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Author Topic: varicose veins + atripla = edema (swollen ankles)?  (Read 3053 times)

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Offline alliance

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varicose veins + atripla = edema (swollen ankles)?
« on: May 12, 2010, 05:35:51 PM »
Maybe this should be in side effects - but I dont know if it is a side effect, right now I'm just living with it.

Seems like since starting Atripla I have developed some ankle swelling. Seems like as the day goes on, my ankle (foot) swells to the point that I cant see my ankle bone. It happens on the inside of my foot, seems to center just below the ankle bone. I have some vein issues in the leg that it appears worst in, the other ankle barely swells, but it does. It goes down overnight. No pain.
I have had joint pain in this ankle before starting the Atripla. The pain is gone, now.

So I wonder if anyone knows anything about this or has had an experience like this, my doc wants to just watch it for now - he says elevate it (dont really help), try support stockings (didnt really help) ice it only if necessary, and exercise might help.
I would appreciate any thoughts or experiences you might share.
Thanks! :)
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: varicose veins + atripla = edema (swollen ankles)?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 06:41:44 PM »
Happens every now and then but ID doc said don't be concerned because the ankle swelling is all that happens. Advise them if other parts of my body begins to have edema.

Offline peteb

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Re: varicose veins + atripla = edema (swollen ankles)?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 07:42:31 PM »
Hi I too have ankle swelling and viens popping out ugly
now my main muscle pain is my inner hip I cant even spread my legs thats not good lol
I go to the doc. next week
will let you know what happens


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