EDEMA

phatgirl
By phatgirl Latest Reply 2009-09-09 11:47:48 -0500
Started 2009-09-08 17:46:00 -0500

dfoes anyone else have trouble with edema? i hold so much fluid in my body. especially my leg's an d feet.they swell up so much it feels like they are going to burst!!!!
i can barely walk now. they sting.burn,itch.
i have taken LASIX didnt work!
i take HCTC,once a ady and metolazone twice a day. and still only "pee" once or twice a day.and i drink 3-5 bolttles of water a day not including diet cokes.
any suggestions? and sometimes my legs weep ALOT!!!


5 replies

caragypsy
caragypsy 2009-09-08 23:55:33 -0500 Report

I have Edema too it is very painfull. Don't you think you should go see your Dr. you sound very bad. Cara

phatgirl
phatgirl 2009-09-09 00:03:13 -0500 Report

i do see a doctor he is who gave me the medication for the edema. i was wondering if anyone takes anything different than i take.

caragypsy
caragypsy 2009-09-09 00:10:15 -0500 Report

I take Fuosemide 40 mgs a day it works great. and I take 20 mgs of Potassium with it. Cara

startwynles58
startwynles58 2009-09-09 02:10:31 -0500 Report

Have you ever asked the Doctor to test you for lymphadema? One of my former neighbors had it and she had the same symptoms. Look up Lymphadema. I am not sure this is how it is spelled, but WebMD.com is a good place to start.

phatgirl
phatgirl 2009-09-09 11:47:48 -0500 Report

yes i do have lymphadema i now use a compression pump for my legs they are like boot socks (plastic) that go from my toes to my knees they start at the toe and pump upwards.i do it 3 times a day 30 min. at at time but no relief yet.been doing this for a couple weeks now.and i have taken furosimide with no help

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