Shark week swelling!!

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
484 posts
Helper bee

No, but I retain water really badly in the week leading up to my period – its the progesterone. Might be why your hands swell? The other thing is that your oestrogen levels are a bit lower at this point (it goes up as you approach ovulation) and oestrogen help to reduce inflammation, so that may also contribute to the itching? 

Post # 4
3040 posts
Sugar bee

Yes, it’s not unheard of for my finger to swell up about half a size.  Same thing also happens in heat/humidity.  

I sized my ring up half a size, then had sizing beads installed to effectively size it down half a size. It fits on a normal day now, but there’s a bit of swelling room for those days.

Post # 5
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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chitownyogini :  my hands swell a lot and I didn’t notice because I didn’t wear rings. My hands swell in the heat/humidity, if I’m doing moderate exercise and due to hormones. My hands also shrink in the cold so my ring can be too tight and too loose. 

I would observe your hands through hot and cold weather and hormones before resizing your ring and go with the most common occurrence for your hands. Sometimes that might mean you take your ring for a period of it’s too tight or too loose. Rings can only be resized a number of times before they need to be remade.

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