I am a 49/Woman diagnosed w/HPB & maintained the last 17 yrs (Lisinopril 20 mg 1/day). 2 wks ago I noticed my calves & feet swollen w/the left predominately more so and very tight. I had been overdoing it, esp on my feet so I thought that may have been the cause. My pressure was a bit high on 1-21 (137/104), but back to normal the next morn. As the swelling seemed to be gradually going back to normal during week, although stiff & I have been very tired I took it easy keeping my leg elevated. This AM I sat on carpet bare legged @ 20 mins, I noticed immediately bruising on all parts that touched carpet (lightly). It's been 6 hrs & no improvement, very red & same markings, also scratched my thighs/stomach/arms lightly & arms only place w/o marks, all rest r red & still there many hrs later. I took my BP @ 3pm (168/111) so I took 40 mg (20 extra), now it's 156/105. No pain; however, I have herniated discs (C4-5-6; C6-7 operated on 5 yrs ago & take 2-3 Ibuproben 200mg 3-4/day & pain meds when I can afford to so I don't notice light pain since the neck, shoulder, etc r always @ 6-8 pain level. I am sure I will need to see a Dr; however, I wanting an opinion as I am waiting on MSI renewal, thank you so much!!!
There are really various reasons for swelling in the extremities. Some are quite serious and some are not so serious. However, with swelling, bruising, redness and a higher than normal bp reading, I would not wait but go ahead and make the Dr appt. And its never a good idea to double your dose of bp meds unless directed to do so by your Dr. You can drive your bp too low which creates a whole new set of problems.
Please see a physician right away. The same thing happens to my legs. After seeing a cardiologist, it turns out that it is the early stage of congestive heart failure for me. Not to scare you, as you may have something different, but anything causing this type of reaction is not good. The advice from Lisa is accurate. Let us know how you are doing. And please do not wait. Tackling this now may save you major expenses later. Karen
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