I have had lymphedema in my both legs. This week I got the Lympha Press machine in my home to try it. It has worked great on my legs and softened the swelling. However, my left arm now seems to react! I have suspected for some time that it may be developing lymphedema, I've had some very mild symptoms, but not bad so I've decided I'll just watch how it'll go. Now I think the symptoms have become noticable, tightness, tingling, when I press the arm it leaves a mark, it's not my imagination.
This is probably not very likely to happen?..!
I was supposed to possibly be a candidate for surgery (for legs) but it seemed on my last visit to surgeons I'm not - they transfered me to a different hospital next cause my case seems atypical. It's so tiring and I probably should tell my doctors about the arm and everything but I think I'll just wait until I get to the next place and let them see what's wrong. Maybe I have a genetic disposition to primary lymphedema and it's manifesting now increasingly rapidly. I don't know if I should stop using the machine, but it helps with my legs and I can finally walk so I really don't feel like quitting it!
I also have a "full" feeling in my abdomen, especially in the morning. I think the fluid tends to build up inside my stomach during the night.
Stress is bad for you, but hard to avoid with this weird condition.
Do you have any opinions of my situation?