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What can cause Swollen Feet?

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I am bi-polar and my dr put me on a weird combination of drugs. I have been diagnosed bi-polar for over 10 yrs now and I am have moved to a different state. This is the second time I have seen this dr. He has put me on some drugs I have been on before. ( I do have trouble sleepin) My problem: Has he put me on too much and the sie effects are horrible. The medicines are 800 mgs of topamax, 450 mgs of Trazadone, 400 mgs of Seraqual and 2 mgs of Klonapin. My side effects im experiencing are swollen feet and body to the point I cant walk ( it hurts so bad i want to cry) I have never experienced this. Edgyness ( I have experienced at times) But ist bad I want to snap the heads off of everyone. Is this a normal combination? When I was in his office on Wed. he said u want to looxe weight right. Well of course I do. Before all of this I weighed 130 lbs. BUt at this price no I dont. Is it jsut me or am I being over medicated? Help me please.


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replied June 28th, 2006
Bipolar Disorder Answer A1131
Swollen feet can be a sign of heart failure. When the heart is unable to pump all the blood carried by the veins, then the blood stagnates in the circulatory system. The water in the blood can then travel through the walls of the capillaries into the "interstitial space." In the case of a right ventricle failure, the venous blood can stagnate in the lower extremities and is manifested by swollenness. In the case of a left ventricle failure, the venous blood can stagnate in the lungs; and is manifested with difficult breeding. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity are risk factors for developing coronary atherosclerotic disease. Chronic heart failure is one of the possible consequences of coronary atherosclerosis. Prolonged usage of some older types of antidepressants can also contribute to heart failure. You can visit a cardiologist to examine your heart (ECG, coronary stress-test, heart-ultrasound) as soon as possible.
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