Friday, November 18, 2011

What can i do to make my severly swollen feet and legs better?

38 weeks pregnant noticed for the past week my feet and legs get really swollen to the point its uncomfortable to walk. What can i do to relieve some of the swelling. They are bad i know its normal but mine go beyond the normal range i think. My pharmacist said mine are beyond swollen. Help what can i do Dr. said its normal but its hard to function with elephant legs.

What can i do to make my severly swollen feet and legs better?
I do hope your doctor has actually seen how swollen they are and has checked for pre-eclampsia.

If so and all is well, the only thing you can really do is keep your feet elevated. Cut down on salt intake, and things that are high in soda. Make sure you are drinking enough water, and put your feet up some more. You don't have long to go now.
Reply:This is NOT normal to be that swollen. You need to go see the doc and get checked out. You can see your regular doc for this. Also get a pair of support stockings at your drug store. Have the pharmacist explain how to put them on but you MUST put them on before you swing your feet out of bed every morning. Elevate your feet ABOVE your heart when you are sitting or lying down.

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