(Closed) Turns out my fingers…

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

jadlnc:  Oh no! That sucks ๐Ÿ™  Maybe it IS water retention? Aunt Flo around the corner, maybe? Have you been eating salty foods? It could be a number of things. My SO always complains of water retention after drinking beer (which sucks because he loves beer). Oh, it could also be some sort of an infection. A few years ago, both my fingers and my feet (yes, FEET!) got cartoonishly swollen for no apparent reason, it looked like the onset of some kind of arthritis and it hurt like hell. I was freaking out! A few days later, the swelling went down, like it never happened. And then my SO got it too! Same thing – it lasted a few miserable days and then it stopped. I still have no idea what the hell that was.

Just drink lots of water or herbal tea and lay off the salt for a few days – if it’s water retention, that should take care of it! Fingers crossed!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by  MsMeow.
Post # 4
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

jadlnc:  I’m pretty sure stress can do that – there’s not much it cannot do! I swear my hair doesn’t hold a curl when I’m stressed out (I can simply forget having nice hair for job interviews! lol) so I’m pretty sure it can make your fingers swell up. The first bit of warm weather could be the answer too, I think it’s even the most probable reason. When your body adjusts your fingers will too. 

And YAY for not freezing anymore! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
9 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

jadlnc:  Stress causes so many issues that could possibly be it! I would say just lay off the salt and you’ll be squared away in no-time ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 6
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I woke up this morning to take the dog to the vet and my ring almost hurt to put on, it left a crazy indent on my finger when I tried to get it off after I was home.. I think it was me being so stressed out to leave him for surgery. <br /><br />Stress CAN do anything, haha. I wouldn’t panic. ๐Ÿ™‚  

Post # 7
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Drink some water and make sure you’re really hydrated. You might need to increase your electrolytes. That should help the swelling.

Post # 8
2734 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My rings at very tight around my knuckle and then super loose once I get them on. For our wedding, we used a cz eternity band 1 size larger to have my husband slip on my band with ease. I later put the real band on myself carefully. It worked really well for the ceremony.

Post # 9
5452 posts
Bee Keeper

jadlnc:  Oh no! That would be so upsetting, particularly after having your rings spin on you all winter. As annoying as spinning can be, the upside is that you can at least think: Well, at least they won’t be too tight in summer.

It sounds like water retention for some reason. Or maybe stress. Could it be that you got used to the much looser feeling of your rings over the long winter? This might make them feel uncomfortably tight now that the weather is back to a warmer temperature. At any rate, I hope everything straightens out soon so that your gorgeous rings will be more comfortable again.

I’m already stressing about what summer might bring. I got both rings in my current set this winter and had them sized up a bit to try and handle a slightly larger summer finger size. They both spin, which doesn’t bother me all that much, but I just hope they won’t be too tight in those super hot summer months. >.O

Post # 10
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!

jadlnc:  My fingers can swell and shrink up to a FULL SIZE in a days length. I am DREADING summer. I am very sensitive to sodium, and maybe you are as well. It is most likely water retention. If I’m having a sausage finger day, I’ll immerse my hands in a cold bowl of water just to help reduce the puffiness. It seems to help a little bit. For example, yesterday my ring was spinning and my fingers looked super small…this morning, SAUSAGES, muffin top, you name it. Just keep an eye on how much sodium you’re eating vs how much water you’re drinking, I know it makes a humongous difference to me! Good luck ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 11
1550 posts
Bumble bee

Are you trying to wear them all at once, or just a couple at a time? The amount of band on your finger can change the size. It’s not uncommon to wear just your e-ring and it feel loose, and then you stack a few more on your finger and all of a sudden they all fit great. I bought my wedding rings a 1/2 size larger than my ering for this exact reason, and I’ve heard coworkers who’ve had to resize their sets when they bought their wedding band(s).

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