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help !!!! swollen legs

Anonymous
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My legs keep swelling bad !!!! Mainly on the nighs I'm at work but they are always so big :( I don't know what to do. I went to the doctor and they put me on perscription medicine but it doesn't help. I have tried cutting out soda and salt. I have tried propping my feet up. I have tried compression stockings. Nothing. And some nights like tonight it becomes extremely uncomfortable. Someone help me. Its so embarrassing. I will take pics if needed but I need advice.
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:09 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:14 AM
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Val99
by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:15 AM

What level of compression did the socks have?  Are you overweight?

Jamie1972
by Ruby Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:16 AM

When elevated are your legs heart level or higher? 

Try water pills maybe.

t1gger143
by Platinum Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:16 AM
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How is your blood pressure. You really need to have it monitored. It can result in CHF and CHF is scary. One of my friends has it and she's only 33. It killed my grandpa. Your dr should also increase your lasics.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 2, 2013 at 8:22 AM
I'm honestly not sure what level they were. I'm hardly over weight. I'm 170 and 5'5


Quoting Val99:

What level of compression did the socks have?  Are you overweight?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 2, 2013 at 8:22 AM
Blood pressure has always been normal


Quoting t1gger143:

How is your blood pressure. You really need to have it monitored. It can result in CHF and CHF is scary. One of my friends has it and she's only 33. It killed my grandpa. Your dr should also increase your lasics.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 2, 2013 at 8:23 AM
They are higher then heart level. Over the counter water pills ?


Quoting Jamie1972:

When elevated are your legs heart level or higher? 

Try water pills maybe.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 2, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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kiddycat73
by Platinum Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 8:54 AM
What does your Dr say? Swelling like that could be a sign of something very serious such as heart or kidney disease. Good luck, I hope its nothing serious.
The_Doodle
by Platinum Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 8:55 AM
When I was pregnant and swollen badly, my doctor suggested for me to get in a pool and walk around in it for an hour or two. He said it would help redistribute the water weight. I never tried it, though.
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