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I had a stroke...

I had a stroke 3 years ago, i have high blood pressure& take a lot of meds for my blood presure. My question is I'm noticing swelling of my feet & ankles what is causing this

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I'm allergic to penicilin. Medications- ATORVASTATIN 80 MG,VALSARTAN 320 MG,ASPIRIN 81 MG, AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 5 MG, HYDRALAZINE 50 MG,LABETALOL 200 MG,BACLOFEN 10 MG

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

When i was younger i used to take medication for my allergies (bushes&weeds) i'm not sure if i have diabetes, but my father and maternal grandmother both had diabetes

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Amlodipine is known to cause swelling in feet and ankles. Please see the reference;

http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/amlodipine-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20061784

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Swelling of the ankles or feet.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Can i do without the Amlodipine?
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

If the swelling is mild, you may not worry about it, as you may need to continue it.

Following measures are beneficial in decreasing or resolving the swelling:

1) Avoid prolonged standing or walking for long distances in a single stretch.

2) Whenever you sit; keep your legs elevated on a chair or a sofa or stool.Do not hang the legs, otherwise gravity will increase the swelling.

3) Exercises / physical therapy

a) Lie down straight and raise your leg and feet for 10-20 seconds. Repeat this for ten times (twice a day whole set).

b) When you sit; pull the feet towards you for 10-20 seconds. Repeat it for ten times twice a day.

4) Raise leg end of your bed by 6 inches.

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