I was in my sixties before I was diagnosed. I spent years going back and forward to my GP, worried about the increasing swelling in my legs.
I have come a long way on my lipoedema journey in the last 6 months, in September 2021. I met Anne Williams from Talk Lipoedema and was finally given a diagnosis. What a relief to finally meet someone who didn't just say I looked how I do because I am fat.
I discovered lipoedema completely by accident!
Cellulitis can affect people with Lipoedema. It is important you take urgent action if you think you have it.
Alexia's journey with lipoedema
Read Elaine's story on surgery for lipoedema
Living Well With Lipoedema: self management programme, Edinburgh and the Lothians
How is Lipoedema recognised and diagnosed. Find out here suitable for Healthcare Professionals and people living with Lipoedema
Read about the current thinking and research evidence about Lipoedema