My ankles and legs have been swollen for several weeks now and my doc prescribed hydrochlorothiazide(generic) on 5/5/08...and I have seen no difference. A few days ago my cycle came on and I bought some diurex and saw some difference but the next day back to swollen and aching legs. Ive tried elevating them as well. Im also anemic and I crave Ice and lately Im up to 12-14 cups of 44oz of ice per day. Wow I know that sounds like alot but I cant seem to stop craving it!! Any body have any advice I would appreciate it very much .