(Closed) So I'm an idiot…And now have to cut my ring off :(

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d go to your jeweler first to see if they have any ideas!

Post # 4
Member
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oh no! This has never happened to me so I can’t help you from personal experience, but what about going to a doctor? I don’t know if that’s a ridiculous suggestion or not, but maybe they could do something?

Post # 5
Member
1654 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Oh no! That sucks. I think the best thing I used to pry small rings off my fingers was Vaseline. Just immerse your finger in it and attempt to pull it off. 

I’m so sorry. I really hope you don’t have to cut the ring off.

Post # 6
Member
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been having the same issue with my rings lately, I think due to the warmer weather, and having to use cold water and soap to get my rings off at night.  Yikes!

Poor you!  I would cry if I had to cut my rings off.  I’ve never heard of the dental floss method, what’s that?

Big hugs!  I hope you can get your ring off safely.  Remember, your finger is more important, lol. 

Post # 7
Member
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Have you tried leaving your hand in ice water for a significant period of time? Like, fill up a jug or bowl with cold water from the tap, put in as much ice as possible, and hold your hand in there as long as you can?

ETA: I see you mentioned using ice, but when I’ve burned myself, the ice-water-jug always seems more effective than just plain ice.

Post # 8
Member
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ahh! Have you tried drinking a lot of water? I notice when I’m really well hydrated my ring gets very loose. I wonder why your finger hasn’t returned to your normal size…

Post # 9
Member
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh gosh, I just wrote something up and it didn’t post.

 

 

 

I have the same issue as you with swelling in the fingers due to health issues.  There are times where there is no moving my ring on my finger and I’ve had to take it off for weeks.  It really upset me so I decided to keep it on no matter what.  I often get into a panic too, but I’ve found that running my finger under cold water helps relieve the pressure.  You may not be able to get it off right away, but it does help.  I also do hand exercises aka just moving my hand to get the blood flowing.

Best of luck to you!  I really hope you don’t have to have your ring cut off!!

 

Post # 11
Member
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@adoc86:  Water is a great suggestion too.  I notice my rings get a bit tighter when I haven’t had enough water to drink for the day.  So weird!

Post # 12
Member
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Rouquine:  I know! I can always tell if I haven’t been drinking enough or if I’ve eaten too much sodium by the way my ring fits. On days where I just drink water all day long my ring is so loose!

Post # 13
Member
1188 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@BoxerLady:  I had to do this with a ring a few years ago when I got pre-eclampsia in pregnancy.  It didn’t cost much at all for a jeweler to fix it.  Granted, it was white gold, I don’t know what yours is made of.  It couldn’t have been over $50 to fix after cutting it off.

Post # 14
Member
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would ONLY do this if you do not have any health issues and can tolerate potentially waiting 1, 2 or 3 days for the ring to come off.

1.  Drink water like crazy.  A big glass before bed and one in the morning.  Follow your AM glass of water (16ounces) with an X-Pel water pill (diuretic) or try the diurex max.  I sometimes use Xpel before a shoot to dry out.  Always works.

2.  After 24 hours (or more) submerge your hand in ice water for a few minutes

3.  Dip hand in vaseline and try to pull that sucker off.

I really think this would work.

 

Post # 15
Member
740 posts
Busy bee

Can you avoid sodium and drink lots of water for a few days?  That may reduce any swelling.

Post # 16
Member
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@BoxerLady:  try conditioner! My ring practically slips off on its own when i condition my hair!

The topic ‘So I'm an idiot…And now have to cut my ring off :(’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors