Will likely be PMS-ing ON wedding day- bloating suggestion?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Avoid ALL salt the week before and double up on your water and unsweetened green tea intake. As a last resort…do you have a good relationship with your PCP or GYN?  If you don’t have any health problems, see if he/she will call in 1 or 2 Lasix tablets for you.  If taken in low doses, it’s a mild – but very effective – diuretic.  Just don’t take it right before you walk down the aisle…you will have to pee constantly for an hour or two after you take it!  Good luck…I am hoping my own AF doesn’t change course between now and my (carefully planned) wedding date! 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@MrsEME:  I have the same problem. It all goes to my waist, face and ankles. Things like jeans and such sometimes don’t even fit. I take a mild over the counter diuretic (Diurex) and it helps. Also if you have the time the morning(?) of your wedding and you can sit in a sauna for a bit, you’ll get rid of some excess water weight. Good luck!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@MrsEME:  The one I take is very mild. I take it during the entire week before my period. Can’t even say that it makes me “go” a lot more often, but when I do go, the one thing I notice is that the urine is very clear. And the PMS “puff” isn’t as bad as when I don’t take it. The box says it may cause temporary bluetinted urine! LOL So there’s that. It’s never happened to me, though.

If you’d prefer to try something natural, dandelion tea helps with water retention and it is perhaps something you can try out before your next cycle.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 

Oh I had to face this, but in the end, I got them a couple of days before the wedding, and I was fine, but anyway that’s beside the point. I always bloat a lot for about a week before I get my period, and here’s what I did:

– avoid wheat and dairy (both bloat me) for a few months before the wedding. There might be something in your diet that bloat you more during that time, and it’s worth looking at/ for all possible sources of bloat

– drink loads of water and avoid salt: should be done on a regular basis anyway, but unless you exercise a lot, or you only eat non-processed foods, then you should be ok with cutting out added salt from your diet

– take an Epsom salts bath a few days (3) before the wedding and again the day/ night before

– and it’s to late for your November wedding (it can take up to 3 months to kick in), but taking evening primrose oil capsules really helps me with my symptoms

I ended up being ok with my zipper dress, from all the things above, but also because I was so busy in the days before the wedding that I didn’t have time to eat! And I’m an emotional eater, so that’ll tell you!
Good luck!

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