Hello, I am new here, not on this site, but to this group. I have been having very bad edema for about the last 4 months. I really can't afford the compression stockings but I have a feeling that I might have to break down and purchase them anyway. I am on Lasix and I am elevating my legs. Don't really know what to do about the sodium issue as my sodium levels run low placing me in the hospital. I don't use a lot of salt but my food choices sometimes contain more sodium then they should.
They have done an ultrasound to see if there is any blockage in my legs and there wasn't. I don't have diabetes or any KNOWN heart problems, however; I am obese now. Oh and they even did a stress test because I am also having shortness of breath and that was fine. Should I be concerned that it has lasted this long with no found reason?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions of what I can do to ease it some and concerns. I look forward to getting to know you.