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I have had ongoing anxiety and depression for some time and

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I have had ongoing anxiety and depression for some time and have battempted overdoses and suicide multiple times last been discharged from hospital yesterday. At the moment my mood is very very low and mynleft hand is very painful and swollen due to a venflon tissuing 36 hours ago
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.
What medicines are you currently taking?
Is the hand red or warm to the touch?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I am taking a lot of different medicines including diabetes and blood pressure medsnalso 3 antidepressants no its not red and warm just very swollen and painful and difficult to move

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
When the hand become painful and swollen after an infusion, there are a couple of options.

The pain and swelling is most often due to inflammation of the vein at the site of the infusion. It can help to apply moist heat to the hand, such as with a moist heating pad.

Another option would be the use of an oral anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. I asked about what medicines you were taking to know whether you were already taking an anti-inflammatory medicine or whether you are taking any medicines with which the anti-inflammatory medicine should not be combined.

Are you taking an anti-inflammatory medicine?
Have you been instructed to avoid the use of anti-inflammatory medicines?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No I have not it was because the fluid went into tissue rather than the vein

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Swelling and pain that is due solely to the fluid that went into the tissue would have been present immediately after the infusion was complete. However, if there is swelling and pain that has gotten worse since the infusion, then that would indicate some inflammation that has developed.

Has the swelling or pain worsened since the infusion was complete?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
You have not yet responded to the above request for additional information, but have posted a couple of other duplicate questions. I will post again on this thread to send a message to your e-mail to link to this answer.

If the pain and swelling has gotten worse since the completion of the infusion, then that would indicate that there is inflammation that has occurred due to the infusion going into the tissue. In that situation, the treatment would be the same as noted above - moist heat and anti-inflammatory medicines, if there are no reasons to avoid the use of anti-inflammatory medicines.

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