On Thu, 02 Oct 2003 03:28:14 GMT, John <[email protected]> wrote: > [diabetic takes "Actos", has swelling in limbs, passes echo, > abnormal cardiolite stress test] Now I'm *not a doctor*, but purely from a theoretical point of view I would have imagined that some form of classic heart failure would have shown up more clearly on the echocardiogram than the stress test. If you didn't have symptoms other than the feet, then maybe it really is only just a drug side effect and not heart failure. I would guess that perhaps the problem is more likely coronary artery disease, which is exacerbated by diabetes, in which case the diabetes meds would be generally helpful in reducing the severity. i.e. maybe you shouldn't necessarily get yourself in some kind of self-deprecating remorse: you might still have been doing the right thing. but talk to your doctors!