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What can u do if water pills are not working? I feel bloated all over and espically my legs & ankles are worse. I am out of town so can't call dr.

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Dr. David Brouwer
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In brief: Swelling

Swelling of the legs due to water retention is not uncommon during air travel.
Elevate the legs, wear compression stockings, minimize salt intake, avoid prolonged standing. The Hydrocortisone you are on might also be contributing to the edema. You may be able to double your diuretic but only with your doctor's instruction. A potassium supplement will likely be needed as well.

In brief: Swelling

Swelling of the legs due to water retention is not uncommon during air travel.
Elevate the legs, wear compression stockings, minimize salt intake, avoid prolonged standing. The Hydrocortisone you are on might also be contributing to the edema. You may be able to double your diuretic but only with your doctor's instruction. A potassium supplement will likely be needed as well.
Dr. David Brouwer
Dr. David Brouwer
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In brief: Try

Compression hose until u can see your pcp.

In brief: Try

Compression hose until u can see your pcp.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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