Hello -- I'm about 7 years post kidney transplant, and while my numbers are steady, over the last couple of years I've developed significant swelling (pitting edema), and I was wondering if anyone has a similar problem or knows of a way to address it.  I haven't changed any medications, but I do take Amlodipine Besylate (10mg daily) to control my blood pressure, which I recognize can contribute to fluid retention (I also take 0.1mg of Clonidine 2x/day for bp).  Are there thoughts on taking a diuretic, and if so, a Loop or Thiazide diuretic?   Any information would be helpful for my next discussion with my nephrologist.    Many thanks. 

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  • I take a LASIK for my swelling but also take potassium to ensure proper levels

  • Hi Brent,

    Discuss these issues with your Tx team first to determine if medications are appropriate. There are some simple steps you can try that do not rely on drugs. I placed a link below to give you some ideas. Good Luck!

    Home Remedies

    Swollen Feet and Ankles: Treatments to Try
    Home remedies to reduce pain and water retention
    • Glad to see you point yo home remedies. Most worth trying and I have seen four or five capsules of organic parsley bring down swelling in a couple of days. Consider all benign remedies. None of us want more drugs if possible.

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