Does anybody suffer from very puffy uncomfortable ankles?

Are you on water pill?

Do u notice when it gets worse?

 

any comments appreciated

 

Tammy

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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!  :)

Marina       

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!

 

 

 

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