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TRIATHLETEGIRL
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5/8/13 10:17 P

You can go to the thrift store and buy a larger pair of jeans for bloaty days. That's what I had to do, as my weight fluctuates wildly and I never know if I'll fit in my clothes from one day to the next.



CYNDIRELLA1
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5/8/13 6:23 P

Try gas-x after or beano before meals. If your face and hands and feet are swollen on a fairly regular basis, I would see a doctor and see if there's an underlying problem. Maybe they need to put you on lasix or some other diuretic. Never try taking those things without doctor approval and supervision, you can really throw your electrolytes, potassium off and cause some serious problems.



SLIMMERKIWI
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5/7/13 11:13 P

If it was commercially made soup, then odds are it was high in sodium, so yes, it could. If you made it, you may have gotten a bit carried away with the sodium, too.

Kris



BUSYBEE0604
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5/7/13 9:54 P

Could l cup of bean/barley soup make me feel that way? Also, jeans not fitting is why I'm on this site. HaHa



BUSYBEE0604
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5/7/13 9:51 P

Could l cup of bean/barley soup make me feel that way? Also, jeans not fitting is why I'm on this site. HaHa



LUCKINLOVE
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2/21/13 11:02 A

Have you increased your amount of fiber? Fiber bloats me. However, it bloats me in my tummy area. Not to sound mean, but if your jeans aren't fitting, could it be weight gain?

Hearing you say you're bloating in your face, etc is a little concerning though. Unless you're consuming a lot of sodium above what you've typically consumed, I'd suggest calling your Dr. If you've never in your life noticed bloating, something's changed.



SUNSHINE6442
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2/21/13 9:24 A

Sugar also causes bloat, and sugar alcohols so I stay away from any foods labeled sugar free.

Yes, MSG can! Other foods that cause bloat are bacon, sausage,canned soup, pickles, many frozen entrées, soy sauce, ketchup, and bottled salad dressing hot dogs, chips and pretzels

CHAMOLIE TEA can help prevent gas symptoms, stomach cramps and bloat.
A Little prune juice seems to help bloat.

Eating an avocado and some Olive Oil may combat puffiness, I found out that celery and parsley also helps.

Fage 0% Plain Yogurt is a good probiotic for bloat and protein can act like a natural diuretic and help your body get rid of the puffies.

If this does not help see a doctor without delay it could be a more serious problem.



L-RIOT
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2/20/13 7:22 A

This happens to me when I eat a lot of veg. Try beano.



JESSICAGIRL1
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2/19/13 6:52 P

I know it doesn't have anything to do with PMS symptoms, I'm not on my period.

I have bloated up a bit in my face, recently, as well. The bloating got pretty bad when I was typing up a paper in the library earlier today; had to unbutton my jeans just to sit down comfortably. :(



SLIMMERKIWI
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2/19/13 6:51 P

Our posts crossed!

Have you suddenly increased the amount of liquids you are drinking?

Kris



BUNNYKICKS
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2/19/13 6:50 P

Well, it could be sodium and/or msg in the food then. If so, it should self-correct in a day or so.





SLIMMERKIWI
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2/19/13 6:49 P

There are a few possibilities.

One is that it MAY be you are eating a lot of sodium

Another is that there is a possibility you may have dairy food intolerence (general milk as opposed to yoghurt or cheese)

Some people experience this as a result of pre-menstrual problems

Have you put on a wee bit of weight without realizing it?

Are you eating more gassy foods - onions? lentils? beans? cabbage? .... etc.

If none of these apply, then perhaps you might be wise to make an appointment with your Dr to see if there is something medical going on.

I had this issue years ago - it was a two-fold thing - the dairy food intolerance, AND fluid retention. Even now, after having lost a lot of weight, if I go a few days without a small dose of diuretic (prescribed purely re fluid retention and no other health issues) then I bloat up - mainly my face, abdomen and fingers, but a tiny bit in my ankles/feet, and can't even walk 20 feet without difficulty trying to breath, AND I feel so exhausted in the process.

Good luck!
Let us know how you get on.
Kris



JESSICAGIRL1
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2/19/13 6:48 P

Yeah, it's not my period. I know that for sure. It's just so annoying, when I wake up with this watery, puffy feeling in my stomach. It's even worse when I put my jeans on in front of the mirror, and my zipper only goes halfway up without a serious struggle. And the thing is, it isn't going away.
I first noticed it a few days ago, when I got up. My stomach felt unsually watery and full, usually how I feel when I'm on my period, except I wasn't. When my jeans could barely fit, I knew it was a problem. I did eat Chinese takeout the night before, if that has anything to do with it.



BUNNYKICKS
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2/19/13 6:42 P

Well, if you can rule out "monthly bloating" then it could be water retention due to sodium in your diet, or the bloaty feeling that accompanies a change in diet (i.e. if you are eating a lot more vegetables, beans, fiber than previously, sometimes it can feel uncomfortable till your body gets used your new diet). Or you might have put on a few pounds (jeans will be the first thing to let you know, since they fit snugly and don't have a lot of "give" at the waistline). It's pretty difficult to know what the reason is - but these are the "usual suspects" when it comes to feeling "balloon-like."



JESSICAGIRL1
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2/19/13 6:32 P

emoticon I've been feeling so bloated lately. My stomach is feeling like a balloon. Just today, the bloating was so unbearable that I had to unbutton my jeans in the middle of class just to breathe. Whenever I wear jeans, I have to squeeze into them, and I almost always have to unbutton them. What's going on with me, I hate feeling like this! :(



 
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