Hello Sexy Lip Ladies! I’ve been asked to share what my supplement regimen consists of. I figured I would go ahead and share this blog post so you all have it in writing. After my recent visit with Dr. Karen Herbst, she agreed that I was taking a good regimen and made a couple additions. These will help a lot with inflammation, and help you to avoid the use of diuretics. Diuretics can be dangerous with long term use and make your Lipedema worse! I will be adding a couple more items not pictured in my happy pill smiley above!
Many of these items are herbal supplements that are available over the counter. Some will require a prescription, and of course you should discuss all of this with your doctor. These suggestions do not constitute medical advice, I am simply sharing what has helped me reduce inflammation and fluid from my lipedema / lipo-lymphedema. I have been diagnosed late stage 2, early stage 3. I have type III and type IV which means my legs are affected all the way to my ankles and my arms are also affected. I combine this regimen with healthy eating and exercise, like swimming and walking, as well as MLD massage, and I have seen some fluid and weight loss. Every little bit helps!
If you are attempting to start your own supplement regimen to reduce swelling, pain, and inflammation, I want to urge you to consider taking these with a meal and starting slowly with half doses to see how your body responds.
Here is what I take:
400 mcg selenium
940 milligrams butchers broom
200 milligrams horse chestnut
2 pills- Living Green liquid-gel multivitamin for women
Kaempferia Paviflora (thai ginseng) on order from amazon
Milk Thistle (85%) on order from Amazon
Ketoprofen 75 milligrams by mouth 4 times daily as needed for pain- prescription required!
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What supplements have helped you? How do you reduce your swelling?