Does anybody suffer from very puffy uncomfortable ankles?

Are you on water pill?

Do u notice when it gets worse?


any comments appreciated



Views: 27

Replies to This Discussion

Hi  tammy,

I  occassionally have  puffy  ankles  and  feet.   What  causes?   For me  it's  Sodium  and  sitting  for long  periods of  time  (at the  computer  :(  )   It  can  also  mean  poor  circulation.

I  was  given  diuretics  to  take  when  I  need  it.     I  had  heard that long  term  of  diuretics  can  damage  the  kidneys.  I  asked   a  neph,  and he  confirmed  it.          I  don't  like  to  take it  too  often,  especially when I  know  what's  causing  the  swellling/puffiness.     So  if I  absolutely  need  it, I  take  it.  But  I try  to  cut  down  sodium  and   take   breaks    from the  comuter.

Take  care!  :)


Hi Tammy.  I get it in my face an ankles all the time.  I am on furosemide(generic for lasix).  It helps, but not as much as I would like.  I am waiting for a kidney.  If you are having problems, maybe you can ask your doc for a script.

Hi Tammy,

I am new to the group.  I received a kidney in December, 2010 and that is the one thing that really bugs me.  My kidney in on right side and my left ankle puffs up like a donut, at time.  The dr. told me the kidney drains a lot of the blood supply and that contributes to the swelling.  I am not sure I believe him but I'll leave it at that for now.

I have very bad neuropathy in my feet; between that and the swelling the feet and waking are a little uncomfortable.  I just do what I have to do.


Keep the faith!






  • Add Photos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Mark Biggs updated their profile
Profile IconMark Biggs and Jeffrey Hemingway joined - The Gift of eLife!
Bobbiejo Winfrey posted a discussion

Thank you!! Tenth multivisceral transplant anniversary!

Because today marks the tenth anniversary of my multivisceral transplant in which I got a new spleen, liver, pancreas, stomach, small and large intestine, I want to:T: ThankE: EveryN: NameT: ThatE: EncouragedN: Now!!This forum here has been a part of my journey since my transplant, and I feel this is a good day to express my gratitude to everyone here. For me:T: TransplantsR: RecallA: AndN: NameS: SpecialP: PeopleL: LovingA: Another'sN: NeedsT: Thoroughly.This refers not only to the donor and donor family, but also to those people who have helped to make the transplant a lasting success after the surgery. I would not have done as well as I have if I did not have the support of others. This forum is a great reminder too of people coming together to help each other. I am so happy to reach this milestone of ten years and to be able to share it with you. If it had not been for the transplant, I would have died and came close. Thank  you for all that you have done to help…See More
steve sullivan shared their blog post on Google +1
steve sullivan posted a blog post
Michael Doseck is now friends with Karen Weddick and Irina Dvorak
Irina Dvorak liked Michael Doseck's profile
Oct 3
Irina Dvorak liked steve sullivan's profile
Oct 3
Irina Dvorak posted photos
Oct 3
Irina Dvorak is now a member of - The Gift of eLife!
Oct 2
Steve Gazaway is now a member of - The Gift of eLife!
Oct 1
steve sullivan posted a photo
Sep 27
steve sullivan shared their blog post on Google +1
Sep 27
steve sullivan posted a blog post
Sep 27
Olivia Lewis updated their profile
Sep 26
Profile IconDeborah Bridge, Patrick Ross, Olivia Lewis and 1 more joined - The Gift of eLife!
Sep 26

quick links!

 follow transplant cafe:

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to TransplantCafe

Meet Members by Transplant Type

Heart Kidney
Liver Single Lung
Double Lung Pancreas
Intestinal Bone Marrow
Tissue Kidney / Pancreas
Other Transplant



© 2015   Created by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service