(Closed) Water Retention

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

cut out the sodium.  You may be suprised at how much you consume.  Even Dasani water has sodium!!  LOL…

Make your own meals, try to limit fast food and eating out.  Cut out the soft drinks.  Drink more water, increase fiber (fresh fruit is the best).

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sodium is the main suspect when it comes to water retention. I totally watch it b/c I am super sensitive for all that stuff. Especially when eating out – check out the stats beforehand – a salad at Chili’s has 1000mg of sodium – which is far too much. Avoid fast food/restaurants. Panda Express & Subway have decent contents for sodium.

Post # 5
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765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

The Diurex pills are the only ones that work for me.  They’re the blue hard ones, not the ones with the little balls in the caplet.

I also chow down on watermelon before I need to flush it all out.

HTH!

Post # 6
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523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

The progesterone in Yasmin is a diuretic.  It’s helped me immensely with water retention.  I also avoid salty food.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Is water retention really that big of a deal, as in, is it going to make a difference if you loose the water… and is’nt water good for you?  I guess I just don’t quite understand what it is.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Have you seen a doctor about this? I don’t want to be alarmist, but the kind of water retention you’re describing is not normal. A couple of days a month around your period is one thing, but every day? Not good and definitely something to get checked out.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

The best way in my book is to make sure you are very hydrated. 

Post # 13
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ressionistabride: Wait? If the imprint doesn’t go away instantly… like the color of it?

Post # 14
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5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i drink about 2-3ltrs of water per day (thats almost a gallon to you US people) and the week of my periods i retain water like a sponge – my scales literally go up 3lbs and then 2 days after my periods my body starts going back to normal

as i have weekly weighings (damm my mothers genes) its like clockwork for me

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Are you absolutely sure it’s just water retention and not a newly developed food allergy?  A friend of mine started having the stomach thing, but couldn’t figure out what was wrong. It took the doctors about 4 months worth of tests before they found out she had developed an inability to process natural sugars. 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

The inability to process sugars runs in my family, the females anyways. I don’t have it thank goodness but my sister, cousin and Aunts do.  The doc that diagnosed my sister called it a "sugar allergy".  They all have said that they feel so much better when they stick to their low glucose diets; they loose that belly pouch (bloating), they all used to suffer from headaches and they all said those have gone away, and they feel energized.  I don’t think any of them complained of swelling anywhere else but their stomachs, but its certainly something to look into.

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