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Old 06-13-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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Edema

Ok, way off topic, but, I'm tired of looking online and getting nowhere.
The last couple of months, I have had Edema. Substitute Cardiologist looked at my leg and said it was nothing. here's the thing, I can put my finger to it and leave a hollow for about 5 minutes or longer. I don't have ankles, I have cankles!! They are getting painful to walk on. Doesn't matter if I sit or walk all day, it's the same. I changed my shoes, the same. I don't eat salt and I drink water all day. Plus, I "glisten" a bit at work, since, the dept is in the shop. I have trouble sleeping more and more from cramps. I feel bloated all the time now, everyday. My clothes are not fitting and the almost overnight weight gain is ticking me off
I've already gotten a Thyroid slide done, so, it's not that.

Does anyone have any proven home remedies for this??

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Old 06-13-2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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Miss Stacy...I would seek the opinion of another Doctor...If you have that much swelling....leaving an indention for several minutes...that's some pretty serious edema.
Are you currently taking a diuretic?
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:43 PM   #3
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I agree with Uncle Bob, get thyself to another dr. :)
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Ok, way off topic, but, I'm tired of looking online and getting nowhere.
The last couple of months, I have had Edema. Substitute Cardiologist looked at my leg and said it was nothing. here's the thing, I can put my finger to it and leave a hollow for about 5 minutes or longer. I don't have ankles, I have cankles!! They are getting painful to walk on. Doesn't matter if I sit or walk all day, it's the same. I changed my shoes, the same. I don't eat salt and I drink water all day. Plus, I "glisten" a bit at work, since, the dept is in the shop. I have trouble sleeping more and more from cramps. I feel bloated all the time now, everyday. My clothes are not fitting and the almost overnight weight gain is ticking me off
I've already gotten a Thyroid slide done, so, it's not that.

Does anyone have any proven home remedies for this??
Stacy,
I've had all those symptoms and look where I am...Get to and internist or even better an endo..Have the whole blood work up..Home remedies are fine for little things..This is NOT a little thing..Need to get some answers, dh's brain is free to pick.
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:45 PM   #5
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No diuretics, just coreg.
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:52 PM   #6
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I guess I will have to find another dr then. I hate specialist though. They are so expensive and I hate paying them, lol. It will have to wait until next Friday.
Kades, Endocrynologist? {sp}
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That sounds awful, Stacy. I can't imagine what it could be but I agree that it warrants further investigation.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:02 PM   #8
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Miss Stacy...Ya don't need a "specialist" at this point...A regular Doctor...internal medicine man, etc, will be fine...He can order first line of defense test as he sees fit...Plus he can give you meds...diuretics maybe... to help eliminate the fluid build up in your body...is the Coreg controling your BP?? Have you had it checked lately??
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I would agree an Internal Med doctor should do just fine. Seems they should have thought to start a diuretic and maybe taken a sample of the fluid for testing.
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I would agree an Internal Med doctor should do just fine. Seems they should have thought to start a diuretic and maybe taken a sample of the fluid for testing.
i have taken a diuretic for many many years. had same swelling in feet and legs. the diuretic takes care of it. mine has to do with high blood pressure , which is under control with diuretic and other oral meds.

forty five years i am thinking is how long.

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