Finished triple (24 weeks, Incivek) 5 weeks ago. I have never had edema b4 the 1st 3 weeks of starting Tx. I think it went away but now, post Tx, it is back. It is not real bad but it sure bugs me. Everytime I take my socks off, I see the difference were the band around my ankle was. Any ideas? Is it from the meds? Will it go away? Any remedies?
Yes I've had the same thing. It does go away but you need to put those feet
up and rest. I had never had that before treatment. Don't expect it to go away real fast. But mine has gotten better. It takes time.
I had trouble with edema in my feet, ankles and lower legs. I did have one episode while on treatment. Then, about a month or so after Tx I had another episode, not too bad, but noticeable, but it lasted only about a week and then disappeared. However, about 2 months after treatment or maybe 2.5 months after Tx I had another episode which lasted much longer and was also quite a bit worse. They were very swollen and they would not go all the way down even by morning. I kept them up a lot, but they really were swollen. After about 3 weeks I went to see the cardiologist and they did a full work-up. It was not cardiac in origin. Eventually, it just subsided on its own with no treatment. I know it was the drugs same as it was the other time. That last episode was in Nov.-Dec. and I have not had any problems since except maybe a slight swelling if I stand all day or sit too long. But nothing like in Nov.-Dec. when I had difficulty even getting shoes on.
That was a long way of saying your edema could be treatment related, but it is probably a good idea to have it checked out thoroughly by your doctor and get any tests and labs that need to be done to make sure it is not cardiac related or related to some other organ problem.
As far as remedies, I did sleep with my feet up on pillows for about 3 weeks. It did help. Plus I had them up above my heart when I sat in the recliner.
i also had/have edema in feet ankles, and lower legs. she had me do toe, foot, and ankle exercises to move the edema along. edema is a passive disorder that requires muscle contraction to circulate the trapped lymph.
the swelling is tx related, because it limits your mobility. walk and exercise. barry
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