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Salt & Swollen Legs

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

A few days ago I posted how I had gained five pounds over less than a week. Last night when I took my socks off, I had HUGE dents in my ankles. I am now 99% positive this most recent gain is, in fact, fluid retention. I'm not sure why I'm suddenly retaining, but at least I have some idea as to what is going on. I have been SO incredibly frustrated with the scale because of this gain.

Plan now is to watch my sodium intake and drink plenty of water.


(To update a bit, I take meds for high blood pressure, including HCTZ. I'm not always as good as I should be about taking my meds, so it's very possible that's contributing to this.)

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/6/2013 6:05PM

    I agree with everyone if this doen't go away very soon see a doctor it could be heart related and go right away if you have any weird symptoms , dizzy tired, cant sleep headache etc. please go from the lady with a pacemaker . hugs

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KARENLEIGH32 2/6/2013 12:50PM

    Take your meds as prescribed by your doctor, your life may depend on it! And your scales!

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MICKEYH 2/6/2013 9:27AM

    Hope your fluid retention will stop soon. Please, take care. emoticon

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BECKYLIVES 2/6/2013 9:12AM

    Hopefully it's just sodium. I don't want to be Negative Nellie, but watch this carefully. It could have some other reason entirely.

I hope it's just sodium intake! emoticon


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GATORADE71 2/6/2013 9:10AM

    I agree you might want to see a doctor. I have issues with swelling in my legs. I always have a indentation from where I have on my socks. I suffer with hypertension and I'm on several medications to control it. I take a water pill to help reduce some swelling and water retention.

Be encouraged this too shall pass.

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RLLRKAT 2/6/2013 8:59AM

    Don't know if it's an option but your cycles will do that to you too.


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SLIMMERJESSE 2/6/2013 8:52AM

    Salt is a tough one for me.

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KITT52 2/6/2013 8:49AM

    you might also see your doctor.....there could be a medical reason besides sodium...
and of course there are medications for this too

have a healthy day

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SHAKESALOT 2/6/2013 8:43AM

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