(Closed) Puffy finger syndrome :(

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper

I notice that the part of my ring finger with my e-ring has naturally gotten smaller so that my e-ring is quite rotate-able there, so I think you will be fine.

Post # 2
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381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

What’s your ring size when you’re not swollen?  Do you fluctuate 1/2 a size or a full size or more?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think everyone deals with it. When I’m hot my ring is pretty tight, but during the winter it spins. I’d rather it be too tight than too loose! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Definitely go for the 7. When I wake up I’m a 5.5, after I’m up for a while I’m a 5.25. As the weather rises and the day goes on I go up to a 5.5. Then back to the 5.25 in the evening…. However my ring size 5 is the one I use when I know I’ll go swimming or it won’t be a good idea to take it off at all, not even when I wash my hands bc I’m a “perfect” size 5 and the others are just more comfy as the weather changes and my hands swell.

Anyway, speaking from experience….depending on the weather where you live these would be my suggestions:

– if you live in a place where it gets hot w high humidity go for the 7.

– mild weather 6.75

– cold weather 6.5

-All of the above? 7 or (7 1/8) w sizing beads or a ring guard.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Sometimes for me it’s dependant on water and sodium intake.  If I’m not drinking water and it’s hot and muggy outside my rings will be a little tight, but if I’m drinking water and keeping hydrated there’s never an issue even when it’s humid.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I stopped wearing mine due to the amount I’ve been swelling.  It’s not worth losing a finger over 🙁

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

TheGridMonster:  Hmmm…

Well I’m a size 5 1/2.  My E-ring is a 5 1/2 but I got my wedding band in a 5 3/4.

It won’t fall off as I have the E-ring in front of it to keep it from falling if it’s cold or my fingers shrink, however I want to be able to always be able to wear my wedding band…even through pregnancy and weight gain.  I rarely swell so hopefully that’s enough!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

mrs.joiner:  Yes! Totally depends on sodium/water intake for me, as well. I can always tell how bloated I am at any given moment based solely on how tight or loss my ring is.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What you’re describing is pretty normal. I can’t stand even the barest hint of ring muffin top so I stick to 6.5 /7 depending on the manufacturer. I have larger knuckles too, so spinning rings is a given. That being said, it seems to me that so many women wear rings that are obviously too small. The evidence is here in this forum, in profusion.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

PoliticallyIncorrect:  Haha, it’s the chips for me.  Whenever I get close to my period I crave so much sodium intense foods.

TheGridMonster:  What about when you’re close to your period?  Have you noticed a major difference there?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

TheGridMonster:  have you tried cutting out gluten? Sounds drastic for swelling fingers BUT when I got off gluten (had to for celiac) all of my inflamation and swelling disappeared into thin air! Now keep in mind I was a competitive fast pitch softball pitcher and got diagnosed with arthritis when I was 16!!!! I stopped playing in college because I would rotator cuff surgury on both my shoulders to contine (and uhh I wanna be able to pick up my babies one day?) 

I went to bed everynight with my joints aching and fingers swollen in certain weather and now it’s like I traded in my body for a normal 24 year olds!  (Also minus -45 pounds with no excercise helps 😀 ) My Aunt went GF because of her swelling and her swelling is totally gone!!

Swelling is a form of inflammation in the body and wheat is a HUGE culprit most doctors are just now looking into. If you need more info PM me or read some of the book “Wheat Belly”. Try it for 2 weeks – the proof is in the (gluten free) pudding!

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