I'm really fed up again this morning as my feet and ankles are uncomfortably swollen as they have been for the past few weeks. I am on Fourosemide but it really doesn't seem to be doing anything. I don't always have oedema - it tends to happen more in the summer months for some reason. Usually it at least goes down overnight and then starts up again the following day. This time it just doesn't want to go down at all. I have seen my GP about it and also my consultant had a look at it when I had my check up a few weeks ago. Once I get rid of it I can be fine for months before the next bout, but its the getting rid that seems to be difficult this time.
Do you suffer with oedema? Are you able to get it down and what dose of fourosemide are you on ? My current dose is 40mg first thing in the morning. It was 20mg originally but that did nothing. My doc seems reluctant to prescribe higher than 40mg - is this the same for everyone or just my doc's attitude? He is always very helpful with anything else.
Any and all input from others re oedema and/or mediction or other strategies for dealing with it would be most welcome. Curious as to how common it is with our condition too. Thanks, P