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Re: Extreme edema: call pdoc asap Sulpicia

Posted by mvaureen on May 24, 2001, at 14:38:58

In reply to Re: Extreme edema: call pdoc asap mvaureen, posted by Sulpicia on May 24, 2001, at 0:54:34

Thanks for the reply! If it's as simple as stopping Wellbutrin, okay.
I've been feeling what I think might be hypertensive. My p-doc seems
a bit uninformed about all of this. I actually saw him 12 hours before
I looked at my pained legs and saw the bloat [to put it lightly].
What I'd really like is the name of the site you tried to link me to. Do you still have it? Thanks again, Maureen. > >


> > I need to know if anyone is familiar with extreme swelling of the lower legs, fingers, ankles during withdrawal from Effexor or starting Wellbutrin. I'm have terrible pain in my legs and ankles. I can't wear my shoes anymore. What on earth can be causing this?
>
> Hi--
> I don't know if this link is going to work -- oh damn. It's late here..
> The point here is that edema can be a sign of a allergic reaction to the wellbutrin, and a potentially serious one.
> Can your pdoc or clinician and report it.
> Now.
> Feel better soon.
> S.
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