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Lymphedema (lymphoedema in British English), also known as lymphatic obstruction, is a condition of localized fluid retention an...
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Lymphedema and Cortisone

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I have lymphedema in my legs. Nothing that was done to me medically helped reduce the swelling including diuretics.
In an unrelated issue, I needed a steroid injection in my shoulder in January. I noticed that the swelling in my legs decreased overnight. Not a great deal but noticeable. The swelling stayed down for a few days but returned in a week or so. In that period I asked different doctors if the steroids could have done that. The answer was almost universally "no" except for my primary care doc who said it was possible - no more than that - just "possible."

In April I was hospitalized for a heart attack and pneumonia and I was given predizone while I was in the hospital for 4 days. During those 4 days, I lost 30 pounds and with it the swelling in my legs. I attributed the loss of fluid to the steroids since it was my second example of swelling going down after steroid therapy.

Again - nobody accepted that conclusion and simply said that steroids have the opposite effect and cause you to gain weight. The weight stayed off for about 5 months and now has come back along with the swelling in my legs. I wear compression socks - knee high - but they don't seem to help much.

I wonder if anyone else with lymphedema has been helped with steroids.
July 27, 2015
Same thing happen to me I can't believe it. Just to fill you in doctors don't know much about the lypm system the 4 years in school they only study the lymp system for 15 to 45 minutes. There is one dr. At the stanford university that does seminrs and studies the lymp system.most doctors know nothing about it so they don't care .the lymphdema network is also a great resource.

as I already had the lymphedema. Instead he made the...
" Cortisone shots do work very well for heel spurs. The ...a spur before I had lymphedema, the podiatrist gave me the ...infection as I already had the lymphedema. Instead he made the... "

being caused by lymphedema. I had seen an orthopedist se...
" Hello ladies. New here. The joint pain I was having in my elbows and shoulders ...ended up being caused by lymphedema. I had seen an orthopedist ...to get a shot of cortisone in one shoulder so I... "

all year. I have chronic lymphedema which never goes away,...
" ...with all year. I have chronic lymphedema which never goes away, I ...arthroscopic surgery on both knees and constant shots of cortisone in them. I blew them out when i was... "

2/12 for lymphoedema compression bandaging. She also is o...
" ...for the last 12/12 for lymphoedema compression bandaging. She also is on high dosage cortisone for rheumatoid arthritis. She had ...for pneumonia 4/12 ago. The pain, on plantar...... "

ed have a cortisone jab in a lymphedema arm?Also I am...
" Topic: De Quervains and lymphedema Is there anyone out there ...aggravating it.Has anyone dared have a cortisone jab in a lymphedema arm? Also I am taking arimidex which is probably to... "

oblem - lymphedema of right leg). Last month my...
" ...this other debilitating problem - lymphedema of right leg). Last month ...The podiatirst gave me a cortisone shot and it was gone! ...to do some exercises. The cortisone shot is the answer!... "
July 27, 2015
This also worked on me I've had lymphdema for over 20 years got the c shot in my left knee fr knee problems my lympadema is in or was in my entire left hand and arm was doing a little exercise after a week I noticed my lymp went down not

entirerly but noticeable

ump. I have truncal lymphedema, chest, back, outer u...
" Topic: lymphedema pump in appeal with Horizon ...use Flexitouch pump. I have truncal lymphedema, chest, back, outer upper arm, ...bilat thumb joint arthritis, had cortisone shots, wear thumb splints. I... "

lymphedema, but I do have shoulder and wrist pain.,,,,,,and...
" I don't have lymphedema, but I do have shoulder and wrist pain.,,,,,,and just massage therapist work ...something arthritis (wrist brace and cortisone shot);shoulder is tendonitis, of a... "

I just endured cortisone shots this morning which are...
" ...week of my life, I am suffering from tendonitis in my shoulder. I just endured cortisone shots this morning which are ...arm with the threat of lymphedema always there. They figure that... "

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