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Q:  Tatoo Swelling & BP Meds


I have heard of people on bipolar meds having swelling around tatoos. They were told that the meds were built up in the blood and that it was coming out thru the skin. I have experienced this problem where my tatoos will swell up and itch, while everything else is fine. I wondered if there is any truth to this and if so where can I get more information about this side effect.
 

Dear Mr. G' -- 
Haven't heard of that.  Searched around with Google a bit (tatoo swelling bipolar disorder; and tatoo swelling bipolar medications) and couldn't find anything.  Can't help you there, sorry.  

Dr. Phelps


Published Jan. 2005
 

 

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