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Old 07-11-2012, 06:48 AM   #1
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Swollen Feet

How can you get the swelling in your feet to go down. Could it be from the heat. It has been awfully hot and it started after I had my back surgery.

 
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Re: Swollen Feet

Well, it's tough to say how long it will last.

You can try compression stockings, a reduced-salt diet, and also try elevating your legs whenever you sit down or at night. Standing in one place for long periods of time often contributes to swollen feet.

 
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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Re: Swollen Feet

Thanks. Am trying all those things except when I lay down to get my feet up enough, I fall asleep and they fall over

 
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Re: Swollen Feet

hi by any chance did they put you on any new medication that may be causing this swelling? some of the nerve pain meds, lyrica, neurontin can cause swelling. cj

 
Old 07-12-2012, 06:21 AM   #5
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Re: Swollen Feet

Nope, no new meds. I have been on neurontin for years. So don't know.Guess maybe I will find out something when I see the Dr. again.

 
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Re: Swollen Feet

Hi well I didn't mention that she had been on it a while and
Then had the reaction good luck

 
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