I have taken furosamide (sp?) for it, but it makes me lethargic and like my head is clouded. Anyone have a recommendation for an alternative med that will not have those side effects and yet be effective to treat the edema?
I ended up finding a non med way to lessen the edema... called manual lymph drainage. A specially trained occupational therapist does it for me... she uses the Vodder Method which involves a very light touch to stimulate the lymph nodes to draw out the excess fluid. I'm down to once a week. If you have medical coverage a dr has to write an order for it.
Otherwise you can pay for it independently. Manual lymph drainage literally saved my sanity and reduced my edema greatly.
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