Undiagnosed-- Seeking tips on how to manage Lymphedema symptoms
Hello lovelies! What're you gals/guys taking or doing for pain relief outside of compression/elevation for lymphedema? Does Prednisone help?? Other meds?? Tips? Tricks? Is icing ok? Is it safe to wear pharmacy compression when I await testing?? I have to wait 2 1/2 weeks to be seen by vascular doctor for evaluation/tests and then treatment. I've not yet been diagnosed and am undergoing various breast cancer tests. My left breast started swelling in April '22. I am elevating and currently only taking Tylenol and an antihistamine for skin irritation. Most of my entire left side is affected. I am generally a very upbeat, positive person, but it's got me really down and feeling desperate. It's been a living hell. I cannot sit upright for more than 20 minutes at a time and don't know how I can manage for weeks in this way. Walking has helped with pain, but it seems to increase swelling. Hugs. Thank you for any kind tips or tricks to help in meantime!