Leg swelling with tylenol 4 or any codeine

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by horsegal, May 16, 2003.

  1. horsegal

    horsegal New Member

    Is this a usual side effect? Below my knees and my feet and ankles swell when I take codeine...3-6 tablets a day of tylenol 4. It is uncomfortable...should I be concerned? It helps the pain and is great for about a week, then the swelling starts. Any answers or advice for this one?

    Thanks.
  2. Princessraye

    Princessraye New Member

    Hi
    That is my dosage of medicine too and I have never had that.
    Are you sure it's the medicine? Just wondering if it could be something else.
    Try drinking lots of water. I know it sounds crazy but they say that is what you do when you have swelling.
    Also prop your legs up above your heart level.
    Good Luck!