Legs swelling

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Has anyone exprience swelling of their legs is it water tention because there are times my legs are okay then their are time they swell up why is this please let me know

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    Hi Susan,

    Legs swelling can mean several things. This is one of those things that most likely is a peri issue, but better to visit the doc to be sure. I feel swollen on and off, most notably in the legs, but also all over.

    I have had a thorough check up (ha! believe me I've seen several docs in past year! I feel like hypochondriac at times!) and this particular issue for me is weight gain and at times, temporary water retention.

    Best to check it out first to be sure. wink

    Annie xx 

     

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    Yes, i have that too. I have no idea how to address it. Wow i though the it was just me. I swear I have all 50 symptoms of menopause. Lol
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    Is it just your ankles - and to they go down if you put your legs up? Are you taking a medicine called amlodipine for blood pressure as that can cause swollen ankles? I think you should see your GP for a check up.
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      I use to be on Amlodipine, I'm on losartan for blood pressure and other medications. The swelling did go down because I had them up all night. 

      I have had a little bit of pain on my left side I don't know if it is gas pain but when I move a certain way it is painful have you ladies ever had that

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    Hi, my lower legs are quite often swollen and really red and sore especially around the ankles. The GP does not seem to worry about them, but they are really uncomfortable. Not sure why I get it but I work part-time in an office and sit quite a lot which I am sure does not help. Try some water tablets and sit with feet up which I find helps. Good luck
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    Hi Susan - I have recently been told I am going through menopause with high FSH and get the weirdest things happening.  Last week my ankles felt a bit stiff, they sometimes do and over the years, have been known to puff up a little bit at times.  Anyway over the ankle bone on the outside of the foot, the swelling increased and it felt like my enitre legs had water retention.

    I visitied my GP and he just said it's edema, put my feet up and move around more and it will go away, if not you need support stockings!!  I went home and by morning, the water swelling had gone.

    Two days later I had a period - which I have not had for 6 weeks.  I am going to assume this is hormone related water retention even though my GP dismissed it - seems a bit of a coincidence to me.  I hope it isn't long term and I hope you get some relief

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    Hiya Susan my left leg and ankle has been swelling on and off for over a year now. At times it gets really big when I lay down for the night swelling goes down. About a year ago went to my GP for some other issues and mention my swelling. He decided to do blood work he did a cmp panel I think that's what its called it checks functions of liver, kidney,etc he also checked thyroid. I have a under active thyroid. I still go on monthly basis for blood work still adjusting dosage its almost where it should be but not yet. I mention to him I still had the swelling his only answer was maybe its my thyroid issue.
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      I understand I have a low thyroid myself I am on Levothyroxine and vit d3 because that was low am on diabetes medication, one blood pressure medication, zoloft, ativan three times daily, and trazodone for bed 

      They said my thyroid is normal 

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