• Water retention

    Asked by Oh2btan on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    Water retention

    Does anyone know what would cause water retention? My wife switched her keppra to the time released version recently per doctor and is now experiencing feet swelling even being on a diuretic.

    When coming off of dexamethosone how long does it take to be out of your body and you don't feel "foggy" anymore?

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    • FreeBird's Avatar

      There are number of things that can cause water retention. My dad has had three rounds of fluid build up and swelling during this cancer. With him, there is involvement with his liver. The liver produces proteins that among other things help to hold fluid in your vessels and keep it from seeping out. So, I think that's what he might be dealing with. The diuretics do help when they are prescribed. The second time around, the Lasix didn't do the trick by itself, so they increased the dosage and added Zaroxolyn. We're waiting to hear what they will decide to do this time.

      Your doctor is the best person to ask. Maybe they can adjust the meds.

      over 7 years ago
    • Oh2btan's Avatar

      Thank you FreeBird.

      over 7 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Water retention has been an on and off issue through out my treatment (I have had 4 Doppler just make sure there is no clots). Speak with your wife's medical/oncology team about what meds are available - she may have to see a specialist. I have been on dexamethsone, and never felt foggy, a bit bloat at higher levels, but that went away after a 2-3 off or as I lowered the dose.

      over 7 years ago
    • Oh2btan's Avatar

      Thank you Sue Ray we have a call into her doctor. She has been up and done on the steroid now almost a year coming back down off of it very very slowly as their is no signs of swelling. My bother in law had testicular cancer and began taking dandelion and that helped him. So I we will wait for the doctor's return call. Thank you for your time.

      over 7 years ago

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