I'm new here. I have secondary lymphadema in my right leg due to having radiation for Hodgkin's disease 30 years ago! This all began 4 years ago with slight swelling but has increased the past 3 years. I have wrapped but the compression garments do not hold my leg to its wrapping size. I have had acupuncture, Ct scans and other tests to rule out any other condition. I had a lymphscinctography (spelling) which showed my lymph flow to be normal even though my leg is twice the size as my normal leg!
I have had a tremendous amount of stress in the past 20 years and can't help but think it has been a huge contributing factor. I am not overweight although my big leg makes me feel I am. I've come to terms with not wearing jeans or heels anymore and am revamping my wardrobe. It has been a challenge with work attire. Exercising and moving is a constant although my leg gets in the way and hinders my yoga practices and long hikes.
So far I really have not found anything that really helps or aggravates the condition. One day at a time and I am grateful for each day and the opportunity to find some relief. I will continue to post as I discover anything. I already eat healthy, exercise and have mostly lived an active natural life so I no longer worry about the wine or dessert!