(Closed) Bloated!!!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Birth control pills do cause edema (fluid retention), it is a known side effect, especially when you first start.  I would call the doctor who prescribed the mediation and speak to them about it.  There are literally so many different kinds of BC options, she can recommend one that will have fewer side effects. 

Post # 5
4 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

i’ve heard that there are bc pills out there that prevent water retention, but this worries me because does that mean all the nearly hundreds ounces of water I drink a day won’t be as “effective”? I don’t know… bc scares me in general and i’m dreading getting on it because i gained weight on Yaz and had a horrible experience with that one. I’m thinking about other options but there is just NO good solution!

Post # 6
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just go to the store and get a water pill, it will help you expel that excess water.

Post # 7
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Continue drinking water, eat foods that are high in water content (cucumbers, watermelon, etc.) limit salt intake.

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