Cautions and Considerations:

DO YOUR RESEARCH.

Please check with your physician and care team before starting and stopping any medications or supplements. Be sure to ramp up new medications and supplements slowly, and if you experience any side effects, ramp down slowly.

Supplements are not tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and therefore they are not regulated in any way. Please be extremely cautious with supplements. They may not have consistent ingredients and they may have many additives that are not listed.

Vitamins and minerals like selenium and vitamin D are tested by the FDA and are probably safe within FDA guidelines.

Resources:

Dr. Herbst offers the following page on medications and supplements: http://www.lipomadoc.org/lipedema.html

The patient support groups have lots of first-hand experience with medications and supplements and the people on the groups are often willing to share their experiences.