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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:16 pm

hey guys

have really bad fluid retention at the moment. can hardly type of lift anything due to my hands being so swollen. im drinking 2-3 litres of water a day and i havent even had any coke zero today. mick asked whether i should cut down my water intake because my body is retaining it instead of sweating or peeing it out lol :lol: 8) but i think i should stick to drinking the water as i know it helps flush the system out. so my question is, what can i do about this fluid? i have put on half a kg over night from it and i have literally been exercising my A$$ off this week. should i drink even MORE water, or should i be having a sports drink after my work out? is there a natural diuretic i should be taking? its not even CLOSE to ttotm as i finished them last tuesday. HELP ME PLEASE SUPERMAN... I MEAN FELLOW WEIGHTLOSERS!

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Postby Ses » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:44 pm

Fluid retention is due to many things, and should not be an issue short-term. If you are drinking 2-3L water a day you should be OK (people on IV fluids are generally given the same amount - 2-3L per day), but you should still be peeing it out. If the retention continues it may be due to another problem and you should see your GP......

If you are very thirsty and drinking more - see your GP...

Hope it sorts itself out :)
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:47 pm

im not that thirsty half the time and i find that i am peeing about 3 times an hour :P LOL
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Postby dietcoke » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:53 pm

I've taken this supplement before called Diuret or something. I have a feeling they're made by the same people who make Fat Blaster. Anyway by the third day of taking it I was peeing constantly.

But apparently celery is really good for flushing water from your system.

Found this on the net...

Try coffee, green tea, asparagus, fresh mushrooms, cabbage, watermelon, cranberry. Also be very careful with your sodium (salt) intake.

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Postby loveat116 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:14 pm

Hi Kate. I have the same problem.

My knees, ankles and shins swell HEAPS! And I found out it is because I have an allergy to wheat, and it causes me to bloat and retain water and stuff.

You could check for that? Apparantly its pretty common.

My mum has fluid retention tablets too... they could help?
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Postby milkyway » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:18 am

Have you been eating extra salt? that's all I can think of. I also have Celery tabs for fluid retention time, but it's been ages since I've had to take some. I hope those fingers de-swell soon (is there such a word as de-swell???)
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:05 am

thanks everyone, interesting abut the wheat because i found last time i lost weight i dropped all the breads from the intake and i felt better for it this time around i have been eating bread everyday. no i dont add salt to anything hate the taste of them. i had a couple of party sausage rolls yesterday but i have been swelled up for days now. *sigh* its horrible because i know im doing the right things to lose weight but the scales are showing otherwise grrr
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Postby HappyBella55 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:43 am

Chin up kate :D.

Hope the swelling goes down.

The same thing happens to me when I exercise. My hands swell up :shock: Not a nice feeling is it.
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:13 am

ooh yeah bella, my hands swell up when I exercise too! :shock:
hmmm kate I cant be much help Im sorry :( I remember when I was in the hospital after I had connor, and had MASSIVE swelling (to the point my feet couldnt fit in any shoes or even thongs, and they had to cut off my ID wrist and ankle bands cos they were skin tight!) they told me to drink at least 2 ltrs water, lie down with your feet elevated (preferably so your feet are above your heart, if that makes sense??) no salt, caffiene etc....seems like you are already doing that all though? :cry: Poor Kate! Maybe just have a really quiet day (I know hard with heidi! :D) and rest as much as possible and if it doesnt go away soon, head to the gp :) xxx
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:16 am

yeah girls its no good at all :( hey gracie when i had heidi i also had fluid retention for a week after i had her and they also told me to keep off my feet and keep them elevated- very hard to do with a newborn! LOL for now ill keep drinking my water and hope for the best. scales went up again today :(
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:22 am

nevermind buddy :( Im sure when the fluid is gone you will drop the extra weight no probs ;) xx
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:55 pm

dandelion root is a natural diuretic so you could try drinking that?
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Postby lng86 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:29 pm

I did a google search for you, Kate...

Mild fluid retention can be helped in the following ways:

*Reduce the amount of salt in your diet.
*Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is thought to help in cases of mild fluid retention. Good sources of vitamin B6 include brown rice and red meat.
*Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), calcium and vitamin D help the body to excrete excess fluids. Include fresh fruits and low fat dairy foods in your daily diet.
*Supplements may help in the case of fluid retention caused by the menstrual cycle: for example calcium, magnesium, manganese, evening primrose oil and chaste tree.
*Herbal diuretics include dandelion leaf, corn silk and horsetail.
*Drink plenty of water. It may sound contradictory, but a well-hydrated body is less likely to retain fluid.
*Cut back on dehydrating drinks such as tea, coffee and alcohol.
*Cranberry juice has a mild diuretic action.
*Lie down with your legs higher than your head, when possible.
*Exercise regularly.
*Wear support stockings.

I think that because, in your case, the fluid retention has only occurred very recently you have nothing to worry about... But if it continues you may want to visit your local gp for a check up. I spoke to my dad for you and he said that often fluid retention can be a symptom of kidney disease (he is a kidney and blood pressure specialist). You'll be fine... The cranberry juice option sounds nice!!!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:04 pm

LOL thanks for the tips, i hope its not a kidney problem! LOL but i will definately check out the dr's if it continues. ill also pay a visit to the chemist this week and see what they have to help :P
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Postby SarahC » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:18 pm

I'm suffering the same at the moment! I cannot even recognise my feet, they just don't look like my feet! And I was very lucky that I was able to get my ring off my finger as well :shock: My other major sign is that my skin gets sore... I can't touch myself anywhere it just hurts to touch. Poor me :( (All my fault due to a major run in with the biggest bowl of potato wedges you have ever seen, closely followed by a giant burger and chips :roll: )

Herbal diuretics is all I can think of. I guess they work kind of :?

Those tips are great too. Off I go to lie down with my feet up... hehe stuff the housework!!
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