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Retention of fluids swelling of feet and ankles

I'm 70 year old make diagnosed with pd, Nov 203 but had symptoms 12-18 months prior. was on Azilect only until about 12 months ago. My PD spec put me on levodopa/carbodopa 12 mo ago.started with 1/2 tablet 2x day. Now up to 4 tabs per day basically every 4 hour plus generic azilect.

My ankles and feet ell up terribly especially if I'm sitting down at my desk..My PC doctor put me on hydrochlordthiazide 25 mg every morning. helps some but my feet swell bad and hurt when I walk. PCD said he feels it is the LD/CD

anyone else have this and suggestions

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Sitting isn't good for feet! Try some of the advice given for long flights - frequent ankle excercises, and short walks.


I have a similar problem but have learned that much of the swelling and discomfort was caused by the elastic bands in the tops of my sox. They were blocking the circulation of spent blood back to my heart. My doctor referred to the problem as "Peripheral vascular disease." When I told him of a similar problem at the waistline, he added to the diagnosis, "Claudication due to Peripheral Vascular Disease".

Good Luck

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right! more prevalent in women than men, your doctor a guy? read up on vasopressin, the hormone.

interesting aside...pair-bonding is dictated by this hormone in voles and humans.....and males with lower levels make poor mates....are prone to heart disease maybe.



I never had any foot pain before being put on sinemet

25/100 x3 daily, constant now though.


coffee is a diuretic, but could leach you for electrolytes.......


Hi WGA. I have just returned from hospital after spending 4 days trying to overcome heart failure caused by Atrial Fibrilation, which in turn was caused by water retention. I have suffered with swollen ankles and legs for many years, not having realized that it might have something to do with my Pd. I have had Pd symptoms since 1963 but was only diagnosed with Pd in 1992. Since then I have been able to overcome many of my Pd symptoms and have been able to live without any Pd medication since 2002. I am now 82 and have lived a 'normal' life since 2002.

If you would like to read more about it then look at my website - It has over 400 articles on ways to reverse Pd. I am not selling any product.


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