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Vicodin and OxyContin Use

I have been taking Vicodin 10/325, 1-2 tab every 4-6 hr and Hydrocodone 40mg three times a day for pain suffered from a car accident with a semi truck and injuring my neck and back.
My questions is in January 2014 I started having bilateral swelling in my feet that progressed to both legs to thighs and I read a post on here that someone else experienced this same problem. Medically I have been cleared for kidneys, liver and the cardiac cath came back ok. The swelling stays in my feet and legs pretty much all the time and then it will involve my thighs. I try to control it with salt and water restrictions and diuretics but it doesn't seem to work. I can no longer wear any of my shoes and I can't always get pants over my legs is they are straight legged.
Please tell me if anyone else has experienced this problem with swelling. I want off of these medications! Please help.
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have you tried compression stockings??
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Hi there-  Narcotics can cause water retention so do some reading on the subject.  Your physician is aware of this edema? How's your B/P?

It can be a circulatory problem, as well. Be sure you're moving and getting exercise and definitely get this medically evaluated.  God luck!
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