(Closed) Does anyone swell like this on their period?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I think you should consult your doctor. I don’t know if that’s normal but I don’t swell as much as that when I have my period. I just feel heavy on my stomach, but just a little bit and I don’t get turkey legs.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I know i gain 3kgs the week before and during my period.. by the end of the week it’s gone, i know i can notice it in my stomach…. but from what your saying i dont think i’m that bad. I think maybe seeing a doc would be a good idea :0

Damn stupid periods

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I don’t know about swelling in the legs, but I swell horribly on my period. I’ve been asked if I was pregnant, too. I’m so small that when my tummy swells, it’s very noticeable. I actually have to keep larger pant sizes around. I go from size 3 to size 5 on that week. You should talk to your doctor, just to be safe.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I get super bloated and usually go up a pants size.  The absolute best remedy I’ve ever found are Gas-X thin strips.  Now, if you take them, beware: farts ahoy.  But I take 2 thin strips when the bloat is bugging me, and 20 minutes later my belly is deflated.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Also, if you had abdominal surgery, surgical adhesions can make gas pain SUPER painful.  Def still talk to your doc, but I had my gallbladder removed in Jan, and ever since then when I get gas, it is the most HORRIBLE pain right near the incision.  The adhesions develop in something like 90% of abdominal surgery patients, so if that’s what’s going on, you’re not alone!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I swear by Midol…whatever diuretic is in it works. And I know exercising isn’t the first thing on your mind, but doing a little something kind of helps. Glad you’re getting into the Doc…hope everythings alright!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Have you ever tried water pills? There are natural options or you can get some pills from your local drugstore. Always, always check with a doctor first though!

I have a massive water retention problem- I can gain 10lbs in one day if I don’t take my pills or don’t drink atleast 3L of water a day… no lie! I take natural pills with my breakfast every morning. I hope you can find a solution to your discomfort!

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