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Is just your left leg swelling? Explain what you mean about the left side of your body please.
What pills were you changed from and to?
Enalatril 10 mg to 20 mg yesterday
Maproxyn 500 mg
Prilosec 200 mg
Baby asprin 81 mg
I really have never seen just one side of the body effected by fluid from retaining water unless there was a previous injury.
I would wonder more about your lymph system and consider lymphedema. This is usually caused by a disruption in the lymph system from surgery, radiation, infection, parasite or rarely inherited. There is a problem with a blockage of the normal fluid in your tissues that return into the main system and that limb enlarges.
I would really be sure that you follow up soon with your provider to explore further causes of this swelling. It would be most unusual for it to be normal edema.
By your list of meds you are not on a fluid pill at all...
I hope this helps!
My Pules rate is low from 46 - 53.
Does that make a difference.
Perhaps but not just on one side of your body.
Is your pulse rate always this low or just after starting your increased dose of b/p med?
It comes in cycles every now and then. The fluid goes down over night.
I would think a that a fluid pill may help. According to the list you have given me of your meds you are not on one yet.
If the swelling goes completely or almost completely down at night when you lay down then it is most likely not lymphedema.
It is still unusual to just be on one side except if that side has had some type of injury or surgery.
If you doctor does not know that your pulse goes that low than I would be sure that you tell him at your follow up visit.
I think a fluid pill would definetly be the next step. You may be having some mild congestive heart failure with retaining the fluid and shortness of breath. Also an echo of your heart with a 24 hour holtor monitor may be helpful in getting to the cause of this. Those tests would tell you how well your heart is pumping and see if there is any abnormal heart rhythum contributing to this.
I wish you the best! Happy Thanksgiving!