I'm hoping some of you wonderful ladies have some advice to help me. Or what helped you with swollen legs and ankles.
This will be long but I want to include as much information as possible.
A year ago I was prescribe a blood pressure tablet and my ankles and feet swelled up so it was changed to different one and the swelling went down. I'm sorry I can't recall the name of the meds and can't find out just at the minute. It's 5am and the details are in the bedroom. Don't want to wake up dh.
All was fine until one month ago when they swelled up again. The right leg more than the left and some of the skin is red and coarse.
Eventually I went to my gp. He told me to raise my legs as much as possible.
A week later I went back to GP and he sent me to ER where I was checked for cellulitis and for a clot. Both were clear and I was sent home with a suggestion to be checked for heart failure both of which are now tested and confirmed ok.
So back to GP again.
He says if i was presenting for the first time he'd be sending me to ER. But as I've already been he has started me on an antibiotic. Also changed my BP
tablet to one which includes a diuretic.
If this doesnt work in a week he will send me back to ER to be rechecked for a clot.
Says the medical practice cant offer much more!!
Meantime I've only been taking the new BP medication with diuretic and the antibiotic for 36 hours. There's no change as yet but fingers crossed.
I take a lot of medication, about 10 different ones and hope there's no interraction.
Any opinions or experiences are most welcome.
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