... the nurse practioner thought I had contact dermatitis. After being in severe pain on Monday, I found a way to get pictures of my chest and back of my neck to my family doctor. He wanted me in his office as soon as I could get there on Tuesday. He prescibed some huge pill for the shingles and gave me another dosepak to take. A couple of weeks later, my ankles, feet and legs are so swollen and nothing gets rid of the swelling. I was tested for Congestive Heart Failure and it was Negative. My doc has sent me to a sport and spine center and I have compression things put on my legs for an hour, 3X a week for 4 weeks. I am also on a water pill and nothing seems to be working. Will this swelling ever go away? If so, how long???
This is a really weird thing. Short term use can cause retention of water when you're on it but it shouldn't be doing it after you stop the medication. Have you had your liver and kidneys checked? What about the circulation in your legs?
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