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I have been on prednisone for 5 weeks and 120 mil of Lasix

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I have been on prednisone for 5 weeks and 120 mil of Lasix for minimal change disease. I have edema and have gained 20 pounds. On Friday I will have rituxan infusion. Can I stop the prednisone now? I am continuing to leak just as much protein as when I started the prednisone. I think the number is *****
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David. I have read your question and am ready to help.
it sounds like you are having bad peripheral edema.
what are you taking the Rituxan for?
what is your albumin level?
do you have liver disease?
have you tried compression stockings in your legs? or elevation of your legs up above your heart?