I was really suffering from side effects when taking Spironolactone so my GP told me to stop - the fat ankles are back with a vengeance... what a lovely (British term) affliction this is!!
Fat ankles/feet again...: I was really... - British Liver Trust
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Hi snorker and welcome (not seen you before?)
There are other tablets you can take instead of Spironolactone. I didn’t get on with Spironolactone so I was put on Furosemide- much nicer - for me!
What has your GP replaced your Spironolactone with?
Hi - been here for a while but go through spells of activity/inactivity which is our lives I guess
Nothing else prescribed yet, they want the new blood test results - Platelets just keep going down, 47 lat time 🙏
Hi again 😁
Sorry I hadn’t seen (or maybe not remembered 😁) your previous posts! My platelets are also low and have been for 7+ years but I have never seen actual values and nothing is being done. Last Consultant I saw about it said that nothings going to change so I don’t need to see you again!
That is disgraceful, my GP has told me that below 50 means that I cannot have surgery and if I did it would be ICU before and after....
Surely they should share the results with you, I can see mine online??
Hi Snorker, I have had swollen feet/ankles, but have never been given any meds to help.Mine are worse in hot weather and when I have been on my feet a lot. I too have low platelets, 28 last time and have regular nosebleeds which are hard to stop. I switched to an electric razor to stop bleeds from shaving, But I still managed to cut myself with that 😁😁 occasionally.
I have always called them "Fankles" Tee hee. I hope you find something that provides some relief.
Hello, What types of side effects are you having? I notice that I get round patches of red skin that itch like crazy. Does anyone else have this problem? I am taking Spironolactone and Furosemide, 1 tablet of each 12 hours apart. It seems to reduce my fluid build up more evenly and I feel better than when I was taking both at the same time of day. I believe that Furosemide is hard on your kidneys and Spironolactone is not.
We put 2 bricks under each of the legs at the bottom of the bed
Hi Snorkers. I was on Spironolactone for high BP along with furosemide. Might as well lived in the toilet! Bad side effects. Face blistered and swelled and peeled, weak muscles and could barely walk. Tired all the time and couldn’t sleep. But hey-ho I had thin ankles for me. Told the Doc I couldn’t keep taking it
Hi Snorkers. Have you tried your feet above the level of your heart when laying down. Alf
That's going to be difficult for you then if you've got another 3 weeks to go to see the consultant. Think you should give your GP a ring!
Blood tests now next week, NHS cannot fit me in as someone is on holiday......
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