Ten days ago I attended a Lymphodema Clinic and was told there that I need no longer take the diuretics I have had daily for 4 years as they were not useful for the condition. Instead, I am to have compression socks for which I was measured. They havent arrived yet. I am to wear a compression 'tube' at night and was given some made for arms as they didnt have any for legs.................................mmmm.
I gladly stopped the diuretic.
In the last ten days I have gained between 7 and 8 ilbs in weight, my feet and ankles are huge and my legs feel 'solid' to just below the knee.
I saw a GP today who said to take the diuretics and wear the socks whenever they arrive. In the past I have been told by individual GPS to a) take diueretics daily b) take when necessary and c) dont take them for longer than a week.
I dont actually have much faith in medical 'experts' at the moment.
Has anyone else had a similar experience? The diuretics are a combination of Amileride/Bumetenide.