you sleep so your knee is higher than your heart. Use gravity to aid the loss of fluid.

However if your Edema does not diminish in a week or so, perhaps you should see your Dr again.

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