(Closed) Ring suddenly doesn't fit. What the heck?!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Is it unusually humid where you live? That’s when my fingers get HUGE!

Post # 5
Member
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My finger size is 4.25 but my actual ring is 4.5.  It’s a very unique ring and cannot be made any smaller so I just went with it.  It flops around quite a bit but will not come off over my knuckle.

Friday night I accidentally ate something I was pretty allergic to (and got really, really sick.)  My hands got swollen and my fingers puffy which was pretty horrible.  It’s taken the whole weekend and very potent allergy meds for them to calm down and for my ring to be flopping again.  I don’t suppose you are prone to allergies?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@redhead_bride82413:  Unless its a mild intolerance or allergy that you’re not aware of and its in your food that you’re eating regularly so everytime it decreases it comes back?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Do you think it has something to do with all this tree pollen around?
My mom doesn’t have allergies but this year she suddenly does, and it’s bad.
Maybe you’re just having a bit of an inflamatory response to all the crazy amounts of pollen floating around?
Hmm… taking/eating tumeric or ginger is supposed to help reduce swelling, I’ve heard.

Post # 10
Member
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had the same issues! Mine is a 4.0 a few months ago it fit perfectly fine, than it went to the jewelers for 4-5 and now it’s a little snug. It loosens throughout the day but I think that’s because I drink so much water than at night I get dehydrated. Who knows!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t hear of a DVT (deep vein thrombosis, essentially a blood clot) often affecting the hands, usually the legs and feet swell, but have you had any leg or feet swelling in addition to your hand or any unexplainable soreness in your calf?  Are you on the BCP and do you smoke?  Are you experiencing shortness of breath?  If so, I’d recommend heading to the doctor to rule out DVT just in case, they can do a quick and painless doppler screen to make sure.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

No advice, i actually just found out how the fingers could swell in the heat and shrink when cold last week when it happened to me!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Doctor here, 

Any chance you’re allergic to the nickel? White gold is sometimes combined with a nickel alloy. Once the rhodium plating is worn off after 3 months – 3 years (depending on your body chemistry), the nickel is exposed.  

My advice? Get it re-dipped in the rhodium.  See if that helps!  

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