Swelling

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Tigger57, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. Tigger57

    Tigger57 New Member

    I know I might have asked this before, but (fibro fog!!) do any of you swell up like baloons?

    I'm up about 14 pounds in a week. My feet hurt so much because they are so swollen that when I stand if pulls the skin and makes a crease between where the front of the calf, ankle, and top of the foot meet. It hurts a lot.

    I couldn't wear the shoes I wanted to today because I couldn't get my foot into it, and it's a good thing I'm wearing boot cut pants because I'm not sure my leg would get into a pair that have a tighter lower leg.

    My rheumy is aware of this and has me on 80mg of Lasix, but it seems to get worse not better. I can't afford to have the tests done that he wants or see the specialists that he wants. In addition to having lousy insurance (which I have to pay for myself), but I'm losing my job on the 21st of April and don't have any other prospects yet.

    How can I get rid of this swelling? It hurts and it's scaring me.

    Tigger
  2. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    Tigger57:
    I also swell, but especially my ankles. I end up with what I call 'elephant feet'. I take Lasix which helps, but my doctor insisted that i use TEDS amd keep my feet elevated.

    n.f.
  3. wyattsmom

    wyattsmom New Member

    I swell and hold water bad. When I was pregnant I gained 70 pounds even though I was very sick and throwing up throughout my entire pregnancy. The Dr said it was all water and edema. I was diagnosed with fibro after~ so at least now it makes sense to me. I am trying to do Atkins because I gained 25 pounds from being on constant steroids in the fall. I know I have about 10 pounds water weight. It is crazy that you can weigh yourself, and then 8 hours later weigh yourself and be 10 pounds heavier. I don't know how to get rid of it, if anyone has an idea....it hurts and I am sick of looking like this. Blessings to all of you!
  4. wyattsmom

    wyattsmom New Member

    What is TEDS?
  5. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    TEDS are those really tight stockings you wear to help with swelling.

    n.f.
  6. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    us that when ;you loose your job you may qualify for medi-caid? have you ever been on ssi/or ssdi? they have programs here in california for poeple that go back to work and are able to keep insurance ...disabled...check your local wlefare department...
    jodie
  7. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    But used to prior to menopause. Hi Tigger nice to see you back posting.

    Love Anne C
  8. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    have they figured out what is causing such edema? this isn't good you know...just hoping you are loosing that water weight gain now...

    jodie