For years I've dealt with swollen legs and ankles. When I went to my doctor, the guy who was substituting for her at the time suggested there might be a possible link between sleep apnea and the swelling. (This was before I had a sleep study. I was just beginning to do research in to sleep apnea.)
Well, I am now a compliant CPAP user, and the swelling has gotten worse, I think. My legs feel bruised and there are places that feel really sore.
I went to my doctor and she diagnosed edema. She gave me a topical cream, because they were itching too, but that seems to have improved. .
Has anyone ever heard of such a connection?