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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I am finally trying to get answers about the numerous kidney stones i have been producing, Average 2 a week since about christmas. Between that and my knees it has not been a good winter nor spring. After switching my meds and getting on the new rooutine, I have a new complaint. The meds I need to take have a slight problem with some of the perscribees. I am one of them. My ankles are quite swollen, at least for me. Put on five pounds in the last couple of day (in my feet). Anyway I hope you have as good a doctor as I have. She responded immediately to my call to her office and gave me suggestions as to how to resolve the problem since on my new regimine I can not go back to the old high blood pressure medicine. I have not had any additional salt in my diet, which is huge for me. I grew up a saltaholic and always salted even if I had not tasted the food. It got so bad I even salted hotdogs before I ate them. Can not use no salt substitute because of the potassium. I am receiving added potassium to halt the production of the stones. i am sure with the spark recipes I will be able to be successful without too many more stumbling blocks. (SALT).Always follow doctors instructions, included in this is the need to keep your doctor informed of what is going on with you. A doctor cannot make a good diagnosis without your full cooperation. Believe me they have heard it all and if they haven't they probably need to hear it to evaluate you successfully. There will always be stumbling blocks along our path to healthy living. If my daughter can do it and be as successful as she is with life threatening situations getting in her the way, I can put up with swollen feet. I have got to learn to take a day at a time and celebrate the small successes to get to the big successes.
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  • SPUNKYDUCKY
    Oh, buggers. I am sorry to hear that the calcium channel blocker is giving you leg swelling. I was on one a long time ago and couldn't tolerate it because my legs got so swollen. I hope that she gave you some ideas of relief.
    3048 days ago
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