Patient Comments: Edema - Signs and Symptoms

In addition to swelling, what were your signs and symptoms associated with edema?

Comment from: Fatfeet, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 26

After a severe case of shingles at the base of my spine, I developed peripheral neuropathy and was given gabapentin. That caused a lot of swelling (edema) in my feet and I became very unsteady in walking. Taking a lower dose and wearing EdemaWear does help.

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Comment from: MENINBLK, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 10

I have oozing pitting edema in both my legs from the knees to my feet. I am sensitive to salt and I am overweight. I am taking Bystolic (nebivolol) to control my blood pressure and hydrochlorothiazide as a diuretic. I have been trying my best to lose weight but I can look at food and gain weight. I was walking 30 minutes every day and was actively losing weight until my left knee started making walking painful. It is now very hard to walk up and down stairs. I think it could be arthritis in the knee. I was taking Aleve for the pain but I stopped because I read that naproxen can cause edema in the legs. I have been trying everything I can and nothing works. I weigh more now than I ever have my entire life and I would be very happy if I could just get rid of all this weight and be normal again. I am going to see a new doctor who is a life friend to see if he can help me now.

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Comment from: polu, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 14

The swelling on both my feet and right leg started with a hamstring, now the swelling stays also because of working situations.

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Comment from: kattbonz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I did not know I had edema until I kept calling the doctors trying to find out why my potassium was staying severely low and why whenever I crossed my legs, indentation stayed for several seconds. The nurse told me I had pitting edema, after three years of begging for answers no one can tell me why my body cannot keep potassium. I have rods and screws in my back and live in chronic pain.

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Comment from: olga, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I have pitting edema on my feet and legs. They are very tender and sore to the touch.

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Comment from: J, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

I have edema in my left foot when I am at rest or at play. I feel numbness, tingling, and achy.

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Comment from: willmorris, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: July 09

The first symptom I had was trouble breathing, especially in the shower.

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Comment from: Gate, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

Nothing special happened except that I was going up my stairs and it seems harder on my knees. So, as the week went by, I noticed swollen ankles and calves, along with an ache in my left toes.

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